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.   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:

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

This qualification may allow credit against other arts related courses.

Hunter Street Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Duration:  Full-time, 3 days a week for 1 year
    • Duration:  Photography:  Part-time, 1 day per week for 1 year
    • Duration:  Drawing & Printing:  Part-time, 2 days a week for 1 year
  • Information Session: Tuesday, 21 November 2017 – 6pm
    • Venue: Hunter Street Campus, Hunter Street, Hobart
  • Call us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Devonport Campus

  • Next Intake:  February – November 2018
  • Duration:  3 days per week, Wednesday to Friday – 9am to 3.15pm
  • Information Session:  Tuesday, 21 November 2017 – 10am to 12pm
    • Venue:  Visual Arts, A Block, Devonport Campus, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest
  • Interviews will be held on: 5, 6 & 7 December 2017 – between 9.30am and 3.45pm
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Studio Areas available at Devonport Campus

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.


Hunter Street Campus, Hobart

  • Full-time, 3 days a week for 1 year
  • Part-time, 2 days a week for 1 year

Devonport Campus

  • Full-time – 3 days per week : 2 days studio practice, 1 day professional practice
  • Part-time – 1 to 2 days per week depending on units selected

Further Study

Those who complete CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts, and who have a portfolio of recent art and craft work, may apply to enrol in the CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts.  This takes another 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: drawing, design, creative thinking, digital imaging, product making, keeping a journal, reading a brief, meeting timelines, career planning, research, writing, history and theory, 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.

Fees and Payments

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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.  Further information is available from each campus. Details will be confirmed during the information session and interview.


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