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Offering Info

Diploma of Graphic Design

  • National Course Code: CUA50715
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA50715-01V01-20DCE-002

Location – Design Centre Enmore (Illustration)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally accredited Diploma of Graphic Design strengthens your creative and technical design skills, deepens your abilities in visual storytelling and gives you the skills to step up to a career as a graphic designer, digital designer, visual designer or desktop publisher.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Work through the design process from initial design to final product
  • Plan and present client presentations
  • Work to client briefs to meet expectations
  • Produce digital designs using software
  • Hand drawing and illustration
  • Digital illustration techniques
  • 3D design and construction

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Expand your creative thinking
  • Deepen your visual story telling
  • Learn to be a critical thinker

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Diploma level
  • A strong pathway to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career outcomes:

  • Graphic pre-press trades worker
  • Graphic designer
  • Visual designer
  • Digital designer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your creative career to the next level:

  • Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees

INDUSTRY DEMAND

The employment outlook for graphic pre-press trades workers and graphic designers is likely to be strongest in the advertising field, and as businesses continue to build online presences there will be demand for skills in designing specialised content for online uses.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

To enter this qualification, you must provide evidence of your technical skills and ability to:

  • Produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
  • Produce typography that supports the overall design solution
  • Use graphic design industry software

Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Good illustration and drawings skills and are keen to produce graphics for 2D and 3D objects and designs
  • A strong interest in advertising, visual communication and visual story telling on a corporate platform
  • A strong interest in publishing
  • A passion for creativity

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have:

The entry point into this qualification is successful completion of Certificate IV in Design / or equivalent.

You will be required to present a portfolio of original drawings, illustrations and graphic design work that support learning at Diploma level.
Email: rod.mcrae@tafensw.edu.au

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Information/Portfolio Session: Design Centre Enmore, Building D, Level G, Room DG.08.

Or

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Infofest Light - Design Centre Enmore, Building D, Level G, Room DG.08.

Or

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: Infofest Light - Design Centre Enmore, Building D, Level G, Room DG.08.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Full Time Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 36 weeks.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.


SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 4.30pm and Thursday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

Additonal resources will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00 for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory
CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions
CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics
CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts
CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUAACD503 Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
CUAACD504 Research and apply light and colour
CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUAILL401 Develop and refine illustrative work
CUAILL501 Develop professional illustrations
CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Illustration, Design for Television, Design for Film, Art Direction, Theatre Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Props, Puppetry, SFX Make-up, Prosthetics, Entertainment Design, Event Design

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Design Centre Enmore
110 Edgeware Road, Enmore
Phone 131 601

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