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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesStart anytime
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationMax 24 months

Course Overview

Accreditation: Nationally Recognised Qualification

Career Outcomes:

  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Assistant Web/Digital Designer

If you are looking to study graphic design, this course by Open Colleges will provide you with the skills and knowledge required.

As part of this course you will learn the fundamentals of graphic design, before moving to the more advanced practices of digital design, as well as UX, branding, and freelancing.

Upon completion of this course, you will be issued with a CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design by Open Colleges (RTO: 90796).

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Job Outcomes

  • Assistant Web/Digital Designer
  • Graphic Operator
  • Junior Graphic Designer
  • Junior Mac Operator
  • Package Designer

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria


To enter this qualification, you need to be able to demonstrate graphic design skills to support learning at the Diploma level. In particular, you need to be able 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 software

To ensure you meet these requirements, you will be asked to complete two graphic design tasks using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop.

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Graphic Design Pathway Program is available for individuals who don’t meet these requirements.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.


This course involves reading and undertaking a range of written assessments, as well as engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 10 level.

If you haven’t successfully completed English at Year 10 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate II level or higher; or
  • 2 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to you by Open Colleges.



Create and manipulate graphics


Research visual communication

Drawing and illustration

Branding and identity

Print and packaging

Design briefs

Digital design and User Experience (UX)

Your design practice


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Fees for this course depend on the payment method and any existing promotions available with Open Colleges.

Always remember to enquire about any:

  • Discounts
  • Payment Plans

which may be available.

About the Institution

Open Colleges (RTO 90796) is an Australian education market leader with over 125 years of experience. Now an online learning market leader, Open Colleges focuses on supporting individuals to learn at their own pace.