Graphic Design Program

CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design + CUV40311 Certificate IV in Design

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

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The Graphic Design Program lets you complete two national qualifications and graduate in a solid position to design your dream career, or further your studies. You don't need a portfolio to start, but you will graduate with one as we teach you how to learn the Adobe Creative suite, develop specialist skills in advertising and multimedia and take a hands-on approach to design work. You'll be able to let your creativity shine in a graphic design role as soon as you finish, or even transfer to a degree with one of our partner unis.


Potential Careers

The Graphic Design Program is focused on the design skills which enable graduates to move into a job in the graphic design industry. Possible job titles relevant to the Diploma of Graphic Design include:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Display Artist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Illustrator
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  • We can help you find the job you want via our Career Starter Program
  • You can transfer credit to a University Degree
  • You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning
  • We provide Nationally Recognised Training
  • You can gain work experience while studying at Martin

If you're unsure about what course to study or what career opportunities are available, ask us a question anytime online and a student advisor will get in touch with you. Contact us

Course Features

  • Graduates are awarded the nationally recognised qualifications: CUV50311 Diploma of Graphic Design and CUV40311 Certificate IV in Design
  • Facilitated Internship: Available for these courses (What's this)
  • Use of iMac computers on-campus
  • Progress to a degree with credit
  • Gain advanced Adobe Creative Suite skills
  • Graduate with a professional standard portfolio of your work
  • Students and graduates are eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) - Australia's largest association representing graphic design professionals

Course at a glance

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Full-time: 55 wks



 VET-FEE HELP is available for the diploma course only


Entry Requirements

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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.


Diploma of Graphic Design

  • 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

Certificate IV in Design

  • Professional Practice I
  • Workplace Safety
  • Digital Illustration
  • Design and Culture
  • Design Concepts and Principles
  • Digital Imaging
  • Typography
  • Design and Layout
  • Pre-Press
  • Respond to a Design Brief
  • Web Design I
  • Client Branding from Print to Web
  • 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.