Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Course Code: CUA20415
Study Area:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

This course is suitable for indigenous students wishing to develop their skills in a range of visual arts practices and media types as well as generate a vocational approach to their artwork. Students wishing to undertake further tertiary studies would also benefit from the folio preparation opportunities. All materials for the course are supplied as part of the program.

Classes at Bendigo TAFE are offered in the evening, while the classes at the Echuca campus are held during the day.

The next intake for the courses are:

Echuca Campus - 4/02/2020 - 24/11/2020

Bendigo City Campus: 4/02/2020 - 24/11/2020

  • Bendigo City Campus
  • Echuca Campus
Course Structure
  • • Part time - Classroom - 2 - Year/s • Full time - Classroom - 1 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • • Indigenous art worker • Artist

  • • Individual interview • Prospective students are expected to have an interest in and commitment to Indigenous Art practices

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who are developing the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practice in an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context.

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
  • • Project

Learning options
  • Classroom Based, Electronic

Key study areas
Key study areas include: drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, jewellery, sculpture and textiles.

Further study opportunities
  • Students completing this course can apply for and undertake the Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (CUA30515).


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 total 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 total course fee*$1,723.80
Concession - average total course fee*$344.76
Full fee - average total course fee*$6,169.80
B.   Materials average fee**$0.00
C.   Consumables average fee**$0.00
Indicative pricing for:

*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. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 13/12/2019 12:43 PM

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