Diploma of Graphic Design

National Course Code
Study Area(s)
Graphic Design
Course Length
1 year
Course Fees

Course structure

This course reflects the role of graphic designers at the beginning of their professional careers.

The course combines technical, creative and conceptual skills to create designs that meet client requirements and solve a range of visual communication challenges.

Course Modules

Module CodeModule Title
BSBDES403ADevelop and extend design skills and practice
BSBDES501Implement design solutions
BSBIPR401Use and respect copyright
CUAACD501Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD502Create observational drawings
CUAACD506Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
CUAACD507Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
CUAACD512Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUADIG502Design digital applications
CUADIG509Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art
CUAGRD501Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD502Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
CUAGRD503Produce typographic design solutions
CUAGRD504Create and manipulate graphics
CUAGRD505Design and manipulate complex layouts
CUAGRD506Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
CUAPHI514Prepare digital images for pre-press processing
CUAPPR503Present a body of own creative work
ICTWEB501Build a dynamic website

Major Study Areas

  • Design principles and elements
  • Illustration
  • Digital design
  • Extended practical placement
  • Design process
  • Finished art
  • Typography
  • Photography

Books and Equipment (AUD$)

Included in the tuition fee, however students will need to purchase their own stationery

  • Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency or higher
  • English language: Academic IELTS 5.5 no band less than 5.0 overall or recognised equivalency
  • Pre-requisites: Certificate IV in Design (091919K)

February intake.

Term 1 28 January – 27 March
Holidays 28 March – 13 April
Term 2 14 April – 26 June
Holidays 27 June – 12 July
Term 3 13 July – 18 September
Holidays 19 September – 4 October
Term 4 5 October – 18 December

Study pathways

Students can undertake further studies at the university level.

Career pathways

Graduates may seek employment as a Graphic Design Assistant or a Freelance Designer.


Apply now Or call +613 9279 2222 or email international@kangan.edu.au to apply.