Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
Start an exciting career in graphic design at Box Hill Institute. This graphic design course allows you to pursue your creativity by deepening your understanding of colour, print, digital media, branding, instructional design, typography, web design, packaging and advertising. You will develop your use of design tools in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Develop your skills in communication and respond to complex design briefs, undertake design projects, implement design solutions and manage them to completion.
You will learn sophisticated skills in both print and digital media, including advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, typography, packaging, signage, web design and sustainable practice.
As part of this course, you will undertake a practical placement.
|VTAC Code||Box Hill-5100251114;|
Art & Design
|Study Level||Advanced Diploma|
|Course Type||International TAFE Course|
|Campuses||Box Hill Campus|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$714.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
* 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.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) with no band less than 5.0.
A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based.
For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.
Full time: 1 year
You must have:
- successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or
- be mature age
- successfully completed required units from the Diploma of Graphic Design or demonstrate relevant industry experience*
*Direct entry is available for suitable applicants who can demonstrate relevant industry experience.
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
- Diploma of Graphic Design with a pathway into Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
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.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you can apply for further study in a university degree program.
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:
- digital media
- magazine design
- web design
- instructional design
This course is comprised of 15 units including 7 core and 8 electives.
|BSBDES601||MANAGE DESIGN REALISATION||50.0|
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 or production team.
|CUAGRD601||ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN||65.0|
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||65.0|
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||60.0|
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.
|CUAPPR504||ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE CREATIVE PRACTICE||30.0|
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.
|ICTWEB505||DEVELOP COMPLEX WEB PAGE LAYOUTS||40.0|
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||40.0|
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.
|BSBIPR501||MANAGE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO PROTECT AND GROW BUSINESS||60.0|
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.
|CUAGRD606||DEVELOP GRAPHIC DESIGNS FOR PACKAGING||55.0|
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||55.0|
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||70.0|
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.
|CUAPPR602||COLLABORATE IN PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE PROJECTS||50.0|
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.
|CUAPPR601||ORIGINATE A BODY OF INDEPENDENT CREATIVE WORK||75.0|
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.