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Diploma of Graphic Design

On-campus; Online


VET FEE-HELP: Study now - no upfront costs*
- On-campus:
      Full-time (30wks)
- Online: 60wks

*If you are an Australian citizen and meet the requirements, you are entitled to apply for the VET FEE-HELP funding opportunity.

The Diploma of Graphic Design is focused on teaching the design skills which enable graduates to move into a job in the graphic design industry.

  • Students develop a portfolio in the Diploma to present at job interviews or to use for credit into a degree.
  • Learn to use the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop; Indesign; Illustrator; Dreamweaver; Flash; Acrobat.
  • Develop specialist skills in advertising and multimedia.
  • Become confident in using Macintosh computers: the industry standard for graphic designers.
  • All students get access to the latest design tutorials on

Industry and jobs

Graphic Design studios and graphic designers create and produce a broad range of visual projects. These include web pages, multimedia presentations, annual reports, sales materials, signs and other environmental graphics, slide shows, newsletters, corporate identity programs, packaging, consumer products, promotional items, and many other types of publications.

In essence, graphic designers organise and develop a 'look' for almost any kind of project. Places of employment include advertising agencies, design studios, publishing houses, pre-press companies and consumer goods companies. Many designers choose to establish their own business and work in a freelance capacity. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Graphic Designer, Display Artist, Web Designer and Illustrator. Getting a graphic design diploma will bring you one step closer to your dream job.

Professional Recognition

Students and graduates of Martin College Graphic Design studies, are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) – Australia's largest association representing graphic design professionals.


Graduates receive the nationally accredited award CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design.

Start dates & Campuses

(Brisbane; MelbourneSydney)
11/08, 15/09
Start anytime



2-D and 3-D Packaging
Publication Design and Layout
Creative Advertising
Art Direction and Branding
Design for Screens and Interactivity
Print Advertising
Web Design II
Advanced Photo Manipulation
Professional Practice II

For information about timetables, please contact a Student Advisor using our online form; OR, call 1300 762 129

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Student Profile: Ram (Graphic Design Course Graduate)