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.

Units of Competency

Core Units
CUAACD531 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUADES413 Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory
CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions
CUAGRD514 Create and manipulate graphics
CUAGRD515 Design and manipulate complex layouts
CUAGRD516 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
CUAPPR513 Present a body of own creative work
Elective Units
BSBCMM411 Make presentations
BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas
BSBCRT413 Collaborate in creative processes
CUAACD534 Originate and develop concepts
BSBLEG525 Apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters
BSBMKG439 Develop and apply knowledge of communications industry
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBPRC402 Negotiate contracts
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
CUADIG512 Design digital applications



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
  • Graphic Novelist
  • Publishing Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Typographer
  • Packaging Designer



Course Duration

Applications Open for January 2023

18 months

The course is mixed mode delivery of online and face-to-face learning, plus additional self-directed study.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Design CUA40720, or equivalent.


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

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