Course Description

Passionate about design? Turn that love into a career with the Diploma of Graphic Design course. This hands-on course covers all you need to know to step into a graphic design career, starting with the fundamentals of graphic design, and moving to the more advanced practices of digital design, as well as UX, branding and freelancing.

  • Responding to the demands of the industry, the Diploma has modules dedicated to helping you master the highly prized skills of user experience, digital design, and company branding and identity.
  • During the course you will develop a portfolio of work which showcases your skills, ideas and creativity, as well as your ability to meet client briefs. You can use this portfolio to showcase your skills to potential employers and clients.
  • When you enrol in the Diploma you will receive a free membership to the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA). Membership will open up the doors to job opportunities, industry events, information, industry updates and networking opportunities.
  • Designed to get you ready to launch into the industry, the Diploma includes the module ‘Your own practice’. During this module you will learn to master your own work, compete in a digital world and effectively market yourself and your work.
  • Your Trainers are industry experts who have decades of experience working in graphic design. They are on hand to help guide you through your studies, and answer any questions that you may have.
  • The Diploma is designed to get you job-ready, and so all assessments are created with a real world focus to you get used to dealing with type of design briefs and graphic design roles that you will face when you graduate.

This course is offered by Open Colleges on behalf of TAFE NSW North Region.

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant Web/Digital Designer
  • Graphic Operator
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Junior Mac Operator
  • Package Designer