CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 090466J


This practical based course has been developed with industry outcomes in mind - giving you the best opportunity to succeed in the ever changing, innovative world of design. You will combine conceptual and creative skills with technical knowledge to generate visual communication solutions for a range of industry and community based design challenges along with exploring entrepreneurship. Students have opportunity to develop and expand their design practice and style, whilst exploring digital and print media. The creative design process is applied to typography, branding, illustration, 3D and digital design projects with assessments underpinned by the application of design theory and research.


Future career options include roles as designers/finished artists in the print and media industries or use your skills as an entrepreneur in the creative arts.

Course Delivery

This full time course will be delivered in a classroom environment over 4 days and will include a practical placement in semester 2. This course is an approved VET FEE-HELP/VET Student Loan course. The Vet Student Loan maximum tuition fee cap is $5,000. For more information:

Entry Requirements

Interview and folio of work - showcasing multiple examples of graphic work that showcase the use of industry standard software. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice 30 $20.00
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools 70 $30.00
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory 55 $20.00
CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications 60 $20.00
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions 60 $20.00
CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics 60 $20.00
CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts 65 $20.00
CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs 60 $20.00
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work 60 $50.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBCRT401 Articulate, present and debate ideas 40 $35.00
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process 40 $20.00
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts 30 $25.00
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief 20 $20.00
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions 60 $30.00
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65 $40.00
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60 $35.00
CUAACD506 Refine 2-D design ideas and processes 70 $20.00
CUADIG509 Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art 70 $40.00
CUAIND402 Provide freelance services 30 $20.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $5,075
Concession $1,419
RPL Government Subsidised $2,121
RPL Concession $465
RPL Self-funded $3,182
Self-Funded $6,136

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2021 July Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Diploma Semester 2, INTAKE CLOSED