QUALIFICATION

Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design


National Code: CUA60315
TAFE SA Code: TP00928


Description

Design your career with this qualification. You’ll learn the skills required to establish, negotiate and refine a design brief, manage design realisation, manage projects, originate graphic designs for complex briefs and extend typographic design expertise.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time

Graphic and Multimedia Designer Graphic and Multimedia Designer

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery or completion date of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
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Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • Diploma of Graphic Design or
  • Submission of a folio which provides evidence of your ability to apply visual communication history and theory to own professional practice, produce professional typography, produce graphic designs for two dimensional and three dimensional applications and create and manipulate graphics and design complex publication layouts
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
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.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$2,352 - $2,562
$4,704 - $5,124
Concession
$1,785 - $1,944
$3,570 - $3,889

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$6,615 - $7,206
$13,230 - $14,411

This course also has an incidentals cost of $310.00 for $60 licence fee for access to Lynda.com, $50 contribution for participation in Graduate Exhibition and $200 for arts materials and tools.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • TAFE SA will email you information on the portfolio requirements and how to submit your portfolio. Please email enquiry@tafesa.edu.au if you are not contacted within 5 business days after applying.
    • Students wishing to access subsidised funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graphic designer, Web and multimedia designer, Advertising creative team member.

    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

    Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design (CUA60315)
    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills in visual communication to conceive, negotiate and realise design solutions. You will gain a sound understanding of visual communication and design theory and history, and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Advanced communication, organisation and project management skills are also covered. This course integrates both print and digital media applications of design. Topics covered include Design Studio, Advanced Typography, Design Business, Photo Imaging, Packaging Design, Advertising, Marketing and Portfolio Creation. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 8 elective units.

    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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Engage in the business of graphic design 65
    Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice 30
    Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
    Extend typographic design expertise 60
    Manage design realisation 50
    Originate graphic designs for complex briefs 65
    Undertake project work 60

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Create mass print media advertisements 30
    Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry 40
    Develop and execute advertising concepts 55
    Develop graphic designs for packaging 55
    Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business 60
    Realise a body of creative work 80
    Refine 3-D design ideas and processes 70
    Work with photomedia in creative practice 55
  • 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. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Media
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Marketing)
    Bachelor of Media (majoring in Journalism)
    Bachelor of Design (Communication Design)
    Bachelor of Communication and Media
    Bachelor of Media Arts
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