Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CUV50311
Study mode: Online
Payment options: VET FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time
Start date: Multiple intake dates. Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Republica Education (RTO 20814) t/a Tractor
Course fees: Price may vary
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Gain real world graphic design skills and learn from some of the best and brightest in the industry by studying Tractor’s online Diploma of Graphic Design course.

The course provides you with a solid foundation in design skills and knowledge, and covers everything from drawing and typography through to advertising and web design. To prepare students for agency and studio life upon graduation, students will get to work on real world briefs. Throughout this process you will learn how to create 3D mockups, product shots and conceptual elements, and be trained to discuss client objectives, research the marketplace and develop your own design concepts to entice buyers.

This course will develop your technical and artistic skills, and is the ideal pathway to a career in the digital and graphic design industry.

Here’s why Tractor is Australia’s most connected digital design school.


Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age, or have parental consent


  • Hold a Certificate IV in Design or have successfully completed Tractor’s Catapult short course

Areas of study

In this graphic design course, the subjects you will study include:

  • BSBDES402 - Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • ICTICT515 - Verify client business requirements
  • CUVGRD504A - Create and manipulate graphics
  • CUVGRD503A - Produce typographic design solutions
  • CUVACD501A - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • CUFDIG506A - Design interaction
  • CUFDIG501A - Coordinate the testing of interactive media products
  • BSBCMM401A - Make a presentation
  • CUVGRD501A - Research visual communication history and theory
  • CUVACD512A - Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • ICTWEB501 - Build a dynamic website
  • ICTWEB502 - Create dynamic web pages
  • CUVGRD505A - Design and manipulate complex layouts
  • BSBMKG510 - Plan e-marketing communications
  • CUVGRD506A - Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
  • BSBSMB402 - Plan small business finances
  • CUVGRD502A - Produce graphic designs for 2D and 3D applications
  • CUVPRP503A - Present a body of own creative work

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How will this course advance my career?

Tractor graduates are sought after in the graphic design industry for their high-level training, knowledge and skills. Once you complete this course you can apply for jobs in the following fields:

  • Graphic design
  • Web design
  • Digital strategy
  • Digital design
  • User experience (UX) design

How else will I benefit from this diploma?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311) from Republica trading as Tractor.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through VET FEE-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

Alternatively, Tractor offers flexible payment plans using credit or debit card.

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You may be eligible to receive VET FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the VET FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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RTO 20814
Tractor is design school reinvented. Emerging in response to the design industry’s digital evolution, Tractor’s aims are simple: to turn brilliant minds into creative heavyweights, and produce Australia’s most sought-after, industry-ready digital designers. Courses cover in-demand specialities such as UX, UI, mobile design and web design, and coursework is structured around same-day briefs to prepare students for real-world agency and studio environments. As one of the most connected design schools in Australia, Tractor’s community of founders, partners, advisers and mentors are some of Australia’s top design luminaries, giving students exclusive access to the industry’s leading minds.

Campus locations
Melbourne – 209 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney – Level 2, 60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Bairnsdale – 8 Pearson St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Launceston – Top floor, 22 Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250
Hobart – Level 2, Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000
Tractor campuses are designed to feel like a real live design studio, where innovation, crazy ideas and collaborations are the norm. All teachers are current designers and class sizes are capped at 12, so you get hands-on teaching directly from those who do it best. You’ll get continuous feedback and guidance, access to guest talks from top designers and agencies, and a Student Services team who are happy to help whenever you might need it.

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