Skip links and keyboard navigation



Site navigation

Embrace your creative side

This course will see you learn how to work in a collaborative environment with industry standard equipment, and, deal with real clients in a studio environment to put your skills into practice. You'll learn everything from illustration to commercial, domestic and media photographic skills right through to business and marketing skills. A comprehensive dual qualification to ensure your competitiveness in the creative job market. Course details

Industry endorsed

Student satisfaction

Combined $20,000 VET Student Loans available

LOCATION/S

Toowoomba

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: up to 1.5 years

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $23,595

Student Loan Available

1300 914 754

No matter your question,
we are here to help!

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
Toowoomba 29 Jan 2018 Full time Classroom

Entry requirements

To enter these qualifications, you must provide evidence of your Graphic Design 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

Additionally, you must provide evidence of Photographic conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use a range of professional digital and /or film cameras and accessories to produce a portfolio of photo imaging work that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different photo imaging challenges and requirements.

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 Work. Please refer to the Portfolio Requirements document for further information. If you are unable to meet the criteria above, it is strongly recommended that you undertake the Graphic Design and Photo Imaging Industries Pathway course - this is a course designed to provide the foundation required to complete your diploma studies.

Location/s

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

  • closed-in shoes (not canvas)
  • personal stationery (pens, pencils and notebook)
  • a valid and appropriate email address
  • portable external hard drive (no USB memory sticks)
  • subscription to Adobe CC with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign installed on your home machine. A discounted student subscription is available via the below link:
  • Digital SLR Camera which is at an industry level entry standard. Most students purchase Canon or Nikon Cameras. These cameras are usually sold new with a twin lens set covering wide angle to modest telephoto lens for around $1,200-$2,500.
    • all cameras intended for study must be able to be operated manually for shutter speed, aperture and focus

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 and Adobe software (software can be purchased after enrolment to gain a student discount). This equipment and software is also available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland South West locations.

Timetable

This program is delivered over 1.5 years, 3 days per week. You will also be required to complete a minimum of approximately 8 to 10 hours of independent study per week (outside of class time), to complete tasks and assessment.

Details regarding days, times and rooms will be provided on the timetable (please note that timetables are subject to change and may differ in future semesters).

Relevant documents:

Units

The successful achievement of CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design requires you to complete 19 units in total, including 9 core units and 10 elective units.

The successful achievement of CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging requires you to complete 17 units in total, including 3 core units and 14 elective units.

The units listed below are recognised in both qualifications as either core or elective choices; therefore by successfully completing the 29 units listed below, you will have satisfied the requirements for this dual program.

Online Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
SITXICT401 Build and launch a small business website Elective
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory Core
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
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
CUAPHI514 Prepare digital images for pre-press processing 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
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
Photo Imaging
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPHI501 Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice Core
CUAPHI502 Research and apply photo imaging trends Core
CUAPHI513 Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace Core
CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting Elective
CUAPHI504 Employ specialised imaging technologies Elective
CUAPHI505 Produce commercial photo images Elective
CUAPHI506 Provide photographic portrait services Elective
CUAPHI507 Produce media photo images Elective
CUAPHI511 Make illustrative photo images for publication and display Elective
CUADIG405 Produce innovative digital images Elective

Disclaimer

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

Please note that a $10 000 VET Student Loan Cap applies to each individual qualification.

  • Diploma of Graphic Design - $10 000 VET Student Loan Available
  • Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging - $10 000 VET Student Loan Available

TAFE Queensland South West has a range of payment options to help you make great happen. If you are unsure of what's right for you, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.

Learn more about your payment options.

$23,595

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

Learn more

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

Learn more

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

Learn more

Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

Got a question?

Enquire about your full fee study options

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.

^ Show less

Additional costs

Please refer to the 'Resources Required' section for information about additional costs you may incur to undertake this dual qualification.

Outcome

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

CUA50915 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging

Job prospects

  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer
  • Photographer's Assistant
  • 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

Toowoomba

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

GOT A QUESTION?

Enquire about how to apply for this course

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 7 November 2017

Talk to us

1300 914 754

Industry endorsed

Student satisfaction

Combined $20,000 VET Student Loans available