PDC65716 - Graphic Design for the Non-Designer: Introduction

Duration2 hours
Study modeOnline
Course codePDC65716


Are you a budding graphic designer at heart but haven’t taken the first step to explore this thought further? If so, this online micro-credential is exactly what you’re looking for! You will explore the concepts of how the audience, purpose and context impacts your design choices, and be introduced to the influence that choice in typography and images have on your target audience.

This micro-credential will be provide an introduction to the fundamentals of graphic design. It explores what graphic design is and how the audience, purpose and context affect the design.

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.

Career Opportunities

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. 

Structure & Availability

Standard Micro-credential Structure


2 hours

  1. Identify audience, purpose and content and how these impact your design choices
  2. Understand how choice in typography and images influence your target audience
  3. Identify constraints and expectations that may restrict your design choices.


Online Quiz



There are no entry requirements to enrol in this course, however, it is recommended for people interested in design.

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.