UX UI Design: Transform (full-time)




12 weeks, full-time


Real client projects & career support

Course overview

Gain job-ready skills in UX UI Design and transform your future with this innovative and career-focussed course.

Australian recruiters report that employment demand for Designers with both UX and UI Design skills far outweighs the supply. This comprehensive online course will equip you with the full spectrum of theoretical and practical skills required in a well-rounded UX UI Designer. 

Get job-ready with Career Support:

  • Enter the course as a beginner and get job-ready after graduation
  • Master the full spectrum of theoretical and practical skills
  • 24 weeks of personalised career support, guidance and advice 
  • Expand your UX UI Design network and be part of an active community

A truly comprehensive and supported online course:

  • Combined UX and UI Design for increased employability
  • Hundreds of hours of content and activities along 12 weeks 
  • Weekly live video sessions with your mentor and classmates
  • Unlimited 1:1 sessions with your mentor for tailored support 
  • Learn on our state of the art learning platform

Get the practical experience employers are looking for:

  • Forget case studies: work on two real, live client projects 
  • Manage stakeholders and deadlines – just like you would in a real job
  • Build your professional portfolio 
  • Receive trusted, industry-recognised credentials

A highly collaborative and interactive learning environment:

  • Replicate the collaborative approach of a real UX UI Design job
  • Cohort-based to connect with classmates, grow together and make lifelong friends
  • Delve into specific topics and ask questions to your mentor in live video sessions

97% job placement success

This report includes data for 136 students who actively participated in our Career Support Program this financial year. 132 of the 136 active participants successfully landed roles, giving the program a success rate of 97%.

Course timeframe

PHASE 1: WEEKS 1 - 6

Go through learning materials, complete practical activities and interact with peers and mentor

PHASE 2: WEEKS 7 - 12


Work in groups to solve a business challenge and build artefacts for your portfolio

social impact

Work in groups to solve a Not-For-Profit challenge and build artefacts for your portfolio


Build your job search strategy, create a powerful CV and practice for interviews

What you'll learn

  • An overview of UX, UI and Interaction Design
  • The Human-Centred Design context
  • The Double Diamond framework for innovation
  • Design thinking
  • Designing for the experience economy – UX and UI in relation to Service/Strategic Design, Customer Experience (CX), Business Design and Venture Design
  • Research problem statements
  • An overview of research techniques
  • Considering the business and the customer
  • Interviews
  • Surveys
  • Heuristic evaluation
  • Contextual inquiry
  • Fly on the wall
  • Competitor analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Working with insights
  • Affinity mapping
  • Empathy mapping
  • Personas
  • Archetype profiles
  • Customer journeys
  • Identifying opportunities
  • Digitising outputs
  • An overview of design principles
  • UX Design principles
  • Defining a project’s design principles
  • Defining the design challenge
  • “How might we” statements
  • The purpose of ideation
  • Brainstorming and ideation techniques
  • Democratic design
  • Decision making methods
  • Minimum Viable Product in a UX context
  • Card sorting
  • Information architecture
  • User flows
  • Interaction design
  • Intuitive UI
  • Visual hierarchy
  • Composition
  • Reading patterns
  • Grids
  • Alignment
  • Sketching the UI
  • Creating wireframes
  • Typography
  • Colour
  • Iconography
  • Web conventions
  • Content
  • UI interactions
  • Inclusive design
  • Responsive design
  • Good vs. bad UI Design
  • Prototyping
  • Usability testing
  • Handing over to developers
  • UX projects
  • UX in wider design projects
  • UX project methods: Waterfall, Agile, Lean
  • Client briefs
  • Scoping projects
  • Mood boards
  • Brand guidelines
  • Style guides
  • Research walls
  • UX presentations
  • UX storytelling
  • Presentation skills

Work in groups to solve UX UI challenges for two real, live clients, applying your new-found skills and building your portfolio. Your first project will be a corporate, commercially-focussed scenario. The second will be for a not-for-profit or social impact organisation. 

Splitting the projects between commercial and social impact offers you the opportunity of working in vastly different environments, towards very different goals. 

  • Consult with clients to understand their goals and requirements
  • Apply UX UI design principles and practices to real-life projects, producing professional portfolio work
  • Present UX and UI solutions and processes back to clients

Career support program

Once the client projects are completed, it’s all about landing you that dream UX UI role! At this point of your learning journey, you’ll have the skills and practical experience – all that’s left is to craft your career narrative. 

With the Career Support Program, you’ll receive comprehensive career guidance and support. You’ll undertake activities including but not limited to the following:

  • Finesse: Add polish to your Portfolio, CV and LinkedIn creating a coherent career narrative
  • Practice: Hone your soft skills, such as interview and presentation techniques.
  • Search: Build your network within the industry and apply for your dream roles.

Who this course is for

There are no prerequisites required for this course. This course is specifically designed for anyone aspiring to land a coveted role in UX UI Design. It is ideal for:

  • Professionals who are looking to switch career paths with new in-demand UX UI Design skills
  • Working professionals who bring design and digital related career experience with them
  • Students who want to learn UX UI online, and acquire a job quickly without going to uni/college
  • Anyone with transferable soft skills from previous professional experience: creative thinking, curiosity, problem solving, teamwork, an eye for detail, etc

Career outcomes

After graduating from our UX UI Design Transform course, you can apply for jobs such as:

  • UX UI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • And similar Human-Centred Design roles

Earn a digital credential

We partner with Credly to deliver digital credentials for our graduates. Digital credentials are a graphical representation of your skills, combined with a description of the knowledge and activities it took to earn them. 

Digital badges can be used in email signatures or digital resumes, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. 

For more info, click here.

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