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CUA20720 Certificate II in Visual Arts

National ID: CUA20720 State ID: BGS4
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Your creative career starts here!

The Certificate II in Visual Arts allows participants to develop the basic creative and technical skills that underpin visual arts practices. Come and join in on the fun while you explore your artistic talents, and by the end of the course you'll be on your way to creating your very own masterpiece or embarking on your own microbusiness venture!

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, jewelry, ephemeral installations, public art and sculptures for the community and local organisations.

This course provides a pathway to a wide range of other qualifications in visual arts and craft, and more broadly, the creative industries.

Classes are often held in the evenings and depend upon industry demand. It is recommended to complete one or two units only per term.

Throughout the course, students will gain skills in: 

  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Basic drawing techniques
  • Design Process
  • Printmaking skills
  • Sculptural skills
  • Ceramics
  • You have a significant interest in the area
  • You have some form of art experience from either participating in an arts event, gained informal learning experiences from watching online art videos, attended weekend workshops or even participated in a home model based micro business.

This program of training is delivered over a period of 12-18 month period with up to 10 hours per week of study, including face to face training, self-paced study and research and practice in own time.

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


National ID Unit title
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
CUAACD201 Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
CUAPPR211 Make simple creative work
CUARES202 Source and use information relevant to own arts practice


National ID Unit title
BSBDES201 Follow a design process
CUADRA201 Develop drawing skills
CUASCU211 Develop sculptural skills
CUATEX201 Develop skills in textile work
MSMPCII297 Make an object from cloth using an existing pattern

This course prepares you for roles such as:

  • Community arts assistant
  • Craft studio trainee
  • 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


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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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