Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Certificate IV   NRT
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Start date:
Wed 21 Feb 2018
 –   St George
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    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

    Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.

    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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    St George
    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Wed 21 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    1 Year
    10 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


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

    Monday, 13 November 2017, or
    Thursday, 14 December 2017 (new date), or
    Thursday, 25 January 2018

    from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. or 5:00pm to 6:30pm, at St George College, Montgomery Street Campus, 19 Montgomery Street Kogarah, Building M, Ground Floor, Room MG.44

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class over 2 days per week for 1 year. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00am 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
    CUAPHI401Capture images in response to a brief150
    BSBWHS201Contribute to health and safety of self and others20
    CUAPPR405Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work60
    CUAPPR404Develop self as artist60
    CUAPHI403Enhance, manipulate and output photo images80
    CUADRA401Experiment with techniques to produce drawings50
    CUAPAI401Experiment with techniques to produce paintings50
    CUAPRI401Experiment with techniques to produce prints50
    CUASCU401Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture50
    BSBDES301Explore the use of colour40
    CUAACD301Produce drawings to communicate ideas80
    CUADIG405Produce innovative digital images50
    CUAPPR401Realise a creative project60
    CUARES403Research history and theory to inform own arts practice70
    CUAPHI305Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs50



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