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Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course Code: CUA30515
Study Area:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

f you wish to express your passion for your culture through artistic endeavours, then our Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts course will help you on your way. Your artistic work reveals more than just an expression. It reflects an awareness of identity and pride in your culture and visual arts training. We will teach you the best way to express these aspects of your culture via a series of fundamental skills and techniques.

  • • Bendigo City Campus • Echuca Campus
Course Structure
  • • Full time – 1 Year • Part time – 2 Years


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • • Self-employed artist/crafts person • Member of a co-operative producing art/craft works for sale • Assistant in an established cultural art/ceramics environment.

  • • There are no set pre-requisites for this course.

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing a range of art and craft skills in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context and who take responsibility for own outputs in work and learning. Practice at this level is underpinned by the application of introductory art theory and cultural history.

How to apply
Application to VTAC and supplementary application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • • Individual Interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • • Porject

Learning options
  • • Classroom based

Key study areas
• Paintings • Lino • Prints • Ceramics • Drawings

Further study opportunities
  • Students completing this course can apply for and undertake the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA40615).


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$746.64
Concession - average annual course fee*$149.76
Full fee - average annual course fee*$3,744.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 27/06/2017 1:45 PM

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