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  • CUASS00049

Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice

Accredited Skill Set
At a glance

At a glance

Set yourself on the path to a career in graphic design with this introductory course. You will develop the basic knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in industry or further study.

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CUASS00049 Preparatory Skill Set for Professional Graphic Design Practice

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a career in graphic design with this introductory course. You will develop the basic knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in industry or further study. Widespread adoption of online advertising and mobile applications is increasing demand for graphic design services. These trends are providing opportunities for small players to establish niche markets in this area.

In this course you will dive into the foundations of design exploring the basics of creating meaningful concepts. You will also learn how to use industry software, understand the power of typography, develop creative problem solving skills, and more. Passionate, industry experienced teachers will provide all the support you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will give you fundamental design skills and knowledge as well as direct entry into our Diploma of Graphic Design.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 4 core units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBDES302
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES401
Generate design solutions
CUAGRD302
Use typography techniques
CUAGRD401
Research and apply graphic design techniques

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended that you have sound literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland