CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

National code: CUA50715 | WA course code: AZK6 | CRICOS code: 090456M

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.

CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

About this course

If you want to advance your skills in design software including InDesign and Illustrator then CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design will provide you with the experience to use these specialised programs to design annual reports, corporate identities, packaging and other press ready artwork. This course will also provide exposure to web design using WordPress, user interfaces, game graphics using Unity and the current trend of UX design (User Experience).

You will also learn 3D modelling using Trimble Sketchup to assist in visualising packaging, signage and concept art and bring them to life with Octane renderer. The course gives you the opportunity to continue explorations into concept development, creative thinking, online social media advertising and digital illustration using Corel Painter. This course is very hands-on and practical and is delivered in Maclabs or studios that closely represent an actual work environment.

Several live briefs with external clients are integrated into the delivery, mainly with not-for-profit organisations, to replicate real client experiences. From this exposure you will gain experience in the business aspect of graphic design such as copyright, intellectual property, invoicing and networking.

This Diploma is a pathway for CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design if you wish to continue your studies for a further year.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

​Please select a campus below and press the Download Course Flyer button to view detailed information about this course, including core and elective units; work placements; assessment methods; and learning resources, facilities and equipment.

Admission requirements

  • An IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0 or equivalent.

  • Completion of CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design [Graphic Design] is required for entry into this course.

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Tuition fees

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If tuition fees are increased you will be required to pay the new fees as they are introduced.

You will be provided with an indicative Schedule of Fees with your Letter of Offer.

Resource fees

Resource fees are for consumables used by a student in the course of their study e.g. paint, internet use etc. This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

If your course goes for two semesters or more, the resource fee may not need to be paid in one amount but may be spaced out over the duration of your courses. Your college will advise you of the payment amount each semester.

Material fees

​The Materials fee includes any item that remains the property of a student after the course has been completed e.g. personal protective equipment, tools, text books etc... This fee is paid to your college at enrolment.

Additional information

Career opportunities

  • Illustrative Designer
  • Web and Multimedia Designer
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