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Course Number: CUA30515-01V01
Are you interested interest in cultural arts and connecting with community? You will love our Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts. The course has been designed for people who want to explore career and community arts possibilities for their work groups or for personal development. Our staff work closely with the industry, local Land Councils and the local community to ensure our courses are relevant. The Certificate teaches the basic creative and technical skills underpinning a range of art and craft techniques with electives selected for this offering in textiles, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and painting. Participants will also develop skills in collecting and organising information on cultural arts and one’s own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. Participants throughout the course of their studies have the opportunity to collaborate on projects in consultation with industry and local Land Councils and see their work become a permanent cultural addition to the communities and environments in which we live.The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some of the units of competency in this qualification may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. It is recommended prospective students meet the course co-ordinator prior to enrolment. Study is both campus class and home-based. Students will be assessed through assignments, projects, journals, observation, written tasks, short answer questions and portfolios.
Offered on 2 campuses
We recommend meeting the course co-ordinator prior to enrolment. Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have developed a range of technical and communication skills that will enable them to complete mostly routine tasks and interpret and act on information available to them. They will provide solutions to predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems and in a work setting may take some responsibility for the work of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Certificate IV Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
Although job roles are limited at this level, this qualification prepares people for working in a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts contexts.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
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Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
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