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Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts


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Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts – CUA20415

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Course Overview

This course is only available for Indigenous students.

Express your passion and pride in your culture through art. Studying the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, you'll master techniques in jewellery making, printmaking, painting, sculpture, textiles, and drawing.

It doesn't matter if you're a beginner artist, or if you've just started exploring your culture — this course is suitable for any level of art and cultural knowledge.

This course is a nationally recognised qualification, and is delivered on campus.

Career Pathways

This course introduces you to Aboriginal culture and its contemporary expression as art, furthers your knowledge and skills in Cultural Arts, and gives you links to the industry as an artist.

The knowledge gained through this course prepares you for work in educational or community organisations, and also gives you the skill and cultural understanding to establish yourself as an independent visual artist.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts or CUA30515 Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

3 Days Per Week - Starts 15th July - 9:30am to 3:00pm - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

3 Days Per Week - Starts 24th Feb - 9:30am to 3:00pm - SEMESTER 1 / 2020

3 Days Per Week - 9:30am to 3:00pm - SEMESTER 2 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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:

  • Attend an interview with the Course Coordinator and meet with the Koorie Liaison Officer
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Additional selection criteria are:

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Interest/previous experience in Culture/Arts
Core Units
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Use basic drawing techniques
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
Make simple creative work
Source and use information relevant to own arts practice
Elective Units
Work effectively with others
Develop painting skills
Participate in planning process for proposed artwork sites
Store finished creative work
Develop printmaking skills
Develop sculptural skills
Develop skills in textile work

Assessment methods may include:

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Written tasks
  • Oral assessments/presentations
  • Portfolios
  • Audio/visual records

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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