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

PDC73059 - Graphic Design for the Non-Designer: Design Elements

Course Details

Course Summary

This micro-credential introduces the building blocks of good design: design elements. It explores how the design elements such as line, shape, space, texture, size, colour, value and balance can be used to create impactful designs.

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.



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
  • Business Services
  • Education Support
  • 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.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Micro-credential Structure

3 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Learn how various design elements such as line, shape, space, texture, size, colour and value can impact and enhance your design
  2. Understand how white space and balance can add impact to your design.


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