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Certificate III Program in Graphic Design Production

Duration Up to 12 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
TAFE SA CodeCP00184
Course TypeComposite Course
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FacultiesArts and Design
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 Information Session:Tuesday 22 November, 2016

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    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

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    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.

    Skills Covered

    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:

    QualificationTAFE SA CodeNational Code
    Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Graphic Pre-press)TP00755ICP30215

    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.