TAFE Queensland Brisbane

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Course details

CRICOS course code: 090470B

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Embrace your creative side with this hands-on graphic design diploma. This comprehensive design course will provide you with the specialised skills and hands-on experience to flourish within the fast-paced world of graphic design. You will learn the professional skills necessary to work successfully in any business environment including interpreting briefs, marketing strategies and project management.

In this course you will gain a diverse range of skills in technical and theoretical design principles and their application in everyday design. Expand on your creative talents through practical exercises in web design, photography, typography, branding, packaging, digital and online design, illustration and portfolio design, all while working in a collaborative, studio environment. You will have access to commercial grade studios and the opportunity to develop close industry contact through site visits to professional design studios.

Successful completion of this TAFE Queensland diploma will give you the skills you need to work individually or collaboratively as a graphic designer, multimedia designer or digital artist within the creative industries environment. Successful completion also provides great articulation opportunities into higher education courses.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 10 elective units.


CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Job Prospects

  • Type Setter
  • Creative Entrepreneur
  • Illustrator
  • Digital Artist
  • Web Page Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Graphic Designer

University Pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 17,000 Per Year
Start date: Expected July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.