Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Certificate IV

National Code: CUA40615

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About the course

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.

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