Course Description

This hands-on course covers all you need to know to start a career in 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.

Please note that on 15th of April 2021, this course was superseded and replaced by CUA50720 - Diploma of Graphic Design. You can still enrol, however at the moment, the new course is not yet available. Open Colleges will communicate with you in due course once the new course is available.

What you'll learn

  • 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.
  • Designed to get you ready to launch into the industry, this online graphic design 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.

Why study this course?

  • During this graphic design 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.
  • 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, so all assessments are created with a real world focus to get you used to dealing with the type of design briefs and graphic design roles that you will encounter when you graduate.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation as you may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and may be able to complete your studies faster.

Potential career outcomes

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