Course: Cert IV in Design2018-09-26T14:09:53+00:00

Certificate IV in Design (CUA30715)

If you’re considering a career in design, Whitehouse offers the exciting opportunity to develop your foundation skills in Art & Design, culminating in a specialist professional portfolio exhibition.

On completion of this 18 week intensive program, you will have the unique opportunity of direct entry into one of Whitehouse's Bachelor of Design courses in either Fashion Design, Creative Direction & Styling or Interior Design.


Certificate IV in Design | CUA40715 - Foundation for Professional Portfolio Development

Course Aims

Part one will be spent investigating different areas of art and design, identifying your strengths and personal interests. As the course progresses, you’ll have more freedom to specialise in your chosen area of design. This will help you grow as a designer and determine which design direction your academic path and future career may proceed. The course is fast-paced, fun, creative and it will encourage you to develop your artistic ability. You will learn a broad range of skills before tailoring the course to your personal area of interest and will ultimately help guide you in choosing the specialist undergraduate course best suited to you.


Facilities & Infrastructure

With design-centric campuses in Melbourne and Sydney, Whitehouse students are provided with state-of-the-art facilities within each of their subjects. Exclusive access to digital resources and a comprehensive library, ensures that students have extensive research support.

The Whitehouse environment is collaborative, supportive and encouraging. Check out our campuses here.


Alişan Saglam | Student Story

“ I was in the Whitehouse VET program before my undergrad and it really allowed me a solid foundation in design process as well as a first real window into the industry. It was an early start on figuring out my independent creative voice under the guidance of great teachers. ”

Graduate Outcomes

Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715) provides direct entry into the Bachelor of Design at Whitehouse, in your choice of specialisation. This course also offers direct entry into the University of Northampton, UK, within their Bachelor of Fashion Design or Bachelor of Interior Design.


Astrid Mulder | Illustration Lecturer

“ Whether painting at an easel, drawing or making collage our students learn to master the skills and techniques needed for effective visual communication. Since the tools and media for this are constantly evolving, our objective is to coax from our students really dynamic and evocative message-making specific to their field of study and career path. "