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Course Overview

Mode of Delivery:
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Course Duration:
2 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

No upcoming intakes for this course this year.
Please enquire for more information or to express your interest in this course.

About this course

Do you want to learn more about your culture and have fun creating art?
Explore your own culture with hands on projects. As part of our project work, we will help you to improve your reading, writing, study and job ready skills.
During this two-year program, you will learn the basics of drawing, painting and simple art pieces. It is a great way to start exploring art.

Explore your culture and community and while developing your personal strengths, connections language literacy and numeracy.
You will also develop vocational skills as you move through the levels, with electives options available from a variety of arts areas.
Gain an understanding of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity and contribute to a community project learning time management, teamwork skills and basic workplace health and safety.

Career Opportunities

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include-
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community Arts Workshop Assistant
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Studio Assistant.
It also provides
- A pathway to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander artist, crafting and design job roles.
- Pathways into pre-employment training, further study and work in cultural arts environments within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Opportunities for Further Study

Certificate III in Cultural Arts (Not offered by TAFE Gippsland)

Skills or Knowledge gained

This course is designed to assists in development of personal strengths, confidence, identity and developing written, oral and digital literacy.

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Students must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent

Recommended entry Requirements:

Be at least 15 years old and no longer attending secondary school

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $373.70 $1,868.50 $5,656.00
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $100.00 $100.00 $100.00
Total $473.70 $1,968.50 $5,756.00
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD101 Use basic drawing techniques
CUAATS111 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUAATS211 Prepare for work in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry
CUADES201 Follow a design process
CUAPAI211 Develop painting skills
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUAPRI211 Develop printmaking skills
VU23237 Investigate language acquisition

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.