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CUA41315 - Certificate IV in Visual Arts

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.

 

To Be Awarded a Qualification ...

Each qualification has its own set of Core and Elective Units.  

You will need to complete Units of Competency based on the Packaging Rules set down by the Australian Government listed against the qualification at training.gov.au.  A list of Units currently offered by Sydney Art School is provided in the details section of each qualification.

To Complete Units of Competency ...

You will need to be assessed as meeting the perfomance criteria  for those Units by

  • attending studio sessions associated with that unit, AND
  • completing and submitting your Assessment Workbook associated with that unit AND  
  • completing and submitting your portfolio of work relevant to that unit (this will be described in further detail in the Assessment Workbook).

While you are enrolled in studio sessions at Sydney  Art School

  • You can work towards multiple Units at the same time.  
  • You can submit your Assessment Workbook at any time during your enrolment at Sydney Art School.

Be realistic about how much you can achieve.  As a guideline,  if you are attenidng only 1 studio session per week then completing an average of 2 Units over the course of 2 x 8 week terms terms  is a good starting point expectation.

 

Award of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications require completion of 15 Units.

Award of the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts requires 12 Units. See the detailed description of each qualification for the requirements.

To be assessed against a Unit you need to:

 

  • attend one or more Studio Session Series to develop your skills,  AND
  • complete and submit  the Assessment Workbook and Portfolio, AND
  • be assessed as meeting the listed perfromance requirements for that Unit.

 

You can choose the pace at which you complete the Units.  As a guide;

 

  • Part Time students should initially aim to submit the Assessment Workbook and Portrolio for 1 unit per term, and
  • Full Time students should initially aim to submit the Assessment Workbooks and Portfolios for 4 units per term.

 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against Units that not listed above may be assessed by Sydney Art School on request. 

Other Units Not Listed

If there are other Units you are particularly interested in working towards that are not listed in our current offerings please contact us.

 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.

National qualification code CUA41315
Title Certificate IV in Visual Arts
Requirements for Qualification

Total number of units = 15

6 core units plus 9 elective units of which:

  • 4 units must be selected from Group A
  • 3 units must be selected from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units may be selected from the remaining listed electives or any currently endorsed training package qualification or accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level

https://training.gov.au/TrainingComponentFiles/CUA/CUA41315_R1.pdf   

Entry requirements There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

 

 Units of Competency

 

Unit Type
National Code
Title
Studio Session Type
Core Units
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Any
CUAACD301
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Drawing
CUAIND401
Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
Any
CUAPPR401
Realise a creative project
Any
CUAPPR404
Develop self as artist
Any
CUAPPR405
Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
Any
Elective Group A
BSBDES301
Explore the use of colour
Any
BSBDES303
Explore & apply the creative design process to 3D forms
Jewellery
CUAACD402
Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
Jewellery
CUADRA301
Produce drawings
Drawing
CUADRA401
Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
Drawing
CUAJWL301
Produce jewellery
Jewellery
CUAJWL401
Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
Jewellery
CUAPAI301
Produce paintings
Painting
CUAPAI401
Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
Painting
CUAPPR302
Document the creative work progress
Any
CUAPPR407
Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
Any
PMC552024C
Hand mould products
Jewellery
Elective Group B
CUAIND301
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Any

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification

Communication

  •           passing on key safety information to colleagues
  •           presenting and discussing ideas with others
  •           producing art works which are consistent with the ideas that inform them

Teamwork

  •           checking safety procedures with other team members
  •           discussing ideas and industry developments with others

Problem-solving

  •           resolving safety issues in own work
  •           refining ideas to incorporate feedback from others
  •           adjusting techniques to achieve a particular effect

Initiative and enterprise

  •           developing several possible ways of communicating an idea
  •           developing new and personal ideas, and own artistic voice from research and experimentation

Planning and organising

  •           sourcing and analysing information to develop ideas
  •           organising the presentation of ideas to others
  •           organising work tasks to ensure safety
  •           organising workspace and materials for work projects
  •           researching history and theory to inform creative practice

Self-management

  •           establishing and following safe working practices
  •           maintaining personal safety standards
  •           challenging one’s own ideas and approaches
  •           having clear goals about one’s future as a creative practitioner

Learning

  •           evaluating information gained from research and integrating ideas into the development of own work
  •           using practice, feedback and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve skills and knowledge
  •           improving skills through experimentation with materials and techniques
  •           keeping up-to-date with industry and technological developments

Technology

  •           using the internet for research
  •           extending the application of tools and equipment to produce art works
  •           using technology to expand own arts practice