CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts

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


The Certificate IV in Visual Arts course will allow you to explore your creativity through a variety of mediums. Experimenting in sculpture, photography and printmaking and developing your painting and drawing techniques in a studio environment, guided by experienced practicing artists. The course focuses on developing the self as an artist, linking strong arts theory to industry practice and embedding current research skills.


Visual artist, curator, arts education careers.


Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV in Visual Arts students will be eligible to pathway into the Diploma of Visual Arts.

Course Delivery

Full time - 8 months. Condensed delivery in 2022 - Term 1 - Term 3 with NO delivery in Term 4.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

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
CUAPPR401 Realise a creative project 60 $25.00
CUAPPR404 Develop self as artist 60 $20.00
CUAPPR405 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 60 $25.00
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70 $20.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUAACD505 Work with the human form in creative practice 50 $30.00
CUAACD513 Make mixed media artworks 55 $30.00
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings 50 $25.00
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
CUAPPR407 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30 $20.00
CUAPRI401 Experiment with techniques to produce prints 50 $40.00
CUASCU401 Experiment with techniques to 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

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $4,130 $3,296
Concession $1,169 $1,006
RPL Government Subsidised $1,718 $2,454
RPL Concession $344 $491
RPL Self-funded $2,577 $3,272
Self-Funded $4,989 $4,114

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

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday