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Offering Info

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

  • National Course Code: CUA30515
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA30515-01V02-21MAI-156

Location – Maitland

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

21.7 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts honours traditional arts and crafts practices. Learn techniques of the past and apply them to your own artistic practice, as you develop your confidence to become an artist of the future.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • Develop an understanding of your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
  • Produce creative work
  • Apply knowledge of history and theory to your art practice

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Imagination and creative thinking

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

Career opportunities:

  • Exhibiting artist
  • Curator assistant
  • Cultural officer with local government council
  • Assistant at a cultural organisation

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with:

  • Certificate IV in Arts Administration
  • Diploma of Visual Arts
  • Diploma of Photography

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Campus specific entry requirements

Depending on where you choose to study, there may be additional campus specific entry requirements for this qualification. You must meet these entry requirements before you enrol.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the arts industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A lived understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • An interest in growing your visual and communication skills
  • An interest in learning new creative processes and visual communication styles
  • Adaptability to learn new processes and re-examine the old

Note: The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some of the units of competency in this qualification may only be accessible to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • Complete assessment tasks and 80% attendance

Basic materials to complete the unit of competency assessments are included. There may be additional specialist materials students may wish to purchase and will be advised by teachers.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 16.7 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, journal work, gallery visits, photographic documentation and private study.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are:

  • Learners with Aboriginal heritage wishing to pursue learning in Aborginal and torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • Unemployed people without a relevant lower level qualification who are transitioning to a new career
  • School leavers

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAATS303 Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAATS101 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
CUASCU301 Produce sculpture
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Maitland
Corner of New England Highway & Ferraby Drive, Metford
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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