Established exclusively for schools, students can get a taste of Graphic Design while completing Year 10, 11 or 12 by studying a Certificate III in Graphic Design Fundamentals (CUA30715).

Graphic Design is all around us - visual communication is used to point us in the right direction, to encourage people to purchase products, to provide people with warnings and so much more. Are you looking to make a start in your graphic design career? Do you have a strong creative flair? Then this is the course for you!

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This foundation course in graphic design will provide you with the skills to understand and apply the basics of imagemaking, typography, composition with a focus on design principles (hierarchy & emphasis, contrast, balance, alignment, repetition and flow) and working with the elements of design such as line, shape, space, texture, value, size and scale and colour.

Training Plan

  • BSBDES201 Follow a design process
  • BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
  • BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to Health and Safety of Others
  • CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
  • CUAGRD301 Prepare files for publication
  • CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
  • ICPPRP221 Select and apply type
  • CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images

Duration: Studied over 3 terms

Contact hours: 1 day per week between 9am – 4pm with classes scheduled on Monday.

Nominal hours: 525

SACE Credits: Stage 2 credit points apply to a maximum of 80 SACE credits.

Price: $2,700.00 for full course. Payable over three terms. 

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