CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

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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, filled with online tutorials in graphic design, photography animation and video.


Potential Career Opportunities

The qualification covers workers who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in the business sector, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts.

  • Commercial sectors
  • Government sectors
  • Education sectors

Job titles for people with this qualification may include:

  • Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Production Manager
  • Logo Designer
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Content Developer
  • Package Designer
  • Brand Identity Developer
  • Established for
    Over 35 years

  • Chosen by
    40,000 students

Course details


On-campus/Blended: 36 weeks of tuition + 2 weeks break (3x 12 week study periods with a one week break between each) – a maximum of 4 days per week study with 3 days on-campus

Delivery mode

On-campus/Blended: A combination of on-campus and online learning that includes face-to-face theory classes/tutorials, practical activities, workshops, online support materials such as discussion forums, course resources and readings

Entry requirements

Applicants to this course must satisfy the standard Diploma level entry requirements. View entry requirements >

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an opportunity for you to receive recognition of your previous skills and knowledge you have acquired through recent formal studies. Through the RPL assessment process you may be able to gain recognition in Units of competency within this course or the entire course. Find out more about RPL >


As within any study, students are required to complete a variety of assessments. In this course assessments may include case studies, research projects, demonstration of skills, video submissions, role-plays and written assessments.

Student support

Martin College has a range of support services available if the need arises, including:

  • Learning Skill support
  • Language Literacy and Numeracy support
  • Disability Services
  • Counselling Services
  • Career Advise
  • IT Help

Issuing qualifications

Upon successful completion of this course Study Group Australia Pty Ltd trading as Martin College will issue your nationally recognised qualification - CUA50715 Diploma of Graphic Design

Additional costs

Additional costs are separate from the tuition costs and these may include costs such as textbooks, uniforms and resource kits. For further information regarding this course's additional costs, contact one of our Student Enrolment Advisers on 1300 762 129.


Units of Competency to be Delivered

To achieve this qualification, a total of 19 units of competency must successfully attained. These include 9 core units and 10 elective units chosen by Martin and they are as listed below.

SGA Subject Name Embedded Unit(s) of Competency
Study Period 1
ADVStudio CUAGRD502 Produce graphic designs for 2-D and 3-D applications Core
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts Elective
BSBWRT501 Write persuasive copy Elective
BSBADV509 Create mass print media advertisements Elective
CUAGRD506 Develop graphic design practice to meet industry needs Core
Study Period 2
PUBStudio CUAGRD504 Create and manipulate graphics Core
CUAGRD505 Design and manipulate complex layouts Core
CUAGRD503 Produce typographic design solutions Core
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief Elective
BSBDES501 Implement design solutions Elective
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Core
Study Period 3
MMStudio CUADIG506 Design interaction Elective
CUAGRD501 Research visual communication history and theory Core
CUAANM503 Design animation and digital visual effects Elective
CUADIG403 Create user interfaces Elective
ICTWEB501 Build a dynamic website Elective
BSBDES403 Develop and extend design skills and practice Core
  • 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.