Diploma of Graphic Design - CUA50715

Gordon Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00011G

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It 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.


  • 19 units: 9 core
  • 10 elective


  • Protect and use innovative designs
  • Research visual communication history and theory
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
  • Develop own sustainable professional practice
  • Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Design interaction
  • Author interactive media
  • Present a body of own creative work
  • Optimise digital media impact
  • Create observational drawings
  • Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Create user interfaces
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry
  • Manage media assets
  • Build a dynamic website
  • Make a presentation
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Design effective user experiences
  • Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Ensure a safe workplace
  • Refine 2-D design id

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong City International: $15,203 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year

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