Graphic Design

Graphic Design

Our popular graphic design courses are taught by industry professionals to equip you with in-depth skills, knowledge and experience to enter the graphic design industry.

When you think about it, present-day graphic design surrounds us minute by minute, day by day, through visuals for print, television and the web. It is complex and constantly changing in appearance. It sends out information to the world at the same time as mirroring people’s cultural desires and ethical principles. 
Wouldn’t you love to be a part of this creative, diverse and constantly evolving industry? A career in graphic design can take you all around the world and into almost any field or business. 

Work placement and industry experience

Our graphic design courses are linked directly to industry to give you a head-start on your creative career. With lots of real work opportunities, you'll develop your design skills and experience for work in areas like:

  • Corporate branding 
  • Packaging
  • Digital media
  • Illustration and other design work

The Gordon is also member of the  Design Institute of Australia, which means you may also be eligible for membership as a Gordon student or graduate. 

The Gordon is looking for past or present Graphic Design students. You are invited to take part in a brand new FREE pilot program. Follow this link to find out more about the program.

Career outcomes

Salary range

Graphic designer $41,000 - $72,156

Source: Criteria based on Australian occupations AUD. Updated 22 July 2019.
Note: salaries are a guide only, and are dependent on a range of factors including your experience, employer, and location.

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Profiles and Testimonials


“The Gordon was my preferred place to study as it allowed more engagement with peers and teachers and I find it very important to feed off each other's creativity.
The course allowed me to be creative and expand my knowledge and experience to be able to work in the creative industry whether it's design, photography, film, or marketing. The teachers were always supportive and focussed on our strengths to provide direction for our careers.
I really enjoyed the hands-on experience and the ability to gain skills from real work situations. I am currently working for a company called Hypersocial where my main focus of work is film, production and design.”

Jarid Seymour
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

"I've loved being creative as long as I can remember. After school, I worked with animals for four years but found myself looking for a change within a creative industry.

The Gordon allowed me the freedom to explore my own personal style of design. We were given many outside opportunities, from attending art exhibitions and viewing commissioned art to being a part of real design jobs. Attending design conferences and visiting graphic design studios were a highlight.

The Gordon teachers are industry professionals. They teach like you’re already part of the industry and offer invaluable knowledge, experience and advice. Work placements are a great way to get your foot in the door and make industry contacts and real world client projects were invaluable.

I now work with Geelong agency Moo Media as a graphic designer."

Emma McLoughlin
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design


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Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

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About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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