Diploma of Graphic Design/Bachelor of Digital Media
TAFE Queensland - Coomera

Course outline

Diploma of Graphic Design: The diploma course is ideal for people wanting to work in the fast-paced world of graphic design, digital design and visual communications. Students will gain a diverse range of skills in technical and theoretical design principles and their application in everyday design. Students will expand on their creative talents through practical exercises in typography, branding, packaging, digital and online design, illustration and portfolio design, all while working in a collaborative, studio environment. Students will have access to commercial grade studios and the opportunity to develop close industry contact through site visits to professional design studios. Bachelor of Digital Media: This degree course will prepare students to tell the stories that matter, while developing the creative and production skills required to forge a career in today’s fast-paced media environment. Students will develop skills in visual communication and design, digital video production and storytelling, journalism and news writing, and media theory and analysis.


This combined qualification leads to the awards of the Diploma of Graphic Design and Bachelor of Digital Media. The degree is delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with Southern Cross University. Applicants offered a place in the diploma course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants for study in the diploma, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for more information. The degree is a Commonwealth supported place.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age; Portfolio

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this program close: 6 December 2024 for semester 1, 2025 entry. To be considered after these dates, interested applicants should contact TAFE Queensland, Coomera on 1300 308 233 for more information.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants will need to provide evidence of their technical skills and ability. Portfolios are to be submitted directly to TAFE Queensland, Coomera; contact the Coomera campus on 1300 308 233 for portfolio requirements. Applicants are selected on the basis of their portfolio only.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.


Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Typesetter, creative entrepreneur, illustrator, digital artist, web page designer, multimedia designer, graphic designer, advertising professional, media advisor, digital content designer, marketing analyst or coordinator, social media coordinator.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025


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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Creative and Performing Arts
Course Duration

3 years On campus with some online

Gold Coast