UX Design Micro-credential




  • Online (Scheduled) – Part-time

    Feb 14 - Mar 30, 2023

    • Credits:


    • Method:

      Remote Learning



*Due to the Public Holiday - 26 Sep - The first class of the course will be Wednesday (28 September)*

Part-time Evening Course | Tuesday & Thursday evenings | 6pm-9pm | via Remote Learning | 7 credits at Level 5

NZ’s only UX Design Micro-credential teaches you how to create the most valuable and effective solutions for your audience and customers.

During this seven-week part time course you’ll learn the full process of UX Design. Exploring the role of UX Designer, you’ll learn the importance of UX Design and its impact on usability. The skills you learn can be applied to a range of contexts, including web and app design for desktop and mobile.

  • This UX Design Micro-credential will give you the foundation knowledge of user experience design principles and practices, and to develop practical skills using UX tools and platforms.
  • How to research your users and create experiences tailored to their needs, while meeting the business requirements of a project.
  • Apply the principles of design to screen, interface and navigation design, and create working prototypes.
  • How to create effective usability tests to gather important user feedback.
  • Use iterative design process to prepare your design solution for development.
  • Ideal for those that want to combine their existing web design/development skills with UX Design expertise.


Live Online Classes:

Live online classes are a friendly and supportive alternative to watching video tutorials – you’re able to ask questions and receive answers from an experienced UX Design industry professional in real time. Your mentor will share their screen, demonstrating professional tools and techniques, then support you as you follow along, completing activities during class time.

Live classes are supported by an active class forum where your tutor provides additional information and feedback outside of class times. Classes are also recorded, so you can review them in your own time or log in to learn at a time that works best for you.

If you would you like to ask a question or send you the full course breakdown before you enrol please contact us!

What you'll learn

UX Design: Core Concepts

UX Concepts and Elements
A brief history of UX design
Goals of UX design
The role of the UX Designer
Principles of UX design


Business goals and user requirements
User research
Creating personas
Information architecture
User stories and journey maps
Functional specifications / technical requirements
Developing a design brief


Design process
Principles of visual design for screen
Idea generation
Screen and interface design
Navigation/Functional design
UI patterns
Interaction design
Paper and digital prototypes


Usability testing (contextual inquiry, usability heuristics)
Iterative design process
Moderating test results
Analysing results data

*Yoobee reserves the right to cancel, change the start date and/or delivery mode due to enrolment numbers and/or factors that are outside of Yoobee's control, such as a COVID-19 related lockdown. We recommend securing your enrolment on this course as soon as possible as places are limited. All other Terms and Conditions apply and are listed on our website.

A bit more information


Figma and Balsamiq
(Software used will be free to access and will be specified on your first lesson)


For optimal performance when studying remotely, we recommend:

  • Your computer is up to date (ensure you have the latest version of the necessary plug-ins, drivers, bug fixes and security updates)
  • You have reliable internet speed and connection
  • A web cam and microphone
  • Do not use a Chromebook - Chromebooks are not intended for heavy-duty processing such as Adobe Creative Cloud software.

For more information on general computer requirements, visit our FAQ's here (scroll to bottom of page)


Domestic Students: $420.00* (including GST)
*Fees subject to change

International Students: $1,575.00 tuition fee + $447.50 registration fee (including GST)**
**International students, Pleasecontact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.

Payment Options 
(Domestic Students only)
Pay by Invoice(Eligible for Organisations/Schools only)
Pay at a Campus(During office hours only)
Yoobee Colleges reserves the right to modify the fees, scheduled time and course structure. To see more about other Terms and Conditions, please click here.

Entry Requirements

Enrolment Requirements
Please see below on the course entry requirements and other information before enrolling. Upon application, we will request the following information and documentation before you start the course.

  • Completed Enrolment Form - Upon application we will ask you to complete an enrolment form.
  • Verified Form of ID - We require certified copies of your identity and residency documentation. This can be a valid passport or birth certificate.
  • Proof of NZ Residency or Citizenship - If not stated on your passport of birth certificate, you will also need to provide proof of citizenship/residency in New Zealand if applying as a domestic student. 
  • International Students - Please contact us directly here to finalise enrolment and payment opposed to applying online. This micro-credential is open to individuals living or residing in New Zealand only.

Learners will be eligible to enter this Micro-credential if they:

  • Are at least 16 years old, and
  • Have an interest in and some experience with Web Design or Development, and
  • Hold NCEA Level 2 or equivalent or have relevant work experience in a related field as evidence that they can succeed in the micro-credential.
  • Students with English as a second language require IELTS 5.5 (General or Academic) with no band lower than 5.0.

Remote Learning Requirements
You will need a computer that has access to reliable internet, web cam and microphone.


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Scott Rainsford

"Coming from a completely different industry, this course was a great way to dip my toes into the world of UX Design, and gain the confidence that it's a career path I'd love to pursue. I'm now strongly considering furthering my skills and study!"

Lara Blomfield

"This was a highly informative and practical course for the latest in UX processes, design, tools and agile thinking. Thoroughly enjoyable learning"


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