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Certificate III in Visual Arts

CUA31115

Certificate III in Visual Arts – CUA31115

Course Overview

Grow your artistic abilities and develop your practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts with the Certificate III in 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 CUA20415 Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course.

This course will deepen your knowledge of Aboriginal culture and its contemporary expression as art and will teach you skills in the business and administrative aspects of working as a professional artist.

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.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the visual arts industry. You may seek professional employment in a gallery or be self-employed, whilst establishing yourself as an independent practising Visual Artist.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in:

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

2 Days per week - 9:30am to 3:00pm - Public on Campus / 2020

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

1. Subsidised Standard
$2,268.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$454.00
3. Full Fee
$5,692.00
Course Materials
$54.00
Student Services Fees (per year)
$70.00

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 2020 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
  • 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.

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.

Further details on fees available

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.
Core Units
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR301
Produce creative work
CUARES301
Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Elective Units
BSBADM311
Maintain business resources
BSBDES201
Follow a design process
BSBFIA301
Maintain financial records
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
CUAATS302
Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUAIND311
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
CUAPPR407
Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUASCU301
Produce sculpture
MSTFD2002
Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs
MSTTD4005
Produce screen printed textiles

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

Brett Ambrosio

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.

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.

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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