Version Effective: 1st of July, 2021
Version Effective: 1st of July, 2021

CUA31120 - 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. The Certificate III in Visual Art develops 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 to have a specialisation in two studio areas. Students are to choose two studio areas from Printmaking, Painting or Jewellery. In this course, students will complete art theory and history and drawing as well as their two chosen specialisation areas.

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 visual art and fine art context.


Entry Requirements

Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

There are no other entry requirements for this course.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,896.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,356.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $192.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $408.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $113.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $16.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $11.10 (2022)
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
  • Start TAFE Now
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
Drawing

Students must complete the following compulsory units

CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA311 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
Art History/Theory

Students must complete the following compulsory units

BSBWHS211 Contribute to the 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
Printmaking Studio Area
Students must complete all units from two studio areas
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPRI312 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
Jewellery Studio Area

Students must complete all units from two studio areas

CUAJWL211 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL311 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
Online Only - Painting Studio Area

Students must complete all units from two studio areas.  These units must be completed online

CUAPAI311 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour 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
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work
CUADRA311 Produce drawings
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
CUAPRI312 Produce prints
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAJWL211 Develop jewellery-making skills
CUAJWL311 Produce jewellery
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour

Online

12 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Drawing

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA311 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
Art History/Theory

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
Printmaking Studio Area

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPRI312 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
Painting Studio Area

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPAI311 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
Creative Project 1

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
Creative Project 2

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPPR311 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR417 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
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUADRA311 Produce drawings
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAPRI312 Produce prints
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

Silversmithing Specialisation

24 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
SILVERSMITHING SPECIALISATION (ONLINE UNITS)
Students must complete the following compulsory units. It is recommended to enrol into the online units in conjunction with on-campus study.
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice More Information Training.gov Details
CASTING

Students must complete the following compulsory units 

CUAPPR311 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD412 Experiment with moulding and casting techniques More Information Training.gov Details
ENAMELLING

Students must complete the following compulsory units

CUAGLA201 Develop glassworking skills More Information Training.gov Details
CUAGLA301 Produce glasswork More Information Training.gov Details
METALSMITHING

Students must complete the following compulsory units

CUAJWL311 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
TEXTILES IN METAL

Students must complete the following compulsory units

CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work More Information Training.gov Details
CUATEX311 Produce textile work 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 CUAPPR311 - Produce creative work
1 CUAACD412 - Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
2 CUAGLA201 - Develop glassworking skills
2 CUAGLA301 - Produce glasswork
3 CUAJWL311 - Produce jewellery
3 CUADES303 - Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
4 CUATEX201 - Develop skills in textile work
4 CUATEX311 - Produce textile work

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
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

24 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Drawing

Students must complete the following compulsory units

CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUADRA311 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
Art History/Theory

Students must complete the following compulsory units

BSBWHS211 Contribute to the 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
Printmaking Studio Area
Students must complete all units from two studio areas
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress More Information Training.gov Details
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPRI312 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
Jewellery Studio Area

Students must complete all units from two studio areas

CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL311 Produce jewellery More Information Training.gov Details
CUAJWL211 Develop jewellery-making skills More Information Training.gov Details
Online Only - Painting Studio Area

Students must complete all units from two studio areas.  These units must be completed online

CUADES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings 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
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work
CUADRA311 Produce drawings
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312 Produce prints
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
CUAJWL311 Produce jewellery
CUAJWL211 Develop jewellery-making skills
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings

Start TAFE Now (STN) - Online

12 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Online
Drawing

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUADRA311 Produce drawings More Information Training.gov Details
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas More Information Training.gov Details
Art History/Theory

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

BSBWHS211 Contribute to the 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
Printmaking Studio Area

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPRI312 Produce prints More Information Training.gov Details
Painting Studio Area

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUADES301 Explore the use of colour More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings More Information Training.gov Details
Creative Project 1

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress More Information Training.gov Details
Creative Project 2

Students may complete clusters in any order. Students must enrol into one full cluster of units at a time.

CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition More Information Training.gov Details
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work 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
CUADRA311 Produce drawings
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUAPRI312 Produce prints
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour
CUAPAI311 Produce paintings
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work

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
RPL
Practical Task
Written/Electronic Assessment
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to this course.

Domestic 2022 Availabilities

ON CAMPUS

On-campus

Rockhampton City

July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time

Online

Online
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

July: Full Time/Part Time

Start TAFE Now (STN) - On Campus

On-campus

Rockhampton City

July: Full Time/Part Time
August: 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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