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Embrace your creative side

This comprehensive design course is crafted to give you hands-on experience in building your career in the visual communication industry. You will gain a broad range of skills in technical and theoretical design principles and their application in everyday design. You will dive into the worlds of typography, branding, packaging, digital and online design, illustrations and portfolio design, all whilst working in a collaborative, studio environment, dealing with real clients. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Springfield, Toowoomba

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / up to 3 days per week
Part time: 1.5 years / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $15,210

Student Loan Available

1300 914 754

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How to enrol

Turn your passion for creativity and design into a rewarding, dynamic career...

Embrace your creative side with a graphic design qualification - your first step towards a career in the exciting and innovative design industry.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Course snapshot

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Springfield 29 Jan 2018 Part time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
Toowoomba 29 Jan 2018 Part time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

To enter this qualification, you must provide evidence of your 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

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

To provide evidence of the required technical skill and ability, you will need to submit a Portfolio of Graphic Design Work. Please refer to the Portfolio Requirements document for further information. If you are unable to provide a Portfolio of Graphic Design Work for entry into the Diploma, it is strongly recommended that you undertake the Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice - this is a part-time course designed to provide the foundation required to complete your diploma studies.

Location/s

Springfield
Education City Drive
Springfield QLD 4304

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • portable external hard drive (no USB memory sticks)
  • appropriate hardware (computer) to run Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • subscription to Adobe CC with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign installed on your home machine. A discounted student subscription is available via the below link:
  • closed-in shoes
  • a valid email address
  • personal stationery (pens and paper)

You will also require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

Full-time and Part-time options are available for this qualification.

As a full-time student, you are expected to attend classes 3 days per week, for 1 year. You will also need to undertake approximately 8-10 additional hours of study per week, outside of class time, to complete class tasks and assessment.

As a part-time student, you are expected to attend classes 2-3 days per week (depending on the Semester), for 1.5 years. You will also need to undertake approximately 8-10 additional hours of study per week, outside of class time, to complete class tasks and assessment.

Please note that timetable schedules may differ in future semesters.

Relevant documents:

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 19 units in total, including 9 core units and 10 elective units.

Black Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Core
CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs Core
CUAPHI514 Prepare digital images for pre-press processing Elective
BSBCRT402 Collaborate in a creative process Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief Elective
Cyan Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice Core
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions Core
CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics Core
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice Elective
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Elective
Magenta Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAILL401 Research and apply techniques for illustrative work Elective
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts Core
Online Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory Core
SITXICT401 Build and launch a small business website Elective
Yellow Cluster
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAGRD607 Develop graphic designs for branding and identity Elective
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions Elective
CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications Core

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

$15,210

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

Please refer to the 'Resources required' section for additional costs that may be incurred to undertake this qualification.

Outcome

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Job prospects

  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic And Web Designers, And Illustrators

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Orientation

Springfield

January 2018 Intake - Monday 29 January from 10am to 2pm in B2.03

Toowoomba

January 2018 Intake - Monday 29 January from 10am to 2pm in A2.05

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 21 September 2017

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1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10000 VET Student Loan available