Creative Industries

CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts

CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts enables learners to use a range of materials, processes, skills and techniques to produce art and craft works. They have the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations. Job outcomes are limited at this level. This qualification would suit

  • Persons interested in developing basic visual art/craft skills

Enrolment Procedure:

  • Information Session
  • Suitability process
  • Interview
  • Applicant notified of success of application
  • Enrolment
  • Place confirmed on payment of fees (or first instalment)

Career Opportunities

All students who participate in this course are provided with advice on employment and training options including, but not limited to:

  • assistant in art/craft studio
  • gallery assistant

Dates and Times

Inveresk Campus

This qualification may allow credit against other arts related courses.

  • Next Intake:  20 February – 13 November 2018
  • Duration: 1 year, part-time
  • Information Session: Tuesday, 23 January 2018 – 10.30am
    • Venue: Visual Arts, Inveresk Campus, Invermay Road, Launceston
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • Interviews will be held on:  29 & 30 January 2018 – between 9.00am and 4pm
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake: 28 February – 2 November 2018
  • Duration: 1 year, full-time
  • Information Sessions: Tuesday 23 January 2018, 1pm to 3pm
    • Venue: Visual Arts, Room A1-65 A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • Interviews will be held on:  30 & 31 January 2018 between 9.30am and 4pm
  • Acceptance will be subject to suitability and interview process and a demonstrated interest in the Visual Arts.

Studio Areas available at Devonport Campus

  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Painting
  • Printmaking

Are you wanting to learn new skills, renew or upgrade your skills in any of the Studio Areas above?

  • Part time options available
  • Entry is subject to suitability and interview
  • Costs depend on selection of units chosen
  • Call 1300 655 307 to register your interest


Inveresk Campus, Launceston

  • Part-time, Tuesdays from February to November

Devonport Campus

  • Full-time – 2 to 3 days per week, Wednesday to Friday, February to November 2018
  • Part-time – 1 to 2 days per week depending on units selected

Further Study

Those who complete CUA20715 Certificate II in Visual Arts may apply to enrol in the CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts. This takes one year full-time, or 2 years part-time, to complete.

Learning Options

On the job in an actual workplace, or off the job in a simulated workplace environment that will provide underpinning knowledge and skills. TasTAFE provides specialist studios specific to different areas of visual arts and craft.

Training is based around completion of a variety of projects that incorporate groups of different units. It focuses on practical learning and practical application of skills and knowledge. Projects simulate typical art/craft based activities and cover such things as: basic drawing and design, creative thinking, digital imaging, product making, keeping a journal, reading a brief, meeting timelines, research, writing, and more.

Assessment Process

Assessment takes place throughout the training.  Assessment methods may include:

  • assessment checklists
  • assignments
  • journal
  • portfolios
  • products
  • samples
  • student presentations
  • workbooks


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People may enter this qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a lower level qualification.

Qualification Requirements

The qualification consists of a total of 9 units comprising of 4 core units and 5 electives.  These units are delivered in a range of studios.

  • The selection of units will vary and will depend on the campus selected.
  • Further information is available from each campus.
  • Details will be confirmed during the information session and interview.


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