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Express your culture through Art

This qualification enables learners to use a range of skills and techniques to produce art and craft works. Students have the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations. Cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some of the units of competency and this qualification may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. Course details

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Cairns, Mossman

Key dates and info


Full time: 6 months / Delivered face-to-face over 4 x two week residential blocks

Course details


  • Full Fee $6,710
  • Subsidised $1,920
  • Concession $1,320

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Key dates

Cairns Full time / Delivered face-to-face over 4 x two week residential blocks Classroom
Mossman Full time / Delivered face-to-face over 4 x two week residential blocks Classroom

Entry requirements

Students must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Students should also have the language, literacy and numeracy skills to study at Certificate III level with reasonable support.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


This course is delivered full-time up to six months. Content delivered face-to-face over four two-week residential blocks. Students complete some assessment in own time. All students are required to attend all classes at specific times as indicated on timetables.

2018 Block Dates:

Block 1   26 February - 9 March 2018

Block 2  30 April - 11 May 2018

Block 3  9 - 20 July 2018

Block 4  3 - 14 September 2018

Relevant documents:


This course requires 12 units to be completed; 6 core and 6 elective units.

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others Mandatory
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas Mandatory
CUAATS101 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity Mandatory
CUAATS303 Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts Mandatory
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work Mandatory
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice Mandatory
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour Elective
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others Elective
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development Elective
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents Elective
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings Elective
CUAPRI301 Produce prints Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of eligible courses. The amount provided depends on the demand for skilled workers in your chosen industry.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

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You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


CUA30515 Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Job prospects

  • Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


Information Sessions: Date: 18 January 2018; Times: Session 1 - 9:00 to 10:00 am, – Session 2 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Location: Cairns - R Block, Room R1.32 - 40


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 11 April 2018

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