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Creative Industries

Channel your creativity through a course in the music or visual arts industries. Our creative industries courses offer up a world of opportunities for those with an artistic flair.

Whether you prefer visual art, painting, textile design or pottery, we have a range of art qualifications and short courses to suit your needs. 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, North Regional TAFE also offers a unique environment for emerging musicians, songwriters and music managers.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CUA20415 AZN8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts Certificate II Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Aboriginal artist, indigenous art, artist, cert 2 art, torres strait islander art, ATSI ar

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.

CUA30515 AZN9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts Certificate III Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Visual arts, artist, arts and craft professional, cert 3 art, ATSI art

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.

CUA30615 AZM8 Arts Administration Certificate III Full-time
Mixed mode
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Part-time
Broome Campus
Visual arts, art, art administration, art admin, artist, event production assistant, gallery assistant

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.

K5055P K5055P Dried Christmas Wreath Workshop Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus

Create your very own dried & preserved floral Christmas wreath. Elke Flora will guide you through step by step on how to create your very own bespoke one-of-a kind wreath that is everlasting. Packed full of premium preserved & dried blooms and all the materials you require with some delicious nibbles. This course is designed for people of all skill & age levels.

 

Join us from 12pm - 3pm.

 

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IAB79 Encaustic Painting Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Encaustic Painting, encaustic workshop, painting with beeswax, paint with beeswax, beeswax art

Come and explore this new painting technique using beeswax!

Encaustic is a Greek word meaning to ‘heat in’ or to ‘burn in’ (enkaustikos). During this course, participants will learn how to use heat to melt beeswax, and embed and work to the layers through the wabi-sabi approach. 

Participants will also be given the opportunity to incorporate mixed media and varying techniques to bring their artwork to life. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore exciting new art concepts!

K5054P K5054P Introduction to Creative Writing Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus

Do you have a passion for creative writing?

This four-week course provides participants with the basic knowledge and essential skills to write engaging, and publishable, content including images. Participants will better understand their reading audience and the challenges involved in producing high quality content.

 

Join us Mondays from 5 - 8pm! Begins 4 November.

 

About the lecturer...

Carmelo Amalfi is a multi award-winning journalist and publisher based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

A prolific writer and media adviser commissioned by Australian and overseas media, government and industry, Amalfi has worked in mainstream news for the past 30 years. From 2006 to 2012, he taught print and online writing, law and ethics and photography at Curtin and Murdoch universities.

In 2015, Amalfi embarked on a freelance career that culminated in the launch of StreetWise magazine and its online page at www.streetwisemedia.com.au. Amalfi has written, edited and produced content for local, State and international media groups including The Australian, ABC, The West Australian, Sunday Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos Magazine and The Evening Standard in the UK.

Content produced for print and online media includes articles about science and environment, maritime and military history, higher education and defence affairs.

K5053P K5053P Introduction to Photography Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus

Do you have an eye for photography?

Learn how to use a camera to capture a moment and tell stories through your images.

This four-week course provides participants with the basic knowledge and essential skills required to take high quality, publishable photographs using a variety of techniques and photographic equipment. You will also learn how to
prepare and package images for print and online publication. Students have the opportunity to take part in an offsite photography field trip during the Saturday class.

Please note: A reliable camera and mobile phone camera is required. Extra camera and laptop will be available.

 

Join us Tuesday 12 & 19 November and Saturday 30 November!

Tuesdays 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 3.30pm 

 

About the lecturer...

Carmelo Amalfi is a multi award-winning journalist and publisher based in Fremantle, Western Australia.

A prolific writer and media adviser commissioned by Australian and overseas media, government and industry, Amalfi has worked in mainstream news for the past 30 years. From 2006 to 2012, he taught print and online writing, law and ethics and photography at Curtin and Murdoch universities.

In 2015, Amalfi embarked on a freelance career that culminated in the launch of StreetWise magazine and its online page at www.streetwisemedia.com.au. Amalfi has written, edited and produced content for local, State and international media groups including The Australian, ABC, The West Australian, Sunday Times, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Cosmos Magazine and The Evening Standard in the UK.

Content produced for print and online media includes articles about science and environment, maritime and military history, higher education and defence affairs.

IAD44 Making Marks on Paper Intermediate Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus

Drawing is the back bone to your arts practice.


This class allows you to build your fundamental drawing skills and learn how to capture what is seen with an artist’s eye within the Studio environment. In this course you will learn and explore basic drawing techniques with pencil, ink, charcoal and pastel and investigate the elements and principles of design in this relaxed evening drawing class. No prior drawing experience is required, so come and delve into the world of mark making.

 

Join us on Tuesday evenings from 5 - 8pm!

CUA20615 AZM6 Music Industry Certificate II Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Part-time
Broome Campus
Music, music training, road crew assistant, performer, singer, guitarist, musician, song, tunes

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.

CUA30915 AZK9 Music Industry Certificate III Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Part-time
Broome Campus
Music, musician, performer, live performance, guitarist, singer, songwriter, vocal tutor, sound, audio operator

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 is suitable for participants who have mastered basic instrumental skills and are interested in building their career in the music industry.

Throughout this course, students will:

  • Develop their skills as a musician
  • Build their performance craft
  • Develop music industry skills
  • Build sound engineering skills in live and studio settings
  • Write original songs
  • Make a music demo

Participants will also build their ensemble skills, working with fellow students to rehearse and perform music. Upon completion of this course, students will have a demo recording of their original work and basic marketing material to kick-start their career.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

CUA40915 AZN6 Music Industry Certificate IV Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Part-time
Broome Campus
Music, musician, perform, songwriter, guitar, singer, vocal tutor, audio operator, sound

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.

CUA50815 AZN0 Music Industry Diploma Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
Part-time
Broome Campus
Singer, musician, songwriter, music, audio engineer, guitarist, music manager, music career

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.

IAD45 Paper and Cane Sculpture Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus

Let your creativity run wild!

In this course you will have the opportunity to explore and investigate a choice of materials and methods to approach 3D fibre sculpture construction.

Learn how to:

  • Construct your very own Grass Animals in the style of the wonderful Tjampi Desert Weavers

OR

  • Construct sculptural forms using Paper and Cane …. Think the amazing Shorebird Quest in miniature!

This is a great class to explore 3D sculpture using easy accessible materials.

Please note:

Students may spend 4 weeks exploring grass construction methods followed by 4 week exploring paper and cane construction methods and processes, or alternatively may spend the entire 8 weeks exploring just one of the construction methods.

Join us on Thursday evenings from 5 - 8pm!

IAD40 Printmaking Intermediate Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus

Get creative with Printmaking guided by lecturer, Jacky Cheng.

Explore simple printmaking processes to print and work back into your beautiful hand paper papers.

This course is part two of a two week workshop, with the Papermaking Intermediate Skill Set covered in week one and Printmaking Intermediate Skill Set in week two. 

 

Join us from 9am - 1pm Monday - Thursday.

IAD42 Textile Printmaking Intermediate Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus

Do you have a flair for the arts?

Learn fundamental design and textile printmaking skills and express some of your favorite motifs on paper and fabric.

Throughout this course you will learn how to produce your own line of works with some ready-made materials. This course is suitable for all levels.

 

Join us on Monday evenings from 5 - 8pm!

CUA10315 AZK5 Visual Arts Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Arts, artist, visual artist, emerging artist, art, art practice, cert 1 art

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.

CUA20715 AZN4 Visual Arts Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Visual arts, artist, craft, art, cert 2 art

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.

CUA31115 AZN2 Visual Arts Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus
Visual arts, art, craft, art studio, artist, cert 3 art, visual art

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.

CUA41315 AZO2 Visual Arts Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Full-time
On the job/on location
Part-time
Broome Campus

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.

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