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Certificate III in Visual Arts


Certificate III in Visual Arts – CUA31115

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Course Overview

Grow your artistic abilities and develop your practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural 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.

This course will give you the skills and knowledge to work in the Visual and Cultural Arts industry. 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 South-Eastern Australian Aboriginal culture.

This course is delivered on campus.

Career Pathways

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.

You'll graduate ready to take on a role in the Visual Arts industry, for example in a gallery, and will also have the skills and knowledge to establish yourself as a practicing Visual Artist.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design or the BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

2 Days per week - Starts 24th Feb - 9:30am to 3:00pm - Public on Campus / 2020

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

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

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
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
Produce creative work
Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
Elective Units
Maintain business resources
Maintain financial records
Work effectively with others
Write simple documents
Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Produce sculpture
Apply printing techniques to produce Indigenous textile designs

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

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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 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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