FAQs

  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology

Graphic Design

1. Does it matter if I have a PC or Mac computer?
If you do not already have a computer, we encourage you to purchase a Mac. Buts you can complete the course with a PC. If so, your PC must be able to run the CS6 program according to spec sheet that can be viewed here >

2. Will I need to purchase an Art Kit to complete the course?
You will be required to purchase art equipment while studying your course and should budget approximately $360 for the equipment.

3. Do I need high speed internet access?
ADSL or Broadband – 20GB is the absolute minimum, preferably more as you are required to conduct research throughout the course.

4. Do I need to purchase any particular program/s?
You are required to purchase the Adobe Suite 6 Design & Web Premium – approximate cost is $340 (Student and Teacher Edition). Please refer to the Adobe AU store here >

5. Can I attend the Martin campus and use the equipment?
Yep, but you’ll need to request class access at least one week beforehand. Here’s who to contact to do just that:

  • Sydney Campus – Debra Aarons 02 9291 9340 or daarons@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.sydney
  • Brisbane Campus – Karen Lam 07 3232 1659 or karenlam@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.brisbane
  • Melbourne Campus – Diana Ryan 07 5584 1412 or dryan@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.gcmelb

6. Do I need access to a digital camera and/ web cam?
Yes

7. Do I need to have access to a printer?
Yes, you should have access to a quality colour printer.


Information Technology

1. Do I need a specific computer to complete this course?
You will need access to a PC to complete this course because a MAC won’t be able to cope with the networking and server units of study.

2. Will I need to purchase any software?
Microsoft Office (including Access)

3. Do I need high speed internet access?
ADSL or Broadband – 20GB is the absolute minimum.

4. Can I attend the Martin College campus and use the equipment?
Yep, but you’ll need to request class access at least one week beforehand. Here’s who to contact to do just that:

  • Sydney Campus – Debra Aarons 02 9291 9340 or daarons@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.sydney
  • Brisbane Campus – Karen Lam 07 3232 1659 or karenlam@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.brisbane
  • Melbourne Campus – Diana Ryan 07 5584 1412 or dryan@studygroup.com or via Skype on director.of.studies.gcmelb

5. Do I need access to any other equipment to complete this course?

  • You will need to purchase other equipment (including wire stripper, Cable Tester, PC Post Card tester) and should budget approximately $100 for such equipment
  • You should also have a dead PC for testing