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Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, shaping the next generation of award-winning creatives.

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Adventure into design and creative technology

Torrens University Australia design and creative technology courses have been delivered by Billy Blue since 2013. Our courses are taught in an interactive and energetic environment, giving aspiring creatives hands-on, industry-level skills. They also get the opportunity to mix with high-profile industry names, preparing students to launch trailblazing careers in the creative industry.

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Industry experts

Be inspired by experienced leaders in the creative industry.

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Flexible learning

Study in the place that suits you, whether it’s on campus or at home.

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Workplace ready

Create real design solutions for big brands like Vogue, Revlon and BlowFish Studios.

These courses are delivered by Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia

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Graphic & Communication Design
Digital Media
Branded Fashion
Interior Design
Photography
Gaming
Software Engineering
General Design
Diploma of Design

Course overview

What could be more exciting and rewarding for a creative person than to experiment with every avenue of design? If you can’t decide between graphic design, digital design, video production, interior design or fashion, this foundational introduction to the profession gives you the opportunity to choose options for further study and for your future career. While building valuable design experience and technical know-how, you will also collaborate in dynamic learning environments and design studios, exploring such topics as client needs, problem solving and the nature of trends.
Study options
Full time 1 year
Accelerated 6 months, part-time 2 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane View course details
Diploma of Graphic Design

Course overview

Graphic design is a rewarding career powered by your imagination. This Diploma of Graphic Design will give you key conceptual and technical skills to transform fantastic concepts into visual reality. You will graduate with a design portfolio reviewed by industry leaders, ready for entry-level employment in the graphic design sector and/or specialised design study at Bachelor level.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year or part-time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of Communication Design

Course overview

Learning with Billy Blue provides you with comprehensive skills, know-how and confidence for a successful and dynamic career in the communication design space. With the skills and expertise gained from this course, plus your limitless imagination, you’ll be in demand around the world.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of 3D Design and Animation

Course overview

The course is a perfect stepping stone towards an exciting career in 3D design and animation as well as an entry point into one of our Bachelor degrees. You can find opportunities as permanent or freelance employees, either within a dedicated film or broadcast post-production, animation, visual effects or game studio environment, or alternatively as an in-house specialist working for organisations.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Part-time 2 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation

Course overview

This cutting-edge degree can lead you into one of the most imaginative, innovative and technical fields of design – 3D design and animation. In your final year, as well as refining your skills, you’ll develop your professional portfolio, so you are ready to start working in an industry where you can unleash your creativity and your technical know-how every day.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of Film and Video

Course overview

The Diploma of Film and Video provides you with a base of knowledge and skills in screen-based video production and post-production. You will develop basic skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, colour grading and sound design. Additionally, you will develop an understanding of and practical skills in motion design, photography and all the leading software used in the industry.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year or part-time 2 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of Film and Video

Course overview

Throughout this course, you’ll work with other students on a diverse range of projects, exploring pre-production planning, motion graphic design and digital video production. You’ll explore the theory and context of design, film, TV and animation. Many of our graduates work in leading digital media firms, TV stations and media production companies. These opportunities will be yours, too.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 year or part-time 6 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Online View course details
Diploma of UX and Web Design

Course overview

The Diploma of UX and Web Design will teach you the fundamentals of digital design, including all leading software, contemporary UX practices and methodologies and the psychology behind digital interaction and decision making. The course combines practical coding and digital media skills with the study of human-computer interaction, user behaviour and user experience, along with media theory and professional practice.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year or part-time 2 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of UX and Web Design

Course overview

The Bachelor of UX and Web Design provides you with knowledge and skills in web-based design and development specialising in UX and web and dynamic media, incorporating user experience design and theory. You will graduate with state-of-the-art technical skills and a thorough understanding of user-centred interactive design. You’ll bring the most effective and appropriate solutions to every brief and be in demand by studios worldwide.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Online View course details
Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

Course overview

UX has become so important to so many industries in the past few years. In this course you’ll explore new and emerging web-design technologies, apply your expanding research skills to test and evaluate user experiences, work virtually in a team and independently on industry-inspired projects, and gain insights into user experience design.
Study options
Full time 6 months
Part-time Available
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Online View course details
Diploma of Branded Fashion Design

Course overview

The Diploma of Branded Fashion Design is an all-inclusive qualification that starts you on the journey of understanding the business of what we wear as well as actually making the outfits. You will learn how to create inspiring designs, develop your technical drawing skills and how to produce garments for market. On completion of your diploma you can enter directly into the Bachelor and complete your studies and work towards your final collection.
Study options
Full time 1 year
Part-time Available
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne View course details
Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design

Course overview

Throughout the course, you’ll discover how to produce clothing designs to industry standards while meeting budgets and timelines and how to manage the integrity and positioning of a brand. Led by highly regarded industry professionals, you’ll investigate the theories behind design and marketing, evaluate communication and brand-fashion strategies, and scrutinise past, present and future fashion trends.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne View course details
Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

Course overview

Throughout the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration, you will explore various design processes and learn everything about materials and finishes while also developing skills in residential and commercial design. Every lesson gives you realistic, practical experience, the most current theoretical knowledge and insights into the diverse aspects of today’s industry that will serve you well into the future. You’ll graduate ready for an entry-level role or interior design and decoration studies at Bachelor level.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year, or part-time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)

Course overview

In this course, you will engage with the many and diverse theoretical and practical elements of designing residential interiors. Using industry standard software, you’ll build the skills to communicate information that’s relevant to designing, costing and constructing interiors, and find out how to represent spatial environments. With this broad-ranging perspective, you will graduate with the skills and social awareness that will be invaluable as you start your career in one of many exciting and challenging avenues of interior design.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)

Course overview

Throughout the course, you will explore the theoretical and practical elements of designing and making commercial interiors – branding, lighting, sustainability and materiality – to create environments that meet your client’s needs. You will discover how commercial interior-design strategies are developed and assessed, as well as practical industry-based management skills, such as documentation, contract management, professional design practice and cross-disciplinary interaction. And, using industry standard software, you’ll build the skills to communicate information that’s relevant to designing, costing and constructing interiors, and find out how to represent spatial environments.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Course overview

This diploma will give you a broad base of generalist photo imaging knowledge and experience. Interweaving theory and practice, you will gain skills in using software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere, as well as the know-how to use equipment such as DSLR cameras, studio lighting, video rigs, and more. You’ll explore both still image and video formats and learn real workplace procedures so you have the confidence to manage many types of photography projects from start to finish, all presented in your end-of-course professional portfolio.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year or part-time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of Game Design and Development

Course overview

Welcome to the world of game design and development. This Diploma will be your introduction to the full spectrum of game art and design. From visual design fundamentals to illustration, game design conception and introductory development processes. You will graduate with the necessary technical skills and exposure to game development to walk into an entry level Game Designer role or continue your studies into the Bachelor.
Study options
Full time 15 months
Accelerated 1 year or part-time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Online View course details
Bachelor of Game Design and Development

Course overview

There are some people making games who will tell you it’s all about the underlying premise, the stories told or even the mechanics. It’s all lies. People love games because of the art, and that’s where you’ll come in. This course is designed to help you develop both your artistic style and technical skills, so you can decide whether you’re more interested in a throwback-EGA aesthetic or disturbingly hyper-real uncanny valley gear. Or something in between, maybe. Whatever the case, you’ll be working on industry-standard software alongside industry-standard experts to create beautiful environments, ugly environments, average-looking characters and breathtakingly gorgeous characters as assets for the immersive experience that is gaming.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of Software Engineering (Game Programming)

Course overview

This course blends current theory, research and practice with the advanced programming skills you’ll use in the game development industry.You’ll develop investigative skills and take analytical, creative and critical approaches to problem-solving, all complemented by hands-on practice. You will learn to use Unity and Unreal – the two main engines for game development to build high-quality 3D and 2D games. In collaboration with fellow programmers and game artists, you’ll create commercially viable games from concept to live prototype.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Online View course details
Diploma of Software Engineering

Course overview

The Diploma of Software Engineering offers fundamentals in software engineer knowledge and skills with two specialisations available: Game Programming and Artificial Intelligence. You will explore the field of software engineering, developing the fundamentals of algorithm and data structure design, software engineering project management and ethical development and research practices. The structure of these courses consists of a common software engineering core, specialisation and elective subjects, allowing you to sharpen your technical skills, industry knowledge and proficiency in developing functioning applications.
Study options
Full time 1 years
Accelerated 6 months or part-time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Online View course details
Bachelor of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)

Course overview

This course offers a range of technical subjects with a focus on the major areas of AI – from natural language processing to robotics. You’ll identify and solve complex artificial intelligence software engineering problems and develop skills that are increasingly the mainstay of software engineering. The course is founded on strong traditional and cutting-edge software engineering know-how, such as programming, maths and statistical knowledge, as well as design thinking, ethics, social responsibility and cognitive psychology.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Accelerated 2 years or part-time 6 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Online View course details
Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering

Course overview

Our world is rapidly changing with Software Engineers among the most in-demand skill sets in the world. This course provides the foundation for all postgraduate Software Engineering specialisations such as Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Networking & Cybersecurity. You’ll gain the knowledge required to design and implement advanced software engineering techniques whilst employing well-informed software engineering methodologies. You’ll explore models and architectural techniques to develop secure software engineered solutions and learn about platform constraints, version control and issue tracking.
Study options
Full time 6 months
Part-time available
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Adelaide | Online View course details
Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence

Course overview

Our world is rapidly changing with digital and traditional methods of working blending to create a hybrid landscape of evolving technologies impacting every industry. Businesses across the globe are trying to navigate this world and lead change. If you’re looking to upskill fast and present-proof your career with some of the world's most in-demand hard skills like artificial intelligence and cyber security, paired with design thinking and agile work methodologies, our Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is the perfect starting point. From here you can work your way to achieving your Masters.
Study options
Full time 6 months
Accelerated 12 weeks or part-time 1 year
Online study available
On campus
Sydney | Online View course details
Master of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence

Course overview

Our world is constantly evolving - how we work, who we work with and the technologies we use. Our 100% online Master of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence puts you in the driver’s seat ready to transform, innovate and adapt to market forces at an advanced level. , Working on an incubator and/or accelerator project you’ll leverage agile approaches and strategies to lead change through people, process and platforms, positioning organisations for success. Paired with the strategic leadership, change management, design thinking and research skills offered and you’ll graduate a digital transformation authority in as little as 12 months.
Study options
Full time 18 months
Accelerated 12 months or part-time 3 years
Online study available
On campus
Adelaide | Sydney | Brisbane | Melbourne | Online View course details
Master of Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence, Advanced)

Course overview

We’ve designed this course to address the needs of a rapidly evolving field. You’ll have the opportunity to investigate advanced software engineering techniques, challenge the foundational principles of your chosen discipline and explore the boundaries of software design. Harnessing your creative talents and experience, and led by industry professionals, you’ll identify and solve complex artificial intelligence software engineering problems. On graduation, you’ll be a global leader in AI, equipped to take on the most challenging projects, manage and inspire teams, and make a major contribution to your industry.
Study options
Full time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Adelaide | Online View course details
Master of Software Engineering (Cloud Computing, Advanced)

Course overview

Unlike a traditional degree, the Master of Software Engineering (Cloud Computing, Advanced) is purpose built to suit your unique needs and creative challenges. You will learn by working on industry projects, approach wide-ranging topics from an entrepreneurial mindset, and explore the design thinking, ethics and moral values required in tech for good companies. Throughout the course, you’ll build an awareness of the software engineering body of knowledge with a view towards ethics of practice in a global and sustainable context. You’ll apply coherent and advanced knowledge from the domain of cloud computing and DevOps in diverse contexts including social impact, emerging technologies and entrepreneurship.
Study options
Full time 2 years
Online study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Adelaide | Online View course details
Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Design

Course overview

Get the best of both worlds and combine a highly regarded business degree and a cutting-edge degree in design in your preferred field. Hybrid roles are the way of the future and graduates with this double degree are in demand now. The Bachelor of Business with Bachelor of Design gives you the knowledge and confidence to launch your own creative business or go after leading roles in your chosen industry. You can pair the Bachelor of Business with the Bachelor of Communication Design, Branded Fashion, Interior Design (Commercial or Residential), 3D Design & Animation, Film & Video or UX and Web Design.
Study options
Full time 3 years
Part-time available
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane Enquire now
Master of Design (Advanced)

Course overview

The course is blended with online and face-to-face subjects, providing a flexible learning environment. In the core subjects, you’ll explore conceptual challenges and questions of visual expressions to develop useful, usable and appropriate designs for good. You’ll explore aspects of the user experience, the role of design in humanising information, and the aesthetic and practical dynamics of effective communication and branding in the international industry landscape. With a variety of electives to choose from, you can design your course to suit your interests.
Study options
Full time 2 years
Blended study available
International students welcome
On campus
Sydney | Online View course details

Design and Creative Technology Short Courses and Micro-Credentials

Start small. Stay relevant.

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Facilitated
Micro-Credential
Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop)

Course overview

The Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of Photoshop. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Explore pixel depth, colour modes, create basic masks and more.

Who should attend?

You want to gain a good working knowledge of Photoshop and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course content

  • understand resolution, pixel depth and colour modes
  • making selections and creating basic masks
  • retouching images – tonal arrangement, colour balance
  • using the healing brush and clone tools
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use Photoshop with confidence
  • clean up, modify and enhance images in Photoshop
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Saturday, 27 March | Monday, 10 May | Monday, 24 May | Saturday, 19 June | Saturday, 31 July | Monday, 23 Aug | Monday, 6 Sept | Saturday, 18 Sept | Saturday, 6 Nov | Monday, 6 Dec
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator)

Course overview

The Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of Illustrator. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Use Illustrator to explore shapes, colours and gradients. Learn how to use the freehand drawing tool and improve your hand tracing and accuracy.

Who should attend?

You want to gain a good working knowledge of Illustrator and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course content

  • learn the tool bar, options palette and how to work within Illustrator
  • shapes, colours, gradients
  • freehand drawing – the pencil and brush
  • using the Pen tool to draw – hand tracing and accuracy
  • work with and manage colour
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use Illustrator with confidence
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates Saturday, 10 April | Tuesday, 11 May | Tuesday, 25 May | Saturday, 26 June | Saturday, 7 Aug | Tuesday, 24 Aug | Tuesday, 7 Sept | Saturday, 25 Sept | Saturday 13 Nov | Tuesday, 7 Dec
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Adobe CC Basic (InDesign)

Course overview

The Adobe CC Basic (InDesign) short course is hands-on and gives you the chance to work to a design brief to understand the core tools and functions of InDesign. Become comfortable with basic graphic design concepts and the fundamentals of printing. Explore page layout and learn how to create docs with bleed. You will learn how to place text and graphics and how to create a print ready PDF.

Who should attend?

You want to gain a good working knowledge of InDesign and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

Course content

  • understand page layout
  • placing text and graphics
  • text wrapping
  • creating documents with bleed and understanding print ready documents
  • creating a print ready PDF
  • using Acrobat for presentations

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • use InDesign with confidence
  • bring text, logos and images into InDesign to create business cards, flyers and multipage documents
  • create print-ready PDF documents for digital and offset printers
  • build presentation slideshows

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Saturday, 17th April | Wednesday, 12 May | Wednesday, 26 May | Saturday, 3 July | Saturday, 14 Aug | Wednesday, 25 Aug | Wednesday, 8 Sept | Saturday, 9 Oct | Saturday, 20 Nov | Wednesday, 8 Dec
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop)

Course overview

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within Photoshop with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Photoshop to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Learn how to retouch photos, understand true resolution, deep etching methods and more.

Who should attend?

You’re already using Photoshop but want to learn some of the hidden tricks with the applications and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll start with revision of the core elements and functions of Photoshop. Then we’ll move further into the application to gain mastery of the advanced functions.

Photoshop

  • using the clone, healing brush, and blend tools for retouching photos
  • adjustment layers
  • tools – important attributes
  • true resolution – what is it?
  • selections – adding, subtracting & Magic Wand
  • deep etching methods – Pen and Mask
  • channels / masks / selections / paths
  • sharpening (unsharp mask) – dos & don’ts
  • efficient removal of dust & scratches, the professional way
  • colour correction techniques – replace colour, selective colour
  • advanced Deep etching – hair, etc
  • smart objects - a powerful, often unknown, feature of Creative Suite
  • consistent colour reproduction

Acrobat

  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

You'll develop the skills to gain proficiency in Photoshop, ready to take on the Advanced class.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Saturday, 24 April | Monday, 17 May | Saturday, 10 July | Monday, 30 Aug | Saturday, 20 Nov
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
Book now Enquire now
Adobe CC Intermediate (Illustrator)

Course overview

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within Illustrator with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Creative Suite to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Explore live trace and how to streamline your workflow from hand-drawn illustration to finished art. Learn about layers, gradient mesh and more.

Who should attend?

You’re already using Illustrator but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within CC, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

Illustrator

  • Tools, Tools, Tools
  • Layers – professional approach
  • Live trace and Live Paint - streamlining your workflow from hand-drawn Illustration, to Finished Art
  • transforming objects - Envelope distort, warp tools, free transform and using Effects
  • Raster effects - pros and cons in relation to the print process
  • Blend Tool and Gradient Mesh
  • Paint Brushes - Calligraphic, Art, Pattern brushes and effective use of Wacom tablet
  • clipping masks, compound masks, pathfinder and the direct selection tool
  • text manipulation, stylesheets, text-flow, text-wrapping, type manipulation
  • editing document colour using Live Colour
  • working with Photoshop files

Acrobat

  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

You'll develop the skills to gain proficiency in Illustrator, ready to take on the Advanced class.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Saturday, 1 May | Tuesday, 18 May | Saturday, 17 July | Tuesday, 31 Aug | Saturday, 27 Nov
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
Book now Enquire now
Adobe CC Intermediate (InDesign)

Course overview

Get to know the deeper tricks and tips within InDesign with this intermediate Adobe CC course. It's all hands-on with lots of dedicated time to get you using Creative Suite to its full potential and exploring the amazing possibilities. Explore auto page numbering features, photoshop paths and alpha channels. Lean how to customise your InDesign interface and more.

Who should attend?

You’re already using InDesign but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll start with revision of the core elements and functions of InDesign. Then we’ll move further into the applications to gain mastery of the advanced functions.

InDesign

  • display Settings – efficiency
  • customising the InDesign interface
  • transparency & effects
  • Stylesheets & Nested Styles
  • multiple Master Pages
  • Auto Page Numbering features
  • Auto Text-flow
  • text-wrapping - using Photoshop paths and Alpha channels
  • Tables in InDesign
  • Find/Change functions
  • utilising Photoshop files - Layer Comps
  • interactivity - buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks
  • XML and XHTML - exporting for web use, importing XML
  • using Master Stylesheets and pages to synchronise long documents
  • Ink Manager
  • Output Preview
  • PDF export – advanced options
  • Pre-flight & Package tools

Acrobat

  • using Acrobat Distiller
  • creating PDF Files – Press-ready vs Web-ready
  • Photoshop PDF
  • optimisation
  • combining single PDFs
  • adding interactivity and Media to PDFs
  • Commenting & Notation
  • print technique – outputting separations, ink manager, overprint and
  • pre-flight checks

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

You'll develop the skills to gain proficiency in InDesign, ready to take on the Advanced class.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Saturday, 8 May | Wednesday, 19 May | Saturday, 24 July | Wednesday, 1 Sept | Saturday, 4 Dec
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
Book now Enquire now
Adobe CC Advanced (Photoshop)

Course overview

So you know how to get around the Creative Suite, but not exactly sure how to turn out great design solutions in quick time? Billy Blue’s Photoshop Advanced is a great way to learn how to make the most of the powerful tools in Photoshop so you can creatively produce exciting design solutions within tight timelines.

Who should attend?

You’re already using Photoshop but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within Photoshop, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

Photoshop

  • Take a portrait and replace the person’s image with text
  • Put artwork onto fabric, like T-Shirts, hats, bags
  • Remove elements from a photograph using cover-up layers and the new live brush preview for the Clone Stamp
  • Wrap text around an object to create a cool effect
  • Create Shiny Calligraphy Text Effect
  • Make Unrealistic Things Look Possible
  • Mask liquids
  • Create a 3D card
  • Protect your images without being obtrusive using subtle watermarking
  • Look at panorama alignment problems and explore various strategies for fixing them
  • Extend Depth of Field with Auto-Blend Layers

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

At the end of this course you'll have gained the skills to master Photoshop, but also to produce work-ready designs in short timeframes.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Wednesday, 26 May | Wednesday, 8 Sept | Saturday, 16 Oct |  Monday, 6 Dec
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
Book now Enquire now
Adobe CC Advanced (Illustrator)

Course overview

So you know how to get around the Creative Suite, but not exactly sure how to turn out great design solutions in quick time? Billy Blue’s Illustrator Advanced is a great way to learn how to make the most of the powerful tools in Illustrator so you can creatively produce exciting design solutions within tight timelines.

Who should attend?

You’re already using Illustrator but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within Illustrator, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

Illustrator

  • Make a realistic Coffee Stain Design – Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Create a Diamond Plating Effect – Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Design in Photoshop using Patterns from Illustrator
  • Create a Custom Realistic Art Brush
  • Create a 3D pie chart to represent your data
  • Take a photograph and create a themed bar graph
  • Create a Swirly Border Design
  • Experiment with the Gradient Mesh tool to create a bevel and emboss look
  • Create a 3D effect using simple 2D art
  • Experiment with Live Color options to add new life to complex artwork
  • Create a street sign using the Mesh Tool and 3D Effect
  • Using the Glyphs to create illustrations

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

At the end of this course you'll have gained the skills to master Illustrator, but also to produce work-ready designs in short timeframes.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Wednesday, 27 May | Wednesday, 9 Sept | Saturday, 23 Oct
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Adobe CC Advanced (InDesign)

Course overview

So you know how to get around the Creative Suite, but not exactly sure how to turn out great design solutions in quick time? Billy Blue’s InDesign Advanced is a great way to learn how to make the most of the powerful tools in InDesign so you can creatively produce exciting design solutions within tight timelines.

Who should attend?

You’re already using InDesign but want to learn some of the hidden tricks and develop a more efficient workflow.

Course content

We’ll focus on several specific creative aspects by exploring a range of techniques within InDesign, leading to creatively successful results. Including how to:

InDesign

  • Make two colours look like so much more
  • Design a professional event poster
  • Fast, Effective Layout
  • Create and edit custom text underlines
  • Design a business card
  • Design and transform an invitation into any kind of card you’d like
  • Create an interactive portfolio
  • Design a magazine cover
  • Tips on using Guides
  • Magazine Design 1, 2 & 3

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

At the end of this course you'll have gained the skills to master InDesign, but also to produce work-ready designs in short timeframes.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Dates: Wednesday, 28 May | Wednesday, 10 Sept | Saturday, 30 Oct
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Adobe After Effects

Course overview

This course is a great introduction to Adobe After Effects, so you can create compelling motion graphics and visual effects. You will learn a comprehensive set of tools for compositing, animation and effects. After thoroughly exploring the fundamental concepts and features needed to use the program you will be able to apply these skills to motion graphics production and broadcast design.

Who should attend?

You’re experienced in digital media and want to move into the realm of motion graphics and broadcast design and learn to effectively use Adobe After Effects to save time and increase your creative power.

Course content

  • interface and tools available
  • creating a project and importing footage
  • creating a composition and arranging layers • adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • animating compositions
  • previewing compositions
  • exporting compositions
  • working with Photoshop files
  • using text
  • animating text
  • working with masks
  • green screen keying
  • animating effects
  • rendering
  • 3D layering and effects

N.B. Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will:

  • be familiar with the After Effects workflow and know how to powerfully move your still Photoshop and Illustrator files into the animated realm
  • have discovered the relative ease of animating typographical elements within multilayered video and still graphics composites
  • understand the basic principles of compositing digital media

Study options

  • 3 Days
  • Dates: 3 Saturdays, 24 April, 1 & 8 May 9:30am-3:30pm | 3 Weekdays, 17 – 19 May 10am-4pm | 3 Saturdays, 10, 17 & 24 Jul 9:30am-3:30pm | 3 Weekdays, 30 Aug – 1 Sept 10am-4pm | 3 Saturdays, 9, 16 & 23 Oct 9:30am-3:30pm | 3 Weekdays, 8 – 10 Dec 10am-4pm
  • Price: $880.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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EDM: Creating HTML Emails

Course overview

In this hands-on workshop you will design and put together an effective HTML email newsletter using Photoshop and Dreamweaver. The course covers planning for effective email newsletters, email marketing basics, design constraints, optimising images and managing spam filters. Once you’ve laid out and tested your HTML email, you will learn how to evaluate the email delivery services and make sure your design can be correctly viewed in a variety of email clients including Gmail and Hotmail.

Who should attend?

You are a designer who wants to learn to put together an HTML email newsletter using Dreamweaver as a tool.

Course content

Email marketing basics

  • Designing an effective HTML email
  • Understanding design constraints
  • Anti-spam techniques
  • HTML format vs plain text
  • Examining legal requirements

Introduction to html email

  • Difference between HTML email and web pages
  • HTML email in different email clients

Creating an email newsletter

  • Different layout styles: 1, 2 and multiple column layouts
  • Optimal sizes & dimensions
  • Using Photoshop to slice & optimise images • Using Dreamweaver for coding HTML email • Assign hyperlinks

Testing & sending email

  • How to test email
  • Creating a plain text email
  • Sending email with MailChimp

Troubleshooting issues

  • Layout & spacing issues
  • Image issues
  • Video in HTML email

Course outcome

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

At the end of the course you will have built at least one complete HTML email.

Study options

  • 2 Days
  • Dates: Thurs & Fri, 13 & 14 May 10am-4pm | 2 Saturdays, 19 & 26 June 9:30am-3:30pm | Thurs & Fri, 2 & 3 Sept 10am-4pm
  • Price: $610.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Online Creative Digital Photography

Course overview

Got a shiny new Digital SLR camera? This 12 week online digital photography course gives you the basic knowledge of your camera’s capabilities and helps you pick up some hands-on experience capturing a range of images under different conditions. Perfect for beginners, or people looking to study our Diploma of Photo Imaging.

Who should attend?

Beginners of all ages and interest areas. Basic computer/internet skills required.

Course content

  • Use of your DSLR
  • Understanding Exposure
  • Understanding Composition
  • Working with different light
  • Post production & workflow - Adobe Lightroom

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand your camera and its full capabilities
  • Know how to photograph in a range of conditions

Study options

  • 12 Weeks
  • Dates: Trimester 2 - May 31
  • Price: $770.00
  • Online
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User Experience Design & Research

Course overview

User Experience (UX) professionals are fast becoming one of the most sought after individuals in the Digital Media industry. UX designers adopt user-centered methods and processes to design websites, apps and interfaces that are both intuitive and engaging to their users.

Who should attend?

You want to learn how to design a digital product that will provide the optimal experience for its user.

Course content

The topics covered have been carefully designed to give you both the practical and theoretical skills to research, design and test a website that will be communicated to you as a brief at the beginning of the course.

Intro to UX Design

  • Introducing UX Design and its origins
  • Industry overview
  • Your brief for this course

Interaction Design

  • Introduction to design frameworks and hierarchy
  • Visual affordances and other key design principles
  • Designing navigation systems
  • Designing for Search and retrieval
  • Modal windows and user flow
  • Form design
  • Logged-in Vs. Logged-out states
  • Introduction to Axure – building interactive wireframes

Usability Testing

  • Introduction to usability testing – principles, benefits and industry overview
  • Measuring the user experience: Quantitative and qualitative results
  • Basic test planning and participant recruitment
  • Developing a test script
  • Demonstration and practical usability testing workshops
  • Writing a usability test report

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Research and identify the user groups and archetypes for a digital product
  • Communicate design research in the form of Persona matrices and customer journey maps
  • Design an intuitive navigation system with language that is relevant to the product’s users
  • Analyse and review the critical interactive components of a website
  • Create wireframes that communicate screen design and functionality
  • Build interactive prototypes that emulate the functionality of a finished digital product
  • Plan and conduct usability testing

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

Study options

  • 5 Days
  • Dates: 5 days, 10 – 14 May 10am-4pm | 5 days, 23 – 27 Aug 10am-4pm | 5 days, 6 – 10 Dec 10am-4pm
  • Price: $2,180.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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WordPress Basic

Course overview

WordPress is the most popular free and open-source blogging tool on the web, and the industry-leading content management system used for small to large websites. Learn how to set up your own website on WordPress.com and be shown how it works, step by step, and get the skills and confidence to manage and maintain sites yourself. Be limited only by your imagination!

Who should attend?

You want to quickly setup a WordPress website for yourself or clients.

Course content

The content covers the steps required to setup a WordPress website from scratch. If you already have an idea for your website please bring along any image and text files you have so we can use them on your WordPress site.

Setup

  • Setting up your own *.wordpress.com sub-domain
  • Creating your website homepage
  • Using themes and the CSS editor to customise your website design
  • Creating pages and posts
  • Using tags and categories
  • Adding and managing users

Content

  • Introducing WordPress
  • What you can and can’t do on the free Wordpress.com hosted platform

Course outcome

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
  • Setup a new WordPress website
  • Add pages with images and text to your WordPress website
  • Use themes to change the look of your WordPress website
  • Maintain your WordPress website and utilise its publishing work-flow features
  • Manage your user permissions and access levels to allow contributors and editors to help grow your Website content

Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

Study options

  • 1 Day
  • Price: $320.00
  • 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo, NSW
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Agile Mindset

Course overview

This Micro-credential introduces the principles of agile mindset methodologies for project management.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills in Agile Project Management.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • Agile mindset uses an iterative process that breaks down projects into small pieces that are completed in work sessions that run from the design phase to testing and quality assurance (QA). Agile mindset is a project management methodology that involves securing client feedback in every step of the project development process. During this course you will explore these processes and methodologies.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate a range of agile mindset methodologies and their suitability to particular types of projects
  • Examine the processes, tools and artefacts used in agile mindset project management
  • Discover which methods are most appropriate to the particular problems to be solved and how they can best contribute to project success.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Start Dates: Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 31 May, 13 Sep, 1 Nov Enquire now
Blockchain

Course overview

This Micro-credential examines the core concepts and principles of blockchain and its emerging importance in areas such as financial services, smart contracts, supply chain logistics and other fields where an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way may be useful.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills in Blockchain.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • While not offering an examination of the deeper mathematical and cryptographic principles underlying blockchain technology, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals and potential impacts of blockchain to implement a ‘secure by design’ distributed computing system with high fault tolerance. This will provide you a deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can potentially solve.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental principles of blockchain to implement a ‘secure by design’ distributed computing system with high fault tolerance.
  • Mitigate risk based on the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology.
  • Assess which business problems blockchain can help solve.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 29 Mar, 12 Jul Enquire now
Cloud Computing

Course overview

This micro-credential provides a fundamental understanding of cloud computing, how it has evolved from traditional IT infrastructure and the business advantages and disadvantages that it brings.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills in Cloud Computing.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will gain knowledge of the different cloud segments and service models, architectures/platforms and cloud deployment models and of the key players active in the market.
  • Learn to assess how the various models can be applied to solve particular business problems and to make ‘fitness for purpose’ decisions based on a comprehensive understanding of user case needs.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Articulate and assess the different approaches to cloud computing infrastructures for your business.
  • Evaluate the different service and deployment models available to your business.
  • Design strategies based on use case needs.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 31 May, 25 Oct Enquire now
Cybersecurity

Course overview

This Micro-credential introduces the principles of cybersecurity and explores the scale of the cybersecurity challenge globally, including the social factors informing individual, organisational and international attitudes.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamentals skills in Cybersecurity.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will examine risk and governance frameworks and cybersecurity strategies, create a risk treatment plan and an incident response plan, and review and apply cyber prevention strategies and techniques.
  • The entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment will be examined, including secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry ‘secure by design’ standards.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Analyse risks and apply frameworks to solve security challenges.
  • Create a risk treatment and response plan, and lifetime management plan.
  • Articulate and apply secure design methodologies to secure applications.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 15 Feb, 31 May, 13 Sep, 1 Nov Enquire now
Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

Course overview

This Micro-credential will introduce you to the areas of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills in data analytics and artifical intelligence.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will gain insight into basic knowledge representation, problem-solving techniques and explore data science processes, data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation fundamentals that turn data analytics into insights to drive decision making.
  • You will learn techniques and best practices in the analysis of data sets, which are useful for crucial organisation decisions.
  • You will explore how data and tools can be used to solve complex, real-world business problems through the application of machine learning, algorithms and other artificial intelligence techniques.
  • In addition, you will be challenged to understand the ethical and privacy issues related to machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Use data to develop and derive insights for decision making.
  • Apply the appropriate analysis techniques for your data sets.
  • Apply Machine Learning, Algorithms and Artificial Intelligence solutions to problem solving.
  • Evaluate business solutions with regards to data usage and impacts in an ethical way.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 15 Feb, 29 Mar, 12 Jul, 25 Oct Enquire now
Data Science Essentials 1

Course overview

Data Science Essentials 1 introduces you to the rapidly growing field of data science providing an overview of the fundamentals.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills in Data Science.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • During this course, you will learn to identify and propose solutions to problems in organisational contexts, and explore techniques, concepts and common tools used by data scientists to gather and analyse data.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the role of data science in business and organisational contexts.
  • Identify the disciplines and careers that contribute to the field of data science.
  • Analyse specialised technical and theoretical knowledge of data science and explain its role in business decision-making.
  • Critically analyse a range of possible business or organizational issues and develop a constructive data science approach to solve them.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
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Data Science Essentials 2

Course overview

Data Science Essentials 2 examines various processes used to identify different patterns in collected data and how to construct data sets to solve distinct data science problems.

Who should attend?

  • This course builds on the skills gained in Data Science Essentials 1.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • During this course you will learn to develop data into different models, evaluate these models and use them to create stories.
  • You will also learn to apply this knowledge to different domains and deploy the models created and refine them based on feedback and how to explore and rationalise ethical and privacy issues related to data science.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Examine the different stages of the data science life cycle including ethical and legal implications in data science.
  • Generate and transmit data models.
  • Apply them to construct stories about a business problem.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
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Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence

Course overview

In this Micro-credential you will explore the Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence methodology as a framework for creative problem solving within the context of Digital Transformation.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills of Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will be guided through the iterative design process of understanding through the lens of empathy, ideation, development and delivery. It will expand your problem-solving skills through the application of both creative and critical thinking skills and will explore concepts such as convergent and divergent thinking processes. You’ll develop the strategic thinking and entrepreneurial skills that are required for successful leadership and the implementation of innovative management practices.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Explore the application of methodologies, processes and tools of problem-based learning within an interdisciplinary group.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, collaboration, and well-developed judgment and responsibility in the context of Digital Transformation.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 15 Feb, 29 Mar, 12 Jul, 25 Oct Enquire now
Digital Transformation

Course overview

This Micro-credential will give you an understanding of the future of the work landscape. How technology has, and continues to, redefine it through the process of Digital Transformation.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamental skills for a career in digital transformation.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • It will help develop your knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to that landscape; from the perspective of employability, leadership and strategy.
  • You will explore emerging technologies and how they converge under the umbrella of Digital Transformation.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Develop innovative work practices and frameworks applying associated techniques and processes.
  • Draw on insights from multiple disciplines and articulate findings and recommendations in an impactful way.
  • Develop proficiency in business storytelling and the capacity to deliver impactful presentations.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Start Dates: Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 15 Feb, 29 Mar, 12 Jul, 25 Oct Enquire now
Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1

Course overview

Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1 explores several non-technical aspects of software development, especially pertaining to human behaviour and interactions to emphasise the human aspects of technology.

Who should attend?

  • This course is specifically designed for software engineers wanting to develop their skills in the area of user centred design.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • The micro-credential covers the basic theories of knowledge, human cognition, ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and social interaction among human beings through a technological context. Students will use their existing knowledge and specialised skills to help formulate and suggest innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Synthesise theoretical models of human knowledge.
  • Investigate moral philosophy to learn about real-world ethical actions.
  • Analyse ethical theories in ways that are sensitive to variations in cultural values.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
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Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 2

Course overview

Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 2 further explores several non-technical aspects of software development.

Who should attend?

  • This course builds on the skills gained in Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • Continuing from Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1, this subject dives further into the human-centred design space, covering advanced concepts such as differing knowledge, human cognition, regional ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and how different contextual instances shape design at a higher level.
  • You will use your existing knowledge, prior experience in Human Centred Design for Software Engineers 1, and specialised skills to help research and develop innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Examine and justify the political, social and cultural effects of design on human behaviour.
  • Develop critical thinking by using a creative design approach.
  • Investigate trends of human social groups, and societies to understand how people interact in various contexts.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
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Secure By Design 1

Course overview

Secure By Design 1 deals with integrating the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry standards such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to develop an awareness of the approaches and methodologies to secure technical solutions. This is ideal for IT and project specialists responsible for the design solution stage of a project.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • During this course you will explore the stages of lifecycle IT development.
  • You will learn and follow industry standard protocols, design methodologies, software development models, architecture design processes.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate capabilities to incorporate security requirements in system specifications, design, development and testing phases of software development.
  • Administer the implementation of security controls, security risk mitigation approaches, and secure design architecture principles.
  • Explain Secure Development Lifecycle models and identify an appropriate model for a given situation.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • Up to 6 Weeks
  • Online
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Secure By Design 2

Course overview

Secure By Design 2 continues the integration of the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through further investigation of secure design methodologies.

Who should attend?

  • This course builds on the skills gained in Secure by Design 1.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.
  • Completion of this micro-credential as part of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence is subject to Academic approval.

Course content

  • Continuing from Secure by Design 1 — you will explore concepts such as secure failure, domain-driven design, and common cyber-attack techniques. This Micro-credential continues to explore the construction of security as a component of IT systems.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Explain Secure Development Lifecycle models and identify appropriate models for a given situation.
  • Assess the maturity of secure systems development in the IT work environment.
  • Apply Security by Design industry-standard principles in real-time systems development.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
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The Internet of Things

Course overview

This Micro-credential introduces the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the underlying connections between people, processes and platforms that can drive the digital transformation of organisations.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamentals skills to develop and understand how the Internet of Things can be used in a business context.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will be introduced to the key technological components underpinning IoT and how their implementation can serve a business strategy by increasing organisational efficiencies, improving synergies and driving productivity.
  • Throughout the micro-credential, you will learn and understand how to articulate how key IoT technologies can improve organisational productivity, recommend strategies for developing the necessary foundational capabilities to support the implementation of IoT technologies within an organisation and create a road map for the implementation of IoT in a business context.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Articulate how key IoT technologies can improve organisational productivity.
  • Recommend strategies to support IoT technologies within an organisation.
  • Develop a road map for the implementation of an IoT solution.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 31 May, 25 Oct Enquire now
User Experience

Course overview

This Micro-credential develops conceptual knowledge and skills in User Experience Design. Tackle the world of user experience and use industry-standard software and research methods to analyse both audience and content requirements.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone wanting to gain the fundamentals skills in User Experience.
  • This course credits into further study, or can be taken stand alone.

Course content

  • You will examine qualitative and quantitative research methods and explore personas, mindsets, customer journeys and user touchpoints. You will develop your knowledge and skill set in creating usable and user-centred design experiences and gain insight into the processes that lead to improved user experience and its application in both physical and online environments.

Course outcome

At the end of this micro-credential, you will be able to:

  • Use industry-standard software to develop user experience solutions.
  • Apply a variety of research methods and analysis techniques.
  • Develop personas, customer journeys and design fit for purpose user experience solutions.

Study options

  • Credits into further study
  • 6 Weeks
  • Online
Classes run in 6 week blocks. 2021 Class Dates 31 May, 13 Sep, 1 Nov Enquire now

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