National code: CUA20420

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

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Artist, - Artist support worker, - Community art worker, - Cultural officer, - Workshop assistant and - Ceramics assistant

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Prepare for work in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry CUAATS211

  • Make simple creative work CUAPPR211

  • Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity CUAATS111

  • Use basic drawing techniques CUAACD101

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

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

Info sessions Want to know more?

There are a total of 2 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

You can select a delivery option below to see the sessions available. Or you can view all sessions related to Aboriginal Cultures and Education

Delivery options Find a location to enrol

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