CATC Design School

THINK Education Group is more than 180 years old, and is a group of colleges that provide industry-driven education and training to thousands of students all over Australia in over 60 specialist courses — from vocational certificates and diplomas to bachelor and masters degrees. At the core of all of our colleges is a shared commitment to teaching and learning excellence and industry engagement, equipping our students with the knowledge, skills and attitude to excel in their chosen careers.

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Established in 1982, CATC Design School is now one of Australia’s largest private vocational design schools, with courses available in graphic design, interior design, multimedia and photography. Our industry-recognised lecturers will transform you into a highly qualified and sought-after graduate.

CATC Design School is a recognised Vocational Education Provider that offers you more than just an education. We’re passionate about your success and we want you to stand out from the competition.

Our focus is on helping you become the very best designer you can be. If you’re looking for a creative career, you’ve come to the right place.


We offer an inspiring mix of industry-endorsed, flexible, hands-on diploma courses in graphic design, interior design and decoration and photo imaging.

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Industry relevance

All our courses are fully accredited and nationally recognised and have been put together by leading industry experts. CATC will give you hands-on, practical, relevant experience, so you will be ready to start your career. Find out more about exciting career possibilities here .

Experienced industry experts

Your teachers at CATC Design School are respected industry professionals with vast experience in their areas of expertise. They can provide you with a first-hand experience of what it is like to work in the creative industries.


Our campuses are in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne and we also have online learning options. Visit our campuses at one of our Open Days .

Outstanding support and resources

CATC Design School offers a high level of support to assist you to set goals and reach your full potential. Course advisers and mentors are on hand to provide you with personalised support throughout your course.

Study pathways

CATC Design School — with its sister college, Billy Blue College of Design — offer structured education and career pathways that will enable you to grow your knowledge and experience, specialise in a niche area of the creative industries, or advance your credentials and networks. Through our study pathways you can quickly achieve dual qualifications or gain access to a degree program via a study pathway.

Read more about our pathway options here .


Australian citizens are eligible for government assistance through the VET FEE-HELP/FEE-HELP program. This means you do not have to pay anything upfront, but you will repay the amount once you earn above the income threshold.

Learn more about our FEE-HELP options here .

Brisbane 90 Bowen Terrace FORTITUDE VALLEY QLD 4006
Melbourne 595 Little Collins Street MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Sydney Level 1, 46-52 Mountain Street ULTIMO NSW 2007

2017 CATC Design School Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from CATC Design School for 2017.
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Description There are scholarships available to study at the Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne campus of CATC. Scholarships are offered for each of the 3 intakes: February, May, September each year.
Eligibility The scholarship is open to new domestic students (including New Zealand citizens), aged 16 years and over, wishing to enrol in a full-time, on-campus course at CATC Design School.
Annual amount
Application closing date 31 January
Support types Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Multiple/year
Length of support 1 years
Field of study
  • Creative Arts

Name: Tanya Walters

Course: Diploma in Interior Design

Tanya knows all about being busy! Studying part-time at CATC whilst holding down a much coveted Group Visual Merchandiser role with Warner Bros. Movie World is no picnic. But she is quick to point out that the support offered by CATC lecturers and administrative staff helped her juggle her work/study commitments! Responsible for all Movie World theme park environmental branding and promotions, there's never a dull moment. Merchandise product development, design and production (i.e. toys!) also falls under her umbrella, but she relishes her daily challenges.

Tanya was recently responsible for the Batman Concept Store development, which involved intricate project management for the interior design of the store space, store fit-out and branding, architect and tradesmen consultations, creative direction and VM systems — Tanya found herself relying on her CATC experience time and time again.

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