Course Title: Engage in the business of graphic design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6127 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 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Nicola Hardy

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9186

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this unit 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 workplacement.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites however this unit will be co-delivered with CUVPRP505A Establish and maintain safe professional practice in a studio cluster called Design for Industry.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CUVGRD601A 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

On successful completion of this course, you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate your competency in the above elements.

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 written tasks. Assessment in this unit is:

  • Design Project 1 (50% of final grade)
  • Design Project 2 (50% of final grade)