Course Notes & Special Requirements
- If there are more applicants than available places, TAFE SA will make offers based on date of application.
- Delivery of this course will commence at Adelaide College of the Arts from Semester 2, 2017.
How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Job title may include: Graphic Pre-Press Operator, Digital Print Operator, Finished Artist and Junior Graphic Designer.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Certificate III Program in Graphic Design Production
This is a one-year study program, which incorporates topics such as Design, Web construction, Digital Printing on Wide format and Document Machines and producing Print Ready files used for multiple purposes. This course is designed to produce graduates with an in-depth knowledge of commercial practices within the Printing, Design and Graphic Arts industries. The qualification guides individuals through an intense studio-based program using industry standard software and digital output devices. Students are taught high-level technical production, graphic design and pre-press skills, enabling them to see their entire design project through from initial concept to final product. All students complete a combination of core and elective units which when passed will provide excellent job ready skills. Graduates of this course will receive a ICP30212 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press).
Core subject topics include; Graphic arts and design layout; design and preparation of conventionally printed products such as logos, stationary, brochures and magazines; Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop; Web page design and construction; Text and graphic creation and manipulation, typography; and generation of electronic files for digital output.
The course aims to develop multi-skilled individuals who will be able to be flexible in their approach to work within the Graphic Arts Industry.
Successful completion of this course provides you with the following qualifications:
|Qualification||TAFE SA Code||National Code|
|Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)||TP00755||ICP30215|
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession