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Realise your artistic talents

The Diploma of Visual Arts 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. Course details

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$10,150 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Cairns

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: 18 months / 6 Residential blocks of 2 weeks each intensive training

Course details

COST

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

Student Loan Available

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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns 6 Residential blocks of 2 weeks each intensive training Blended

Entry requirements

To enter this qualification, people must have the skills and knowledge described in the following unit of competency:

  • CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project.

Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.
This program in particular has been designed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Location/s

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

Resources required

Please be aware that you will also be required to supply the following items at your cost:

  • Covered shoes are required while engaged in work activities and while students are in designated areas of TAFE
  • Aprons preferred
  • USB memory/flash stick – recommended size 2GB
  • Biros (preferably blue and black ink), pencils, eraser.
  • Ring binder folder/s and plastic sleeves or other types of folders to store own workbooks and other work material

Timetable

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Cairns campus: This course is delivered over 18 months including 6 x residential blocks of 2 weeks each intensive training.  Block days and times:  Mon – Fri 9.00am to 4:00pm

Units

To gain this qualifications, students must successfully complete 15 units; 6 core and 9 electives

In addition to the below, "CUAATS501 Plan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visual arts projects" is also delivered.

UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUASCU501 Refine sculptural techniques Elective
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
CUAACD513 Make mixed media artworks Elective
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques Elective
CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques Elective
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge Elective
Cluster 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Core
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work Core
Cluster 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Core
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Core
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements Elective
CUARES502 Critique cultural works Elective
Cluster 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
BSBCMM401 Make a presentation Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

ABSTUDY: This qualification is ABSTUDY approved. Students who qualify for ABSTUDY may be eligible to receive travel, accommodation and meal allowances to attend residential study blocks in Cairns (or an approved location). Students must register and provide their confirmation of ABSTUDY upon enrolling in the qualification.

If considering a VET Student Loan, please ensure you read the TAFE Queensland 'Pre-Enrolment Information for students considering applying for a VET Student Loan':http://tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/financial-support-student-loans/vet-student-loans.html

$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

Job prospects

  • Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals
  • Arts Professional
  • Arts industry

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

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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
  • 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 4 December 2017

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1300 656 959

Industry endorsed

University Pathways

Payment options

Student satisfaction

$10,150 VET Student Loan available