Diploma of Graphic Design

If you have completed a Diploma of Graphic Design [CUV50311] or [CUA50715] or [CUA50720] with TAFENSW you have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Science and be eligible for up to 80 credit points(cps) to be applied to your University record, this is equivalent to one year of full time study in credit.

Credit details for the Diploma of Graphic Design
Pathway codeDegreeCredit grantedCredit details



Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) 157180 credit points
(160 credit points remain)

Pathway to BDes(VisComm) credit details



Bachelor of Business 278680 credit points
(160 credit points remain)
80cps - unspecified electives



Bachelor of Science 3754 (any major except Environmental Health)70cps guaranteed70cps - unspecified electives



Bachelor of Science 3754 (Environmental Health)40cps guaranteed
30cps negotiable
40cps - unspecified electives
Students can apply for up to an additional 30cps of credit via the Credit for Prior Learning process

Next steps for current students:

  1. Complete section 1 and 2 of the enrolment process, as detailed on the How do I enrol webpage(opens in a new window)
  2. Claim your Pathways credit online(opens in a new window)
  3. Continue from section 3 of the enrolment process.

If there is no pathway listed from your completed qualification to your chosen degree, please instead lodge an application for Credit for Prior Learning to be assessed for potential credit.

Credit details for the Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication):

  • 10cp - DESN 1018 Visual Storytelling
  • 10cp - DESN 1003 Design Histories and Futures
  • 20cp - DESN1009 Graphic Design: Understanding the Principles
  • 20cp - DESN 1007 Graphic Design: Process and Practice
  • 20cp - unspecified electives