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This qualification reflects the role of visual artists who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to prepare for and develop an emerging arts practice. They are able to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Visual arts practice at this level is underpinned by a sound grasp of art theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse and communication around complex ideas are also required.

Visual artists work in a wide range of contexts across the arts and other industries. They are often sole practitioners but may also hold positions in government or commercial organisations.

Artists work within and across many media, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, drawing, painting, photo-media, printmaking and sculpture. Course details

Industry endorsed

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Cairns, Townsville (Pimlico)

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 12 months / up to 4 days per week
Part time: up to 18 months / Varies

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $14,500
  • Subsidised $11,220
  • Concession $10,236

Student Loan Available

1300 656 959

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns Full time Classroom
Townsville (Pimlico) Part time / Varies Classroom
Full time / up to 4 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

All new students are required to attend an interview and present a portfolio of work to assess eligibility for enrolment into this Diploma qualification for both full and part time. 

To enter this qualification, individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.  This can be assessed through presentation of a portfolio of work.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Townsville (Pimlico)
Cnr Hugh Street & Fulham Road
Pimlico
Townsville QLD 4812

Resources required

Materials to undertake assessable items are provided.  However, please be aware that basic stationery items including a USB stick (min.16gig), a ring binder and plastic sleeves are recommended and you may require personal protective clothing (covered footwear, dust mask) and  art materials and equipment personally preferred to produce work other than the prescribed

Timetable

Full time: Full time delivery over 12 months attending 4 days per week

Part time: Any number of units may be undertaken part-time, however units undertaken must be appropriate to the progression of learning timetabled

Units

Students need to successfully complete 15 units to gain the qualification; 6 core and 9 elective units.

Semester 1 - Term 1 (4 units)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Core
CUAACD506 Refine 2D design ideas and processes Elective
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes Elective
Semester 1 - Term 2 (4 units)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Core
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective
and select 2 additional electives from:
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques Elective
CUASCU501 Refine sculptural techniques Elective
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques Elective
CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques Elective
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques Elective
Semester 2 - Term 3 (4 units)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief Elective
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work Core
and select 1 additional elective from
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes Elective
CUADRA502 - Investigate drawing materials and processes - Elective
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes Elective
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes Elective
Semester 2 - Term 4 (3 units)
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work Elective
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Core
CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

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.

Prices are subject to change.

$14,500

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$11,220

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$10,236

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy is a one-off subsidy that offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher courses.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy 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 IV or higher level qualification.
  • For some courses, you may also be required to hold a certificate 3 in a relevant industry field.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

You may gain work in the graphic design/printing industry or the arts industry in community arts, galleries and museums.

This qualification prepares people for entry into work at a professional level. Its conceptual and theoretical content also supports learning at higher levels. People with CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts often engage in further learning in vocational and higher education through Advanced Diploma and Degree qualifications in a range of arts-related disciplines.

Job prospects

  • Painter (Visual Arts)
  • Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals
  • Potter Or Ceramic Artist
  • Sculptor
  • Graphic Designer

Enrol now

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
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • 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

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

Enrolment options

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

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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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 29 June 2017

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available