Diploma of Graphic Design

Further your abilities and enhance your graphic design career?

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 students to 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.

Create the career you were built for in the Diploma of Graphic Design.

Units of Competency

BSBDES403: Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUVACD501: Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUVGRD502: Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUVGRD501: Research visual communication history and theory
CUVGRD503: Produce typographic design solutions
CUVGRD504: Create and manipulate graphics
CUVGRD505: Design and manipulate complex layouts
CUVGRD506: Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
CUVPRP503: Present a body of own creative work
BSBDES402: Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPHI513: Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
CUAACD512: Work with photo media in creative practice
CUADIG506: Design Integration
CUADIG509: Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUADIG304: Create visual design components
CUAILL501: Develop professional illustrations
CUVPHI501: Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
CUAPHI514: Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
CUAGRD607: Develop graphic designs for branding and identity

Entry Requirements

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

Course Duration

Starting January 2019

12 months, 1 day and 2 evenings per week; TBC, please contact us for more details.

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.


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