Virtu Design Institute Pty Limited trading as; APC Design School offers quality courses in design and business at a premium price. Virtu was established by Professor Ron Newman a senior academic leader with significant experience in design and business. Professor Newman has held senior academic and management roles within public and private academic institutions in Australia and Asia.

APC Design School strives to be recognised by its peers for the quality of its courses, delivery, staff and graduates. Our courses focus on diploma qualifications that will attract students currently in or seeking employment.

APC Design School courses are offered face to face, blended and online, all modes of delivery supported by a sophisticated student portal including a comprehensive Student Information System and a state-of-the-art Learning Management System. In delivering its VET courses we often work with employers, employment networks and professional associations to offer its education at their training and education facilities delivering its courses close to where you live and work.

To be recognised as a leading education institution offering quality courses at a range of levels to a diverse community of learners.

To provide a quality online and face to face educational experience that is internationally respected and utilised by students, commerce, governments and the professions.


APC Design School is concerned about the security of its Certificates, Transcripts and Statements of Attainment and that both our students and the community can be sure that a genuine document is being presented.

All Certificates, Transcripts and Statements of Attainment are printed on white security paper which have the words “SECURE PRINT COPY ALERT” printed on the back and which will not allow

itself to be colour photocopied without a tell-tale message in the background bearing and repeating the words “print copy”. All our Certificates and Statements of Attainment have a colour logo and transcripts have a grey logo.

Additionally all our Certificates and Statements of Attainment carry an original signature and all Virtu Certificates, Transcripts and Statements of Attainment carry a blind emboss of the Virtu logo and the Student’s USI. Our Certificates also carry the AQF and NRT logos.

If you are in doubt about whether you have been presented an original Certificate, Transcript or Statement of Attainment please contact the Design Registrar quoting the student name, USI and the certificate date and number.

Courses offered are: MSF50218 Diploma of Interior Design, MSF60118 Advanced Diploma of Interior Design, CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design and CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design, MST50116 Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising and MST60116 Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising, BSB20215 Diploma of Business, BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management and CHC34015 Certificate III in Active Volunteering.

These courses are Australian nationally accredited qualifications, and can only be delivered by an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO). APC Design School meets the requirements of the Australian National VET Regulator (NVR) and complies with the standards of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).