INTERNATIONAL

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

CRICOS Code: 090409G
National Code: CUA41315


Description

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.

Duration (incl. holidays)
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52 weeks
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40 weeks
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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.

Fees

These course fees are for international students only.

Duration
Fees
Average cost per semester (6 months)
AUD $6200
Total course cost ( 52 weeks)
AUD $12400
Incidental Fees
AUD $0
Total Fees
AUD $12400

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 Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students 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 Students Health Cover.

  • Employment Outcomes

    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 (CUA41315)
    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.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of 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 units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
    Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60
    Develop self as artist 60
    Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
    Realise a creative project 60
    Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct research 30
    Enhance, manipulate and output photo images 80
    Experiment with ceramic surface treatments 50
    Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics 50
    Experiment with throwing techniques 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
    Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
    Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
    Make a presentation 30
    Plan a career in the creative arts industry 35
    Produce innovative digital images 50
    Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30
    Use and respect copyright 50
  • Pathways to University

    If your goal is to achieve a bachelor degree in your chosen field of study, TAFE SA offers two different types of pathway to university - a University Packaged Program or Credit Transfer.

    A University Packaged Program allows you to select the course and the university you wish to study at, before commencing your studies at TAFE SA.

    Credit Transfer gives you the opportunity to select your university course on completion of your TAFE SA studies.

    With additional Bachelor programs becoming available, international students can choose to stay at TAFE SA for qualifications such as the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.

  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Contemporary Art
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