CUA20420 Certificate II in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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


Certificate II ATSICA is designed for adult Koorie learners who live in Mildura and the surrounding area. 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 and/ or have barriers to employment.


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.


Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course Delivery

The program will run over 39 weeks with breaks aligned to Victorian Government school term holidays. This program has been designed to support the change of the training package and units maybe be delivered in a different order depending on the units that students need to complete.

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 Swan Hill 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
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
CUAACD101 Use basic drawing techniques 50 $50.00
CUAATS111 Develop understanding of own Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity 150 $25.00
CUAATS211 Prepare for work in the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts industry 30 $0.00
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work 40 $25.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBTWK201 Work effectively with others 40 $30.00
CUACER201 Develop ceramic skills 50 $100.00
CUADRA201 Develop drawing skills 50 $80.00
CUAJWL211 Develop jewellery-making skills 50 $30.00
CUAPAI211 Develop painting skills 50 $30.00
CUASCU211 Develop sculptural skills 50 $25.00
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

2023 2024
$334 $709 $1,670 $2,045 $2,226 $375 $2,124

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
2023 February Swan Hill Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year
2023 February Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year