What will I learn?

If you love combining visual communication and problem solving, then study CUA60315 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design. This course will help you become a well-rounded designer who can work in environments ranging from design houses to advertising studios, to personal business, freelance or partnerships. This course focuses heavily on the practical nature of design and replicates a real design workplace by using Mac computers and Adobe Creative Cloud software.

The Advanced Diploma also integrates live briefs with real clients to deepen the student experience and practical skills. Industry visits and guest speakers are also undertaken throughout the year and adds value to your knowledge and understanding of what is expected with the design industry.

Throughout this final year, you will be able to choose from two specialist streams – User Experience Design or Illustration. Students undertake common core units and then specialise in either of the electives choices for these two streams. The goal of this course is to develop a stunning portfolio which culminates in the end-of-year grad show. The grad show is the highlight of the year and is attended by employers, suppliers and local design industry guests. Students demonstrating excellence are externally judged by experts and specialists within the design industry and awarded and celebrated.



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,480.00 (6,68,094) per year
AUD $6,240 per semester
Start date

February 2022


Perth Northbridge Campus (North Metropolitan TAFE)

25 Aberdeen Street,


Western Australia,

6000, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Entry requirements vary from country to country. Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Australian year 12.

Completion of CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design is required for entry into this course.

IELTS score (academic) of 5.5 with no band score less than 5.0; TOEFL 55 (iBT); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic – Minimum Level 43; Password score of 5.5; Eiken Grade Pre 1; Successful completion of at least 2 years of study at an acceptable grade in an English medium course completed within the previous 2 years OR GCE O Levels English with 'C'; 'A' or 'B' in Malaysian SPM English or 'C' in 1119 English; Kenyan KCSE English 'C'?; International Baccalaureate (IB) Minimum of 3 in English A1 or A2; Completion of the Cambridge First Certificate of English (FCE); Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Upper Intermediate Level or equivalent at North Metropolitan TAFE or a recognized English college.