We’re Currently Updating Our CIV in Design Course

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We are busy updating the Certificate IV in Design course for you! There are lots of exciting changes happening as part of this and they will be ready in 2019.

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What is the Certificate IV in Design?

The Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715) lets you explore your natural style and learn the fundamental elements and principles of design.  The Certificate is a nationally recognised course providing the essential foundation studies for a career in the design industry.

Focusing on the foundation skills in design you will learn design techniques, colour application and the ability to create clever and inspiring designs by applying the creative process.

This nationally recognised qualification is our most popular course as it gives you the correct skills, knowledge and qualification needed to break into the design industry or go onto further study.

Our fundamentals course gives you extensive understanding of the creative process, elements and principles, & colour development. From here you can decide what your creative focus is and specialise accordingly.

Course Overview

Our Certificate IV in Design is iscd‘s foundation course, which introduces you to the world of design.

You’ll graduate with a holistic understanding of the design industry and a skill set that can be applied to all areas of design. As this course is currently being reviewed and updated more details on the new course will be available soon!


Learning outcomes 

  • How to develop colour palettes and apply colour principles
  • How to develop your illustration/drawing techniques to represent concepts across all design disciplines
  • How to interpret and respond to industry design briefs
  • How to professionally present a major project in spatial and product design

Career Outcomes

After completing the Certificate IV in Design, many graduates go on to secure industry positions in support roles such as a junior designer or assistant, in a range of design related businesses. You will graduate with a portfolio of work and the essential knowledge to continue your studies into one of our Industry Specialised Programs, Surface Design, Colour Design or Styling.

You can keep up to date with current job that are available now in the design industry on our job board

Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)
Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)
Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)
  • Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)

    With over 30 years of design industry experience and a forward-thinking focus and creative and supportive environment.

  • Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)

    We cater for your needs and lifestyle with campuses located in Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)

    Work with our industry partners on design briefs and graduate with real-world experience.

This course includes industry briefs and awards to provide you with strong foundations of working within the design industry.

Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715)

Study Options

Study from on campus or online to suit your lifestyle.


Contact us on 02 8355 3838 or 03 8372 0000 to chat with a specialist course advisor about your study options, or let us know a little bit about you and we can call you back.

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"iscd taught me not only the fundamentals of design, colour, styling, sourcing and presenting but the equally important nuts and bolts of how to set myself up with a workable business."

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