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Version Effective: 30th of November, 2023
Version Effective: 30th of November, 2023

PDC117034 - Visual Art: Traditional Painting Techniques

Course Details

Course Summary

In this micro-credential, you will be introduced to methods and techniques used to create traditional oil paintings. Visual Art: Traditional Painting Techniques offers step-by-step instructions to support your creation of a painting that is developed using established techniques. Learning resources take the form of downloadable video tutorials and related written instructional materials. Note: Painting materials are not supplied.

Completion of this online micro-credential provides a digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio. Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is a Digital Badge

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this micro-credential.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Creative, Performing and Visual Arts
Skill Area
  • Arts and Entertainment

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Outcomes: Skills and knowledge used to create paintings that may be exhibited in a range of professional exhibition contexts.

Career opportunities and occupations: This micro-credential is designed to support beginner and emerging artists alike. Skills and knowledge attained in this micro-credential may be used to support the development of a career as a fine artist.

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

 Note: The amount of CPD hours awarded will be based on the duration of micro-credential hours.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

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

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44 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.


  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1.  Use and adapt a creative process that incorporates the use of design concepts and traditional painting techniques to create paraprofessional paintings
  2.  Reflect on the application of design concepts and technical use of media and develop strategies for improving creative process and painting techniques.


1. Reflective diary

2. Folio of paintings


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