Certificate III in Visual Arts

CUA31115

Course Length

Part time:

18 months

Contact Hours

Part time:

2 days per week

Cost

Subsidised Standard:

$2,349.00

Subsidised Standard (Concession):

$470.00

Full Fee:

$5,778.00

Course Materials:

$162.00

Student Services Fees (per year):

$70.00

Campuses

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Course Overview

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.

Career Pathways

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.

Further Study

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

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

On campus - Starts 12/07/2021 - 2 Days per week - 9:30am to 3:00pm / 2021

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $2,349.00

2. Subsidised Standard (Concession): $470.00

3. Full Fee: $5,778.00

Course Materials: $162.00

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 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
  • 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

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:

  • 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

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

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

Course Co-ordinator

Brett Ambrosio

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.

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.

Learning support

A free and confidential service to help you build the foundation skills you need to be successful at TAFE. Improve your english language, maths and/or writing skills; enhance your computer, exam and study skills.

Learn more about our learning support services

Library

Our library team are passionate about supporting students to achieve their study goals. They have subject guides, referencing help, and online resources to assist you with you assessments.

Find how to reach out to our library in Shepparton

Jobs and study options

Our Skills and Jobs Centres can assist and talk through options for courses, careers, assistance with job applications and more.

Reach out to our Skills and Jobs Centres

Student Support

Whether you need support with time management, your mental health, grief and loss, a diagnosed disability, financial hardship, or any other challenge life through your way, we are here to help.

Support for personal issues

We have a dedicated team to ensure students have the help they need with personal issues impacting studies such as homelessness, family problems & setting up payment plans.

Find out how the Student Experience Team can help you

Disability support

Get access to the supports and adjustments you need for your disability or medical condition to be successful in your studies.

Seek support from our Equitable Learning Advisors

Counselling services

We offer free counselling services to help you work through life's challenges including grief and loss, mental health or relationships.

Learn about our Student Wellbeing Advisors

Learner's Rights

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

Further information is provided at course induction.

Enrolment

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

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.