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GC-DESIGN

Design

Graduate certificate

An introduction to the fundamentals of design-led innovation

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Design
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    103009A
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 1, 2025

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6 February 2025

Course outline

Outline

Outline

This course will introduce you to contemporary design practice and research, providing a firm grounding towards design-led innovation and the application of design practice to social, economic and cultural life.

The course is an entry point to further postgraduate study in the Master of Design or to further practice as a designer, design leader or design strategist.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may transfer to the graduate diploma. On successful completion of the graduate diploma, you may enrol in the master degree.

What you'll learn

  • develop a foundational knowledge of their field of design practice articulated through the creation of new artefacts, services, products or processes
  • apply specialised knowledge, theories, frameworks and practices relevant to design leadership to inform design-led innovation
  • demonstrate a critical reflection on design theory, practice and history in a social and cultural context
  • apply knowledge of design to the framing and interrogation of problems to develop appropriate design solutions
  • professionally communicate concepts, proposals, ideas, and final designs to a target audience
  • understand the complexity and global context of contemporary design practice
  • apply emerging technologies effectively to design practice or process to communicate the value of design
  • contextualise design practice and process for real-life application in industry and practice
  • understand and apply the value of design to communities, enterprises and public
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$9,977*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus

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How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: GC-DESIGN
  • CRICOS code: 103009A
  • Last updated on: 19 July 2024

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