QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Visual Arts


National Code: CUA51115
TAFE SA Code: TP01011


Description

Working within purpose built facilities and a hands-on supportive environment, students have the opportunity to learn across a range of studio disciplines including printmaking, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Drawing, critical art studies and creative futures classes complete this well-rounded, dynamic visual art experience across the course.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$2,070
$4,141
Concession
$1,437
$2,873

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$7,880
$15,759

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Students wishing to access subsidised funding or VET Student Loans will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

    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

    Diploma of Visual Arts (CUA51115)
    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to plan and realise a body of work in one or more art forms. Mediums may include ceramics, drawing and illustration, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textile design, wood design, digital art and glasswork. 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.

    81%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse cultural history and theory 70
    Develop own sustainable professional practice 35
    Establish and maintain safe creative practice 30
    Present a body of own creative work 60
    Realise a body of creative work 80
    Refine drawing and other visual representation tools 70

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Create observational drawings 50
    Critique cultural works 50
    Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
    Integrate colour theory and design processes 30
    Investigate drawing materials and processes 70
    Make mixed media artworks 55
    Refine 2D design ideas and processes 70
    Refine 3-D design ideas and processes 70
    Write complex documents 50
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