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Graduate Certificate in Information Design (Level 7) (Pending Approval)

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

A Bachelor's Degree in any field. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 (no lower than 6.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

Gain communication skills that are in demand across a wide range of sectors.

As information and content becomes increasingly important in business, there's an acute need for professionals with an understanding of information management and design. As a graduate of this programme, you'll be in a position to meet this need by being able to create and manage effective user-centred content. You'll possess new skills to enhance your present career or to change careers in this developing professional field.

The foundational courses that comprise the Graduate Certificate in Information Design cover professional writing and editing, an introduction to user experience, professional issues in information design and an introduction to visual design. Specific skills covered in these programmes include: research and analysis, solving communication problems, collaboration and team work, and identifying appropriate tools and technologies. These are 'meta-skills' that will enable you to be adaptable and to carry out a wide range of tasks in diverse roles.

Our graduate certificate and graduate diploma in information design are the only graduate-level programmes offered online in this field in Australasia. They are aimed at individuals who are working in the industry and want to upskill, or those making a career change. You can study part or full time according to your needs. Historically most students choose part time due to the predominance of mid-career students.

While there is no work placement in the graduate certificate, if you progress to the Graduate Diploma in Information Design and Management, that qualification includes a workplace internship.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree.

Alternative requirements
  • Level 6 or 7 Diploma and relevant work and/or life experience (equivalent to a Bachelor's degree) or evidence of practical, professional or educational experience supporting their ability to work at this level.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. Students who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

PROGRAMME CODE: CH4058
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 60
COMMENCES: February
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: Received all year
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic:
International: Please enquire
LOCATION: Online
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised on enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

An application needs to be made to the programme leader, including the provision of a current written CV. Usually an interview is scheduled, either in person or by phone/skype.

Application documents

Career opportunities

Information design is a set of skills that are increasingly valued and needed in a wide range of economic sectors. In the past, graduates have gone on to work in product and business process documentation, health and transport, education, web design and online business applications, tourism, advertising and the public service.

Study pathways

As a graduate of this programme you can proceed to further develop your skills with the Graduate Diploma in Information Design and Management which includes a workplace internship.