CUA31120 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

Duration

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

Location
Online and Rockhampton City
Next intakeJune, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online, RPL/RCC/Credit
Total units12
Fee-Free TAFE course for eligible Queensland applicants in 2024
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Overview

If you are creative, enjoy working with your hands and one daydream of becoming an artist, the Certificate III in Visual Arts can start you on your journey. This course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.

The Certificate III in Visual Arts is a great place to begin your training as a visual artist. The Certificate III in Visual Art develops a range of visual art skills. Foundation skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, silver-smithing, creative process and basic design are offered in this course.

The Studio Area Specialisation - The Studio Area Specialisation has been designed for students who would like to have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students are to choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. In this course, students will complete art theory and history and drawing as well as their two chosen specialisation areas.

Silversmithing Specialisation - The Silversmithing Specialisation has been designed for students who would like to specialise in units mainly related to silversmithing. This specialisation has been developed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to create jewellery and work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within visual art and fine art context.



This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

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Career Opportunities

Self-employment opportunities exist as a visual artist or craftsperson, visual designer, workshop tutor, jewellery maker or theatre set painter. Skills acquired in this program may be relevant to the production of goods suitable for markets and gift galleries. Some candidates may produce work relevant to commercial fine art galleries. Students completing the silver-smithing specialisation will be well-placed to undertake a jeweller’s apprenticeship.

Structure & Availability

Online

Duration:

12 months


Drawing

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADRA311Produce drawings
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Art History/Theory

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

Printmaking Studio Area

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312Produce prints

Painting Studio Area

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI311Produce paintings

Creative Project 1

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress

Creative Project 2

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAPPR311Produce creative work

Silversmithing Specialisation

Duration:

24 months


SILVERSMITHING SPECIALISATION (ONLINE UNITS)

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

CASTING

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAACD412Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
CUAPPR311Produce creative work

ENAMELLING

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAGLA301Produce glasswork
CUAGLA201Develop glassworking skills

METALSMITHING

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADES303Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL311Produce jewellery

TEXTILES IN METAL

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUATEX311Produce textile work
CUATEX201Develop skills in textile work

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Duration:

12 months


Drawing

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADRA311Produce drawings
CUAACD311Produce drawings to communicate ideas

Art History/Theory

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBWHS211Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

Printmaking Studio Area

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADES302Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312Produce prints

Painting Studio Area

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUADES301Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI311Produce paintings

Creative Project 1

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work
CUAPPR312Document the creative work progress

Creative Project 2

Unit CodeUnit Name
CUAPPR417Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAPPR311Produce creative work

To learn more about the course structure for this course, please visit the handbook.

Online

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

IntakeLocations
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

Silversmithing Specialisation

IntakeLocations
February, 2024On-campus, Rockhampton City
July, 2024On-campus, Rockhampton City

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

 

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no other entry requirements for this course.

Fees & Scholarships

$5,364
Fee for service
$447
Fee for service per unit
$5
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit
$0
Fee-Free TAFE
$2,232
Co-Contribution Fee
$1,188
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee
$186
Co-Contribution Fee per unit
$99
Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit
$224
RPL Fee for service per Unit

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Fee for Service/ Full Fee

Fee for Service/Full Fee occurs when the full tuition fee is charged to students. This may occur when the course is not included in government subsidy program/s or the student is not eligible for a government subsidy. These students are obligated to cover the entire cost. Learn more about Paying for TAFE. 

Co-Contribution and Co-Contribution Concessional Fee

Some government subsidies, such as Certificate 3 Guarantee, will require the individual to contribute to the cost of their training through a co-contribution fee. Government subsidies are subject to eligibility.

The fee will vary based on the course chosen and the eligibility of the student for a concession rate. The co-contribution fee represents the total cost to the student for tuition. There are other costs that the student may have to pay, including but not limited to uniforms and course resources. This will vary depending on the training. If you are required to pay Co-Contribution Fees, you may be eligible for partial or full exemption, you can find more information on Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility and conditions apply.

This course is part of the Queensland Government's TAFE Priority Skills Fund. Eligibility and conditions apply. Eligible students need to be enrolled and participate in study prior to the end of June 2024 to access TAFE Priority Skills Fund.

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How to apply

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