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UX/UI Design: Elevate

Pay-in-full online
from $2,520*(RRP $2,800)
From $53.85 per week

Complement your existing professional expertise and boost your career with in-demand skills in UX, UI, design thinking and human-centred processes.

*Save on our Elevate courses when you pay in full!

We’re launching a subscription model for all Elevate courses.

Academy Xi students now have the option to subscribe to our entire range of Elevate courses across all our portfolios for a monthly fee. Use this as a way to gain a wider digital skillset and give yourself an advantage as you compete for roles in the ever-changing employment landscape.

Our graduates are now the driving force behind some of Australia’s most innovative brands

Why choose this course?

No prerequisites or previous experience required

Launch your UX/UI Design journey today, no matter what level of experience you have! Our beginner-friendly approach will help get you up to speed in no time.

Flexible and self-paced

With 6 months access, the speed at which you tackle online course content is up to you. Study at your own pace and fit learning into your busy lifestyle.

Created for Upskillers

Our Elevate courses help you boost your career with sought-after UX/UI Design skills. Unlock higher salaries and job growth potential.

What your curriculum looks like

Upskill in UX/UI Design within 6 months. You’ll work through interactive online course content at your own pace, and have the support of an industry mentor when you need it.

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5
  • Module 6
  • Module 7
  • Module 8
  • Module 9
  • Module 10
  • Module 11
  • Module 12

Module 1

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Intro to UX UI Design
Get an introduction to core design concepts and frameworks, and learn how well thought-out UX and UI design principles can delight your users.

  • Introduction to UX
  • Designing for user satisfaction and delight
  • Human-centred design principles
  • The Double Diamond framework for UX
  • UX Software – FIGMA, sketch and more
  • UX case study and assets

Module 2

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

UX research
Get introduced to the Discovery phase of the Double Diamond and the types of UX research it comprises. Prepare a research plan for your project.

  • Research problem statements
  • Considering the business and the customer
  • Types of research: quantitative vs qualitative, formative vs summative
  • Research techniques: Interviews, surveys, heuristic evaluation, contextual inquiry and ‘fly on the wall’
  • Competitor and data analysis

Module 3

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Synthesis - Insights, themes and mapping experiences
Collate your research data, prepare research artefacts and extract insights to define the problem space. Put the user at the centre of the design process and represent their needs using maps and profiles.

  • Introduction to synthesis
  • Affinity and empathy mapping
  • Personas and customer journey mapping

Module 4

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Design principles
Define your design problem as an opportunity using a How Might We question. Learn about design principles which will help you ascend the next diamond and diverge into ideation.

  • From defining to development
  • Design principles
  • “How might we?” questions
  • Explore Adobe XD

Module 5

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Move from definition to development through ideation in order to arrive at a proposed solution – our Minimum Viable Product or MVP.

  • Developing solutions through ideation
  • Brainstorming and brainwriting 
  • Crazy 8s and storyboards
  • Minimum viable product (MVP) in a UX context

Module 6

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

UX architecture
Start creating functional structures for your interface through a set of practical activities. Having reached the top point of the second Diamond, you can now converge on your deliverable, beginning with a low-fi wireframe.

  • Information architecture (IA) 
  • From MVP to IA 
  • Card sorting
  • User flows and interaction design
  • Intuitive User Interface (UI)
  • Low-fidelity prototyping: Wireframes

Module 7

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Structuring the UI
The next 3 modules focus on designing the User Interface. Consider your hierarchy and conventions as you begin to build a high-fidelity prototype.

  • Expanding in your wireframe with sketching
  • Layouts and visual hierarchy
  • Web conventions (iconography, footers, links)
  • UI analysis

Module 8

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Styling the UI
Learn about the elements of user interface design, both visual and content, as you work on your prototype.

  • Applying style features to wireframes
  • Typography, colour, imagery and iconography
  • Content and UX copywriting 
  • Layouts using grids

Module 9

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

UI Design considerations
Learn about inclusive and responsive design principles, as well as some of the overriding considerations UX designers must factor into their work.

  • Inclusive & accessible design principles
  • Accessible design framework
  • Responsive & persuasive design
  • Good & bad UI design

Module 10

Recommended: 6-8 hours per module

Prototypes & usability testing
Put your prototype to test, collect user feedback and refine your concept based on the feedback you receive.

  • Delivering prototypes
  • Preparing for & conducting usability testing
  • Plan and conduct user testing

Completing your project


Bring what you’ve learned throughout the course together, finalise your prototype and build your project presentation.

  • Finalise your prototype
  • UX Presentations
  • UX Portfolios

Submitting your project


Wrap up your course by presenting your concept to your course expert via a video recording.

  • Submit your project presentation deck
  • Present your project and receive feedback


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Work 1:1 with an industry expert

All Elevate students have access to an industry mentor as they progress through their course. Your mentor is an expert in the field and can provide insider tips and guidance on-demand.

Why study UX/UI Design at Academy Xi?

Fees & payment options

We offer a range of flexible payment options so you can achieve your goals today, and pay at your own pace.

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Student success stories

Our students come from different walks of life and have supercharged their careers, landing coveted jobs in the Design, Tech, and Marketing fields.

From Media Buyer to Experience Designer

Berlin Liew

Being introduced to UX design was a defining moment for Berlin; one that changed her career path and set her on a journey of self discovery. Berlin spoke with us about her experience studying UX Design and her ongoing passion for mentoring.

Berlin Liew, abc

From HR to Entrepreneur

Julie Dal Santo

After working for years in Human Resources, Julie was looking for something new to study to reclaim her ‘professional mojo’. Little did Julie know at the time, but training in User Experience Design was going to lead to her leaving her profession and starting up her own successful enterprise.

Julie Dal Santo, abc

From Cook to UX/UI Designer

Sanjay Jaya

Ten minutes after his interview, Jay got an offer: a dream job that’s a product of his learning experience, hard work, self-belief, and a little help from our career support team. Read about Jay’s professional journey and how he navigated his career path in a new industry and a new country.

Sanjay Jaya, abc

Some frequently asked questions

User Experience (UX) Design is the process of designing for satisfaction and delight by improving the customer’s experience when interacting with products, services and features. While it can apply to the experience of any product or service, UX was born out of digital product design. As a result, the UX profession has a focus on human-centred digital experiences. Simply put, any interaction an individual has with a company and the products or services offered by them is referred to as the ‘User Experience’.

An interface refers to the screen that the customer sees on any digital device, the ‘front-end’ that they engage with. User Interface (UI) Design is the human-centred process that is taken to create the aesthetic experience of a digital product. This includes all of the design elements a user will see on screen: fonts, colour schemes, animations, imagery and buttons.

Balancing theory and practice when learning about UX UI Design is ideal. The best way to ensure you find this balance is to complete a reputable training course in UX UI Design and the more practical the training, the better.

A key feature of our UX UI Design Transform course is that our students work with real businesses and stakeholders. In addition to the theory, we teach students the soft and hands-on practical skills required to work in any organisation. Graduates have provided valuable perspectives and design thinking to some of Australia’s biggest public and private sector organisations.

The average yearly salary as a UX UI Designer in Australia is currently $110,000 (Seek 2022).

Our online courses come in three formats. No matter your learning preferences, work or life commitments, or support levels you require – we’ve got you covered.

To choose the right course format, pick your desired career outcomes:

  • Are you studying to transform your career? Our TRANSFORM courses will equip you with the latest industry skills and have you graduating job-ready, with an included Career Support Program.

  • Do you want to complement your existing skillset? Our ELEVATE courses will expand your expertise in a social and supported environment.

  • Do you just want to learn the fundamentals? Quench your curiosity, at your own pace with our FOUNDATIONS courses.

In this course you’ll experience flexible and self-paced learning, where students cover course content independently and browse material on our engaging learning platform. You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • 1:1 support sessions
  • Hands-on activities and practical project work
  • Q&A via chat and discussion boards

Have questions? We’re here to listen.

…and any other concerns!

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