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Pre Diploma - Painting Course

Painting Fast Start into Diploma or Certificate IV Qualifications

This flexible short course is your pathway into either a Diploma or Certificate IV in Visual Arts qualification.

The table below shows the Units in the bundle and how they can help you work towards a Diploma or Certificate IV qualification.

 Unit Name & National Code
Unit Credit Status towards
Visual Arts & Design Qualifications
   Certificate IV in Visual Arts  
   Diploma of Visual Arts 
Certificate IV in Design*
CUAPPR401 - Realise a creative project
 Pre-requisite &
CUAPAI401 - Experiment with techniques to produce paintings Elective Elective   Elective**
CUAPAI301 - Produce paintings
* This example is to show where units can be used for credit towards qualifications other than Visual Arts.
SAS can issue a statement of attainment against these units that can be used by students transfering to a Certificate IV in Design at another RTO under the Australian Qualifications Framework. 
** For Certificate IV in Design, 3 units may be selected from a list of named electives or units from any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.


Course Details

To be assessed against the units in this short course you will need to 

  •  Attend at least 16 studio sessions from the list of eligible classes.
  • Submit images you create and other exercises via the student portal for assessment.

You will be given your login to the Student Portal before your first studio session.  More details of images, exercises and supplementary material will be available in the Student Portal.

You can progress through this short course at your own pace.  

If you don't submit the material for submission over the course of the first 16 studio sessions you can extend your enrolment in blocks of 8 sessions.

How to Enrol

Register for any of the studio sessions listed below.

Select "Yes" in the Pre Diploma Drawing Course Option field.

Eligible Studio Sessions

Absolute Beginners How to Paint Art Classes Developing Artistic Techniques with Apple Yin Learn to Paint in Oils How to Paint and Draw | For Beginners Portraiture, Life Drawing, Figure Painting Watercolours for Beginners