This course will extend your understanding of the print and design industry and will help you gain advanced skills in managing major projects and implementing design solutions when dealing with complex design briefs. 

Your major studies will include work placement, advanced digital production, branding, packaging, illustration, project and intellectual property management, sustainable practice, and web design.




National Code CUA60315
VTAC Code Box Hill-5100251114;
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Undergraduate
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT- 1 year.

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $6846.00
Full Fee $11886.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $145
Diagnostic Tests & Support** $60
Annual Material Fees $714.00


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

  • VET Student Loans
  • Government Subsidised Place
  • Payment Plan

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July.

 

Full time - 1 year.

Box Hill

You must:

  • have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or be a mature age applicant
  • have successfully completed required units from the Diploma of Graphic Design
  • book your interview

Relevant work experience may mean you are suitable for this course.

We offer pathways into this course if you do not meet the entry requirements.

  • Certificate IV in Design with a pathway into
  • Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into this course (Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design)

Pre-Training Review

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Our study pathways are as follows:

  • Certificate IV in Design is a pathway into
  • Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into
  • Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into
  • Bachelor of Media and Communication at Deakin University.

Direct entry.

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6.

After successful completion of the course, you will have a strong portfolio of work that will assist you to gain employment.

You may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a designer in: 

  • graphic design
  • advertising,
  • publishing,
  • digital media.

Completion of 7 core units and 8 electives.

Code

Title

Hours

BSBDES502 ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF 65

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work proactively with a client or commissioning organisation to develop and negotiate a design brief.

It applies to individuals working in any industry or design context where the designer plays a key role in determining the scope and nature of work required. Establishment, negotiation and refinement of a design brief requires the integration of highly-developed creative thinking, communication and planning skills in a process that may not be linear. Adaptability and effective responses to change and new ideas are crucial.

BSBDES601 MANAGE DESIGN REALISATION 50

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the process of taking a design from concept to final realisation or production. It has a strong focus on planning, implementation and monitoring skills, combined with a sound knowledge of design and production issues and challenges in a given context.

It applies to individuals working in any industry context or design discipline who take responsibility for turning design concept into reality – a product or service of value to the end-user. This person could be an individual designer-maker or a designer working as part of a larger design/production team.

BSBIPR501 MANAGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO PROTECT AND GROW BUSINESS 60

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to protect, secure and effectively use intangible assets of value to an organisation. It focuses on establishing and maintaining systems to protect and exploit an organisation’s intellectual property to ensure business growth.

It applies to managers or coordinators who take an active role in recognising, securing and commercialising intangible assets which contribute to the organisation’s profitability, productivity, product or service delivery and market leadership. These managers and coordinators may work in a range of industry or other contexts and may have responsibility for managing people, systems or processes.

BSBPMG522 UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK 60

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. It covers developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

This unit applies to individuals who play a significant role in ensuring a project meets timelines, quality standards, budgetary limits and other requirements set for the project.

CUAGRD601 ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN 65

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to adopt a professional, commercial approach to graphic design practice.

It applies to individuals who work autonomously across a diverse range of industry and community contexts. They could be employed by others in small or large organisations, operate as freelancers or set up their own studios.

CUAGRD602 ORIGINATE GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR COMPLEX BRIEFS 65

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to independently conceive, plan and realise professional graphic design work to meet the demands of complex communication challenges and graphic design briefs.

It applies to individuals who work as designers in many different contexts including studios, commercial printing, advertising, publishing, television or marketing. They possess highly developed planning and analytical thinking and technical and creative capabilities.

CUAGRD603 EXTEND TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERTISE 60

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to exploit the potential of typography to solve complex design challenges through research and exploration of advanced and specialised applications.

It applies to individuals with a highly developed conceptual and technical understanding of type. They work in many different industry contexts including design studios, commercial printing, advertising, publishing, television and marketing. They work with two-dimensional (2-D), three-dimensional (3-D) and virtual applications. At this level, the designer is working independently, though is usually a member of a collaborative creative team.

CUAGRD606 DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR PACKAGING 55

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create graphic designs for packaging by combining creative and technical design expertise with a comprehensive understanding of the particular factors that apply to packaging.

It applies to individuals whose role is integral to defining the overall look of a product and its packaging and the messages that this imparts about the product itself.

CUAGRD607 DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR BRANDING AND IDENTITY 55

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create graphic designs for branding and identity that convey key messages about organisations or brands and their underpinning philosophies.

It applies to individuals who work in a range of industry contexts that include design consultancy, commercial printing, advertising, publishing, television or marketing. Graphic designers also frequently offer their services on a freelance basis.

CUAILL502 REFINE ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES 70

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of advanced illustration techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

It applies to highly skilled illustrators who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.

CUAPPR504 ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE PRACTICE 30

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to integrate environmentally sustainable approaches into creative art or design practice in order to reduce own ecological footprint across all areas of operation.

It applies to individuals who work as artists or designers. Sustainability considerations apply both to activities within the practice and to the design of products and services that might be made, operated or used by others. The practitioner applies a self-directed approach to ensuring the sustainability of own creative practice.

CUAPPR601 ORIGINATE A BODY OF INDEPENDENT CREATIVE WORK 75

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to independently conceive a coherent body of creative work at a professional level. The unit involves experimenting with ideas to evolve own ideas and approaches, refining and developing concepts and techniques in artistic practice, and planning and managing own creative project through to finished product. It also involves engaging with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm own place as an arts professional.

It applies to individuals who have a highly developed command of materials, process and techniques in any creative form.

CUAPPR602 COLLABORATE IN PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE PROJECTS 50

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate with other creative practitioners in order to establish, realise and then evaluate a creative project.

It applies to individuals who are independent creative practitioners working together in a collaborative team on commercial or community creative projects in physical or virtual environments. They may work on individual pieces of creative work or on thematically connected works in the broader context of a work brief, exhibition, competition or themed event. The unit applies to self-generated projects as well as those developed in response to opportunities presented by others.

ICTWEB505 DEVELOP COMPLEX WEB PAGE LAYOUTS 40

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and create a web page layout, to suit a range of devices and a variety of browsers, to industry standards.

It applies to individuals who work as web designers and web developers, have a highly developed understanding of design principles and apply technical skills proficiently, according to unique specifications.

ICTWEB506 DEVELOP COMPLEX CASCADING STYLE SHEETS 40

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop complex cascading style sheets (CSS) that are attached to a markup language document.

It applies to individuals working as web designers and developers who are involved in the layout and appearance of web pages, and have a highly developed understanding of design principles, and software languages, and can apply protocols and standards proficiently.