Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 12 Feb 2018
 –   Eora Centre
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  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of art and craft skills in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and cultural history.

    Licensing/Regulatory Information
    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification

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    Eora Centre
    Full Time
    Course start:
    Mon 12 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    17 Weeks
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    18 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
    Smart and Skilled First Qual:
    Smart and Skilled Second Qual:
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    About offering:

    This cultural arts course is designed for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander learners who wish to use a range of skills and techniques to produce arts and craft works.
    The course will teach students the skills they need to develop their ability to communicate their ideas. Starting with understanding their own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity, they will learn to produce work through their knowledge of history and theory of art.

    This indigenous arts course will provide students with a range of skills they can select, adapt and transfer to different situations:

    The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some of the units of competency in this qualification may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 6 December 2017 or Wednesday, 31 January 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Eora College, 333 Abercrombie Street Chippendale, Ground Floor, Theatre.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 12 to 18 hours of class over 3 days a week for 17 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Thursday, 9.00am to 4.00pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    CUARES301Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice50
    BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others20
    CUAATS303Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts200
    CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas60
    CUAATS101Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity150
    CUACER301Produce ceramics50
    CUAPPR301Produce creative work45
    CUADIG305Produce digital images50
    CUAPAI301Produce paintings50
    CUAPRI301Produce prints50
    CUASCU301Produce sculpture50
    CUAWRT301Write content for a range of media40



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