Diploma of Graphic Design- graduation


Diploma of Graphic Design

Further your abilities and enhance your graphic design career?

Create the career you were built for in the Diploma of Graphic Design. This accredited course is built to help you excel at your chosen career in graphic design.

As practitioners ourselves, we know how to push you and your designs to the forefront of the industry. You career will be placed on the cutting edge with this course, as we teach you to use the skills and tools to achieve your dreams. Our passionate, trained staff will help you become the visual communicator this industry craves.

You will learn advanced techniques in every aspect of design, from digital media, to print collateral and beyond. Being surrounded by staff and students proficient in design, this course lets student’s forge it to their own desires, allowing them to focus on their chosen path whilst receiving the best education possible. Upon course completion, graduates will be ready to delve headfirst into the design world with newfound courage and enhanced abilities that makes them an invaluable asset to any business.

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Units of Competency

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
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
BSBADV509 Create mass print media advertisements
BSBADV510 Create mass electronic media advertisements
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions
CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
SITXICT401 Build and launch a small business website
CUADIG401 Author interactive media
CUAGRD607 Develop graphic designs for branding and identity*

*The Unit is imported from CUA60315 Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, as allowed in the Qualifications Packaging Rules

Career Pathways

This course will equip you with the knowledge to work as a graphic designer
in-house or to be your own boss – the choice is yours!

Possible career pathways included, but not limited to:

  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Branding and Identity
  • Marketing Manager
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Publishing Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Typographer
  • Packaging Designer

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Design CUA40715, or equivalent.

Course Duration

Applications Open for 2021.

Starting February 2021.
12 months, 1 day and 2 evenings per week; Monday 8:30am – 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 9pm

The course is mixed mode delivery of 602 hours of face-to-face learning over 38 weeks, plus additional self-directed study of 10 hours per week.


There are no inclusions.


Students will be assessed throughout the course on a combination of both research assignments and practical projects.