High School Visual Arts Course

High School Art Course with University PathwayCertificate III in Visual Arts and HSC Unit Credits

For NSW school students in Years 9–12 the Sydney Art School Certificate III in Visual Arts is ‘dual accredited’.

This means that students receive recognition towards their school qualification (Record of School Achievement or HSC), as well as a nationally recognised Vocational & Educational Training (VET) qualification (Certificate or Statement of Attainment).

The Certificate III in Visual Arts is a Stage 6 Vocational & Educational Training (VET) Board of Studies Endorsed Course.  Students can receive recognition for up to 5 HSC Units.  For more information see the NSW Board of Studies Course Description - Visual Arts & Contemporary Craft Certificate III. 

Early commencement by Students in Years 9 and 10

In certain circumstances students in Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5) may access Stage 6 VET courses.

For more information see the Guidelines for Access to Vocational & Educational Training (VET) Courses by Students in Years 9 and 10 advised by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). 

Entry into Diploma of Visual Arts Studies

On completion of a Certificate III in Visual Arts, students will be invited to enter the Diploma program which provides a pathway option into arts or design based courses at most Australian Universities.