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

Graduate Certificate in Information Design (Level 7)

  • ID:CPIT640034
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree.
  • 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.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • 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.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 6.0 academic: speaking 5.5, reading 5.5, writing 5.5, listening 5.5.

Course Information

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.

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

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.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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