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Join the design industry with a career in desktop publishing

2021 Tuition, materials and student services fees will be advised in October 2020. Please use 2020 fees as an indicative guide only, which are subject to change.

Chase your creative calling and join the printing and design industry.

The Certificate II in Printing and Graphic Arts gives you the skills and knowledge to work in the printing industry in particular digital printing systems and processes.

You will gain the skills to design and layout materials, check proofs and liaise with commercial printers. You will also learn to produce materials for publication such as books, newsletters and reports using Adobe Creative Suite. From a graphic design perspective you will learn to work on a range of documents, creating layouts and typographic elements.

This well-rounded pre-apprenticeship is your stepping stone for you to chase your creative calling in the print and graphic design industry. This course pathways into Certificate IV in Design (CUA40715).

Two - three days a week

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Part Time, 23 weeks.
Start dates
17 Feb, 3 August 2020