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Certificate III in Information Technology Focus on Web Development ICT30120

Our ICT30120 – Certificate III in Information Technology – Focus on Web Development is a qualification that can provide you with the training across the ICT fundamentals and to explore some electives in web development. If you decide to go...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Web Developer +1
Upskilled -  Course

User Experience (UX) and Design Thinking

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

If you’re looking for a creative career in high demand, look no further than User Experience Design (UX). As technology has become a permanent fixture of everyday life, the need for good UX is more important than ever before. Employers in Australia and...

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Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Game Developer
University of Canberra -  Course
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Upskiller UX Design Course

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Are you looking to upskill in the area of UX Design? Or add a real-world project to your portfolio? Our unique approach will get you working on a live UX project with a leading brand while we teach you the end to end UX design process. Mentored by a le...

Study Method Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes UX Designer +3
Harness Projects -  Course

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) ICT40120

Always wanted to build your own website? Maybe looking to make a career out of it? Learn all the modern methods of desiging, developing, and administrating websites through our ICT40120 – Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development)...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Web Developer +1
Upskilled -  Course

Career Launcher UX Design Course

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Are you looking to launch a career in the growing field of UX Design? Are you looking for a course with REAL world work experience and skill development? Our Career Launcher UX Design course is a 6-month program designed to help you launch your UX care...

Study Method Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes UX Designer +3
Harness Projects -  Course

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) ICT40120

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Web Development) provides a solid base of knowledge and highly regarded skills to equip you to become a website developer. This is a career on the way up with strong demand for the skills that help...

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Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Web Developer +1
Australian Institute of ICT -  Course
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User Experience Design

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Develop a deep understanding of users and their needs, leveraging UX best practices to improve the quality of interactions with a product and deliver maximum value. Demand for UX Designers is far outweighing the supply with recent studies placing UX De...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Game Developer
RMIT Online -  Course

User Interface Design

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Learn the latest UI skills and tools in use today by industry experts. Transform your UI Design career in just 6 weeks. With a predicted 12.6% job growth rate over the next 5 years, elevate your existing design career with the complementary UI Design s...

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Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes IT Consultant +1
RMIT Online -  Course

Full Stack Web Developer

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

If you have a desire to become a web developer and want to learn web design, SQL, HTML, Python and web applications, this is the course for you. Become a coder with this full stack web development IT course from the Code Institute. Our dedicated Career...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Junior Web Developer
Learning People -  Course
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Code+ Full Stack Software Development Package

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Code+ Full Stack Software Development package is the most compelling career-ready coding package to rival anything else on the market. No prior coding experience is needed as Code+ takes you from novice to pro. Code+ is so much more than a course – it’...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Full Stack Software Develope... +3
Learning People -  Course

Front End Developer

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Our Front End Developer course starts with the fundamentals of programming and moves you through the vital areas of front end development. Through the provision of soft skills training, career services, hands-on labs and real-world projects we prepare...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Junior Front End Developer
Learning People -  Course

What Do Web Designers Do?

Web designers combine artistic and design expertise with technical skills to build and design websites for a variety of different clients. Web designers need to be able to create sites that provide an exceptional user experience at the same time as being aesthetically appealing to the intended audience.

This involves a blend of talents and means that each web designer tends to have a fairly unique approach to their work. Web designers need to constantly update their skills to reflect changing trends and fresh techniques as they come on-stream, especially as the industry is so technology-focused.

The profession is quite a new one, which has developed as more and more organisations and businesses are discovering the benefits of having a strong online presence. Web design is constantly changing, so a flexible approach is vital!

What Jobs Does a Web Designer Qualification Lead to?

Web design courses can equip students to work as a:

  • Web designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Marketing professional
  • Web developer

Job Outlook for Web Designers

Web design is a relatively new profession, with demand being directly linked to the rise of the Internet as a marketing arena. More businesses are starting to follow emerging trends in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), digital marketing and user experience, making Web Design a much more profitable sector.

The median salary for web design professionals is AUD $51,256, however, this can increase by a substantial amount with additional experience and education. It also depends on the type of work, with many Web Designers being employed on a freelance basis. Pay also varies from city to city, with major cities such as Sydney, Perth and Melbourne tending to offer higher salaries than Adelaide and Brisbane.

Demand for website design professionals is high and predicted to increase – it is thought that between 25,000 and 50,000 additional web designers will be needed in Australia in the next three years.Interestingly, nearly two-thirds of web designers are male and work situations

Interestingly, nearly two-thirds of web designers are male and work situations tend to vary in this industry. While some are employed full-time, there’s also a high number of part-time workers, with working from home also being a popular means in web design.

Web Design Courses

Certificate

A Certificate in Web Design is the prime place to start your journey to this exciting, creative career.  A Certificate IV in Digital Design, for instance, is a practical course that’s been designed by experts in graphic design and website development. It’s intended to give students the basic skills and knowledge they need to begin a career in the virtual creative industries, including digital marketing or digital design.

Elements include communication design, photo-editing, graphics, visualisation and a range of other creative and technical information and abilities which students need to successfully pursue a design career. The course is intended as a first step into the world of website design. Successful students will leave the course equipped with the skills they need to begin working as web designers, either for a company or on a self-employed or freelance basis.

Diploma

Whether you’ve already done a Certificate in Web Design or looking for a more comprehensive overview of the industry; a Diploma of Web Design is perfect for you. It may also form the basis for diversification into further study, including a Bachelor Degree course incorporating specialities such as visual communication or digital interactive media.

On completion of a Diploma of Web Design, learners should be able to create a dynamic and appropriate user interface that combines effective visualisation with sound technical features that ensure the site is easy to navigate, has a payment system that works well and which is straightforward for users to work with.

What Skills and Responsibilities are Necessary for a Career in Website Design?

To work successfully in this field, candidates usually need to possess skills such as:

  • Artistic ability
  • Knowing how to appeal to an audience
  • Knowledge in technology, software and programming
  • Communicate to clients and other departments clearly
  • Work under deadlines and budget requirements
  • Self-motivated and attentive to detail
  • Present concepts and designs effectively

What Are Some of the Daily Activities a Web Designer Will Undertake?

Designers will usually spend much of their day coding or by using appropriate software to create sites. They will also spend time consulting the client’s brief on the type of audience they wish to attract and design the visual aspects of the site in line with this information.

Once designed, the site will need to be tested and initial versions approved by the client. Designers will then have to respond to client feedback, altering the site until it’s exactly what’s required.

Communication forms a large part of the designer’s role, either with the client or other members of the team.

Most of the day will be spent at the computer, either actually creating the site, answering emails or liaising with other members of the team.

For senior designers, the day may also involve mentoring and communicating with more junior members of the staff, as well as providing managerial support.

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