Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Box Hill Institute

This qualification is part of the Creative Arts and Culture Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals who have highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills in visual communication to conceive, negotiate and realise design solutions. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of visual communication and design theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Advanced communication, organisational and project management skills are also required. Practitioners may work in many different commercial and community contexts across both print and digital media.

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Type of Institution: TAFE Institute/Polytechnic (Govt)
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: Workplace
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Institution CRICOS: 02411J


  • Core: Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Originate graphic designs for complex briefs
  • Engage in the business of graphic design
  • Extend typographic design expertise
  • Undertake project work
  • plus more. Electives: Develop graphic designs for branding and identity
  • Employ colour management in a digital imaging workplace
  • Refine illustration techniques
  • Plan and produce visual art photo images
  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
  • Develop and execute advertising concepts
  • Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
  • plus more.

Box Hill Institute is a premier education provider established in 1924. It is a government registered and funded training provider, offering modern facilities, courses of high standard, credentialed teaching staff, excellent security and value. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Box Hill Institute has a global network.


Box Hill Institute have been announced as finalist in the 2019 Victorian Training Awards for Large Training Provider of the Year.


In 2018, Box Hill Institute won the International Training Provider of the Year Award at the Australia Training Awards.


Other awards include the following:

  • 2018 China Business Awards – Consumer Services: Finalist and Judges Commendation Award
  • AFR Innovation Award – Business Model: Made the Top 100 list at number 52
  • Victorian Training Awards:

o   Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year: Finalist

o   Victorian Industry Collaboration Award: Finalist

o   Inclusivity Training Provider Award: Finalist

  • Australian Training Awards — 2017 International Training Provider of the Year: Finalist

This demonstrates outstanding achievement in all aspects of vocational education and training to international students.

Big support, small class sizes

With an annual enrolment base in excess of 45,000 students, we are one of the largest Vocational Education and Training (VET) and higher education providers in Australia.


Course options

In 2018, the Institute offers over 460 courses including many recognised by industry and internationally. We have selected a range of diverse courses that are available to international students.


Campus locations

Our main campus is in Box Hill, just 13 kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district (CBD). Students also have access to our Melbourne City campus with our partner school, Centre for Adult Education (CAE), and a Lilydale campus.


Box Hill Institute Transnational

In the transnational area, Box Hill Institute delivers courses to more than 5,000 students worldwide. With more than 20 global educational partners, our strong International Campus partnerships help us to deliver Australian qualifications to students in their homeland — from certificate to advanced diploma level qualifications. International campus partners are located in China, Indonesia, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Macau, Malaysia, South Korea, and Vietnam.

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