Creative Industries

CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts

CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts is a great place to begin your career as a visual artist.
Students learn the foundation skills of exploring creativity, problem-solving, communication and collaborating with others through projects that are set across a range of disciplines. Through this you will develop the ability to select, adapt and transfer skills to different situations.
Creative practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory arts practice, getting to know your local arts industry and what it means to work as an visual artist.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of visual art skills.

This foundation knowledge is needed to undertake further study in the field.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • assistant in art/craft studios
  • gallery assistant
  • retail assistant in art/craft outlet
  • own business, such as selling through art/craft market, online gallery

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:  3 February to November 2020
  • Duration: 34 Weeks – not including school term breaks

Inveresk Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020 to November 2020
  • Duration: 34 Weeks – not including school term breaks

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:  3 February 2020 to November 2020
  • Duration: 34 Weeks – not including school term breaks

Learning Options

This course is delivered via the following study modes:

  • On campus

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.

Entry Requirements


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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