Website Design-Level 1


30 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Gain a thorough overview of modern website design, from learning about how the web works, through to writing and editing your own code. Spend time working on your own projects under expert guidance, and develop the skills and experience you need to continue working beyond the course.

Course content

  • Understanding key concepts - web technologies, browsers, web builders (Wordpress, Squarespace etc.), Content Management
  • Systems, industry jobs and roles, UX design, Web Design vs. Web Development, Search Engine Optimisation, code editors, designing for the web and more.
  • About Domain Names, Web Hosting - Publishing a site; Website structure, naming conventions, file management.
  • HTML fundamentals - learn to write your own HTML code, creating page structure and content.
  • Build a simple multi-page website, add standard elements such as external links, PDF downloads, Google maps, Google fonts and Youtube video.
  • Build a more sophisticated mobile-friendly single page site, with multiple sections, page navigation and animated scrolling.
  • CSS fundamentals - learn how to add formatting, control colour, fonts and other styles, and design page layouts with CSS.
  • Working with content – writing well for the web - SEO - headings, hierarchy and semantic markup.
  • Working with images - resolution, file size, optimisation, compression, transparency and file types.
  • Designing layouts that work across multiple devices and screen sizes; Adding browser behaviours and interactive elements with JavaScript
  • Timetable

    There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

    How to enrol

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    MAC OS experience highly recommended for this beginner course. An understanding of at least one software program - not necessarily related to web design is suggested. This is more an indicator of proficient ability to use a MAC computer.

    Materials supplied

    All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. MAC computers with relevant software including Brackets (a free code editor) and Adobe Photoshop are provided.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files.

    Suited to

    This 10 week course is ideal for anyone wishing to get a complete view of how to design and put together a website. Perfect for graphic designers wishing to expand their skills into web design/development, and for anyone with an interest in building their own site, or modifying and updating a company website.

    Additional notes

    Completion of this course will not guarantee entry into an RMIT Program.


    You will gain a good understanding of web technologies and up to date web design principles. You will be able to confidently edit and write your own code using standard and freely available software, and optimise and export web graphics.

    Note: The course aim is not to teach any specific software programs, but only to use them to achieve the course objective of learning to design and build a website.

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    Facilitator: Paul Greenstein

    Paul Greenstein is an experienced trainer with more than two decades working as a web designer/developer on a wide range of online projects, from websites to email template coding, email marketing, animation and corporate video. Paul provides consultancy, development and training services to a wide range of customers.

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