RMIT University

Certificate IV in Design - CUA40720

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00122A

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills. The outcomes of this qualification apply to work in design roles across different work environments. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief. Individuals at this level usually operate autonomously, however they may provide some leadership and guidance to others with limited responsibility for the output of others. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Junior Graphic Design Assistant, Interior Design Assistant or Interior Decoration Assistant, Fashion Design Assistant and Furniture Design Assistant. It also provides a pathway to other design roles.Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification considerations QualificationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Units of competency in qualificationSome individual units of competency may have their own licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements. Users must check individual units of competency for licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements relevant to that unit.


  • Write content for a range of media
  • Produce innovative digital images
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Implement customer service strategies
  • Select and apply type
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Create pages using page layout applications
  • Author interactive media
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Manage colour
  • Create graphics using graphics applications
  • Write and apply scripting language in authoring
  • Build and launch a small business website
  • Write complex documents
  • Develop and implement own self-care plan in the creative industries
  • Research and apply graphic design techniques
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Compose and evaluate typography
  • Capture images in response to a brief
  • Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Integrate disability access and inclusion
  • Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
  • Produce pages using a page layout application
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Capture images using drone technology
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Apply critical thinking to work practices
  • Transfer content to websites
  • Design and produce complex text documents
  • Prepare video assets
  • Apply work health and safety practices
  • Manage feedback on creative practice
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Research and apply techniques in product design
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Use advanced features of applications
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Process photo images
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Digitise complex images for reproduction
  • Design user interfaces
  • Create user interfaces
  • Create visual design components
  • Collaborate in creative processes
  • Author interactive sequences
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Produce and prepare photo images
  • Provide freelance services
  • Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Use typography techniques
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Prepare files for print
  • Review and maintain organisation's digital presence
  • Make scale models
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Research and apply techniques in spatial design
  • Generate design solutions
  • Realise a creative project
  • Build simple web pages

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Brunswick International: $18,000 No
  • Full-time : 6 months

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