Strengthen your design and creative expertise. Develop your sense of self as a graphic designer as you expand your visual communication skills in print media, digital design, branding and campaigning, packaging and publishing.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Collaborate and work with industry mentors
Use advanced creative thinking and strategy techniques
Use digital design techniques
Develop an in-depth understanding of typography
Work with industry software including user experience (UX)/user interface (UI) and motion graphics
Develop sustainable design and business practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Opportunities to collaborate with creative peers and establish a network of professional contacts
A portfolio of work to show potential employers
Opportunities to showcase designs in a graduate exhibition
Skills and knowledge to start your own business
Experience managing design projects to complete client briefs, using industry-specific programs, equipment and materials to meet creative and commercial design needs
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Diploma of Graphic Design or its equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or
You are required to supply a portfolio of work that demonstrates significant skill and/or experience at a diploma of graphic design level or equivalent. A head teacher may contact you to discuss your portfolio prior to enrolment in the course
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A strong interest in design
The ability to think and solve problems creatively
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively on creative design
Interest in developing project management skills
Digital literacy and access to a computer with sufficient specs for graphics
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Graphic Designers plan, design, develop and prepare information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.
Other jobs include: graphic designer digital designer studio manager junior art director.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 6 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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