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Certificate IV in Visual Arts

The Certificate IV in Visual Arts is available to Australian students as well as international students who wish to study in Australia. 

It is suitable for art students who are looking to develop foundation artistic skills and is based on "hands on" studio learning, modelled on the atelier tradition.  Specialised studio sessions for skills in drawing, painting, printmaking and jewellery making are available.

The Sydney Art School Certificate IV in Visual Arts course is accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework provides a pathway into the Diploma of Visual Arts followed by entry into Australian universities.  This art course is listed on the Commonwalth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

 NATIONAL CODE

CUA41315

 CRICOS CODE

093698B

QUALIFICATION

Diploma

INDUSTRY AREA

Arts & Design

 STUDY MODES

Full Time,  Part Time

 FULL FEE

Full Time:  $8600    Part Time: $10000

INTERNATIONAL ENROLMENT

This course is available to International Students

PATHWAYS

Western Sydney University (WSU),  Austalian Catholic University  (ACU),  Other*

Studio Locations

Hornsby,  Baulkham Hills

 

Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Qualification Rules and Units

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

 The following table lists the Units typically chosen by Students at Sydney Art School.  Students may request to be assessed against other units listed in the Requirements for Qualification and this will be permitted at the discretion of the Principal.

Unit Type
National Code
Title
Notes
Core Units
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
 
CUAACD301
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
 
CUAIND401
Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
 
CUAPPR401
Realise a creative project
 
CUAPPR404
Develop self as artist
 
CUAPPR405
Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
 
Electives Group A
     
     
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour  
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms  
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
CUAJWL401
Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
Jewellery
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
Electives Group B
CUAIND301
Work effectively in the creative arts industry
Any
Electives from Certificate III CUAJWL301 Produce Jewellery  
  CUAPAI301 Produce Paintings  
  CUAPRI301 Produce Prints  
Elecectives from Diploma      

 

Other Units Not Listed

A complete list of Unit options for this course are available in the qualification document CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts.

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

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

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

General Course Information

How 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.

Full Time Students

Should aim to submit the Assessment Workbooks and Portfolios for 4 units per term

Part Time Students

Should aim to submit the Assessment Workbooks and Portfolios for 1 or 2 units per term