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International Course Info

Diploma of Graphic Design

  • National Code: CUA50715
  • CRICOS Code: 090462B

This qualification is for those who want to gain the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to develop and communicate creative graphic design solutions across the areas of print and digital design. You will learn to combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges, and will be able to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.

To enter this qualification you will need to already have a sound understanding of design theory and practice. 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 Graphic Design R11412

Subject area: Design

Course code:
R10418
Course fee:
A$12,850 - A$13,240
1 Year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Wollongong College requires completion of Year 12 or equivalent only
  • Pre-requisite to study at Design Centre Enmore College is the Certificate IV in Graphic Design (R11412) or the Certificate IV in Design (Multi Discipline) CUA40715DM
  • Pre-requisite to study at North Region Kingscliff and Port Macquarie Colleges is the Certificate IV in Design (R10412)
  • Pre-requisite to study at North Region Hornsby and St Leonards Colleges is the Certificate IV in Graphic Design (R11412)
  • Pre-requisite to study at Kingswood College is the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (R10408) or Certificate IV in Design (R10412) or Certificate IV in Graphic Design (R11412)
  • Submission of a portfolio, design or written task. Download document
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW or equivalent
  • COURSE INTAKES

    FOR 2019

    Campbelltown Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Hornsby Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingscliff Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb
    Kingswood Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Port Macquarie Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb
    St Leonards Total course fee: A$12,850 Enrol: Feb

    FOR 2020

    Campbelltown Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Design Centre Enmore Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Kingscliff Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb
    Kingswood Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Port Macquarie Total course fee: A$13,240 Enrol: Feb
     

    COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

    To receive the Diploma of Graphic Design 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.

    CORE UNITS ADDITIONAL UNITS

    ARTICULATIONS

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

     

    ADDITIONAL COSTS

    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.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    You will be able to work as graphic designers in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media, working in junior or generalist roles, including areas such advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design.

    STUDY PATHWAYS

    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.