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Graphic Design: Transform

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Launch an exciting new career in Graphic Design, with an intensive online course that will transform your creative instincts into the tangible skill set employers are searching for.

*Save on our Transform courses when you pay in full!

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Supercharge your potential with our exclusive Transform course offering! Enrol now and receive a FREE AI masterclass that will empower you to:

  • Boost efficiency and streamline processes using powerful AI tools and techniques
  • Unlock new possibilities and opportunities for innovation in your area of expertise
  • Gain a competitive edge in any industry by understanding AI and its potential applications

Our graduates are now the driving force behind some of Australia’s most innovative brands

Launch into your dream role after graduation

What your curriculum looks like

Go from beginner to professional Graphic Designer in less than 12 months.

  • Phase 1
  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3

Phase 1

15/20 hours per module

Work through 12 online modules at your own pace, attend optional live video sessions, and submit your personal Graphic Design project.
  1. Graphic Design theory
  2. Graphic Design technical considerations
  3. Composition & typography
  4. Logos & branding
  5. Digital illustration
  6. Photo manipulation
  1. Web design basics
  2. 2D moving image
  3. Footage motion graphics
  4. Working with clients & peers
  5. Small business needs
  6. Professional portfolio

Phase 2

8 weeks of client projects

Work in groups on two real, live client design challenges, and start building your portfolio.

  • Consult with clients to understand their goals and requirements
  • Apply Graphic Design principles and practices to real-life situations
  • Present your Graphic Design solutions and processes back to clients
  • Produce professional work for real businesses to add to your portfolio

Phase 3

24 weeks of career support (optional, free with all Transform courses)

Access up to 24 weeks of career support (optional, free with all Transform courses). Our careers team and award-winning Career Coach will help you with:

  • Your elevator pitch
  • Improving your soft skills
  • Practising interview techniques
  • Developing your CV
  • Leveraging your LinkedIn profile
  • Building and finding opportunities through your network


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Land your dream job with help from our Career Support Program

With a combined experience of over 45 years, our Careers team has a proven track record for helping graduates turn their career dreams into a reality.


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of students who actively participated in the Career Support Program were hired within 180 days

Meet our Mentors

Our hand-picked mentors bring years of real-world experience and are available to support you through your course and into your new career.

Why study Graphic Design at Academy Xi?

  • Mentoring & support
  • Practical experience
  • Community connection

Fees & payment options

We offer a range of flexible payment options so you can achieve your goals today, and pay at your own pace.

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly, or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 12 months, with no deposit and 100% interest fee.

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From $55 /week

No deposit

Study Now, Pay Later

Choose weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments over a repayment term of up to 36 months, with no deposit and 100% interest-free

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Pay upfront

Pay for your course upfront to receive a discount on the full amount, and be eligible for any additional special offers.

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Student success stories

Our students come from different walks of life and have supercharged their careers, landing coveted jobs in the Design, Tech, and Marketing fields.

From Marketing to Graphic Design

Christina Peng

Throughout her career, Christina took on as many graphic design tasks as possible, and even created digital art in her downtime. Find out how the Graphic Design: Elevate course has helped Christina develop the expert eye she needed to take her designs to the next level.

Christina Peng, Graphic Design Elevate

From Project Management to Service Design

Elle Beaumont-Bilsby

After climbing the industry ladder into a management role, Elle felt an urge to step back into design practice. Find out how Service Design is helping Elle approach her role with newfound creativity and optimise the accessibility of a university’s student services.

Elle Beaumont-Bilsby, Service Design Elevate

From Audio Engineering to UX Designer

Ryan Collingwood

Ryan swapped the brushes and pencils of a graphic design career for a UX Transform course at Academy Xi. Soon after graduating, his client project work with Avertro helped him land a full-time UX role with the company.

Ryan Collingwood, UX Design Transform

Some frequently asked questions

Graphic Design is the process of crafting effective visual communications that resolve specific brand or user challenges, while also being aesthetically pleasing.

Combining business and creative objectives, it goes beyond just aesthetics and is about problem solving.

Becoming a professional Graphic Designer opens a career full of opportunities, rewards and personal fulfilment. It’s a passion job that allows you to solve problems you care about and shift perspectives through powerful visual communications.

If you want to upskill or land a job right away, studying Graphic Design online can quickly get you to where you want to be. At Academy Xi, we offer intensive online programs that equip you with the full spectrum of theoretical and practical skills required in a well-rounded Graphic Designer. Our Career Support Program has an excellent track record, with 97% of our graduates landing jobs in related fields.

Throughout this course, you’ll need to use Adobe Creative Cloud. Please refer to Adobe’s subscription price, which is not included in our course fees.

In this course you’ll experience our ‘flipped classroom’ style of learning, where students cover course content independently before coming together to discuss concepts, ask questions and collaborate with mentor support. You’ll learn through a combination of:

  • Readings
  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Regular live sessions with your mentor and peers
  • 1:1 sessions with your mentor
  • Hands-on activities and practical project work
  • Q&A via chat and discussion boards

Our online courses come in three formats. No matter your learning preferences, work or life commitments, or support levels you require – we’ve got you covered.

To choose the right course format, pick your desired career outcomes:

  • Are you studying to transform your career? Our TRANSFORM courses will equip you with the latest industry skills and have you graduating job-ready, with an included Career Support Program.
  • Do you want to complement your existing skillset? Our ELEVATE courses will expand your expertise in a social and supported environment.
  • Do you just want to learn the fundamentals? Quench your curiosity, at your own pace with our FOUNDATIONS courses.

To ensure our students secure their dream roles, we are proud to offer the Academy Xi Job Guarantee for all Transform courses. We assure your success with our placement rate, which means it is highly unlikely that you won’t get a role within the 180 day Career Support Program offered after graduation.

If for any reason you don’t secure a role within 180 days of your program, we will provide additional courses of your choice and additional career support – free of charge.

To find out if you qualify for our Job Guarantee, please read the requirements outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

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…and any other concerns!

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