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CUA40620

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

Take the next step with your career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry. Gain the specialised skills and knowledge required to produce work as an artist.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Cairns Start date: 12 Jun 2023 Duration: up to 15 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$990
Subsidised
$990
Full Fee
$10,380
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Course overview

Take the next step with your career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry. Gain the specialised skills and knowledge required to produce work as an artist. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts are a rich contribution to Australia’s diverse contemporary culture and national identity. Indigenous artists are using their art as their voice as they share the cultures and traditions of their people. Now more than ever artists are depicting their culture in their art and showcasing it in mainland exhibitions.

In this course you will gain a well-developed command of technique in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts. Develop yourself as an artist and produce work that expresses your own cultural identity. Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing and experiment with techniques to produce paintings.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you to produce art and work in the Arts Industry.

What can I do?

  • Painter (Visual Arts)

Course outcome:

CUA40620 Certificate IV 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 9 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
  • 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
  • CUAATS411
    Communicate effectively in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAATS411
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry knowledge to implement communication strategies while working in a legal and ethical framework.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate effectively in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUARES403
    Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
    UNIT CODE :
    CUARES403
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

  • UNIT CODE
  • CUAWHS312
    Apply work health and safety practices
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAWHS312
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including implementing safe work practices, participating in risk assessment and control, and following emergency procedures in the creative industries.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply work health and safety practices

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
12 Jun 2023
up to 15 months
Full time residential block delivery
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $990
  • Subsidised: $990
  • Full fee: $10,380

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Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA40620)

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

COURSE CODE: CUA40620
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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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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Whilst this course has no specific entry requirements, the units CUAATS111 - Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity and CUAATS312 - Produce 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 should also have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to study at Certificate IV level with reasonable support.

It is also a recommendation that interested applicants possess some relevant art or design skills and knowledge prior to entry e.g. drawing or particular art techniques.

 

Resources required

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.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class some art materials and supplies. Details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

Students are required to wear covered shoes at all times when working in the studio.

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.

Learn more about University Pathways

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

How to Apply

Direct application

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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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