Version Effective: 4th of April, 2022
Version Effective: 4th of April, 2022

PDC73058 - Graphic Design for the Non-Designer: Design Principles

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential will provide an introduction to the foundations of graphic design - design principles. It explores the design principles of alignment, proximity, contrast and repetition within your design.



Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is recommended for people interested in design.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Full Fee $75
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to this micro-credential, visit our Learning Management Site: Be Different.

Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study. 

Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
  • Information Technology and Digital Media
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Business Services
  • General Education and Training
  • Printing and Graphics

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion. 

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

3 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how to apply design principles to create effective designs
  2. Identify appropriate use of the following design principles: alignment, proximity, contrast and repetition.


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