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What will I learn?

Our diploma has been built in a way that gives you plenty of face-to-face time with expert teachers and many hours on the latest tools and software.

Understand the fundamentals to design and layout, drawing, typography, visual communication and an introduction to designing for the web.

You will engage in collaborative studio based learning, producing work in response to a client brief. You will explore the studio environment including the different roles, the role of the client, daily workflow, collaborative creativity, establishing deliverables and project lifecycle.

To complement your technical skills, you will graduate with employability skills, introductory project management skills and scholarly techniques for higher education.

Upon completion you will be eligible for up to 80 credit points towards either the Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design).

Develop skills in industry-standard software packages: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Adobe XD and After Effects.
Practical, immersive training: All work is project-based, with no exams.
Flexible course options: Completing one of the three stages of the Bachelor of Design & Visual Communication, this course provides an excellent pathway into the degree.
Become job-ready: To complement your technical skills, you will develop communication, introductory project management, teamwork and collaboration skills.

Graduate Outcomes

  • Entry-level Graphic Designer
  • Entry-level digital designer
  • Entry-level Typographer
  • Graphic design production assistant
  • Entry-level Digital Illustrator
  • Entry-level user experience designer
  • Entry-level User interface designer



Study options

Full Time (2 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 3 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
A$28,040.00 (15,07,527) per year
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022


Perth Campus

116 Roe Street,


Western Australia,

6003, PERTH, Australia

Full Time (2 Trimesters - Fast Tracked (Full Time); 3 Trimesters - Full Time)

Tuition fees
A$28,040.00 (15,07,527) per year
Start date

30 May 2022, 19 September 2022


Sydney Campus

39 Regent Street,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy one of the following entry requirements: Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (your Year 12 certificate) or equivalent; OR Completion of a Certificate IV qualification or higher (for example a TAFE Certificate IV); OR Experience-Based Entry – for applicants who do not meet the requirements of entry criteria 1 or 2 above. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 5.5 overall score. No band score less than 5.0; PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic: 36 overall score; TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): 63 overall score.

For international students

Academic requirements
Successful completion of secondary school studies (assessed as an equivalent of Australian Year 12 secondary studies). Minimum overall pass is required.

Minimum age requirements
International students seeking admission to SAE must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of their study.

English language requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall score of 5.5 or higher with no individual band lower than 5.0 (only the Academic Test is accepted), OR
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 63 overall (internet-based test); OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic score of 36 or higher, OR
  • Completion of Year 12 English in an Australian secondary school or college or equivalent with a minimum result of “Satisfactory” or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an Academic English program with an SAE-approved Australian-based English partner. Please refer to our SAE International Study Pathways for more information.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.