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Course code:

  • HE20534 Bachelor of Creative Practice
  • HE20533 Diploma of Creative Practice


  • Wagga Wagga
  • Albury
  • Kingswood

Studio and creative practice subjects are taught face to face on campus while theory subjects are delivered online.


  • Bachelor of Creative Practice: 3 years full time, or the part time equivalent
  • Diploma of Creative Practice: 1 year full time, or the part time equivalent

Course load:

Bachelor of Creative Practice: Students must complete 24 subjects and achieve 240 credit points to complete this course.

Diploma of Creative Practice: Students must complete 8 subjects and achieve 80 credit points to complete this course.

Next intake:

  • Classes commence 15 February 2021
  • First round applications close 27 November 2020
  • Second round applications will open on 30 November and close 29 January 2021 subject to availability of places

You must satisfy the following entry requirements to be eligible for admission into these courses.

Bachelor of Creative Practice

Diploma of Creative Practice

  • NSW HSC or equivalent, OR Tertiary Preparation Certificate, OR completion of a Certificate IV qualification or higher.
  • Portfolio of at least 10 examples of creative work including, but not limited to, freehand sketches, life drawing, paintings, prints, design concept sketches, illustrations and photographs of three-dimensional objects, models and prototypes.
  • Pre-admission interview.
  • You can apply under special admission provisions (including mature age and disadvantage) if you do not meet the entry requirements. You will be required to submit documentation to support your application for special admission.

In 2021, domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $2,150 per 10 credit point subject – a total of $51,600 for the full Degree and $17,200 for the full Diploma. This course attracts FEE-HELP, so eligible students can study now and pay later.

For more information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility criteria, is available at:

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

As this course is delivered 50% online, international students on a student visa are not eligible to enrol.

*Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

If you have extensive relevant and current industry experience or you’ve recently completed studies in a related field, you may be eligible for exemptions from similar subjects in the Bachelor of Creative Practice.

Courses for which recognition will be granted include, but are not limited to, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications in visual arts, creative arts and graphic design.

Talk to your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible. You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for RPL has been successful.

Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted.

Study pattern

The Bachelor of Creative Practice requires you to complete 24 subjects and a total of 240 credit points. The Diploma of Creative Practice requires you to complete 8 subjects and a total of 80 credit points.

Each semester, full time students enrol in 4 subjects, worth a total of 40 credit points. Face to face and online classes require approximately 4 hours of attendance each week, per subject. To maximise chances for success in the course, students are expected to undertake an equivalent amount of private study.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course, allowing students to demonstrate both practical skills and theoretical knowledge. Most subjects require the completion of 3 to 4 assessment tasks.

Assessment types include, but are not limited, to practical exercises, portfolios of creative works, projects, presentations, critiques and self-reflection, as well as written reports and essays.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

Unfortunately, as this course is 50% online, international students on a student visa are not eligible to enrol.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP: an Australian government student loan scheme.

This document is intended as a general guide only. Information in this document is current as at July 2019. Prospective students should contact TAFE NSW for more information, and to confirm admission requirements and availability of courses. Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. For current fee information, visit:

Fees payable by the students are the tuition fees valid for that semester, and not the tuition fees that were in place the first time the students enrolled. Additional fees may be payable for equipment and resources.

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