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Paint a bright future with TAFE

From the fine arts to new media, our Diploma of Visual Arts qualification will indulge your creative imagination and curiosity while teaching you the skills you need to work as a professional artist. The course covers core areas of visual culture and professional practice plus electives in painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, digital media and ceramics. Students in their final semester will have the opportunity to apply for an overseas study tour to New York. Course details

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$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Loganlea, South Bank

Key dates and info

DURATION

Full time: 1 year / up to 3 days per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $14,790
  • Subsidised $11,435
  • Concession $10,428

Student Loan Available

1300 712 007

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Sung Lee

My first choice to upgrade my skills

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane was my first choice to upgrade my skills. I have been stretched to be a great artist and the knowledge and information I have received from the teachers has been exceptional."

Sung Lee
Diploma of Visual Arts

Study Visual Arts and Photography at TAFE Queensland Brisbane

A picture paints a thousand words... and creates about as many job prospects if you master your skills with TAFE Queensland Brisbane. If you want to nurture and grow your inner artist then TAFE Queensland is the place to go. You can earn a nationally accredited certificate or diploma qualification in visual arts or photography. Our teachers know how to teach you the technical aspects of visual arts and help you reach your full potential. As a graduate, you'll be qualified to work as a professional artist, art gallery specialist, art director, illustrator, photographer, graphic designer and more.

Ten reasons to study at TAFE

Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Loganlea 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom
South Bank 29 Jan 2018 Full time / up to 3 days per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This qualification has the following entry requirements;

  • Individuals must have the technical and organisational skills to conceptualise and create works in selected medium. Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in creative practice or through formal study.

The skills and knowledge for this unit may have been acquired through experience in a creative practice or formal study. Competency can therefore be displayed in the following ways.

  • Completion of Year 12
  • Non school-leavers are selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies

If you’re under 17 years of age,  special enrolment conditions may apply.

Location/s

Loganlea
50-68 Armstrong Road
Meadowbrook QLD 4131

South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Timetable

View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.

Important Information

TAFE Queensland Brisbane students have the opportunity to travel to locations across the globe as part of their studies in selected courses. Studying abroad provides students with the chance to immerse themselves in different cultures, as well as develop their skills and network with professionals in their chosen industry.

This qualification will offer a Study Abroad program in 2017. For further information, please visit the Study Abroad webpage.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units.

January 30 intake - Enrolment options exist for Stage 1 units, you can choose 3 out of 4 electives

April 3 intake - Students enrol in all units.

Stage 1 - South Bank campus
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work Core
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Core
Stage 1 - South Bank - choose 3 of the 4 elective units below
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes Elective
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes Elective
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes Elective
CUACER502 Investigate ceramic materials and processes Elective
Stage 1 - Loganlea and Bracken Ridge campuses
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools Core
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work Core
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice Core
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory Core
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes Core
CUASCU502 Investigate sculptural materials and processes Elective
CUAPRI502 Investigate printmaking materials and processes Elective
CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes Elective
Stage 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice Core
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work Core
CUAPRI501 Refine printmaking techniques Elective
CUAEVP403 Install and dismantle exhibition elements Elective
CUARES502 Critique cultural works Elective
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques Elective
CUASCU501 Refine sculptural techniques Elective
CUADIG508 Refine digital art techniques Elective
CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques Elective
CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.

$14,790

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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$11,435

SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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$10,428

CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Live in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.

Outcome

CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts

After successful completion of this qualification, students will be eligible to express their interest for 2nd year of the 308JA.1 Bachelor of Visual Arts at South Bank campus. Call 1300 712 007 for more information.

Job prospects

  • Arts Professional
  • Sculptor
  • Painter (Visual Arts)
  • Visual Arts And Crafts Professionals

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Sung Lee

My first choice to upgrade my skills

"TAFE Queensland Brisbane was my first choice to upgrade my skills. I have been stretched to be a great artist and the knowledge and information I have received from the teachers has been exceptional."

Sung Lee
Diploma of Visual Arts

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Making TAFE one of your top QTAC preferences is a great way to maximise your career choices and gain the hands-on skills you need to operate in the real world.

We offer hundreds of pathways to university, including dual awards, credit arrangements with some of the country's top universities, and options to increase your OP so you can gain entrance to the tertiary course of your dreams.

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Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Orientation

At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 22 September 2017

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University Pathways

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$10000 VET Student Loan available