Creative Industries

CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts enables learners to use a range of skills and techniques to produce art and craft works. They have the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations.  This qualification would suit those interested in developing basic visual art/craft skills.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • assistants in art/craft studios
  • gallery assistant
  • assistant to photographic studio (Hunter Street only)

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

  • CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts.

Location, dates and times

Hunter Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  12 February 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time, 3 days a week – February to August

Studio Areas:

The Certificate III course is delivered in 2 stages.
Stage 1 covers the foundation skills and knowledge to learning Visual Arts, which include visual fundamentals, documentation analogue and digital, team work and critical and creative thinking techniques.
Stage 2 covers 4 studio areas:  Ceramics, Drawing, Jewellery and Printmaking.   All students do all studio areas.

Inveresk Campus

  • Next Intake:February 2019 – see Studio Areas below for Start Dates
  • Duration:
    • Full-time – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 9am to 3pm – February to November
    • Part-time – Tuesdays from February to November for 3 years
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Studio Areas available at Inveresk Campus:

  • Illustration – Start Date:  13 February 2019
  • Jewellery – Start Date:  13 February 2019
  • Printmaking – Start Date:  11 February 2019
  • Textiles – Start Date:  12 February 2019

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:   2020
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Learning Options

This course is delivered via the following study modes:

  • On campus
  • In the workplace

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Are there any ‘other’ costs?

$65 for materials used in class that the student retains.


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Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts.

Qualification Requirements

The qualification consists of 4 core units and 8 electives (Total 12 units). These units are delivered in a range of studios.  The selection of units will vary and will depend on the campus selected.


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