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CUA31115 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

Course Details

Course Summary

The Certificate III in Visual Arts is a great place to begin your training as a visual artist. This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills. Foundation skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, silver-smithing, creative process and basic design are offered in this course.

The Studio Area Specialisation - The Studio Area Specialisation has been designed for students who would like have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students are to choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. In this course you will complete art theory and history and drawing as well as your chosen area of specialisation where you select between two pathways for this course.

Silversmithing Specialisation - The Silversmithing Specialisation has been designed for students who would like to specialise in units mainly related to silversmithing. This specialisation has been developed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to create jewellery and work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within a visual art and fine art context.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,260.00 (2020)
$4,608.00 (2021)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,176.00 (2020)
$1,272.00 (2021)
Subsidised Concession Fee $156.00 (2020)
$180.00 (2021)
Fee for service per unit $355.00 (2020)
$384.00 (2021)
Subsidised full fee per unit $98.00 (2020)
$106.00 (2021)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $13.00 (2020)
$15.00 (2021)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $10.40 (2021)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Now
Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Self-employment opportunities exist as a visual artist or craftsperson, visual designer, workshop tutor, jewellery maker or theatre set painter. Skills acquired in this program may be relevant to the production of goods suitable for markets and gift galleries. Some candidates may produce work relevant to commercial fine art galleries. Students completing the silver-smithing specialisation will be well-placed to undertake a jeweller’s apprenticeship.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details , including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Please select a course structure from the options below:
On Campus

12 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Art History/Theory

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
Drawing
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Jewellery Studio Area

Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:

CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
Painting Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Printmaking Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Online

12 months

  • Online
Core Units
Students must complete the following compulsory core units:
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units
Students must complete the following compulsory elective units:
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

Silversmithing Specialisation

24 months
  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Silversmithing Specialisation (On Campus Units)

Students must complete the following compulsory units:

BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUATEX301 Produce textile work More Information Training.gov Details
CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD402 Experiment with moulding and casting techniques More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAGLA301 Produce glasswork More Information Training.gov Details
CUAGLA201 Develop glassworking skills More Information Training.gov Details
Silversmithing Specialisation (Online Units)
Students must complete the following compulsory units. It is recommended to enrol into the below online units in conjunction with on-campus study.
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
1 CUAJWL301 - Produce jewellery
2 CUATEX301 - Produce textile work
2 CUATEX201 - Develop skills in textile work
3 CUAACD402 - Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
3 CUAPPR301 - Produce creative work
4 CUAGLA301 - Produce glasswork
4 CUAGLA201 - Develop glassworking skills

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

24 months
  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Art History/Theory
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
Drawing
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Jewellery Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
Painting Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
Printmaking Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

24 months

  • Online
Art History/Theory
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
Drawing Cluster
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Jewellery Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
Painting Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Printmaking Studio Area
Students must complete the following compulsory units from two studio areas:
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress

Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Other
Course Learning Outcomes
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On Campus

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Online

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Silversmithing Specialisation

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

There are currently no intakes scheduled for this course structure.

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

On Campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Online

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Silversmithing Specialisation

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2021 Availabilities

On Campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Online

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Silversmithing Specialisation

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Pathways

Graduates of the Certificate III in Visual Arts (CUA31115) may apply for admission into the Diploma of Visual Arts (CUA51115). From the Diploma of Visual Arts, a pathway exist to the Bachelor of Creative Arts (CH72) at CQUniversity. This pathway will grant 8 units of credit against the Bachelor of Creative Arts (CH72).


Resource Requirements

Students will be required to purchase a range of art materials to support the development of their practical projects.  


There are no textbooks required for this course.


Start TAFE Now (STN) Students

Current school students looking to begin this program have the option of studying online or on-campus. 


Start TAFE Now (STN) students completing this course on-campus will be required to attend classes at our CQUniversity Rockhampton City visual art studios. 


Students attending on-campus training at the Rockhampton campus will attend over 4 terms.  On-campus training at the Rockhampton campus will be on a different day for each new study period (term).


Compulsory Attendance
In order to successfully manage their learning, on-campus students are required to attend regularly.  

Subsidy Eligibility Restrictions
Start TAFE Now (STN) is not available for current school students seeking enrolment in CUA31115 - Cert III in Visual Arts.