Web design course graduates typically work as web designers, though their skillsets are broad and can be applied in a range of other digital and creative roles. If you seek employment as a web designer, you could expect to be working in a creative studio or as a freelancer, performing tasks such as:
After completing a web design course you may choose to seek employment in another role in the digital, design and creative communications sectors. In these areas, you’ll be able to apply the strategic thinking, project management and creative skills developed while studying web design.
Roles you may take on after completing a web design course may include work as a:
You’ll enjoy studying web design if you:
There is strong demand for skilled web design professionals, with the Australian Government’s Job Prospect reporting consistent growth in the industry over the last decade, and predicting the industry to continue expanding strongly over the next five years. Likely due to the freelance nature of work, jobs are available in most geographic areas of Australia, and Job Prospect considers the profession large.
Web design professionals can seek employment across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors, and have the opportunity to work remotely, including for international clients.
According to PayScale, a web designer can earn between $39,000 and $78,000, depending on experience, with a median salary of $55,000. PayScale reports a spike in income for web designers who are skilled in user interface design, which is the design of every aspect of a web experience a consumer comes into contact with.
Due to the dynamic and growing nature of the web design industry, graduates of web design courses may continue to advance their careers into senior management and leadership roles as they progress.