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  • CUA40620

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

At a glance

At a glance

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

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Course overview

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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCILM306
Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
CUAATS111
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUAATS312
Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUAATS411
Communicate effectively in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry
CUARES403
Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
CUAWHS312
Apply work health and safety practices
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CUAACD411
Integrate colour theory and design processes
CUAATS313
Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
CUADES305
Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
CUAPAI411
Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
CUAPPR411
Realise a creative project
CUAPPR414
Develop self as artist
CUAPRI411
Experiment with printing techniques
CUATEX401
Experiment with techniques to produce textile work
MSTTD4002
Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

Note: For some courses, 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
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • 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

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, 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.

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.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland