CUA41320 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, freehand artists and or junior roles in arts industry.


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

Course Delivery

Classroom- based delivery, full time over 38 weeks.

Entry Requirements

Each applicant will be required to undertake a Pre-training Review and an interview before enrolling to help confirm if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about skills, knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and employment goals. Applicants will be required to present a portfolio of work as part of their interview. Portfolios can be in digital or hardcopy format and a range of works including drarwing, photography, mixed media, painting, printmaking, scultpural artefacts.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 90 $20.00
CUAPPR411 Realise a creative project 90 $10.00
CUAPPR414 Develop self as artist 60 $5.00
CUAPPR415 Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work 70 $10.00
CUARES403 Research history and theory to inform own arts practice 70 $5.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 $5.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
CUAACD523 Make mixed media artworks 65 $25.00
CUAACD535 Work with the human form in creative practice 60 $20.00
CUADRA401 Experiment with techniques to produce drawings 50 $15.00
CUAPAI411 Experiment with techniques to produce paintings 50 $25.00
CUAPHI305 Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs 50 $30.00
CUAPHI403 Enhance, manipulate and output photo images 80 $10.00
CUAPPR417 Select and prepare creative work for exhibition 30 $10.00
CUAPRI411 Experiment with printing techniques 50 $20.00
CUASCU411 Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture 50 $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 $3,720
Concession $226
Self-Funded $4,706

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
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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Term 1, Monday 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Wednesday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, Thursday 9:00AM - 3:00PM
2024 April Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Term 2, Monday 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Wednesday 9:00AM - 12:00PM, Thursday 9:00AM - 3:00PM