How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Job role titles may include:
Graphic and multimedia 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.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate IV in Design
7 core units: Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills; Source and apply information on the history and theory of design; Generate design solutions; Interpret and respond to a design brief; Participate in OHS processes; Integrate colour theory and design processes; Realise a creative project; plus 8 elective units.
Diploma of Graphic Design
9 core units: Develop and extend design skills and practice; Refine drawing and other visual represent tools; Research visual communication history and theory; Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applications; Produce typographic design solutions; Create and manipulate graphics; Design and manipulate complex layouts; Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs; Present a body of own creative work; plus 10 elective units.
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
8 core units: Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief; Manage design realisation; Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business; Manage projects; Engage in the business of graphic design; Originate graphic designs for complex briefs; Extend typographic design expertise; Establish and maintain safe professional practice; plus 7 elective units.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|University of Adelaide||Bachelor of Media||36 points
| ||Bachelor of Media (Marketing)||18 points
| ||Bachelor of Media (Journalism)||18 points
|University of South Australia||Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)||54 points
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All 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