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Course Number: CUA40615-01V01
Do you wish to explore your creativity and develop your own cultural practice through a range of different media? Our Certificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts has been designed to allow students to thrive in an environment surrounded by like-minded students and highly motivated staff.Our teaching staff have strong ties with local art galleries and constantly facilitate opportunities for students to showcase their arts practice in the wider community. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects with industry and local Land Councils and see their work become a permanent cultural addition to local communities. These projects provide real world experience for students when working with a variety of stakeholders to set time frames and objectives and prepare graduates for skilled work at a pre-professional level.This course teaches factual, theoretical, 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 and produce work that shows a well-developed command of technique in their chosen art form and expresses their own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity.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. We recommend meeting with the course co-ordinator prior to enrolment. The Certificate combines campus class and home study. Students will be assessed through assignments, projects, journals, observation, written tasks, short answer questions and portfolios.
It is recommended that people undertaking this qualification possess some relevant art or design skills and knowledge prior to entry. This could be demonstrated through basic skills in drawing or particular art techniques.We recommend meeting with the course co-ordinator prior to enrolmentLiteracy 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 perform 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 a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation 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.
This qualification prepares people for skilled work at a pre-professional level and for learning at higher levels, in particular through visual arts qualifications at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree levels.
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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.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
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.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.