International Course Info

Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design)

  • National Code: CUA40715
  • CRICOS Code: 090421M

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a broad range of technical and conceptual design skills and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practise at this level is underpinned by the application of integrated technical, theoretical knowledge and essential skills to develop concepts and solutions in response to a brief.

The course is for people who want to have a career in graphic design. It provides students with fundamental skills in graphic design with an emphasis on exploration and experimentation of the design process. In this course learners can explore aspects of graphic design discipline which can be extended upon with further study at diploma and advanced diploma levels.

Subject area: Design

Course code:
Course fee:
0.5 Year


  • While there is no formal academic entry requirement for this course, it is recommended applicants have completed year 12 or equivalent.
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    FOR 2020

    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$9,270 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Lidcombe Total course fee: A$9,270 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2021

    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$9,270 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Lidcombe Total course fee: A$9,270 Enrol: Feb


    To receive the Certificate IV in Design (Graphic Design) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.



    This course provides an educational pathway for learning at higher levels across a broad range of design disciplines, but more specifically in graphic and digital design. You can further your studies in design by applying for entry into Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in design. In particular, this qualification can lead to further study in the Diploma of Graphic Design R10418 and the Diploma of Visual Arts R10416.



    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    There may be some employment opportunities as a junior design assistant, working in the graphic and digital design sectors.


    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.