2021 Enrolment closing date


Study graphic design at manea

Graphic design is everywhere, from your favourite app to your favourite chocolate wrapper. In this hands-on graphic design course (Certificate III qualification) you will learn a range of skills and knowledge needed for entry level positions in design areas such as visual communication (graphic design), web, fashion and interior design.

This high-paced, energetic course has a large focus on authentic industry standard projects and work practices. You’ll learn skills in industry-specific software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop) and work with real clients on real client projects to build a portfolio of digital, print and communication designs.

You will learn to follow the design process, (critical thinking, creative brainstorming, develop and refining ideas), produce and prepare pages for the College’s annual yearbook, produce your own online portfolio and develop a professional approach to client interactions.

You will be taught by an industry professional in marketing and graphic design who will help you develop the skills and knowledge to work in the dynamic industry of design.

Course structure

  • Qualification: Certificate III in Design Fundamentals
  • Course code: CUA30720  Total units: 12 (7 core and 5 electives)
  • Duration: Two years, both years 11 and 12
  • Prior experience: Nil. (Must be very comfortable in talking to people)
  • Combination: Can be combined with an ATAR pathway
  • Pathways: Onto Cert IV or portfolio entry to university
  • Location: Onsite at Manea Senior College

Client Design Work

Student WordPress portfolios

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Graphic Design in 2022: The CUA30715 Certificate III Design Fundamentals (Graphic Design) is a proposed offering for the 2022 academic year. At the time of publication, no agreements have been entered into with a Registered Training Organisation for the delivery of this qualification. On the basis of interest from students in the CUA30715 Certificate III Design Fundamentals, the College will initiate a formal partnership agreement with a RTO for the delivery of the qualification. In 2021 we offer this qualification through an agreement with North Metropolitan TAFE.

6 qualities of a good designer

  1. Enjoys meeting and talking to people and is an effective communicator (client oriented)
  2. Is creative and can come up with new and exciting ideas
  3. Is able to manages priorities: is able to work to deadlines and manage changing priorities
  4. Open to change: hears all feedback with an open mind
  5. Loves being part of a team
  6. Has a ‘can do’ attitude – sometimes computers break!

Meet the teacher

Natalie is an industry experienced professional and an Adobe Certified Associate Visual Design Specialist. She has worked in the advertising, marketing, and design industry for over 15 years. She is passionate about all things to do with graphic design and maintains established industry networks and active business and creative partnerships. Her subject-knowledge and hands-on experience ensures her graduating students are competitive for a job in design.

Student Logo Designs

Student Design Work

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