Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311)

Qualification: Diploma
Course Code: CUV50311
Study mode: Online
On Campus
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: CATC Design School (RTO 0269)
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

The Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311) course offered through SEEK Learning equips you with a thorough creative grounding and the practical training to pursue a career in the commercial arts and graphic design. You will develop the essential abilities to analyse problems and visualise concepts to work as an effective designer.

This accredited graphic design program includes training on using colour, typography and visual communication to produce formats such as 2D design, package design and illustrations. This diploma also teaches you how to apply advertising principles and write for advertising. You will work on developing a professional portfolio throughout the course.


To gain entry into this course you must meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of year 12; OR
  • Successful completion of a Language Literacy & Numeracy (LLN) test; AND
  • Submit a minimum of 3 pieces of design artwork

Areas of study

The areas of study covered in this commercial arts course include:

  • BSBCRT301A - Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • BSBADV509A - Create mass print media advertisements
  • CUFIND401A - Provide services on a freelance basis
  • CUVPRP503A - Present a body of own creative work
  • CUVGRD506A - Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs
  • CUVGRD504A - Create and manipulate graphics
  • CUVACD501A - Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • CUVACD504A - Research and apply light and colour
  • CUVGRD502A - Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications
  • CUVILL501A - Develop professional illustrations
  • CUFDIG401A - Author interactive media
  • CUVACD507A - Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • CUVGRD505A - Design and manipulate complex layouts
  • CUAIND401A - Extend expertise in specialist field
  • CUVGRD607A - Develop graphic designs for branding and identify
  • CUVGRD503A - Produce typographic design solutions
  • BSBDES403A - Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • CUVGRD501A - Research visual communication history and theory
  • ICAWEB505A - Develop complex web page layouts


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Graphic Design (CUV50311) CATC Design School (RTO 0269) The portfolio you develop during the course will demonstrate your design abilities and help you get your foot in the door. CATC Design School's courses are recognised by the major design industry bodies, and the college's strong links to industry means employers often contact the college directly when looking to hire.

The hands-on experience in this diploma program qualifies you to seek employment in roles such as:

  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Creative consultant
  • Package designer
  • Brand and identity designer

Finance options

There are two ways to pay for this course:

  • Payment plans:Eligible students may be able to pay for this course through weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments. This flexible payment plan does not require a deposit and involves no interest for the first 12 months. After this period, students will be charged 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be paid.
  • Upfront payment:Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.


SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.

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