Visual Arts


Certificate IV in Visual Arts



About this Course

Are you looking to turn your creative passion into a career opportunity or just enhance your pre-existing skills? This new look qualification - designed in close collaboration with Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) - will introduce you to new skills and techniques and provide you with guidance to taking your creative practices to the next level by adding in a business slant. We want to help you to grow your local network, learn from great local artists, and exhibit a full body of work you can be proud of.

Learning Outcomes

- Research and communication skills - General administration - Painting, printmaking, photography, drawing and digital media - Collaboration on arts projects - Creative thinking and diversity - Work health and safety - Business planning - Networking with others in the field

Compulsory Units

BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist CUAACD401 Integrate colour theory and design processes CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images CUAPAI401 Experiment with techniques to produce paintings CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition CUASCU401 Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture CUATEX301 Produce textile work CUADES401 Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects


The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the specific unit outcomes. A range of assessment strategies will be utilised, including practical assessments, theoretical assessments such as written tasks and tests, as well as displaying your technical abilities through project based assessments.


By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification.

Job Opportunities

On completion of this course students will have further opportunities for employment in: - Galleries (Retail, teaching, exhibiting, curating, administration) - Arts therapy (Aged care, mental health, rehabilitation- some further training required)) - Teaching (further study required) - Artist with small business (Product development alongside body of work) - Arts and cultural position in local government - Designer (further study required) We do recommend work experience whilst on and after completion of the course. MAMA have an excellent volunteer program.

Delivery Methods

- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus


- McKoy Street Main Campus VIC


Part-time: 2 years

When You Can Start

We are planning a midyear intake for 2019 for semester 2, commencing July 2019. The full course runs over two years. We also encourage individuals to join the course throughout the two years, commencing their studies at the beginning of any fresh new unit - contact us to register your expression of interest.

Delivery Schedule

Part-time, Wednesday evenings, 6-9pm.

Field Placement

There are no field placements associated with this course, students receive extensive and direct industry engagement during the course. All students have the opportunity to exhibit their work at various points throughout the year. All students participate in a major exhibition in November each year. This is an excellent opportunity to start or extend your exhibition practice for your portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements, however we recommend that you have completed Year 10 as a minimum, or that you enrol as a mature-aged student. A pre-training interview is required.


Government Funded $2,340.00 (Tuition $2,340.00, Materials $0.00) Concession $468.00 (Tuition $468.00, Materials $0.00) Fee For Service $7,020.00 (Tuition $7,020.00, 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

Other Information

This course has been designed in close collaboration with MAMA Albury. Students will work with practising artists from the local area, and will be encouraged to attend relevant talks, exhibitions and seminars from leading industry practitioners to complement their visual arts studies.


On completion of this qualification you can pathway into further study in a creative field or creative business.

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