Graphic Design Technology Competition

Graphic design technology involves working with external and internal clients to create solutions to their needs; it may also include printing or online publication production. Graphic designers require strong interactive, research, design and technical skills. In order to have these they need to understand the target audience, markets, trends, cultural differences and what each client wants.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY IF YOU:

  • Have good computer skills
  • Have the ability to think and plan logically
  • Have ideas you want to turn into games
  • Have graphic design and visual communication skills and knowledge
  • Have creative design aptitude

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Graphic Design Technology Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Graphic Design Technology Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Graphic Design Technology Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

Register your interest to compete in Graphic Design Technology


Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Graphic Design Technology Competition is aligned to the ICP Printing and Graphic Arts and CUA Creative Arts and Culture National Training Packages.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Graphic Design Technology is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the Qualifications ICP 31415 Certificate III in Print Communications and ICP 40115 Certificate IV in Printing & Graphic Arts Qualifications

  • BSBDES402 – Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • CUAACD401 – Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • BSBDES401 – Generate design solutions
  • CUADIG304 – Create visual design components
  • CUADIG405 – Produce innovative digital images
  • CUAGRD302 – Use typography techniques
  • CUAPPR401 – Realise a creative project
  • CUADIG202 – Develop digital imaging skills
  • ICPPRP211 – Develop a basic design concept
  • ICPPRP311 – Develop a detailed design concept
  • ICPPRP224 – Produce pages using a page layout application
  • ICPPRP221 – Select and apply type
  • ICPPRP321 – Produce a typographic image
  • ICPPRP334 – Prepare an imposition format for printing processes
  • ICPPRP225 – Produce graphics using a graphics application
  • ICPPRP324 – Create pages using a page layout application
  • ICPPRP252 – Output images
  • ICPDMT322 – Edit a digital image
  • ICPPRP396 – Generate high-end PDF files
  • ICPPRP423 – Apply colour to design brief
  • ICPSUP260 – Maintain a safe work environment
  • ICPSUP281 – Use computer systems

Regional Tasks

  • Redraw a logo using appropriate software.
  • Develop a poster, use all required text and images as specified.
  • Print each design separately in colour.
  • Save your document for delivery to a printer/service bureau

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Graphic Design Technology is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the Qualifications ICP 31415 Certificate III in Print Communications and ICP 40115 Certificate IV in Printing & Graphic Arts Qualifications.

In addition to the Regional requirements, the National also includes:

National Tasks

  • Editorial design
  • Packaging design
  • Corporate and information design
  • Advertising and display design

Nationals Competition Duration

18 hours – 3 days

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