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CUA10320 Certificate I in Visual Arts

National ID: CUA10320 State ID: BGR6
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The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

The Certificate I in Visual Arts provides participants with the fundamental creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts and craft practices. Throughout this course, students will develop basic skills in utilising the appropriate mediums for different genres of work, and the safe use of art products in the industry.

There are a great many opportunities within the art area from production of small local products to be sold in markets, pop-up shop initiatives, art competitions, art as an engagement pathway for other non-profit organisations, as well as production of works available through local galleries to large works such as paintings, jewellery, ephemeral installations, public art and sculptures for the community and local organisations.

Throughout this course, you will gains skills in:

  • Basic drawing techniques
  • How to operate a digital device
  • Make an object from cloth
  • Develop a creative work
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Develop creative arts industry knowledge 
  • You have a significant interest in the area
  • You are a new beginner in the visual art and craft space

This is the first in a suite of visual arts qualifications participants can progress through.

Training is delivered over a period of 12 months with up to 10 hours per week of study, including face to face training, self-paced study, research and practice in their own time.

Classes occur every Wednesday, 9.00am-1.00pm and start in Term 1.


Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Student will need to wear closed in shoes in the Art Studio.

The Occupational Safety and Health unit is delivered first to ensure safe working practices.


National ID Unit title
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD101 Use basic drawing techniques
CUAPPR101 Use ideas and techniques to develop creative work


National ID Unit title
BSBTEC101 Operate digital devices
BSBCRT201 Develop and apply thinking and problem solving skills
MSMPCII297 Make an object from cloth using an existing pattern

This qualification prepares you for roles such as:

  • Community Arts Workshop Assistants
  • Arts worker
  • Emerging artist

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .

On Campus


Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 12 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus

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