Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Advanced Diploma   NRT
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Start date:
Tue 18 Jul 2017
 –   Design Centre
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills in visual communication to conceive, negotiate and realise design solutions.

    Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of visual communication and design theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Advanced communication, organisational and project management skills are also required.

    Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their ability to:
    - apply visual communication history and theory to own professional practice
    - produce professional typography
    - produce graphic designs for two-dimensional and three-dimensional applications
    - create and manipulate graphics and design complex publication layouts

    Skills and knowledge may have been acquired through graphic design work experience or through formal study.

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    Design Centre
    Full Time
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Tue 18 Jul 2017
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    Financial Assistance:
    VET Student Loan
    16 Hours per week
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    About offering:



    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 14 June and 21 June 2017 from 6.00pm to 8.00pm at Design Centre Enmore, 110 Edgeware Road Enmore, Building G, Room G.G.10/11.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 15 to 16 hours of class a week over 3 days. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Between Tuesday and Friday, 08.30am to 6.00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

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    Fee information:


    This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

    Find out more about VET Student Loans at

    Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

    The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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    Resources will be required to successfully complete this course and will cost approximately $190.00, for materials/consumables, subsidising field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.


    Fees, payment and refunds:

    Financial assistance:

    Units of Study

    CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensusAmount
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design 2017/07/242017/10/132017/09/04$2500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design 2017/10/162018/01/052017/11/06$2500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design 2018/01/082018/04/062018/02/05$2500.00
    UOS VSL-Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design 2018/04/032018/06/292018/05/07$2500.00


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUADIG403Create user interfaces50
    CUADIG502Design digital applications50
    CUAGRD604Develop and execute advertising concepts55
    CUAILL501Develop professional illustrations70
    CUAGRD601Engage in the business of graphic design65
    CUAPPR504Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice30
    BSBDES502Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief65
    CUAACD601Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools60
    CUAGRD603Extend typographic design expertise60
    BSBDES601Manage design realisation50
    BSBIPR501Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business60
    CUAGRD602Originate graphic designs for complex briefs65
    CUAPPR604Publicly present a body of own creative work60
    CUAILL502Refine illustration techniques70
    BSBPMG522Undertake project work60



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