CUA40615 Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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


Certificate IV ATSICA is designed for adult Koorie learners who live in Mildura and the surrounding area. The program is targeting individuals 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, and or Pathway 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.


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.

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
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80 $25.00
CUAATS302 Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity 100 $60.00
CUAATS303 Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts 200 $20.00
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60 $25.00
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70 $20.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour 40 $20.00
CUACER402 Experiment with throwing techniques 50 $20.00
CUACMP311 Implement copyright arrangements 20 $20.00
CUAPAI401 Experiment with techniques to produce paintings 50 $30.00
CUAPHI305 Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs 50 $40.00
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images 80 $40.00
CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints 50 $40.00
SITTGDE007 Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures 80 $20.00
VU22412 Implement and review a project 30 $15.00
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 $3,894
Concession $1,124
RPL Government Subsidised $2,967
RPL Concession $593
RPL Self-funded $3,956
Self-Funded $4,883

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