Course Title: Engage in the business of graphic design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6152 Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Course Title: Engage in the business of graphic design

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 65

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


320T Architecture & Urban Design


Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019


Brunswick Campus


375T Vocational Design and Social Context


Term1 2020

Course Contact: Alistair Briggs

Course Contact Phone: +61 9925 9988

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to adopt a professional, commercial approach to the business of graphic design. You will gain an understanding of the different professional associations, working with clients, how to cost graphic design work as well as approaches to marketing your design services. You will also engage in a period of work placement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None required.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUAGRD601 Engage in the business of graphic design


1 Adopt professional work practices

2 Develop commercial skills for graphic design

3 Analyse the rights and obligations of graphic designers

4 Pursue professional graphic design opportunities

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is on-going throughout the course. Assessment tasks will require you demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills through practical projects and/or exercises and creative activities.
The assessment tasks are:
A folio of self promotional material.
Completion of a period of work placement.
A verbal presentation and written reflection about your WIL (work integrated learning) experience.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.