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Creative Industries

Draw on your creative passion and pursue a career in the music or visual arts industries. Our creative industries courses offer up a world of opportunities for those with a love for the arts!

Whether you prefer visual art, painting, textile design or pottery, we have a range of art qualifications and short courses to put you on the path towards your dream career. Our facilities are equipped with state of the art smartboards, external wet and dry areas and expansive indoor floor space to nurture the creativity of our regions’ upcoming artists.

For those destined for the spotlight, we also offer a creative environment for emerging musicians, songwriters and music managers.

National ID: CUA20415
State ID: AZN8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

Are you passionate about cultural art?

The Certificate II in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art will help students develop the basic art-making skills underpinning visual arts and craft practices.

Students will complete oral and written coursework and gain hands-on skills through independent and collaborative projects. Throughout the course, participants will work closely with the local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community to establish a reference group and use local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve some units of competency.

After successfully completing this qualification, participants could progress into a number of positions including Aboriginal visual arts worker, community arts centre trainee, community arts workshop trainee or ceramics studio trainee.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA30515
State ID: AZN9
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

Are you passionate about cultural art?

The Certificate III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts helps students gain the skills  to produce a range of art and craft works, and select, adapt and transfer those skills to many situations. Participants will be expected to work closely with the local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community, which will prepare them to communicate more broadly about the creative industries within the community.

This qualification prepares students for the higher level learning that supports professional art practices. Following completion, participants could work in a number of roles including Aboriginal visual arts worker, community arts centre assistant, community arts workshop assistant, ceramics studio assistant or emerging practicing artist.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA30615
State ID: AZM8
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Arts Administration

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Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

If you are passionate about the arts and want to work in one of the many varied areas of arts administration -  or are already working in the field and would like to earn a nationally recognised qualification - this is the course for you!

Participants will learn about a broad range of art outlets including galleries, museums and theatres, while gaining a strong understanding of the administrative and system requirements of the business. Participants will also learn how to use office technology and computer application software.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
State ID: IAD10
Industry Creative Industries

Ceramics Introduction Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

Get creative!

Experiment, explore and learn a variety of techniques using clay, to form your own creative pieces through North Regional TAFE’s weekly ceramic class in Derby.

During these sessions you will imaginatively explore ceramic materials and processes to create and form your pieces by hand. Firing and glazing will also take place, where you will learn more about colours and design ideas that are relevant to your formed pieces.

This unit is appropriate for beginners, teachers, artists and hobbyists, where you can work at your own pace under the guidance of a lecturer.

Join us from 5.00pm - 8.00pm in the art room at Derby's Loch Street campus.

Skill set
National ID: CUA20615
State ID: AZM6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Music Industry

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Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Music

The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate II in Music Industry is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with strong foundation skills upon which to build musical and production abilities. Students will receive an introduction to the music business, gain technical skills on their instrument of specialisation and learn the basics of audio engineering, including recording.

Participants will also build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music. Upon completion of this qualification, students will have a good understanding of the music industry and best practices.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA30915
State ID: AZK9
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Music Industry

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Online/distance
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Music

The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate III in Music Industry provides students with an opportunity to enhance their musical performance and production abilities. This course can be studied face-to-face or completely online, from the comfort of your own home!

This course is suitable for participants who have mastered basic instrumental skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry. Students will develop their songwriting skills, master stagecraft and build their music business skills. 

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Develop their skills as a musician
  • Build their performance craft
  • Develop music industry skills

Students studying face-to-face will also:

  • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
  • Write original songs
  • Make a music demo recording of their original work
  • Build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music
  • Create basic marketing material to kick-start their career

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA40915
State ID: AZN6
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Music Industry

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Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Music

The music industry has a rich history in the North West providing a tool for expression, social and emotional well-being, and cultural identity.

The Certificate IV in Music Industry assists students to further develop their skills and knowledge in music performance and composition. This course is suitable for participants who already possess instrumental and/or vocal skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry.

Throughout this course, participants will build industry knowledge, develop a career plan and arrange marketing and public relations material to assist in building a positive reputation in the industry.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Further develop their skills as a musician
  • Build upon their performance craft
  • Build ensemble skills
  • Enhance their music industry skills, including developing marketing material
  • Develop and improve their sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
  • Build upon their songwriting craft
  • Record their work
  • Plan a career in the music industry

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
National ID: CUA50815
State ID: AZN0
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Music Industry

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Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Music

The music industry is vibrant and constantly growing, with an ever-increasing strength of WA acts being heard at a national and international level.

The Diploma of Music Industry provides participants with the skills to break into the wider music industry. Students will gain the knowledge and support to extend their career outside of their hometown and gain state or national exposure. Participants will extend their industry knowledge, negotiate contracts, manage copyright arrangements, and build on their performance techniques and repertoire.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Extend their skills as a musician, both in group and solo settings
  • Apply music knowledge and artistic judgement to their work and career
  • Manage copyright
  • Build their studio and live engineering skills
  • Negotiate contracts
  • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
  • Incorporate music technology into their compositions
  • Produce sound recordings
  • Build and extend their career in the music industry

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
National ID: CUA10315
State ID: AZK5
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate I in Visual Arts

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

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.

This course is suitable for new and beginners in the visual art and craft space, and is the first in a suite of visual arts qualifications participants can progress through.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
National ID: CUA20715
State ID: AZN4
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Visual Arts

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

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!

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

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: CUA31115
State ID: AZN2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Visual Arts

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

The Certificate III in Visual Arts provides participants with the practical skills to utilise appropriate mediums for different genres of work. Students will gain introductory skills in art theory and history, and investigate and create original works which reflect their responses to the inspiration and research undertaken.

Throughout this course, students will complete knowledge questions and practical tasks, and present concepts underpinned by the unit of competencies.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA41315
State ID: AZO2
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Visual Arts

The art industry is significant in the North West of Australia with its vibrant festivals, exhibitions and cultural celebrations.

The Certificate IV in Visual Arts is suitable for participants at a pre-professional level, who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice through research and creation. Participants will produce work that shows proficiency with techniques in their chosen art form, while applying solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

Students will develop broad and integrated factual, technical and theoretical knowledge with cognitive skills that allow them to analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
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