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CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

2020

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Overview

CUA41315

Alice Springs, Casuarina

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
ARTS,ENTERTAINMENT,SPORTS AND RECREATION
Occupation types
Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals Nfd

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.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Jewellery and Visual Arts and Craft include:

  • Jewellery Designer
  • Studio Artist
  • Ceramic Artist

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, a pre-enrolment interview will be conducted, and an online language, literacy and numeracy assessment is necessary to establish any support requirements.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the CUA Creative Arts and Culture Training Package.

  • Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina

    Study Mode: On campus
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

VET Creative Arts
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 08 8946 6513

Email: cavet@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Visual Arts a total of Fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising Six (6) Core and Nine (9) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 770 - 840.

ALICE SPRINGS
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60
CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist 60
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70
  Total nominal hours for core units 350
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY (Select 9)
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour 40
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30
CUAACD402 Experiment with moulding and casting techniques 50
CUACER401 Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics 50
CUACER402 Experiment with throwing techniques 50
CUACER403 Experiment with ceramic surface treatments 50
CUASCU401 Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture 50
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings 50
CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints 50
CUATEX401 Experiment with techniques to produce textile work 50
LMTTD4005A Produce screen printed textiles 80
LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 420 - 460
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
770 - 840

 

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 860.
 
CASUARINA
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60
CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist 60
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70
  Total nominal hours for core units 350
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills 40
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50
BSBDES305 Source and apply information on the history and theory of design 65
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions 60
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes 30
CUAIND401 Extend expertise in specialist creative fields 45
CUAPHI401 Capture images in response to a brief  150
  Total nominal hours for elective units 510
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 860

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
Based on course nominal hours of 770 - 860 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,618.00 - $2,924.00
Domestic Full Fees: $13,090.00- $14,620.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.

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