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Diploma of Design
Diploma of Design

Diploma of Design

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  • Level:1-Year Diploma
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

Cambridge: English Advanced (CAE): FCE Level B2

Deakin University English Language Institute (DUELI): EAP 2

GCE O-level:  C6

HK Form 5: 60% in Form 5 English Language (Foundation only)

HKDSE: Overall Level 3 HKDSE English


  • Foundation program (Standard): 5.5 (with no band score below 5)

  •  Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)

Pearsons Test of English Academic (PTE):    42-49

SPM English: C4

TOEFL Computer Based: 196

TOEFL Paper Based: 525


  • Foundation Program (Standard): 52 – Writing 15; Speaking 14; Listening; and Reading 5

  • Diploma: 52 – Writing 19; Speaking 16; Listening; and Reading 5

VCE English (any) (Australia): Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English

International Baccalaureate Diploma: Grade 4 in English

Duolingo English Test: 85

Other Requirement

Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Note: Diploma of Engineering requires a pre-requisite subject of mathematics (Year 12 or equivalent)

Course Information

Learn the tools, strategies and design thinking methodologies required to be an adaptable, multidisciplinary designer. The Diploma of Design builds the foundation for further study in visual communication, animation and digital technologies.

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Course Structure

Complete and pass 8 units+

  • ACF107 Principles of Animation

  • ACI102 Digital Photography

  • ADD101 Design Thinking

  • ADD102 Design Skills and Technologies 1

  • ADD103 Design Skills and Technologies 2

  • ADD104 Design Laboratory

  • ACC100 Communication in Everyday Life

  • ACF103 Writing with the Camera

  • ACF106 Screen Practices

  • ACI101 Analogue Photography

  • ALA101 Advertising Principles and Practices

  • ALA102 Creative Brand Communication

  • ACF104 Screen History

  • ALJ111 News Reporting 1

  • ALJ112 News Reporting 2

  • ALM101 Making Social Media

  • ALM102 Making Video

  • ALR103 Introduction to Public Relations

  • ALR104 Strategic Communication and Writing

  • ADA102 Designing 3D Environments

  • ADA101 Designing 3D Motion

  • ADV101 Drawing and Illustration

  • SIT124 Exploring I.T

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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Second Year Entry to Deakin University

  •  Bachelor of Design (3D Animation)

  • Bachelor of Design (Digital Technologies)

  • Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Work in:

  • Advertising

  • Graphic design studios

  • Print houses

  • Publishers

  • Corporate companies who host in-house design services

  • Government and private practices

  • Motion design

  • Animation

  • Film and television

  • Web design

  • Motion capture performance

  • Augmented and virtual reality

  • UX design

  • Web design

  • Digital design and immersive design

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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