Why choose this course?
This foundation level qualification will provide you with a broad understanding and experience in the graphic design discipline, including corporate and branding, packaging, user experience, web/interface and environmental signage design.
This course focuses on learning solid software skills using industry-standard Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in an environment that replicates a real industry setup. Our lecturers are hands on and the course is delivered via tutorials, design briefs and class discussions.
Course units also include an introduction to web and interface design, while other units cover conceptual and creative thinking skills.
Graphic designers communicate through images and words, and need to master skills in typography. During your studies you will learn to combine digital techniques with traditional letterpress. Drawing and sketching skills are also covered in your course, to lay the foundation for further development in digital illustration required for further study.
Successful completion of this course will equip you with the skills needed to enter the CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design.
- Graphic Design Assistant
An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.
Equivalent to Australian Year 12.
OR Completion of CUA30720 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals is required for entry into this course.
There may be further semester intakes available for enrolment. You can view any further intakes when you submit your online application(opens in a new tab).
For information about pathways from TAFE to university, view our Pathways to university page.
How to apply
Apply to study at TAFE in six steps:
- find a course;
- check entry requirements;
- submit an application;
- accept your offer and pay;
- apply for your student visa; and
- receive your visa and come to Australia for your studies.
View our TAFE application process for detailed advice
Cutoff dates to apply for TAFE Semester 2, 2023:
- Students not in Australia: applications close Friday 19 May 2023.
- Students already in Australia: applications will be assessed depending on availability.
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TAFE International Western Australia (TIWA) is the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider, for the delivery of training to international students, enrolled in a TAFE course in Western Australia. This nationally recognised course is delivered by a Western Australian TAFE college on TIWA's behalf. TIWA retains responsibility for the quality of the training and assessment delivered by the TAFE colleges and for the issue of certification documentation to students.