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  • CUA30515

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Production Assistant
  • Textile Artist
  • Artist
COURSE OUTCOME

CUA30515 Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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Course overview

Course overview

Set yourself on the path to a creative career in the Aboriginal and/or 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/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 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 a dancer, artist, performer, or production assistant.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAATS303
Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
CUAATS101
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
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
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
BSBWOR301
Organise personal work priorities and development
BSBWRT301
Write simple documents
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
CUAPRI301
Produce prints

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 will 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.

Selection criteria

Students must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Students should also have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to study at Certificate III level with reasonable support.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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.

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 enrolments.

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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 will 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