Course details

CRICOS course code: 093398C

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Our design course helps develop and enhance your skills in graphic art, graphic design, industrial design, product design and related design studies.

In this practical hands on course you’ll learn to develop design concepts and how to select the right techniques and media to communicate your ideas. You’ll learn theory, practical skills and practices to continue developing artistically and professionally.

During this course, you’ll develop an understanding of graphic design techniques, colour application, typography and digital production. You’ll also learn about design history, drawing, visual effects techniques and the design of 3D forms.

Your major studies will include:

  • 2D and 3D design
  • colour theory
  • manual and digital techniques
  • digital image editing
  • design history and theory
  • drawing
  • illustration
  • typography
  • creative thinking

Study Pathways

After successfully completing this course, your study pathways are:

  • Certificate IV in Design is a pathway into
  • Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into
  • Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into
  • further study in a university degree program

Career Outcomes

This course prepares you for work in some limited junior design roles and for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines.

Course Structure

This course is comprised of 15 units including 7 core and 8 electives.

Click here for more details on this course.


  • Digital Image Editing
  • Design History and Theory
  • 2D and 3D Design
View 5 more
Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
8,959 Per Year
Read moreService Fee: 166; Material Fee: 363
Jan 2023
Jul 2023
6 months
Full time
Box Hill Campus - Nelson
853 Whitehorse Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128

Entry criteria

International students must have Australian Year 11 or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0.; A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based; PTE Academic English Overall 42; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): 162-168.


Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
Back to the top of this page