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CUA30520

Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Set yourself on the path to a creative career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Gain the practical skills required to gain an entry-level position as an artist.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Cairns Start date: 12 Jun 2023 Duration: up to 12 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$340
Subsidised
$340
Full Fee
$8,005
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Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a creative career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Gain the practical skills required to gain an entry-level position as a performer or artist. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts are a rich contribution to Australia’s diverse contemporary culture and national identity. Now more than ever artists are depicting their culture in their art and showcasing it in mainland exhibitions.

This course will help you develop a range of art and craft skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts. Develop your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity and learn to apply this knowledge to an arts context. You will gain drawing skills, explore use of colour, and produce paintings, prints and ceramics.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for further study in this area. You will also be able to enter the industry as an artist or production assistant.

What can I do?

  • Production Assistant
  • Textile Artist
  • Artist

Course outcome:

CUA30520 Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCILM306
    Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCILM306
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop awareness of, and apply the protocols of Aboriginal culture, including the need to identify the appropriate persons when approaching a Community and the cultural and social protocols associated with that task.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWHS211
    Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWHS211
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others, and to assist in responding to incidents.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUAATS111
    Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAATS111
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop understanding of the cultural and intellectual properties of one’s own cultural identity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUAATS312
    Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAATS312
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to express own cultural identity through artistic practice.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUAATS313
    Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAATS313
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply knowledge of cultural arts within a specific Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander context. The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. This unit also reflects the fact that there is no single Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander culture
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
12 Jun 2023
up to 12 months
Full time Residential blocks
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $8,005

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Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA30520)

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Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

COURSE CODE: CUA30520
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Whilst this course has no specific entry requirements, the unit CUAATS111 - Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Identity and CUAATS312- Product work that expresses own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity requires interpretation of one's own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island cultural identity in order to complete the unit of competency. Due to this requirement, enrolment into this core unit is limited to those who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

Students who do not identify as Indigenous or Torres Strait Islanders who complete all other units in this qualification will only receive a Statement of Attainment.

You will be required to undertake bksb online literacy and numeracy indicator prior to enrolment.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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