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. Creative practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history. Studio Area specialisation The Studio Area specialisation has been designed for students who would like have a specialisation in two Studio Areas. To achieve the Studio Area specialisation, students can choose two Studio Area’s from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. 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 make jewellery work (largely silversmithing artifacts) within a visual art and fine art context.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Fees
Full Fee $3780 (2018)
$4008 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1032 (2018)
$1104 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $132 (2018)
$144 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $334 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $92 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $12 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

Self-employment opportunities exist as visual artist or craftsperson, visual designers, workshop tutors, or an introduction to a jewellery apprenticeship. Skills acquired in this course may be relevant to the production of goods suitable to markets and gift galleries. Some students may produce work relevant to commercial, fine art galleries.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 4 core units
  2. Complete 8 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Online

6 months full-time or 2 years part-time

  • Online
Online Units

Students may choose to enrol in any number of units at one time.  There are no pre-requisite requirements for any of these units.  

CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information

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
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress

Mixed Mode - Silversmithing Specialisation

2 years part-time
  • Mixed Mode
On-campus (February intake only)
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information
CUAACD402 Experiment with moulding and casting techniques More Information
On-campus (July Intake only)
CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work More Information
CUATEX301 Produce textile work More Information
CUAGLA201 Develop glassworking skills More Information
CUAGLA301 Produce glasswork More Information
Online (Multiple Intakes)
It is recommended to enrol into one of the above online units in conjunction with on-campus study.
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information

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 CUAJWL301 - Produce jewellery
1 BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
1 BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
2 CUATEX201 - Develop skills in textile work
2 CUATEX301 - Produce textile work
2 CUAACD201 - Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
3 CUAPPR301 - Produce creative work
3 CUAACD402 - Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
3 CUAPPR302 - Document the work progress
4 CUAGLA201 - Develop glassworking skills
4 CUAGLA301 - Produce glasswork
4 CUARES301 - Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice


Mixed Mode

6 months full-time or 2 years part-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
Elective Units - Jewellery Cluster
Students must complete two elective clusters (Jewellery, Printmaking or Painting) to complete the entire course.  Students should enrol in all units from their chosen cluster at one time.  
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information
Elective Units - Painting Cluster
Students must complete two elective clusters (Jewellery, Printmaking or Painting) to complete the entire course. Students should enrol in all units from their chosen cluster at one time.
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour More Information
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings More Information
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information
Elective Units - Printmaking Cluster
Students must complete two elective clusters (Jewellery, Printmaking or Painting) to complete the entire course. Students should enrol in all units from their chosen cluster at one time.  
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information
Mandatory Units - Art History/Theory Cluster
Students must complete all units in this cluster to complete the entire course. Students should enrol in all units from this cluster at one time.
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others More Information
Mandatory Units - Drawing Cluster
Students must complete all units in this cluster to complete the entire course.  Students should enrol in all units from this cluster at one time.  
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information

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
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADRA301 Produce drawings
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Project
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

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
Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton City.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
RPL/RCC/Credit

Rockhampton City

February: Part Time
July: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

Mixed Mode

There are four course intakes for 2018, available in February, March, July and August.
6 months full-time or 2 years part-time
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations: 

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
All classes will be held at the Rockhampton City Visual Arts Studio, located at Building B, at the following times for each cluster:

Painting Cluster
Classes are held on Mondays from 9 am - 3 pm.

Jewellery Cluster
Classes are held on Tuesdays from 1pm - 4pm.

Drawing Cluster
Classes are held on Wednesdays from 9am - 4pm.

Printmaking Cluster
Classes are held on Thursdays from 9 am - 3 pm.

Art History/Theory Cluster
Classes are held on Fridays from 9 am - 12 noon.

Online

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.
6 months full-time or 2 years part-time
This availability is primarily offered by online study, however optional on-campus tutorial sessions will be scheduled throughout the year to allow for students to participate in practical components of this course.

The online availability includes electives in the disciplines of painting and printmaking. The online availability does not include the option to study the Silversmithing elective. 

Optional on-campus tutorial sessions will be held at the following locations:

CQUniversity Rockhampton City

This course is available online with teaching support available via, email and telephone. Online students require self-motivation and are advised that they should have 4 - 6 hours per week available for study for each unit. 

Online students have the opportunity to attend on-campus workshops in limited locations.

For students wishing to attend on campus workshops it is advised that they must enrol into the intake which best relates to the timing of the workshop. 

Information sessions for painting, drawing and printmaking can be arranged via appointment for on-campus students living in the Rockhampton area.

Mixed Mode (Silversmithing Specialisation)

There are two course intakes for 2018, available in February and July.
2 years part-time
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations: 

CQUniversity Rockhampton City 
Classes will be held at the Rockhampton City Visual Arts Studio, located at Building B on Tuesdays from 5 pm - 8 pm. 
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Resource Requirements

Students will be required to purchase art materials for the completion of visual art projects, relevant to their studio area electives. Approximately, $50 - $200 should be considered a typical cost for student provided visual art materials per studio area electives chosen.


There are no text books required for this course.