Certificate III Program in Graphic Design Production

Duration Up to 6 months Full Time
TAFE SA CodeCP00184
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Campus / Delivery Study Mode Application
OnlineOnlineOpening Sept 2018
Adelaide College of the ArtsOn CampusOpening May 2018

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.

    Important Information

    • Students undertaking Online delivery will be required to purchase a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud - approx. $30/month.
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    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 course is designed to provide students 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 production.
    Topics include:

    • Graphic arts and design layout
    • design and preparation of conventionally printed products such as logos, stationary, brochures and magazines
    • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
    • and generation of electronic files for digital output.
      4 cores units plus 17 electives.


    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.