If you’re an emerging artist, our Visual Arts Certificate IV is the perfect course for you. You can build on your creative skills by joining us in the heart of Melbourne’s art precinct, Degraves Street.

In this course you’ll do extensive studies in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

While you’re enhancing your practical skills, you will also broaden your understanding of art history and theory through artist talks and exhibition visits. Your teachers are all practising artists and they will act as invaluable mentors on your artistic journey.




National Code CUA41315
Study Areas Art & Design
Study Level Certificate IV
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: flexible options available

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses City

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $3,200.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession $640.00
Full Tuition Fee $9,125.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $869.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

February and July

Full time: 1 year (3 - 4 days per week - see timetable below under Course Structure)

Part time: flexible options available 

City

Completion of Certificate III in Visual Arts or some experience in Visual Arts or Design is preferred.

Please have up to 5 images of your work ready to submit (preferably via email),  at the time of your enrolment

After successful completion of this course, you can apply for the Diploma of Visual Arts.

Direct entry

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

This course may provide you with the skills and knowledge to set up in your own studio working as a visual artist. These skills will also assist in many other areas of employment requiring elements of art and design.

Completion of 15 units (6 core and 9 electives).  Following is the proposed 2019 timetable:

Semester 1

18 February – 5 April

22 April – 21 June

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

BSBDES302 – EXPLORE AND APPLY THE CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS TO 2D FORMS  (PRINT MAKING)

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

Teacher – Jo Wilson

CUAPAI401 – EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PAINTINGS

(10.00am – 1.00pm)

Teacher – Chris Pittard

 

BSBWHS201 – CONTRIBUTE TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS

(10.00am – 11.00am)

Mila Faranov

CUAPPR302 – DOCUMENT THE CREATIVE WORK PROCESS CUAPPR406 – PLAN WORK SPACE PROCESS

(11.00am – 12.00pm)

Vin Ryan

CUASCU401 – EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE SCULPTURE

(2:00pm – 5.30pm)

Teacher – Mila Faranov

CUAACD301 – WORK PRODUCE DRAWINGS TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS

(2.00pm – 5.30pm)

Teacher – Toby Dutton

BSBCRT403 – EXPLORE  THE HISTORY AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF CREATIVITY (50) CUARES403 – RESEARCH HISTORY AND THEORY TO INFORM OWN ART  PRACTICE

(1.00pm – 5.30pm)

Vin Ryan

Semester 2

22 July – 20 September

7 October – 22 November

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

CUAAPRI401 – EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

Jo Wilson

CUAPAI501 – REFINE PAINTING TECHNIQUES

(10.00am – 3:00pm) (60 min break)

Chris Pittard

CUAPPR401 – DEVELOP AND DISCUSS IDEAS FOR OWN CREATIVE WORK

(10.00am – 1:00pm)

Vin Ryan

CUASCU501 – REFINE SCULPTURAL TECHNIQUES 

2.00pm – 5:30pm

Mila Faranov

CUAPPR404 – DEVELOP SELF AS AN ARTIST

3.00pm – 5.30pm

Toby Dutton

CUAPPR405 – DRAWING: REALISE A CREATIVE PROJECT 

2.00pm – 5:30pm

Vin Ryan

 

Code

Title

Hours

CUAPPR404 DEVELOP SELF AS ARTIST 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop the technical and conceptual skills required to work in any area of arts practice.

It applies to individuals who commit to improving their professional practice in both an artistic and business context. The skills developed in this unit apply to all areas of creative practice, including photography, craft, design, live performance, technical production and visual arts. This work would usually be carried out under mentored supervision.
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CUAPPR302 DOCUMENT THE CREATIVE WORK PROGRESS 15.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to document the conception, development and progress of own creative work.

It applies to individuals who work in all areas of creative practice, and the work being documented could be created in any medium. Documentation could be for personal use, for example as professional development informing future work; or it could be for background information in an exhibition, for research purposes, or to comply with the requirements of a funding body.
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CUAPPR406 PLAN WORK SPACE 15.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan the allocation and use of space consistent with a concept or business plan.

It applies to individuals who need to plan their own work space, or the space for a small group, in a broad range of industry contexts. The work space may relate to exhibition space, performance space, office and administration space, a studio or workshop. This unit does not apply to work spaces requiring a specialist designer to respond to complex requirements or spaces for large numbers of people.
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CUAPRI401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE PRINTS 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various printmaking techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style.

It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre-professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
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CUASCU401 EXPERIMENT WITH TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE SCULPTURE 50.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various sculptural techniques and design concepts to develop professional practice and an individual style.

It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a pre-professional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
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CUASCU501 REFINE SCULPTURAL TECHNIQUES 80.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of sculptural techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work which usually includes the creation of three-dimensional (3-D) sculptural forms. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.
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CUAPAI501 REFINE PAINTING TECHNIQUES 80.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research and experiment with a broad range of painting techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

It applies to highly skilled visual artists who integrate the use of those different techniques explored, to realise a coherent body of creative work. They work with a high level of independence seeking mentoring and guidance as required.
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