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    • Course code
    • Location
    • Length
      Full Time

      8 months

    • Commencing
      February, March, April, July and October
    • How to Apply
      Full time through VTAC. February intake through VTAC. Mature age direct to Chisholm by selecting the ‘Apply Now’ button on the course page at chisholm.edu.au

    Diploma of Graphic Design

    Produce dynamic design solutions in the field of graphic design.

    When you complete the Diploma of Graphic Design, you’ll have a wide range of technical and creative skills, and a portfolio of industry quality artwork to kick start your graphic design career.

    You’ll learn practical skills in areas such as working with design briefs, concept development, visual presentation, print preparation, web layout and photo imaging.

    Study now and pay later with VET FEE-HELP, which is available for this course to eligible students. Find out if you could be eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

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      Throughout the course, you’ll produce a folio of work under the guidance of experienced teachers who are practising design professionals.

      The course is monitored by an industry based advisory group to ensure it reflects current practices and meets industry requirements.

      With this nationally recognised and well regarded qualification, you'll be highly sought after by agencies, design studios and other professional service industries.

      The course can be completed full time over one year.

      Once complete, you can pursue further study with a guaranteed position in Chisholm's Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design.

      Chisholm TAFE is the largest provider of tertiary and vocational education in Melbourne's south east. With state-of-the-art facilities, professional training and support, you'll enjoy studying at Chisholm. So why wait? Enquire now.

      Students have the option of a direct path way into the Bachelor of Interactive Media Design.

    • Possible job outcomes

        Advertising Designer

        Multimedia Designer

        Web designer

        Graphic artist

    • Sample units of study

      CUVGRD504A - Create and manipulate graphics

      CUVGRD501A - Research visual communication history and theory

      CUVACD501A - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools

      CUVGRD502A - Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications

      CUVGRD503A - Produce typographic design solutions

      CUVACD506A - Refine 2-D design ideas and processes

      CUVGRD506A - Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs

      CUVGRD301A - Prepare files for publication

      CUVPRP503A - Present a body of own creative work

      CUVGRD606A - Develop graphic designs for packaging

      ICAWEB414A - Design simple web page layouts

      CUVDRA501A - Refine drawing techniques

      BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practice

      CUVDIG502A - Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art

      CUVILL502A - Refine illustration techniques

      CUVPHI404A - Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

      CUVGRD607A - Develop graphic designs for branding and identify

      CUVGRD505A - Design and manipulate complex layouts

      BSBITU404A - Produce complex desktop published documents

    • Costs

      Indicative annual tuition fee* (GST Exempt):

      Government subsidised concession:
      Government subsidised: $4140.00
      Full fee: $8940.00 There is no concession available for this course

      Materials fee: $400.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Student services and amenities fee**: $175.00  per year  (GST Inclusive)

      Ancillary fee: $25.00

      *Indicative fees as published are based on typical annual student contact hours per course, and are subject to change, given individual circumstances at enrolment.
      ** Concession rate $75, but only if concession rates are applicable for this course.
      Check here to see if you are eligible for government-subsidised training. Training to eligible students is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding.

    Career Path

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      Diploma of Graphic Design

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    Applying and Enrolling

    To enrol at Chisholm, you need to apply, and then be accepted. Procedures to apply for courses vary. A TAFE application may go through VTAC, for example. In other cases the application may be direct to Chisholm or through your employer or school. View the specific course page to find out how to apply.

    With a successful Chisholm Institute of TAFE application, in some cases,  you may need to attend an information session or submit a portfolio prior to completing your enrolment.

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