Certificate IV in Design

RMIT University

Program Description

Certificate IV in Design

RMIT University

Certificate IV in Design

You will develop an individual folio of creative work that you can use to apply for higher levels of design study, or as an entry point into the workforce.

Studying individually and in groups, you will use state-of-the-art equipment and the latest computer design programs.

You will also be involved in design competitions and projects that reflect industry practice, meeting key people from the graphic and print industries.

This program can add value to your existing career or provide you with a pathway into further study at diploma, associate degree and degree level.

Program structure

This program will help you develop knowledge and skills in:

  • visual communication
  • creative thinking
  • 2D and 3D design.

You will focus on investigating and developing design projects in a studio environment. The focus of this program is to develop an individual folio of creative work that you can use when applying for further study or employment.

Full-time students are expected to attend 20 hours of classes over 4 days and undertake approximately 10 hours of extra study and research per week.

There are often concentrated periods of out-of-class work when assessments are due for submission.

Over the year you will study:

  • media and drawing techniques
  • typography
  • 2D design and 3D techniques
  • digital cameras, moving image and other technologies
  • contemporary design practice and industry awareness.

This program will prepare you for further study in:

  • graphic art and design
  • communication design
  • multimedia
  • product design and visual merchandising
  • interior design and decoration
  • building and furniture design
  • advertising.

Entry requirements

Program entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50%.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary Diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Applicants with work experience in this field will also be considered.



Selection tasks

You must present your folio to a selection panel. Where necessary, this may be conducted via email, phone or Skype.

English language requirements:

To study this program you will need to complete the Academic IELTS with an overall band of 5.5 and no individual band below 5.0.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Jan. 2017
Australia Victoria
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Duration 1 year
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