Dual Qualification - Diploma / Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
on the Sunshine Coast (One year full-time)


The course is fully funded under the Government VET STUDENT LOAN Scheme - No GAP FEE for eligible Australian residents

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Graphic designers work with typography, graphics and images in a variety of formats ranging from clothing, magazines, web sites, advertising through to branding and packaging. Nearly every business you can think of has some need for a graphic designer. This course will help you develop a well-rounded knowledge about design as well as marketing, publishing and advertising.

In your study you will focus on preparing creative work, both hand rendered and computer generated, suitable for print. You will learn about all aspects of design including digital graphics, print, pre-press, packaging, drawing, technical and commercial illustration, typography and multimedia creation.

You will also focus on professional web development.

You will use industry standard software including the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign  and a variety of CMS software for building Content Management System websites.

You will also learn how to optimise your chances to gain employment in the Graphic Design industry.

You will also benefit from close industry contact through site visits to professional design studios and guest specialists in class.

The emphasis is on training employable graphic designers who can confidently take a brief, efficiently use industry standard software, and produce quality print and web solutions to a tight deadline.

 Employment Pathways

Graphic design graduates find rewarding careers in the visual design industries, including print and corporate design, publishing and packaging, advertising and marketing, television and digital media.

Studying graphic design will provide professional creative opportunities both nationally and internationally. You will have rich opportunities to broaden and improve your employment prospects.

Study Pathways

The Diploma / Advanced Diploma will give you credit at University if you wish to go onto further study.  The amount of credit depends on the University and may take into account factors such as other experience as well as your qualification

Assessment Information

Assessment is competency based and you must complete all projects and assignments, written and/or practical, as set out within the unit study guides and workbooks. Most assessment pieces are practical in nature and simulate the type of work you will experience in industry settings.