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Offering Info

Diploma of Visual Arts

  • National Course Code: CUA51115
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51115-01V02-20SGR-101

Location – St George

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

20.5 Hours per week

Duration

30 Weeks

  • 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.

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Although there is no national pre-requisite, this course is designed for advanced entry and it is recommended that people entering this qualification possess CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (with a focus on Visual Art) or have extensive vocational experience in Visual Art and exhibition of work.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Thursday 12 December 2019
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: St George TAFE, Montgomery St Campus, 19 Montgomery St, Kogarah: Building M, Ground Floor, Room M.G46

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm or 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: St George TAFE, Montgomery St Campus, 19 Montgomery St, Kogarah: Building M, Ground Floor, Room M.G46

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 20.5 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 30 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14.5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including In addition to structured classes, you will need to engage in self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assignments (independent study, research, practice and assignments).

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for people who have completed the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals focusing on Visual Art, or have equivalent relevant experience. You will build greater skills and knowledge in creating and upskilling in your chosen area of Visual Arts. If you have little or no experience in Visual Art, you should consider the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals, (specialist stream of visual art with a focus on drawing, painting and sculpture).

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

Additional studio access is available on request and can be negotiated with your class teacher.

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

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Additional costs and materials required to successfully complete this course may include purchase of art materials. These may cost approximately $200.00 - $500.00 for the year, for materials, field trips and visits, safety equipment and/or toolkits and general resources.

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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it.

Be sure to read your chosen course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you.

Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
Elective Units
Number Title
CUAACD513 Make mixed media artworks
CUADRA502 Investigate drawing materials and processes
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes
CUAPHI503 Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts 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

St George, Main Campus
Corner Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah
Phone 131 601

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