International Course Info

Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration)

  • National Code: CUA50715
  • CRICOS Code: 090462B

This qualification will give you a strong grounding in graphic design skills, as well as an education in a broad range of traditional and digital illustration techniques. You can apply visual problem solving and conceptual development skills to the creation of storyboards, illustrations in technical, architectural, fashion and commercial fields for end uses such as advertising, publications and/or print media, children's books; development of digital graphics for the web, television, film industries and the graphic novel.

To enter this qualification you will need to show evidence of technical skill and an ability to use graphic design software. These skills and knowledge may have been gained through personal or work experience or through completion of formal study, such as the Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715).

Subject area: Design

Course code:
Course fee:
A$12,850 - A$13,240
1 Year


  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent

    FOR 2019

    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb , Jul

    FOR 2020

    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb , Jul


    To receive the Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.



    Graduates may engage in further learning in vocational education through the CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration), higher education qualifications in graphic design and broader areas of practice, such as digital media or other design disciplines.



    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    On successful completion, you will have developed the skills and knowledge required for employment as an entry level graphic designer/illustrator, creating work in such areas as advertising and print publication, web graphics, children's books, graphic novels and the film and television industry.