Your career in graphic design starts here

Our Certificate IV in Design courses encompass a wide range of design and creative industry skills. You have a choice of two elective focussed courses within this qualification, and two delivery timeframes.

Thinking about a career in graphic design? The six month Certificate IV in Design (graphic design elective focus) is the perfect foundation course for you.

Or a career that includes photography, videography, content creation and basic design skills? Our 12 month Certificate IV in Design (content creation elective focus) is our new and exciting course that meets demands for multi-skilled creatives.

Not sure? Our Design and Photography experts are ready to talk through your options with you.

As a Certificate IV in Design graduate, your strong foundations in both technical and conceptual requirements will allow you to problem solve design solutions using design thinking and develop an extensive creative portfolio of work.

You will develop creative skills and your design portfolio, through a hybrid model of learning both online and in our studios using the latest design software.

Graphic design elective focus

Immerse yourself in design and develop graphic design skills with this focussed foundational course. You will learn a broad range of graphic design techniques across a range of industry standard software. You will develop your skills and your portfolio which will allow you to launch your emerging career or continue your studies with a smooth pathway into our Diploma of Graphic Design CUA50720 to extend your skills and knowledge.

You will take design briefs from concept through to production according to industry standards while learning practical skills in photo imaging, design layout and typography using both traditional and digital mediums and techniques. 

Your studies will be practical and hands-on, allowing you to develop a strong foundation in various design skills, including drawing, typography, graphic design, 2D and 3D processes, concept development, illustration, digital imaging, colour theory, design history and industry knowledge.

Studying individually and in groups, you’ll learn on state-of-the-art equipment using the latest computer design programs including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. This elective focus is six months.

Start date: 7 February 2023

Content creation elective focus

The content creation elective focus has an emphasis on photography, videography, social media, websites and foundational design skills. You will develop a well-rounded design portfolio to craft your own creative future. This course is a blended delivery model, expanding over one year, for 2 – 3 days per week. The perfect course to prepare you for current job skills demands or to enhance your own practice or business.

Start date: 14 February 2023

An interview is required for entry into this course.

Course code
Delivery location
Not available for International students
Full Time, 12 months.
Start dates
7 Feb (Graphic Design elective focus). 14 Feb (Content Creation elective focus).

Please note: Students may be required to undertake an assessment of their literacy and numeracy as part of their application process.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.