Graduate Certificate of UX Design

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Billy Blue College of Design
Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

What is a Graduate Certificate of UX Design?

A Graduate Certificate of UX Design enhances your understanding and practice of user experience design. You’ll advance your skills in user research and deepen your understanding of the principles of design to amplify digital customer experiences.

In this course, you’ll build on your current knowledge and expertise, learning a range of modern design practices and methodologies. Across the three core subjects, you’ll gain the skills used to build design-centric solutions for a range of multi-platform digital environments and contexts. Tailor your study to your career goals with an elective subject to specialise in service design, project management, leadership and more.

The Graduate Certificate of UX Design can be completed in six months with a full-time study load or one year if studying part time.

On graduation you’ll be ready to progress your career as a UX designer or use this qualification as a pathway to our Master of Design program to enhance your service design and leadership skills.


Learning outcomes

  • Analyse and apply current practices and trends in UX design as they relate to social, cultural, economic, technological and environmental contexts.
  • Research complex problems, information, user experiences and theoretical concepts to develop UX design outcomes and solutions.
  • Communicate concepts and processes to justify UX design outcomes or solutions.
  • Demonstrate informed judgement and collaborative skills to participate across global teams and communities.
  • Demonstrate ethical, responsible UX design practices that safeguard individuals, enterprises and societies.
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DIA recognised course

DIA-recognised courses

Certain courses are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, so you know your education is of the highest industry standard.

Study mode
Campus locations
Course duration
6 months full time, 1 year part time
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd T/A Billy Blue College of Design.

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Change the course of your career
Explore advanced UX practice and learn from industry-leading experts to enhance your career.

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Graduate in six months
Complete just three specialist UX subjects with one elective option enabling you to align your studies to your career aspirations.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your learning materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.
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Career opportunities

Whether you are a qualified designer looking to upgrade your skills or to change the course of your career with a focus on UX design and user research, this course will deepen your knowledge, sharpen your skills and future-proof your career.

Potential career paths

  • User Experience Designer
    Average salary: $109,572 - $141,735
  • Information Architect
    Average salary: $119,122 - $172,000
  • Interaction Designer
    Average salary: $79,806 - $195,000
  • Senior UX/UI Designer
    Average salary: $107,286 - $145,500
  • Senior UX/Product Designer
    Average salary: $109,375 - $172,500
Danielle Abigail Arana - Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design student testimonial
I have definitely upskilled in my knowledge of UX/UI, from understanding users through research to interface design and prototyping. The assignments allowed me to create a design portfolio, which is a great starting point to show employers when first starting out in the design industry.
Abigail Arana
Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

Subjects and units

Delivered on online, this course comprises of three core subjects and one elective subject, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Core
  • Electives


Complete the three core subjects listed. Additionally, you’re required to select one elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • User Research | DSG407
  • User Experience Design | DID602A
  • Multi-Platform Experience Design | DID603A


Select one elective from the elective bank.

Elective subjects

  • Professional Identity | DSG401
  • Design Methods | DSG402
  • Design Communication | DSG403
  • Design and Business Strategy | DSG404
  • Service Design | DSG405
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Financial Management | FINA6017
  • Principles of Programming | MIS200
  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Management Perspectives | MGMT6012
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGMT6000
  • Organisational Best Practice | MGMT6014
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002


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Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
  • Bachelor of UX and Web Design

    CRICOS 103344H

    24 core subjects
    On campus | Online | Blended
    3 years full time, 6 years part time, 2 years accelerated

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

    View course


  • Graduate Certificate of UX Design

    Domestic students only

    4 core subjects
    6 months full time, 1 year part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

  • Master of Design
    9 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    Master of Design (Cognate) 1.5 years, Master of Design (Non-Cognate) 2 years full time, part time options available

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

    View course

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
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Entry details


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Completion of a Bachelor degree or equivalent


Completion of any recognised Diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience demonstrated by a resume.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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