Grow your artistic abilities and develop your practice in the diversity of culture of the visual arts.
The course is an excellent introductory program to develop a range of art skills and investigate potential strengths before you go further onto more specialised programs. It is also a pathway from the Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course at GOTAFE.
You'll develop a range of creative and technical skills and increase your artistic ability, while also developing deep foundation knowledge relevant to visual arts practice in contemporary art and culture.
Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions
We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.
This course will deepen your knowledge of Visual arts and culture and its contemporary expression as art and will teach you skills in the business and administrative aspects of working as a professional artist.
You will learn the skills and knowledge to work in the Visual and Cultural Arts industry, graduating ready to take on a role in the Visual Arts industry. This course is the recognised qualification to become a professional artist, with a job role to work as an arts administrator; for example a gallery assistant, studio technician or front of house gallery sales.
After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in:
Course Dates & Times
Shepparton - Fryers Street
2 Days per week - Starts 24th Feb - 9:30am to 3:00pm / 2021
On campus - Starts 12/07/2021 - 2 Days per week - 9:30am to 3:00pm / 2021
Detailed Fee Information
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 2021 and may change without notice.
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
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.
All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.
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.
- 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.
Course Study Units
Assessment methods may include:
- Completion of worksheets
- Direct observation
- Third-party reports
- Written and/or oral questioning to assess knowledge and understanding
- Written or oral documentation of participation in planned learning activities
- Written or oral reflection on planned learning activities
Attendance & 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.
This course is run over 18 months, part-time. Students attend campus 2 days per week, for five hours per day. Students have access to the art workshop at GOTAFE, as well as to Gallery Kaiela workshop space as required to assist with producing their artwork and consolidating their skills and knowledge.
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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
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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