Begin to use art to proudly reflect your cultural identity. You’ll learn your practice through collaborative community art projects, create a portfolio of your work and build a strong foundation to continue your art journey.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop your understanding about your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Identity
Research cultural arts practices
Draw and paint
Create a portfolio of artistic work
Work safely in a creative cultural arts studio
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Work collaboratively on community art projects
Liaise with industry professionals and create a community of artists
Use industry-specific programs and artistic equipment
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You will need to participate in an interview before the course commences to make sure this is the right course for you
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A lived understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
The understanding that local cultural knowledge is necessary to achieve some of the units of competency in this qualification and may only be accessible to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
An interest in cultural arts and history
The ability to work closely with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities, both independently and collaboratively in a creative studio environment
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: - Artist, - Artist support worker, - Community art worker, - Cultural officer, - Workshop assistant and - Ceramics assistant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
There are a total of 2 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.