International Course Info

Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Code: CUA60715
  • CRICOS Code: 090491G

This qualification is for people who want to work as an independent professional visual arts practitioners who have a command of wide-ranging, highly specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge. These skills will allow you to extend and refine your practice to a point where you are able to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses your individual creative vision. The ability to engage in critical discourse and debate about your own work and the work of others is underpinned by a mature engagement with a range of theoretical concepts and historical perspectives.

You will be working in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. You are often sole practitioner but may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations, bringing the visual arts perspective to areas such as business, community services and science. At this level, you may also teach art in a range of different community contexts.

You may wish to study a pathway and application within this course that provides a 'specialist' visual arts / fine arts outcome dependant on the electives studied. However, not all TAFE NSW colleges offer all electives.

Subject area: Fine Arts

Course code:
Course fee:
1 Year


  • Prerequisite: Diploma of Visual Arts (R10416)
  • Academic IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 60 or TAFE NSW English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    FOR 2020

    Kingswood Total course fee: A$10,080 Enrol: Feb , Jul
    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$10,080 Enrol: Feb

    FOR 2021

    Kingswood Total course fee: A$10,080 Enrol: Feb
    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$10,080 Enrol: Feb


    To receive the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.





    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    Working within and across many media, practicing within:

    • ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design sectors
    • involvement in installation and public artwork
    • teaching in a range of community settings