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Diploma of Graphic Design

National Course Code: CUA50715

TAFE NSW Course Number: CUA50715-01V01

Nepean College, Kingswood Campus

Study Type:
Full Time

Start Date:
4 Feb 2019


36 weeks

Nominal Hours:

Indicative Cost: $4,060

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  • Government Subsidised
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This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and practice and the ability to analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources to generate design solutions.

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.

As a condition of entry into this course we ask that all students have access to a computer or laptop with appropriate software required to complete the assessment events. Your teacher will outline the software specifications within the first week of class.

If you do not have this access the sections college computers with appropriate software are available for use during class time and between 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday. The Library computers are also available to enrolled students between 8.30 am to 7 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and from 8.30 am to 6 pm on Thursday.

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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

To enter this qualification, individuals must provide evidence of their technical skills and ability 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 industry software

Skills may have been acquired through personal or work experience, or through formal study.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Illustration, Design for Television, Design for Film, Art Direction, Theatre Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Props, Puppetry, SFX Make-up, Prosthetics, Entertainment Design, Event Design

BSBMKG418 Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory
CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
BSBIPR401 Use and respect copyright
CUAACD504 Research and apply light and colour
CUADIG502 Design digital applications
CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics
CUAPPR504 Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

The indicative cost of this course is $4,060.

CodeNameStart DateEnd DateCensus DateAmount
19NEP00503Diploma of Graphic Design-UOS14 Feb 201912 Apr 20194 Mar 2019$1,015
19NEP00506Diploma of Graphic Design-UOS229 Apr 201921 Jun 20193 Jun 2019$1,015
19NEP00509Diploma of Graphic Design-UOS322 Jul 201927 Sep 20195 Aug 2019$1,015
19NEP00512Diploma of Graphic Design-UOS414 Oct 20196 Dec 20194 Nov 2019$1,015

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan. If you meet the eligibility 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.

If you would like more information about VET Student Loans please visit the TAFE NSW website or contact us on 131 870.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 4 Feb 2019

Full Time: 18 hours per week x 36 Weeks

Monday from 9 am for 6 hours, Tuesday from 10 am for 6 hours and Wednesday from 9 am for 6 hours (subject to change)

To register your interest in this course, please use the Apply option.

You will need to attend a compulsory information session to confirm your suitability for this course. Information sessions will be held on:
Monday, 12 November 2018 at 10 am
Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 10 am
Tuesday 29 January, 2019 at 10 am
Building T, Auditorium (via gate 2)
12-44 O'Connell Street

At this session, teachers will assess your suitability for this course prior to commencement.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au .If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

19NEP-100 S:4/2/2019 E:6/12/2019

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Contact by Training Services NSW
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.