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  • CUA31115

Certificate III in Visual Arts

At a glance

At a glance

Start your career in the arts with this entry-level qualification that will hone your skills to work as a visual artist across a number of mediums.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Painter (Visual Arts)
  • Sculptor
  • Arts and Media Professionals
  • Photographer
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CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Begin your career in the arts with this entry-level qualification. This course will hone your skills to work across a number of arts mediums as well as giving you the foundation knowledge needed to undertake further study in the field. Research shows that creativity, communication and problem-solving will be some of the most desired skills in the future job market. This qualification will give you the core skills needed to work in both the creative industries and in corporate settings.

This course will give you the practical skills and knowledge to explore the use of colour, use visual components to communicate ideas, and develop critical thinking techniques. Our highly experienced and passionate teaching team have years of industry experience and will give you the one-on-one guidance needed to prepare you for a career in the creative industries.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a variety of roles as either an arts and media professional, sculptor, painter, or visual arts and crafts professional. It will also give you the core skills needed to undertake further study in the visual arts field and other creative areas.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
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

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
North and Far North Queensland
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
CUADIG305
Produce digital images
CUASCU301
Produce sculpture
CUACER301
Produce ceramics
CUADRA301
Produce drawings
CUAPRI301
Produce prints
CUAPPR401
Realise a creative project
CUAIND401
Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
BSBDES303
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES302
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
Greater Brisbane
BSBCRT101
Apply critical thinking techniques
BSBDES302
Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
BSBDES303
Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAACD301
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress
Art Focus - Bundaberg and Nambour
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
CUASCU301
Produce sculpture
CUAPRI301
Produce prints
CUADIG305
Produce digital images
CUAIND304
Plan a career in the creative arts industry
CUADRA301
Produce drawings
Photography Focus - Nambour
CUAPHI302
Capture photographic images
CUAPRI301
Produce prints
BSBCRT301
Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADIG305
Produce digital images
CUAPHI305
Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
Art/Photography Focus - Nambour and Hervey Bay
CUAPHI305
Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs Nambour Only
CUAPHI302
Capture photographic images
CUADIG305
Produce digital images
CUADIG303
Produce and prepare photo images
CUADRA301
Produce drawings
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
CUAPPR304
Participate in collaborative creative projects
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
BSBDES305
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design Hervey Bay Only

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland