Visual Arts


Certificate III in Visual Arts



About this Course

Our Certificate III in Visual Arts will help you turn your creativity into a career in the exciting field of visual arts. You will develop practical skills in painting, drawing and printmaking. From building an impressive portfolio of work to opening up opportunities for further study, it's the perfect qualification to display your talents. This course is also a great pathway into Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315 that will be offered in 2019, and will introduce you to new techniques, creative practices, and tips for working as a visual artist in industry.

Why choose Wodonga TAFE

Our goal is to develop the best creative professionals in industry. With a range of qualifications on offer along with numerous short courses there is sure to be something to inspire you to pursue your dream job. Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced within their specialisations and passionate about teaching others. There is no substitute for personal hands-on learning, and we include extensive practical training in the program as much as is needed.

Learning Outcomes

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts - Art, craft, design, colours and textiles - Copyright and intellectual property - Creative thinking and diversity - Design, visuals, innovation and professional practice - General administration - Industry capability - Information technology and theatre

Compulsory Units

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas CUAPPR301 Produce creative work CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images CUADRA301 Produce drawings CUAPAI301 Produce paintings CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition CUAPRI301 Produce prints CUASCU301 Produce sculpture CUATEX301 Produce textile work

Selectable Units

Additional selectable units may apply


The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, including exhibitions, your portfolio, design techniques, theory work and projects.


By successfully completing this course you will receive a nationally recognised AQF Qualification.

Job Opportunities

This is an entry level course, intended to start you on your way to further education and a career in visual arts.


12 months

Delivery Schedule

12 month course with all classes taking place on-campus. Course commencement: 17 July 2018. Classes run on Tuesdays from 9am to 4pm.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisites for this course, however the units you study for this qualification may vary according to industry and workplace requirements. Please contact department for a full list of units available to you. Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, there may be an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for previous study, knowledge and/or skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to this qualification. Please contact the department for further information about skills recognition.


Government Funded $1,545.00 (Tuition $1,545.00, Materials $0.00) Concession $309.00 (Tuition $309.00, Materials $0.00) Fee For Service $2,575.00 (Tuition $2,575.00, Materials $0.00)

Fees Additional Information

The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the ‘Apply Now’ tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.

Application Procedure

Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 69 8233 or email


This course is also a great pathway into Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315 that will be offered in 2019, and will introduce you to new techniques, creative practices, and tips for working as a visual artist in industry.

When You Can Enrol

Apply now for July 2018. Contact us to register your expression of interest if you would like to commence this course in February.

For More Information


Customer Service


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87 McKoy Street, West Wodonga, Vic, 3690


PO Box 963, Wodonga Vic 3689