Diploma of Graphic Design


@Martin School of Design (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Online Learning)

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Innovative, imaginative, ingenious - sound like you? Graphic design is probably your calling. Get ahead of the colourful competition with our Diploma of Graphic Design. You'll be able to put your creativity to practical use and learn advanced techniques in the Adobe Creative Suite to execute design briefs and build an awe-inspiring portfolio. Martin's graphic design course is taught by talented teachers, and you also get unlimited access to Lynda.com, filled with online tutorials in graphic design, photography animation and video.


Potential Careers

Graphic Design - at this level, the designer is likely to be working in junior or generalist roles. Possible jobs may include or have links to areas such advertising and promotion, art direction, branding, corporate identity, instructional design, packaging, signage and web design.

  • Graphic Designer
  • Junior Art Director
  • Brand and Identity Designer
  • Illustration and Concept Artist
  • Magazine Design
  • Environmental Graphic Design
  • Packaging Designer
  • Corporate Designer
  • Advertising Designer
  • Computer Finished Art

Study a Diploma of Graphic Design Online or On-campus

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Course Features

  • VET FEE-HELP available (What's this)
  • Facilitated Internship: Available for this course (What's this)
  • Use iMac computers on-campus
  • Gain advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Graduate with a professional standard portfolio of your work
  • Double your chances of success and study a CUV40311 Certificate IV in Design (read more)
  • Graduates receive the nationally recognised qualification: CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design
  • Access our advanced online learning system for support and learning materials. Find out more about our Online Learning experience
  • Students and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) - Australia's largest association representing graphic design professionals
  • Progress to a degree with credit

Course at a glance

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Full-time: 30 wks or
Off-campus: 60 wks



 Available for this course


Entry Requirements

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Units of Competency

Graduates of this program are awarded the nationally recognised qualification:
CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design (PDF)

Important Information

This qualification was endorsed in the CUV11 Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package and has now been superseded by a new qualification released in the replacement version of that Training Package. Contact the Institute for further information.


Core Subjects

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

    Diploma of Graphic Design

    I chose to study with Martin because I wanted to attend a course that would get me out in the workplace, sooner rather than later. When I graduated I pretty much landed the job that I am still in today. I am now working for a Graphic Design Studio as a Production and Studio Manager and have been here for 6 years.  I oversee the daily needs of the studio as well as client management. I look after numerous retail clients across Australia and manage their account from start to finish.

  • Ara

    Graphic Design

    I really love the small class sizes. It helps me learn better and I actually feel supported by my teachers because I get more personalised support. I'd like to study at uni, and I know Martin can get me there.

  • Yvonna

    Diploma of Graphic Design

    Martin taught me amazing skills that were directly applicable to my current career. All of the practical learning units in Web Design, Advertising and Professional Practice helped to build my portfolio and secure my graphic design career. I now work as a Graphic Designer for Bamboo Creative, a prestigious Brisbane based creative agency. To be successful in the industry you need to never stop learning and always keep up-to-date with current products, services and software and network where ever you can.