RMIT student Dale Fisher has won a top award for printing and graphic design at the biennial WorldSkills Australia National Competition.
Mr Fisher, an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media student, was awarded a silver medal for the Printing and Graphic Arts category within the Computing and Business field.
The national competition is the largest showcase of the nation's best trainees, apprentices and students from more than 50 skill and trade areas.
Mr Fisher said his studies at RMIT were fundamental in shaping his competencies in the field.
"My studies helped mainly with my time management of the tasks and with understanding the software programs," he said.
"All the skills that I needed I had learned at RMIT over the past few years."
Held over three days this year in Perth, WorldSkills saw more than 500 participants vying for the title of nation's best in diverse trades and professions ranging from bricklaying to fashion technology.
Mr Fisher competed in four different modules, each testing his creativity and technical knowledge.
The first module, Corporate Info Design, involved creating a logo and design layout brochure for PacPrint 2017, with the second module, Advertising Design, covering the poster design for the PacPrint event.
The third activity, Packaging Design, called for the creation of a logo, packaging and product stickers for a children's snack.
The last component of the competition was Editorial Design, where participants created a book based on typeface designer Adrian Frutiger and his typefaces.
Mr Fisher, who previously studied Printing and Graphic Arts and Interactive Digital Media at RMIT, intends to pursue a career in graphic design where he can be involved in the visual design process and the way the user interacts with the work.
RMIT offers a range of highly-regarded communication and digital media programs designed to prepare students for the constantly evolving digital media industry.