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Certificate III in Visual Arts

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Grow your artistic abilities and develop your practice in the diversity of culture of the visual arts. The course is an excellent introductory program to develop a range of art skills and investigate potential strengths before you go further onto more specialised programs.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
18 months part-time
Course Code
CUA31115
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$2,349 total

About this course

Grow your artistic abilities and develop your practice in the diversity of culture of the visual arts.

The course is an excellent introductory program to develop a range of art skills and investigate potential strengths before you go further onto more specialised programs. It is also a pathway from the Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course at GOTAFE.

You'll develop a range of creative and technical skills and increase your artistic ability, while also developing deep foundation knowledge relevant to visual arts practice in contemporary art and culture.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview with the Course Coordinator.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course.
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course.

Study locations

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Career pathways

This course will deepen your knowledge of Visual arts and culture and its contemporary expression as art and will teach you skills in the business and administrative aspects of working as a professional artist.

You will learn the skills and knowledge to work in the Visual and Cultural Arts industry, graduating ready to take on a role in the Visual Arts industry. This course is the recognised qualification to become a professional artist, with a job role to work as an arts administrator; for example a gallery assistant, studio technician or front of house gallery sales.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.