Application Details

CUA31120 - Certificate III in Visual Arts

There are currently no openings available for this course.


2024 intake is now closed for applications. The next intake will be in 2025.
Please enquire to be added to the waitlist.

Are you ready to unleash your artistic potential? Dive into the vibrant world of visual arts, craft, and design with our nationally recognised qualification.

With a focus on developing a diverse range of visual art skills, you'll have the opportunity to take charge of your own creative journey while receiving expert guidance and support from industry professionals. From mastering drawing techniques to exploring the fascinating realms of art theory and history, you'll gain the tools and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic arts industry.
Discover the joy of producing stunning paintings, sculptures, prints, and digital images while honing your creativity and expression. Our hands-on approach ensures that you not only learn the fundamentals of artistry but also cultivate your unique style and vision.
Join us and embark on a transformative learning experience where you'll contribute to the health and safety of yourself and others, document your creative progress, and unleash your boundless imagination. Enrol now and let your artistic journey begin!
Course Duration & Hours
  • Course Dates: Tuesday 4 June - Wednesday 27 November 2024
  • Assessments will be completed in a paper or Word based format
  • 2 days of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm, Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 1 day unstructured at home study per week, 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus 

Units of Study
  1. BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  2. CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  3. CUAPPR311 Produce creative work
  4. CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
  5. CUADES301 Explore the use of colour
  6. CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  7. CUADIG315 Produce digital images
  8. CUAPAI311 Produce paintings
  9. CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
  10. CUAPPR312 Document the creative work progress
  11. CUAPRI312 Produce prints
  12. CUASCU311 Produce sculpture
Entry Requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Admission / Desirable Requirements
Learners unable to physically complete assessments to a satisfactory standard, due to any limitations on their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the course, may only receive a Statement of Attendance for their participation. 
It is essential that learners have access to a desktop or laptop computer, and internet whilst studying with the College.

What to bring
  • Pen and paper
  • Mug for tea and coffee
  • Water bottle and refreshments
Not sure which course is right for you? Click here to book a chat with our Student Support Coordinator to discuss your options and study pathways.

Course Fees
This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Below are subsidised student fees, prices may vary slightly depending on if you hold a prior qualification or are applying for credit transfer.

There are 4 Smart and Skilled student fee levels based on your eligibility:
  • Smart and Skilled Fee-Free – $0
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (Concession) - $240
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (No Prior Qualification) – $1740
  • Smart and Skilled Fee (2nd Qualification) - $2080

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled government subsidised training, you must:
Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen; and
Live or work in New South Wales; and
Be aged 15 years or older; and
No longer be at school or equivalent; and
Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI)

For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
The fee below applies to all User Pays students:
Full fee: $5,000
Concession: $4,800
Early Bird: $4,800 (Deposit to be received by 17 May 2024)

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

This course is Austudy Approved

Student Policies and Procedures

From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website here and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.