CUA30515 Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


Certificate III ATSICA is designed for adult Koorie learners who live in Mildura, Swan Hill and the surrounding areas. The program is targeting a cohort who identify with one or more of the following categories: Passionate in learning about art Passionate in learning about culture Long-term unemployed and looking to re-engage in a learning pathway Pensioners seeking a learning pathway Have barriers to employment Pathwaying from Certificate II ATSICA


This will be particularly useful for those who are interacting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues and community, with a focus on hands on skills. This course will enable learners to gain employment in the Arts Industry.


Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. Certificate IV in Visual Arts. Bachelor of Visual Arts. other Certificate IV and Diploma level courses.

Course Delivery

The program will run over 40 weeks with breaks loosely aligned to Victorian Government school term holidays. The program will commence on the 31st of January and conclude on the 16th of December 2022. .

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre- Training Review to determine individual student needs, their ACSF core skills profile and suitability to this course. The results of the Pre-Training Review will be known before the student commences in training and will be used to determine the suitability and appropriateness of the course to the student's needs – refer Pre-Training Review Procedure. The pre-training review for Koorie Learners undertaking training within the Dulka Yuppata Koorie Training Centre is divided in two parts. The first part is conducted by our cultural community expert our Mildura Koorie Liaison Officer. The KLO holds intimate community and cultural knowledge which informs their assessment on pathway requirements and course suitability. Once this is complete the second part of the pre-review process is an interview with the teacher of the Certificate II ATSICA. This will include completion of a paper based pre-training review with the teacher.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas 60 $25.00
CUAATS101 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity 150 $20.00
CUAATS303 Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts 200 $20.00
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work 45 $35.00
CUARES301 Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice 50 $20.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUACER301 Produce ceramics 50 $30.00
CUADRA301 Produce drawings 50 $30.00
CUAPAI301 Produce paintings 50 $30.00
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images 50 $35.00
CUAPPR302 Document the creative work progress 15 $20.00
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30 $20.00
CUAPRI301 Produce prints 50 $35.00
CUASCU301 Produce sculpture 50 $30.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,014
Concession $855
RPL Government Subsidised $2,313
RPL Concession $463
RPL Self-funded $3,084
Self-Funded $3,785

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

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Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year