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Offering Info

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

  • National Course Code: CUA60315
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA60315-01V02-21DCE-052

Location – Design Centre Enmore (Illustration)

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

The nationally recognised Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design is a deep dive into the world of visual communication that enables you to leave your creative mark. Tailor your career to specialise in print media, advertising, corporate branding, digital design or commercial illustration.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Develop hand drawing and illustration skills
  • Perform 3D design and construction
  • Use digital design and illustration techniques
  • Understand and effectively use typography
  • Work with industry software
  • Form sustainable design practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A passion for innovation in visual communication
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to negotiate and refine complex briefs
  • Collaborative skills to work in a team and with clients
  • Interest in the business side of a graphic design company

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • An accredited qualification at Advanced Diploma level
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own business
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Content creator
  • Social media designer
  • Film or TV designer
  • Art director
  • Theatre, set or prop designer
  • Studio manager

GROW YOUR CAREER

Expand your design capabilities with the:

  • Bachelor of 3D Art and Animation with TAFE NSW Degrees
  • Bachelor of Creative Practice with TAFE NSW Degrees

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for this course, you need to demonstrate one of the following:

  • That you have achieved the Diploma of Graphic Design or Diploma of Graphic Design (Illustration) as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate
  • Technical graphic design skills in at least one of the following areas through a portfolio of work: graphic design work that responds effectively to different design challenges, professional typography supporting the overall design work, 2D and 3D graphic design, graphics and publication layouts reflecting complex design, creative imagery for visual communication
  • That you have you been employed in the graphic design industry and have an equivalent level of experience and skills

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A strong interest in areas of design
  • The ability to think creatively
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively on creative design
  • The ability to solve problems creatively
  • Good communication, organisational and project management skills

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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 Time Location
Wednesday, 23 June 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm Design Centre Enmore, Bldg G, Level G, Room 10.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class, over 2 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 independent study, research, practice and assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
Have completed one or a combination of the following:
Diploma of Graphic Design - Illustration CUA50715
Degrees of parts thereof in Visual Arts
Diplomas & Advanced Diplomas in other design disciplines (ie Graphic Design, Fashion, Industrial, Interior).
Experience in the workplace for example: as a graphic Designer or practising artist.
In exceptional circumstances learners that have excelled in Design & Technology and/or Visual Arts at high school and/or design and construction for school theatrical productions.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
Accessibility and Disability Services
Personal Counselling
Vocational Counselling
Learning Support
International Student Support
Scholarships
Multicultural Support
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at https://www.tafensw.edu.au/student-services.
Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.

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)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled Tuesday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and and Thursday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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.

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.

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

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Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
BSBDES601 Manage design realisation
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
CUAGRD601 Engage in the business of graphic design
CUAGRD602 Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
CUAGRD603 Extend typographic design expertise
CUAPPR504 Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBIPR501 Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces
CUADIG502 Design digital applications
CUAGRD604 Develop and execute advertising concepts
CUAILL501 Develop professional illustrations
CUAILL502 Refine illustration techniques
CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work

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

Fees information

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