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Offering Info

Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Course Code: CUA51115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51115-01V02-20NEP-233

Location – Nepean

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

28 Jul 2020

Study Commitment

11.4 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.

Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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

To be selected for a place in this course, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Conceptual, technical and organisational skills to create and present work in your chosen creative form

You will have gained these skills through formal study or from your experience in a creative field.

Evidence required

  • A portfolio of your work

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Proficient language, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Competent skills in 2D and 3D forms
  • The ability to make additional purchases of art materials that may be required to meet your project outcomes

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.

Your ability to successfully complete the course via an application portfolio of work presented at interview. You will undertake a laguage, literacy and numeracy test as part of orientation or application processes to ensure the correct entry level.

To successfully complete this course you will need to attend class regularly and paricipate in the class activities. You will need to spend approximately 25 hours per week in total on your course work including face to face and self -directed learning.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 8.5 hours of class over 2 days a week for 2 years.

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.9 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including may include private study, research and assessment preparation.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who have some previous experience in the visual arts or a related creative field. To enter this qualification, learners must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in a selected medium.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Moodle
  • Multicultural Support

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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is scheduled 2 days per week - Tuesday (10am to 4.00pm) and Wednesday (9.00am to 1.30pm). Note: Some semesters may require attendance on Thurs instead of Tues & on Wed pm instead of Wed am. Timetables will be issued in advance.

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself resources which you will keep when you complete your study.

You will need to purchase art materials in order to complete your course. Exact costs will vary according to personal choices but may be up to approximately $500 over the duration of your course.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

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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

Incidental Cost
  • Course Related Materials Charge - $500.00
Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
20NEP00994 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS1 28 Jul 2020 25 Sep 2020 07 Sep 2020 $1,293.00
20NEP00995 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS2 12 Oct 2020 04 Dec 2020 02 Nov 2020 $1,293.00
21NEP00344 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS3 01 Feb 2021 02 Apr 2021 01 Mar 2021 $1,293.00
21NEP00345 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS4 19 Apr 2021 11 Jun 2021 03 May 2021 $1,293.00
21NEP00346 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS5 12 Jul 2021 17 Sep 2021 02 Aug 2021 $1,293.00
21NEP00347 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS6 05 Oct 2021 03 Dec 2021 01 Nov 2021 $1,293.00
22NEP00007 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS7 31 Jan 2022 08 Apr 2022 07 Mar 2022 $1,293.00
22NEP00008 Diploma of Visual Arts-UOS8 26 Apr 2022 17 Jun 2022 06 Jun 2022 $1,291.00

APPLY NOW:

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
Elective Units
Number Title
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques
CUAACD512 Work with photomedia in creative practice
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

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

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Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

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