Short Course
UX Design
Online Option

UX Design Micro-credential

LevelLevel 5
Level7 weeks

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.

Part-time Evening Course | Monday & Wednesday 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.



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


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 webcam 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, 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.

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.

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, webcam and microphone.




Download the UX Design Micro-credential Information Pack

UX Design Information Pack


Course Start Dates



Meet our Tutor


Black and White portrait of Behshad Ghorbani tutor of Yoobee's web development courses nz

Behshad Ghorbani - Tutor

Having worked as software engineer for over 15 years, Behshad joined Yoobee in 2016 for the role of Short Course Web and UX Design tutor. He has an education in Computer Science and a background loaded with web and software development, centered around UX Design.

Prior to his development role, he worked as a managing director. Behshad has a keen insight into what it takes to startup and run a successful online business. He thrives on work that challenges him to learn something new. Always ready for new business ventures, he has plenty of room up his sleeve for any potential opportunities. His passion lies with technology, as well as an avid collector of nostalgic and vintage Macintosh and IBM gadgets.



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