Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Duration (incl. holidays) 40 weeks
Teaching Duration32 weeks
(2 Semesters is 1 academic year)
CRICOS Code078438C
National CodeCUV40111
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Example Career ProfileArtistArtist
FacultiesArts and Design
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 CampusApplication Study Mode Approx.Contact Hours per Week Commences
 Adelaide College of the ArtsApply NowOn Campus20January 

    Course Admission Requirements (for International Applications)

    • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
    • Satisfactory completion of Year 11 or equivalent.

    Course Notes

    • Students may be required to purchase additional items at the approx cost of A$700.
    • Students will choose one of three specialist areas to complete the Certificate IV in Visual Arts. These are: Photomedia; 3D Ceramics and Sculpture; and Jewellery. Students will make this choice during counselling and registration in classes when they are on campus.

    How to Apply

    International Course - application process

    If you are applying from onshore, generally, you will need to apply for an international course to TAFE South Australia at least two months before you want to start your studies in Australia. If you are applying from offshore it is highly recommended that you apply at least four months in advance.

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    Note: You must be an International resident to apply for this course. For Australian residents please visit TAFE SA Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    All aspects of our lives are enriched by visual culture, craft and design. Graduates of these courses are equipped to excel in activities that embrace an artist’s and designer’s practice. Artists and designers may choose to practise independently, join industry enterprises or participate in public art commissions and community art activities. Opportunities include working in jewellery, sculpture, painting, ceramics, art photography, printmaking, galleries and in education.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Visual Arts (CUV40111)
    6 core units: Participate in OHS processes; Produce drawings to communicate ideas; Realise a creative project; Develop self as artist; Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work; Research history and theory to inform own arts practice; plus 9 elective units

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.


    These course fees are for international students only.

    Tuition FeesIncidental Fees
    Semester 1AUD $6000-
    Semester 2AUD $6000-
    Fee TotalsAUD $12000-
    Total Course CostAUD $12000

    Note: TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    Overseas Student Health Cover

    All overseas students are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Student Health Cover.

    Additional Services

    TAFE SA International offers an optional Arrival & Pick up and/or Accommodation Service. For further details please contact us.

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