The Graphic Design School est. 2008. The world's first solely online graphic design school.

Need some hefty design skills without the qual? Save a bit of dough with the IFC, cover the first 11 modules of the 12 module qual course here.
COURSES

Intensive Foundation Course

Need some hefty design skills without the qual? Save a bit of dough with the IFC, cover the first 11 modules of the 12 module qual course here.

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Students

The TGDS Ethos

When we first started out there was hardly such a thing as online training. Over the past 13 years we have put our hearts & souls into teaching visual people how to learn design in a caring, supportive and inspiring environment. We’re kinda obsessed!

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Flexible Courses

Created for you. Our courses work around your life, study on your own terms at your own pace.

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Government Accredited

Design is all about skills, but sometimes you need a qual. Check out our CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design course.

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Continuous Support

Our students are our bread & butter, and support is our jam. Our Tutors and Support Angels are there to guide you.

Meet the TGDS Tutors

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Tutor Lee-Anne

Lee-Anne worked for top advertising agencies, including TBWA, before being head hunted by Virgin, London. Her portfolio includes work for Dove, Maybelline, Siemens, Sky UK and GlaxoSmithKline, covering print, web & packaging design.

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Tutor Jacqui

As a devotee of stylish design in all its forms, Jacqui loves to create things of visual beauty. Following a successful career in fashion design, Jacqui now runs a graphic design business and works with clients across a range of sectors including branding, website design, marketing collateral and textiles.

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Tutor Claire

Claire has a background in education and training design; a career that spanned over 15 years, before broadening her skills as a graphic designer with TGDS. A student favourite, Claire is the queen of student feedback.

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Tutor Danny

Danny Johnson has been working in the design industry since 2005 and has had over 10 years experience with advertising, visual communication and filmmaking. He has been an art director for several magazines and is the former creative director of Three Crowns Media.

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Tutor Paloma

Paloma started her career in London, she is a highly experience graphic designer and educator. Her design experience includes branding and corporate identities, developing advertising campaigns, packaging, viral communications, illustration and B2B marketing materials.

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Tutor Tim

Tim is our resident TGDS web design guru and tutor, he works full time as a software engineer and web developer and brings his technical know-how and experience to his students.

Our Community

The Best Peeps!

We’ve been blessed with the best student body in the world, we ask ourselves how did we get so lucky? We love our community and our community loves us, it’s a TGDS lovefest!

Brilliant Course

Any folks wanting to expand their learning in a practical and creative way then this is the course for you. The course is all kinds of awesomeness and I highly recommend it!

Awesome Support

I was able to work from home after the course. I also didn’t ever feel alone, I was always on the forum and teacher’s portal working through any challenges.

Study Anywhere

You can take it anywhere with you and it fits in nicely with the rest of life. I now work as a freelance designer in my hometown of Melbourne.

Help & Support

Here’s a bunch of frequently asked questions.

How much are the courses?
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Here's a nicely laid out page with our payments and payment plans prices page.

What is the criteria for enrolling?
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You must be 18 and over.

We like to talk to all students before they enrol, choosing the right course requires a tailored approach. Reach out us via email or if you're a Chatty Cathy (take's one to know one) request a callback in the form found in our footer.

If you've read this website backwards and forwards and would like the more nitty-gritty stuff, our support page is where the nits and grits live.

Web design students must be qualified graphic designers or experience developers to enrol, if you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

Do I need previous experience?
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There’s no need to have any prior knowledge for our graphic design courses. We'll teach you from the ground up you’ll gain all the knowledge and skills you need to become a graphic designer, as well as learning the major design software packages Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

Please note the Design@Work course teaches only InDesign.

Web design students must be qualified graphic designers or experience developers to enrol, if you are unsure about your eligibility please contact us.

How do I enrol?
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Enrolment is easy, you may enrol any day of the year. Be online and studing within a matter of seconds after enrolling through our enrolments page.

If you need to pay the CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design course upfront you may only do so through a registered business (individuals must use the payment plan on the enrolments page). Please contact our accounts team with your full name and business details and we will issue you an invoice.

If you need an invoice or a quote before you enrol, please contact our accounts team.

When can I start my studies?
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You may enrol any day of the year. Be online and studing within a matter of seconds after enrolling through our enrolments page.

Will I graduate with a portfolio?
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In Module 11 of the Intensive Foundation Course and the CUA40720 Certificate IV in Design course you will focus on creating your portfolio.

Want to see what other students have produced in Module 11? Check out our student work.

Find us on the Gram

Follow our design inspiration curation (that rhymes) & stay up to date on the latest work from our students

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Get Started.

You can enrol any day of the year. We are online and study is self-paced, there is no pressure. Enrol when you are ready to start, from anywhere in the world. If you would like to chat or email, feel free to get in touch.

Alternatively get in touch!

Australia: 1300 655 485

International: + 61 1300 655 485

Address: PO BOX 569, Avalon NSW 2107, Australia

More Information: info@thegraphicdesignschool.com

Get a quote: accounts@thegraphicdesignschool.com

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