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What will I learn?

The accredited Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design deepens your visual communication skills and enables you to leave your creative mark on the world. Tailor your career to specialise in print media, advertising, corporate branding, digital design or illustration for commercial purposes.

Learn to collaborate with your creative team to realise design projects, mastering each step in the design process from the initial brief to the final art.

Graduates can use their new creative knowledge to build a career as a graphic designer, social media designer or content creator, or take the helm at a design business as a studio manager. If drawing and illustrating is your passion, you can focus on that speciality.


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units.

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.



Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$12,420.00 (US$ 9,226) per year
Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from AUD $300 – AUD $1,000 per course.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2022, July 2022


Sydney Institute - Design Centre Enmore (DCE)

110 Edgeware Road,


New South Wales,

2042, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Diploma of Graphic Design

English Language Requirements:

Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or equivalent

Or Completion of a TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Additional Requirement:

For direct entry into this course a submission of a portfolio, design or written task is required for assessment. Download document

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

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



TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 30+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,200 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes