Certificate II in Creative Industries

Course Code CUA20215
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 280 hours

Course Overview

The CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries is the recognised qualification to becoming qualified in a variety of creative fields after further study.

This qualification prepares individuals with skills and knowledge in the creative industries with a focus on the visual arts. Participants will experiment with a range of various materials and activities to create a portfolio of creative work and expression.

Expectations are of limited complexity with guidance to the participant’s individual needs and abilities.

This course developed for specific organisations.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Design and Arts industry.

Working in the industry may involve work in an assistant role within a variety of work environments.

Further studies
Successful completion of CUA20215 Certificate II in Creative Industries may enable the student to study the CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or further Visual Art training.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face classes and participate in excursions or other organised activities.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Deanne Bramley
Location: C117 (1st floor Cowley building Shepparton, Fryers Street Campus)

Name: Leonie Partridge
Location: WWE002 (Ground floor E building Wangaratta, Docker Street Campus)

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 280 $2.67 $747.60 $7.00 $1,960.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 280 $0.53 $149.52 $7.00 $1,960.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 280 $2.67 $747.60 $7.00 $1,960.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 280 $0.53 $149.52 $7.00 $1,960.00
Full Fee 280 $3.59 $1,005.20 N/A N/A
Course Materials 280 $0.50 $140.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake an interview
  • Present examples of creative work, preferably 8 -10 pieces
  • Undertake a Pre-training review to document previous work experience, qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) activity to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Units of Competency

CUA20215 – Core Units

CUAWHS302 – Apply work health and safety practices
CUAIND201 – Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
BSBWOR203 – Work effectively with others

CUA20215 – Elective Units

BSBCRT101 – Apply critical thinking techniques
CUAPPR302 – Document the creative work progress
BSBDES301 – Explore the use of colour
BSBDES201 – Follow a design process
CUAPPR201 – Make simple creative work
CUAACD101 – Use basic drawing techniques
BSBDIV301 – Work effectively with diversity

Assessment Methods
  • practical demonstrations and tasks
  • quizzes
  • project work
  • written tasks and portfolio.
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in an enterprise-only course is undertaken with the organisation requesting this for their workers.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.