Certificate III in Visual Arts


Study modes

Full time: 2 days per week over 1 year
Part time: 1 day per week over 2 – 3 years

Pathway options

Earn up to 4 HSC units, plus a qualification in Visual Arts


Baulkham Hills

Course Fees

Full Time: $2450 / term
4 terms = $9800

Part Time: $1350 / term
8 terms = $10800

Part time: $1250 / term
12 terms = $15000

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Course Overview

The Certificate III at Sydney Art School is available to Australian students from Year 9 in high school and onwards.

NSW Education Standards Authority recognised units that can count towards award of the HSC and a student’s Record of School Achievement.


Course Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills and who may take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. It applies to work in different visual arts, craft and design environments. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and history.


Entry Requirements

Nil – No essential prior knowledge required

Units of Competency

Total number of units required = 12
4 core units plus 8 elective units

BSBWHS211- Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD311 – Produce drawings to communicate ideas
CUAPPR311 – Produce creative work

CUARES301- Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice
CUAACD201 – Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUADES301 – Explore the use of colour
CUADES302 – Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
CUADRA311 – Produce drawings
CUAPAI311 – Produce paintings
CUAPHI312 – Capture photographic images
CUAPPR312 – Document the creative work progress
CUAPRI312 – Produce prints

Full details at https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CUA31120

Employability Skills

The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Ceramics Studio Assistant, Community Theatre Assistant and Arts, Craft or Design practitioner. It also provides pathways to other visual arts, craft and design job roles. Individuals may work under direction, using some discretion and judgment, and may provide support to a team. They may also work autonomously on familiar tasks within defined work settings.


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New Students

1. Enrol in your preferred starting term & pay first term fees.

2. Download & complete an enrolment form here.

3. Send completed enrolment form to  [email protected]

Returning Students

1. Do not use this link to pay your term fees.

2. Pay your term fees the invoice sent to you, or call us on 1300 ART CLASS.

Art Class Location Start Date Start End Price per Term
CUA31120 - Certificate III in Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 1 Intake HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 29/01/2024 $2,450.00
CUA31120 - Certificate III in Visual Arts - 2024 - Term 3 Intake HORNSBY - Hunter Street Studios 22/07/2024 $2,450.00