Plans, designs, develops and prepares information for publication and reproduction using text, symbols, pictures, colours and layout to achieve commercial and communication needs with particular emphasis on tailoring the message for the intended audience.
Skill Level 1
Film and Video Graphics Designer
Occupations not considered under this ANZSCO code:
These occupations are classified elsewhere in ANZSCO.
Caveats No caveats
Endorsed Correlations to ASCO Occupations
2533-13 Graphic Designer
Group: 2324 Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators
Requirements for Skills Assessment
This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level
of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree, in a
field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. In addition to this, applicants must
have undertaken at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate
skill level in the last five years which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation. If
employment is not post-qualification, then five additional years of highly relevant
employment are required.
If the degree is not in a highly relevant field, three years of employment at an
appropriate skill level completed in the last five years in a field which is highly relevant
to the nominated occupation is required. This is reduced to two years if there is an
additional qualification at least at AQF Diploma level in a highly relevant field.
If employment is not post-qualification, then five additional years of relevant
employment are required. This is in addition to one year of highly relevant employment
within the past five years.
A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a positive
Skills Assessment Outcome.
AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree*
Highly relevant major fields of study include:
Graphic Design (the study of designing and producing visual representations of
concepts and information)
Note: A degree in Industrial design may be considered on a case-by-case basis if there are
relevant units covered throughout the degree and/or the field of study is highly relevant
to the subsequent employment.
*This includes qualifications assessed at AQF Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level.
Highly relevant tasks include, but are not limited to:
determining the objectives and constraints of the design brief by consulting with
clients and stakeholders
undertaking research and analysing functional communication requirements
formulating design concepts for the subject to be communicated
preparing sketches, diagrams, illustrations and layouts to communicate design
negotiating design solutions with clients, management, sales and production staff
selecting, specifying or recommending functional and aesthetic materials and
media for publication, delivery or display
detailing and documenting the selected design for production
supervising or carrying out production in the chosen media
may archive information for future client use
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Graphic Designers may work in the following businesses / organisations:
Businesses which require an in-house designers (e.g. architectural/interior design
practices, printing businesses, packaging companies/factories, publishing houses, TV
studios, post production studios, tech companies, retail.
UX and UI Designers
In order to be considered suitable against the requirements of a Graphic Designer, it is important
to note the applicant must have a strong foundation of skills in graphic design (colour, type and
layout) before they consider UX / UI as a career pathway.
For applicants who do not hold a highly relevant qualification, do not have any previous
employment experience in graphic design, and are currently working as a UX or UI Designer, they
are unlikely to be considered under Graphic Designer. They may, however, be considered under
Supporting material for assessment
Applicants nominating this occupation are advised to provide a copy or link to their portfolio or
give examples of their design work.