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CUA20420

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

For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Set yourself on the path to a creative career in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts industry. Develop the practical skills required to work as a visual arts and crafts professional.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Thursday Island Start date: 17 Oct 2022 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$220
Subsidised
$220
Full Fee
$6,070
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Course overview

Kick start your creative career in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander arts industry and get the skills needed to gain an entry-level position as a visual 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/or 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 learn basic drawing and painting skills, and organise and complete daily work activities.

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for further study in this area. You will also be able to enter the industry as a visual arts and crafts professional.

What can I do?

  • Visual Arts and Crafts Professional

Course outcome:

CUA20420 Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Upgrade your qualification

If you've got a taste for something bigger, use this course to pathway to higher qualifications in a number of streams within the creative industries.

Learning support options

We have around-the-clock, one-on-one support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre — located in most of our campus libraries — is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with study skills. Studiosity is our online after-hours tutoring service focusing on writing, research, referencing, and subject-specific questions.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 5 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • 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
  • CUAACD101
    Use basic drawing techniques
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAACD101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create a basic visual representation of objects or ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use basic drawing techniques

  • 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
  • CUAATS211
    Prepare for work in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAATS211
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop general knowledge of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry and investigate cultural arts practices of local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artists.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare for work in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry

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  • CUAPPR211
    Make simple creative work
    UNIT CODE :
    CUAPPR211
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to make simple creative work in any medium. It involves the process of developing and discussing ideas, and using a limited range of specific art and design techniques to communicate those ideas through creative work.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Make simple creative work

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Thursday Island
17 Oct 2022
6 months
Part time Residential blocks: 31 October – 11 November 2022, 6 – 17 February 2023, 17 – 28 April 2023
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $220
  • Subsidised: $220
  • Full fee: $6,070

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Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA20420)

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

COURSE CODE: CUA20420
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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Important Information

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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 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.

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.

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

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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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