This course provides a largely studio based learning environment, introducing the student to a range of skills in studios such as design, drawing, ceramics, jewellery, digital imaging, printmaking, photo imaging and sculpture. Students are encouraged to explore and develop practical skills, and apply creative thinking skills to their own work. Students can choose from three streams: arts and design, ceramics or jewellery.
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
The course provides a largely studio based learning environment, introducing the student to a range of skills in studios such as design, drawing, ceramics, object making, printmaking, photo imaging and concept development. This practical learning is further supported by an introduction to art history and how the student can use this to support and enhance their own work. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 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.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession