CUA60320 - Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design

This is a full-time course that spans 60 academic weeks, with an additional 18 holiday weeks, totalling 78 weeks of enrolment. Courses are designed to be 75% face-to-face and 25% online.



CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design
CRICOS code: 106211H

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Explore your passion for visual creativity with our exciting Graphic Design qualification! This course is tailored for individuals who possess a unique blend of technical skills, artistic flair, and imaginative thinking in the realm of visual communication. We’ll empower you to craft, negotiate, and bring to life innovative design solutions.

Throughout your journey, you’ll delve into the fascinating worlds of design theory and history, allowing you to draw inspiration and wisdom from various sources. You’ll hone your skills in critical analysis and information synthesis, enabling you to tackle design challenges with confidence.

But that’s not all – we’ll also equip you with advanced communication, organisational, and project management abilities. These skills are vital as you embark on a dynamic career path that spans diverse industries, encompassing both print and digital media landscapes.

With this qualification, you can step into roles like Graphic Designer and Junior Art Director, setting the stage for a thriving career. Moreover, it can be a stepping stone towards positions like Studio Manager or other agency roles. You’ll even gain the knowledge and skills needed to start your own design business or work as a freelance graphic designer. Join us on this creative journey and unlock your potential in the world of visual communication!



✔ Graphic Designer
✔ Freelance Designer
✔ Junior Art Director



The CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design comprises a total of 15 units, including 6 core unit and 9 electives.

Core units

✔ CUADES512 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

✔ CUADES611 Manage design realisation

✔ CUAGRD603 Extend typographic design expertise

✔ CUAGRD611 Engage in the business of graphic design

✔ CUAGRD612 Originate graphic designs for complex briefs

✔ CUAPPR612 Collaborate in professional creative projects


Elective units

✔ CUAPPR514 Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice

✔ CUAGRD617 Develop graphic designs for branding and identity

✔ BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts

✔ BSBMKG551 Create multi-platform advertisements for mass media

✔ CUAACD522 Work with photo media in creative practice

✔ BSBMKG546 Develop social media engagement plans

✔ CUADIG413 Create user interfaces

✔ CUAGRD616 Develop graphic designs for packaging

✔ ICTDMT404 Create visual design components for digital media



The CUA60320 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design will be delivered over 60 academic weeks and with 18 holiday weeks, totalling 78 weeks of enrolment.



To be accepted to this course, individuals must provide evidence of their ability to:

  • produce professional typography that demonstrates application of visual communication history and theory
  • 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.



✔ Students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of course commencement
✔ Students need to show English test results of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
✔ All students require a laptop computer for in-class and distance studies
✔ An Adobe licence is required for the duration of the full course



✔ Gold Coast: 1/37 Connor St, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
✔ Sunshine Coast: 3c/66 Jessica Blvd, Minyama QLD 4575



✔ For course-related fees please visit our price list or contact us directly
✔ Intake dates are on the first week of each unit.



Course Credit may be given either through credit transfer or the thorough application of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
If you have valid experience in the proposed qualification and you wish for it to be recognised, please discuss this prior to or during enrolment, as any recognition may affect your course duration and the length of your student visa.
For more information visit the following page: Forms and Policies 



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Telephone: 07 5535 8013
Gold Coast: 1/37 Connor St, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Sunshine Coast :  3c/66 Jessica Blvd, Minyama QLD 4575

CRICOS Code: 03586M, RTO CODE: 45137

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