Certificate III Program in Graphic Design Production

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
TAFE SA CodeCP00184
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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
OnlineOnlineOpening Sept 2017
Tea Tree GullyOn & Off CampusOpening Sept 2017

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.
    If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by Date of application
    If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
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    How to Apply

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    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 6 month 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 Certificate III in Print Communications (ICP31415). 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 Print CommunicationsTP00852ICP31415

    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.