CUA60315 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

CRICOS code: 094772M


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.



✔ Graphic designer
✔ Illustrator



The CUA60315 – Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design comprises a total of 15 units, including 7 core unit and 8 electives.

Core units
✔ BSBDES502 – Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
✔ BSBDES601 – Manage design realisation
✔ BSBPMG522 – Undertake project work
✔ CUAGRD601 – Engage in the business of graphic design
✔ CUAGRD602 – Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
✔ CUAGRD603 – Extend typographic design expertise
✔ CUAPPR504 – Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice

Elective units
✔ CUAGRD607 – Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
✔ BSBCRT501 – Originate and develop concepts
✔ BSBEBU501 – Investigate and design e-business solutions
✔ BSBEBU502 – Implement e-business solutions
✔ CUADIG403 – Create user interfaces
✔ BSBMKG524 – Design effective user experiences
✔ SITXEBS003 – Build and launch a small business website
✔ BSBADV510 – Create mass electronic media advertisements


This program is a full-time course completed over 60 academic weeks plus up to 18 weeks holiday. Courses are designed as 75% face to face and 25% online.

This course is delivered every Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


✔ For this course, the student must have the knowledge and evidence specified below:
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



✔ 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 studies


✔ For course-related fees please contact us directly or visit our price list
✔ Intake dates are on the first week of each unit (2-3 times per term)



Course Credit may be given either through credit transfer or the through 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.

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