About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and practice and the ability to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.

Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Qualification Diploma
National Code CUA50715
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills and ability to:
- produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges
- produce typography that supports the overall design solution
- use graphic design industry software

Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Bathurst

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: CUA50715-01V01-18BAT-003

Dubbo

VET Student Loans

  Starts in February

  Full Time

  On Campus

Enrolment Code: CUA50715-01V01-18DUB-002

Bathurst

How will I study?

The offering is delivered in conjunction with the Diploma of Visual Arts where students will take drawing and and possibly printmaking units. Drawing is a compulsory unit for the course, and the printmaking allows the student to produce their designs onto various mediums such as Paper, material, posters as well as magazine/catalogue covers.

The CORE Graphic Design units willl be delivered from Bathurst, and photography / visual art units from Orange. The drawing component is compulsory, so at least one day per week will be out of Orange (Wednesday). Classses will commence on Monday 5 February.

Students should have completed the Cert IV in Design or have a strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator packages.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Classes will be delivered between Bathurst and Orange, and attendance will depend on elective choice (and if the student has previously completed the CIV Design course).

Course length: 18 hours per week for 36 Weeks

Start Date: 6 February 2018
End Date: 7 December 2018

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,060.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need to:
- committ to attending all the face to face sessions
- undertake study outside face to face hours of the course

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

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Dubbo

How will I study?

The offering is delivered in conjunction with the Diploma of Visual Arts where students will take drawing and printmaking units. Drawing is a compulsory unit for the course, and the printmaking allows the student to produce their designs onto various mediums such as Paper, material, posters as well as magazine/catalogue covers.

Other days are Wednesdays and Fridays. You may also elect to take electives from the photogrpahy and Cert IV Design stream, which will affect the attendance days.

Students should have completed the Cert IV in Design or have a strong working knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Illustrator packages.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Full Time

Attendance mixed between days and evenings. Two nights per week (5:30 till 8:30) for the Graphic Design core units.

Course length: 18 hours per week for 36 Weeks

Start Date: 6 February 2018
End Date: 7 December 2018

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,060.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393

What do I need?

For successful completion of this course you will need to:
- committ to attending all the face to face sessions
- undertake study outside face to face hours of the course

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.

APPLY NOW ENQUIRE