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Course Description

This hands-on course covers all you need to know to start a career in graphic design, 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: Open Colleges will be migrating to a new learning management system (LMS) for this course by early 2023.  Students will be moved into the new LMS, and this will have no impact on a student’s studies.  Further details will be shared closer to the time.

  • This Diploma of Graphic Design trains you in all aspects of graphic design, which you will need to step into a role as a Junior Graphic or Digital Designer, Freelance Designer or Content Developer. 
  • Learn how to combine technical, creative, and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. 
  • It is designed to get you job-ready, so all assessments are created with a real-world focus to get you used to dealing with different types of design briefs and graphic design roles, which you will face when you graduate. 
  • 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 when approaching potential employers and clients. 

During your studies, you will learn: 

  • Design fundamentals, such as, typography, colour, visual communication and manipulation of graphics and layouts 
  • How to master drawing and illustration, as well as print and packaging 
  • How to understand and interpret branding and identity 
  • How to understand and work with a client design brief 
  • How to work in digital design 
  • Creation of multiplatform assessments 
  • Key skills around developing your own professional design practice, setting you up to work effectively as a freelancer, or in an agency environment 

Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Graphic Designer, and related roles such as Studio Manager. It may also provide pathways to other related roles in graphic design and associated industries. 

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

Potential career outcomes

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

Course Details

Course number E1403
Qualification name CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice Quiz, Portfolio, Role plays, Video, Written assessments
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory Local Entry Requirements 

To enter this qualification, students need to be able to demonstrate and/or provide evidence of their graphic design skills and ability. Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience or formal study. 

Students need to be able to: 

  • Produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges 
  • Produce typography that supports the overall design solution 
  • Use graphic design software 

To ensure a student meets these requirements, you will be required to: 

  • Complete the two graphic design tasks using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop, OR 
  • Provide examples of your own existing work that meet similar criteria as below, OR 
  • Enrol in E1414 Graphic Design Pathway program, which includes D0121 Graphic Design Essentials. Successful completion of the Graphic Design Essentials course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to meet the module entry requirements. NOTE: You will not get access to the Diploma of Graphic Design until you have completed Graphic Design Essentials. There is an extra cost associated with the Graphic Design Essentials, which will be discussed as part of enrolment.

Task 1: Produce an A3 (297mm x 420mm) typographic poster that gives reasons why you want to be a graphic designer. The poster must: 

  • Use only 3 colours 
  • Use only one serif font and 1 sans-serif font 
  • As part of the design process, undertake some research into current design trends and incorporate this into your design 

IMPORTANT NOTE: While working on your poster and postcard, you must take 2 screenshots while each piece of work is in development. This allows us to see the software and tools that you are using.

Task 2: Produce a 105mm x 148mm postcard to match your typographic poster. The postcard must: 

  • Share the same style and theme and typography, however, it can only be black and white 
  • Only have 1 reason why you want to be a graphic designer on it.  Select the reason that is most important to you 

IMPORTANT NOTE: While working on your poster and postcard, you must take 2 screenshots while each piece of work is in development. This allows us to see the software and tools that you are using.  

Recommended Local Entry Requirements 

  • Are 18 years old (students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol) 
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms design terms, learn complex design task in an online self-paced environment, and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher 
  • Access to a modern computer with high-speed internet 
  • Access to Microsoft Office or equivalent 

To successfully complete this course, students will require the following basic computing skills on enrolment. This includes: 

  • Basic skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign 
  • Creating, saving, and editing Microsoft Office documents 
  • Accessing and searching the internet 
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites 
  • Uploading documents through websites/Cloud computing 
  • Understanding of participating in online discussions 
  • Attach and use peripheral devices such as scanners, digital cameras, media storage (e.g., flash drive for design storage). 
  • Saving a compressed file (.zip) 
  • Saving a PDF File and multipage PDF’s 
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images 
  • Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos 
  • Compressing image audio and video files 

It is also highly desirable that entrants have: 

  • Familiarity with Internet searches 
  • Experience with social media platforms 
  • Basic experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software 

It is recommended that a student achieves the following ACSF levels to successfully complete this course and be able to learn effectively in a self-paced online environment:  

  • Learning,– Level 4 
  • Reading, writing, oral communication & numeracy – Level 3 

If the student is still concerned about whether they have the skills to complete the course, they will be referred to Admissions as part of the enrolment process to complete a formal LLN assessment through BKSB. If the student does not achieve the recommended ACSF levels, their application will be sent to the Education Manager to determine if Open Colleges has the required level of support services available to support the needs of the student. In some cases, the student may be referred to an external provider such as their local TAFE to complete additional foundation skills training before being enrolled into the course. 

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Computing

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or above
  • Broadband Internet connection. Please note, ADSL2+ minimum, is recommended due to the volume of downloading and uploading large files required by the course
  • 8GB of RAM minumum, 16GB recommended
  • 1280 x 800 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with 16 – bit colour and 512 MB of V RAM
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Access to a printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • File compression software
  • Back-up: External Hard drive 1T or above

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX El Capitan v 10.11.4

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or higher (Windows 10 recommended)
  • 1 .3GHZ minimum or faster processor (2GHz recommended

You will also require a digital camera or mobile phone with camera and related software for taking photos for design tasks and projects and documenting design processes.

Equipment and tools

This course requires you to have access to a specific tools, equipment, and resources.   

Software Requirement (This is Mandatory Material) 

This course requires the use of design industry software.  

You will need access to the Adobe Creative Suite, which can be purchased on subscription through the Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC).  

The ACC subscription is not included in the course fee. Student subscriptions are available at a reduced price.  

Refer to the Adobe website for current pricing.  

Access to others 

Students will need to work with one or two other people to participate in video or audio roleplays. It is the responsibility of the student to find their own suitable role-play participants. 

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Subjects

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1

  • Research type as visual communication
  • Analyse design needs
  • Develop ideas for typographic solutions
  • Manipulate and integrate type
  • Integrate type within the overall design
  • Evaluate typographic design solutions

Module 2

  • Analyse design needs 
  • Develop and refine ideas for graphics 
  • Create graphic objects 
  • Finalise technical aspects of graphics work 
  • Evaluate graphics work 

Module 3

  • Research information on colour theory and design processes
  • Communicate ideas through the application of colour and design theory
  • Evaluate design work

Module 4

  • Select focus for research
  • Conduct critical analysis
  • Present ideas about visual communication history and theory
  • Develop own practice from research

Module 5

  • Evaluate the role of drawing in professional practice 
  • Support and develop practice through experimentation with drawing and visual representation 
  • Assess individual approach to the use of drawing 

Module 6

  • Interpret briefs for illustrative work
  • Organise resources
  • Test design approaches for illustrative work
  • Produce finished illustrative work

Module 7

  • Interpret creative briefs 
  • Evaluate potential approaches to branding and identity 
  • Generate and assess ideas 
  • Develop designs to support branding and identity 
  • Finalise designs 
  • Evaluate design work and process 

Module 8

  • Analyse design needs 
  • Develop and refine layout ideas 
  • Create and manipulate layouts 
  • Evaluate design work 
  • Finalise technical aspects 

Module 9

  •  Interpret briefs for 2-D and 3-D work
  • Collaborate and liaise with others
  • Develop and present ideas for 2-D and 3-D work
  • Plan and organise the production of work
  • Realise 2-D and 3-D designs
  • Finalise artwork
  • Evaluate own work

Module 10

  • Plan for pre-press processing 
  • Prepare files for pre-press processing 
  • Wrap up and review print preparation 

Module 11

  • Establish design requirements 
  • Develop and refine design brief 
  • Negotiate terms and conditions 

Module 12

  • Identify requirements for multiplatform advertising  
  • Develop multiplatform advertisement 
  • Review multiplatform advertisement 

Module 13

  • Explore the potential of photomedia in own work 
  • Experiment with photomedia  
  • Create and present finished photomedia work 
  • Evaluate work 

Module 14

  • Research digital technologies 
  • Select digital technologies for in-depth exploration 
  • Integrate technologies into own work 
  • Manage digital technologies in professional practice 

Module 15

  • Identify project requirements 
  • Generate ideas for interactions 
  • Draft interaction design specifications 
  • Finalise interaction designs 

Module 16

  • Promote self to potential clients
  • Negotiate work arrangements
  • Manage financial and business aspects of service
  • Undertake strategic planning

Module 17

  • Develop an industry focus for design practice 
  • Address key legal and safety requirements for graphic design practice 
  • Research and evaluate graphic design trends 
  • Develop skills to meet trends 
  • Develop own response to changing trends and technologies 

Module 18

  • Acquire and develop technical skills 
  • Develop conceptual skills and ideas 
  • Develop own voice 
  • Evaluate own work 
  • Research work opportunities 

Module 19

  • Evaluate and select presentation ideas 
  • Plan presentation  
  • Create presentation 
  • Deliver and evaluate presentation 

Payment Options

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Trainers

Faridul Islam

MD Faridul Islam is the trainer and assessor of Digital Design and Graphic Design. He has been teaching at Open Colleges since April 2018. MD has more than 10 years’ experience in the design industry, including seven years of teaching design in VET. MD has obtained several qualifications from a range of design courses, including; Masters in Digital Design, Graduate Certificate in Design, CIV in Graphic Design, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Screen, and Media and Diploma of Multimedia.

MD has solid industry experience in graphic and digital technology-based designs. His areas of expertise are – logo design, illustration, web design, 3D design, UI/UX, branding and identity, digital design including game development. As a designer, MD believes there is no end of learning. Design is his passion. As a trainer, he learns every day and loves to share his skills among keen design cohorts.

SAVE FROM 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: DECEMBER04

Offer ends on Sunday 4th December 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

Course at a Glance

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Career Outcomes

  • checkAssistant Web/Digital Designer
  • checkGraphic Designer
  • checkGraphic Operator
  • checkJunior Graphic Designer
  • checkJunior Mac Operator
  • checkPackage Designer
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Delivery Method

Online

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Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

Why study with us?

  • Study at your pace
  • Flexible payment options
  • Nationally recognised accreditation
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Course at a Glance

icon for career outcomes

Career Outcomes

  • checkAssistant Web/Digital Designer
  • checkGraphic Designer
  • checkGraphic Operator
  • checkJunior Graphic Designer
  • checkJunior Mac Operator
  • checkPackage Designer
computer

Delivery Method

Online

credit_score

Payment

Flexible payment options available

Recognition

Nationally recognised

Nationally Recognised Training

SAVE FROM 20% OFF

Selected course fees when you pay upfront.

Voucher code: DECEMBER04

Offer ends on Sunday 4th December 2022 at 11:59pm AEST.

*Terms & conditions

This hands-on course covers all you need to know to start a career in graphic design, 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: Open Colleges will be migrating to a new learning management system (LMS) for this course by early 2023.  Students will be moved into the new LMS, and this will have no impact on a student’s studies.  Further details will be shared closer to the time.

  • This Diploma of Graphic Design trains you in all aspects of graphic design, which you will need to step into a role as a Junior Graphic or Digital Designer, Freelance Designer or Content Developer. 
  • Learn how to combine technical, creative, and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. 
  • It is designed to get you job-ready, so all assessments are created with a real-world focus to get you used to dealing with different types of design briefs and graphic design roles, which you will face when you graduate. 
  • 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 when approaching potential employers and clients. 

During your studies, you will learn: 

  • Design fundamentals, such as, typography, colour, visual communication and manipulation of graphics and layouts 
  • How to master drawing and illustration, as well as print and packaging 
  • How to understand and interpret branding and identity 
  • How to understand and work with a client design brief 
  • How to work in digital design 
  • Creation of multiplatform assessments 
  • Key skills around developing your own professional design practice, setting you up to work effectively as a freelancer, or in an agency environment 

Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Graphic Designer, and related roles such as Studio Manager. It may also provide pathways to other related roles in graphic design and associated industries. 

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

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant Web/Digital Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Graphic Operator
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Junior Mac Operator
  • Package Designer
Course number E1403
Qualification name CUA50720 Diploma of Graphic Design
Course duration Maximum 24 months
Delivery Method Online
Recognition Nationally Recognised Nationally Recognised Training
Assessments Multiple choice Quiz, Portfolio, Role plays, Video, Written assessments
Awarded by Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)

Entry Requirements

Mandatory Local Entry Requirements 

To enter this qualification, students need to be able to demonstrate and/or provide evidence of their graphic design skills and ability. Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through personal or work experience or formal study. 

Students need to be able to: 

  • Produce multiple examples of graphic design work that respond effectively to different design challenges 
  • Produce typography that supports the overall design solution 
  • Use graphic design software 

To ensure a student meets these requirements, you will be required to: 

  • Complete the two graphic design tasks using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop, OR 
  • Provide examples of your own existing work that meet similar criteria as below, OR 
  • Enrol in E1414 Graphic Design Pathway program, which includes D0121 Graphic Design Essentials. Successful completion of the Graphic Design Essentials course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to meet the module entry requirements. NOTE: You will not get access to the Diploma of Graphic Design until you have completed Graphic Design Essentials. There is an extra cost associated with the Graphic Design Essentials, which will be discussed as part of enrolment.

Task 1: Produce an A3 (297mm x 420mm) typographic poster that gives reasons why you want to be a graphic designer. The poster must: 

  • Use only 3 colours 
  • Use only one serif font and 1 sans-serif font 
  • As part of the design process, undertake some research into current design trends and incorporate this into your design 

IMPORTANT NOTE: While working on your poster and postcard, you must take 2 screenshots while each piece of work is in development. This allows us to see the software and tools that you are using.

Task 2: Produce a 105mm x 148mm postcard to match your typographic poster. The postcard must: 

  • Share the same style and theme and typography, however, it can only be black and white 
  • Only have 1 reason why you want to be a graphic designer on it.  Select the reason that is most important to you 

IMPORTANT NOTE: While working on your poster and postcard, you must take 2 screenshots while each piece of work is in development. This allows us to see the software and tools that you are using.  

Recommended Local Entry Requirements 

  • Are 18 years old (students under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian to enrol) 
  • Have language, literacy and numeracy skills that ensure the ability to read and comprehend technical terms design terms, learn complex design task in an online self-paced environment, and communicate effectively through email. These skills are equivalent to those that would be required to successfully complete a qualification at Certificate IV level or higher 
  • Access to a modern computer with high-speed internet 
  • Access to Microsoft Office or equivalent 

To successfully complete this course, students will require the following basic computing skills on enrolment. This includes: 

  • Basic skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign 
  • Creating, saving, and editing Microsoft Office documents 
  • Accessing and searching the internet 
  • Downloading and saving documents from websites 
  • Uploading documents through websites/Cloud computing 
  • Understanding of participating in online discussions 
  • Attach and use peripheral devices such as scanners, digital cameras, media storage (e.g., flash drive for design storage). 
  • Saving a compressed file (.zip) 
  • Saving a PDF File and multipage PDF’s 
  • Connecting digital cameras and downloading and storing images 
  • Connecting digital video devices and downloading and storing videos 
  • Compressing image audio and video files 

It is also highly desirable that entrants have: 

  • Familiarity with Internet searches 
  • Experience with social media platforms 
  • Basic experience with Adobe Creative Cloud software 

It is recommended that a student achieves the following ACSF levels to successfully complete this course and be able to learn effectively in a self-paced online environment:  

  • Learning,– Level 4 
  • Reading, writing, oral communication & numeracy – Level 3 

If the student is still concerned about whether they have the skills to complete the course, they will be referred to Admissions as part of the enrolment process to complete a formal LLN assessment through BKSB. If the student does not achieve the recommended ACSF levels, their application will be sent to the Education Manager to determine if Open Colleges has the required level of support services available to support the needs of the student. In some cases, the student may be referred to an external provider such as their local TAFE to complete additional foundation skills training before being enrolled into the course. 

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.

Computing

All users:

  • Microsoft Office 2013 or above
  • Broadband Internet connection. Please note, ADSL2+ minimum, is recommended due to the volume of downloading and uploading large files required by the course
  • 8GB of RAM minumum, 16GB recommended
  • 1280 x 800 display (1280 x 1024 recommended) with 16 – bit colour and 512 MB of V RAM
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Access to a printer and associated software
  • Scanner and associated software
  • File compression software
  • Back-up: External Hard drive 1T or above

Mac OS users:

  • Mac OSX El Capitan v 10.11.4

Windows users:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 or higher (Windows 10 recommended)
  • 1 .3GHZ minimum or faster processor (2GHz recommended

You will also require a digital camera or mobile phone with camera and related software for taking photos for design tasks and projects and documenting design processes.

Equipment and tools

This course requires you to have access to a specific tools, equipment, and resources.   

Software Requirement (This is Mandatory Material) 

This course requires the use of design industry software.  

You will need access to the Adobe Creative Suite, which can be purchased on subscription through the Adobe Creative Cloud (ACC).  

The ACC subscription is not included in the course fee. Student subscriptions are available at a reduced price.  

Refer to the Adobe website for current pricing.  

Access to others 

Students will need to work with one or two other people to participate in video or audio roleplays. It is the responsibility of the student to find their own suitable role-play participants. 

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.

Module 1

  • Research type as visual communication
  • Analyse design needs
  • Develop ideas for typographic solutions
  • Manipulate and integrate type
  • Integrate type within the overall design
  • Evaluate typographic design solutions

Module 2

  • Analyse design needs 
  • Develop and refine ideas for graphics 
  • Create graphic objects 
  • Finalise technical aspects of graphics work 
  • Evaluate graphics work 

Module 3

  • Research information on colour theory and design processes
  • Communicate ideas through the application of colour and design theory
  • Evaluate design work

Module 4

  • Select focus for research
  • Conduct critical analysis
  • Present ideas about visual communication history and theory
  • Develop own practice from research

Module 5

  • Evaluate the role of drawing in professional practice 
  • Support and develop practice through experimentation with drawing and visual representation 
  • Assess individual approach to the use of drawing 

Module 6

  • Interpret briefs for illustrative work
  • Organise resources
  • Test design approaches for illustrative work
  • Produce finished illustrative work

Module 7

  • Interpret creative briefs 
  • Evaluate potential approaches to branding and identity 
  • Generate and assess ideas 
  • Develop designs to support branding and identity 
  • Finalise designs 
  • Evaluate design work and process 

Module 8

  • Analyse design needs 
  • Develop and refine layout ideas 
  • Create and manipulate layouts 
  • Evaluate design work 
  • Finalise technical aspects 

Module 9

  •  Interpret briefs for 2-D and 3-D work
  • Collaborate and liaise with others
  • Develop and present ideas for 2-D and 3-D work
  • Plan and organise the production of work
  • Realise 2-D and 3-D designs
  • Finalise artwork
  • Evaluate own work

Module 10

  • Plan for pre-press processing 
  • Prepare files for pre-press processing 
  • Wrap up and review print preparation 

Module 11

  • Establish design requirements 
  • Develop and refine design brief 
  • Negotiate terms and conditions 

Module 12

  • Identify requirements for multiplatform advertising  
  • Develop multiplatform advertisement 
  • Review multiplatform advertisement 

Module 13

  • Explore the potential of photomedia in own work 
  • Experiment with photomedia  
  • Create and present finished photomedia work 
  • Evaluate work 

Module 14

  • Research digital technologies 
  • Select digital technologies for in-depth exploration 
  • Integrate technologies into own work 
  • Manage digital technologies in professional practice 

Module 15

  • Identify project requirements 
  • Generate ideas for interactions 
  • Draft interaction design specifications 
  • Finalise interaction designs 

Module 16

  • Promote self to potential clients
  • Negotiate work arrangements
  • Manage financial and business aspects of service
  • Undertake strategic planning

Module 17

  • Develop an industry focus for design practice 
  • Address key legal and safety requirements for graphic design practice 
  • Research and evaluate graphic design trends 
  • Develop skills to meet trends 
  • Develop own response to changing trends and technologies 

Module 18

  • Acquire and develop technical skills 
  • Develop conceptual skills and ideas 
  • Develop own voice 
  • Evaluate own work 
  • Research work opportunities 

Module 19

  • Evaluate and select presentation ideas 
  • Plan presentation  
  • Create presentation 
  • Deliver and evaluate presentation 

Pay in Full

You can choose to pay your course fees in full upon enrolment and benefit from a 10% discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Pay 50% & Payment Plan Combo

You can also choose to pay 50% of your total course fees upon enrolment and the balance on a Payment Plan.  When you do, you’ll benefit from 50% of the standard Pay in Full discount (unless otherwise advertised).

Payment Plan

You can choose to pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.

Zip Money Payment Plan

If you need a little more flexibility with your finances and would like to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising Zip Money to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to Zip Money over an agreed period of time. Zip Money provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free, payment plan (dependant on which course you’re enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.

BPAY®

With BPAY®, you’re able to pay quickly and securely, 24/7 through your internet, mobile or phone banking service. You can choose when, how much and from which account to pay from - whatever works for you. BPAY® is only available when paying in full. Call an Enrolment Consultant to find out more. 

BPAY® is a trademark of BPAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518. Check if BPAY® is right for you by reading the terms and conditions available from your Financial Institution.

Faridul Islam

MD Faridul Islam is the trainer and assessor of Digital Design and Graphic Design. He has been teaching at Open Colleges since April 2018. MD has more than 10 years’ experience in the design industry, including seven years of teaching design in VET. MD has obtained several qualifications from a range of design courses, including; Masters in Digital Design, Graduate Certificate in Design, CIV in Graphic Design, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Screen, and Media and Diploma of Multimedia.

MD has solid industry experience in graphic and digital technology-based designs. His areas of expertise are – logo design, illustration, web design, 3D design, UI/UX, branding and identity, digital design including game development. As a designer, MD believes there is no end of learning. Design is his passion. As a trainer, he learns every day and loves to share his skills among keen design cohorts.

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