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 $4008 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1104 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $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 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
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Online

12 months full-time.

  • Online
Core Units

For online students of this course, a study sequence applies. At any given intake, students should be enrolled into both of the units in each group in the following sequence. Each group of units must be completed before the student enrols in the next group (each unit grouping comprises a pair of two units). This means that online students can only enrol in a maximum of two units at a time.

Unit Sequence 1 - Drawing

Unit Sequence 2 - Art History and Theory

Unit Sequence 3 - Print Making

Unit Sequence 4 - Painting

Unit Sequence 5 - Creative Project 1

Unit Sequence 6 - Creative Project 2

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


On campus and Online - Silver-smithing Specialisation

2 years part-time
  • Mixed Mode
On-campus

The Unit Sequence below is for students starting in February 2019.  Students starting in July 2019 should commence from unit sequence two.  

CUAACD402 Experiment with moulding and casting techniques More Information
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information
CUAGLA301 Produce glasswork More Information
CUAGLA201 Develop glassworking skills More Information
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information
CUATEX301 Produce textile work More Information
CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work More Information
Online (Multiple Intakes)
It is recommended to enrol into one of the above online units in conjunction with on-campus study as per the below unit sequence.  If students have already completed one of the Online units the sequence can be adjusted accordingly.    
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 CUAACD402 - Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
1 CUAPPR301 - Produce creative work
1 BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health and safety of self and others
2 CUAGLA301 - Produce glasswork
2 CUAGLA201 - Develop glassworking skills
2 CUAACD201 - Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
3 BSBDES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
3 CUAJWL301 - Produce jewellery
3 CUAPPR302 - Document the work progress
4 CUATEX301 - Produce textile work
4 CUATEX201 - Develop skills in textile work
4 CUARES301 - Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice


On campus

The course has structured, timetabled classes across 18 weeks.

This course has two intakes across the academic year (February and July).

  • On-campus
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
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.  
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas More Information
CUADRA301 Produce drawings More Information
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work More Information
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.  
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery More Information
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 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
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work More Information
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings 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.  
CUAPRI301 Produce prints More Information
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress More Information
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 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
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
CUAJWL301 Produce jewellery
CUAJWL201 Develop jewellery-making skills
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings
CUAPRI301 Produce prints
CUAPPR302 Document the work progress
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Project
RPL
Practical Task
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

On campus and Online - Silver-smithing Specialisation

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

On campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

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 text books required for this course.


VET in Schools Students

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


VET in Schools 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
VETiS (VET in Schools) is not available for current school students seeking enrolment in CUA31115 - Cert III in Visual Arts.