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:  5 February – 7 August 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time, 3 days a week

Information Session:

Hunter Street Monday, 21 January 2019, 1pm
School of Creative Arts, 37 Hunter Street, Hobart
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Inveresk Campus

  • Next Intake:  11, 12 or 13 February – 21 November 2019 – see Studio Areas below for Start Dates
  • Duration:  Full-time – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – 9am to 3pm.  Part-time – Tuesdays from February to November.
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Information Session:

Inveresk Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10.30am
Illustration Studio, Academy of the Arts, Invermay Road, Inveresk
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Interviews will be held on:

  • 22 January 2019, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
  • 23 January 2019, 9am to 4.30pm

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:  February – 25 October 2019
  • Enrolments and Induction:  1 February 2019
  • Orientation Week:  6 – 8 February 2019
  • Duration:  Full-time. 3 days per week, Tuesday and/or Wednesday and/or Thursday and Friday – 9am to 3.15pm
  • Acceptance will be subject to prior and relevant experience the prospective candidate has had.

Information Session:

Devonport Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 10am
Visual Arts, A Block, 20 Valley Road, Devonport
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Interviews will be held on: 

  • 22 January 2018, 12.30pm to 4pm
  • 31 January 2019, 9am to 4pm

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

Fees and Payments

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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 here


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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