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Diploma of Design
Diploma of Design

Diploma of Design

  • ID:GC610004
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,687.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:$3,687.50
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,536.25
  • OtherFee/Month:$50.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Upper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma Year 12 with 5.5 average in 4 academic subjects

English language requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no band below 5.0
  • TOEFL 525/46
  • PTE Academic 42
  • Cambridge English 162 (with no score below 154

Other requirements: No

Course Information

The Diploma of Design pathways into a range of creative degrees at Griffith’s Queensland College of Art (QCA). Throughout the program, you will be immersed in the core fundamentals of design for areas such as graphic design, visualisation design, studio art, 3D design, interior design and more. All programs have an industry focus underpinned by a strong theoretical grounding.

The Diploma of Design will develop your manual and technological skills, design thinking capability, and problem defining and solving skills, ensuring you are well prepared to succeed in your industry focused specialisation at Griffith University.

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Pre Courses

If you do not meet the English language requirements you can undertake an English intensive course at Griffith English Language Institute (GELI) prior to commencing your Griffith College program.

The Direct Entry Program is your pathway to a Griffith University degree or Griffith College diploma. Build your English skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and at higher levels, practise academic skills. You won’t need to submit an English test score if you complete this program at the English level needed for your chosen degree or diploma.

Duration: The number of weeks you undertake study depends on your current English language proficiency

Start dates:  With classes starting every five weeks, you can choose to start your English classes when it suits you best.

Tuition fee: Tuition fees for the Direct Entry Program will vary depending on the number of weeks you are enrolled.

  • Up to 25 weeks: AUD$450 per week
  • 26+ weeks: 2020 fees: AUD$420 per week
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Pathway Courses

Pathway to Griffith University

Griffith University campus

Credit granted

GPA requirement for progression

Bachelor of Architectural Design

Gold Coast


30/40 CP



Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media

Gold Coast, Nathan, South Bank (Brisbane)

50 CP


Bachelor of Design Majors: Graphic and Communication Design; Interior Design and Environments; Product and 3D Design; and Visualisation and Immersive Design

Gold Coast, South Bank (Brisbane)

80 CP


Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Business

Coast, South Bank (Brisbane)

50/60 CP


Bachelor of Fine Art

South Bank (Brisbane)

40 CP+


Bachelor of Photography

South Bank (Brisbane)

40 CP



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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graphic design, interior design, product design, digital design and media, design management, film and television.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

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