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|Timetable||Three days a week|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Build on your existing creative skills and develop your own artistic voice and command of techniques with the Certificate IV in Visual Arts.
You will develop critical and conceptual thinking skills, to extend your creative practice and to broaden your understanding of what it means to be a successful arts practitioner in today’s art industry. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be well positioned to apply for entry into our Diploma of Visual Arts course.
In this course you will learn about:
This qualification will prepare you to continue study in the visual arts field at Diploma level that will support a professional art practice career. You may also use your skills and knowledge to continue producing artwork for personal interest or gain.
Career opportunities include:
After completing this qualification, you could continue further study in the Diploma of Visual Arts.
There is no formal placement in this course, however you will have the opportunity to work closely with the local arts community.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To apply for this course, you must be over 17 years of age.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 15 units: 6 core and 9 elective.
You will need to provide:
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20||$0.00|
|CUAACD301||Produce drawings to communicate ideas||80||$42.00|
|CUAPPR401||Realise a creative project||60||$42.00|
|CUAPPR404||Develop self as artist||60||$0.00|
|CUAPPR405||Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work||60||$0.00|
|CUARES403||Research history and theory to inform own arts practice||70||$70.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBDES401||Generate design solutions||60||$42.00|
|CUAACD401||Integrate colour theory and design processes||30||$0.00|
|CUADIG405||Produce innovative digital images||50||$10.00|
|CUAIND301||Work effectively in the creative arts industry||50||$0.00|
|CUAIND401||Extend expertise in specialist creative fields||45||$66.00|
|CUAPAI401||Experiment with techniques to produce paintings||50||$66.00|
|CUAPPR407||Select and prepare creative work for exhibition||30||$33.00|
|CUAPRI401||Experiment with techniques to produce prints||50||$75.00|
|CUASCU401||Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture||50||$75.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
Create your USI
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$4,260.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,160.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$559.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
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