Course Details


Certificate IV

Study Load

Full Time

Study Mode

In Class

Course Location


South West TAFE

Certificate IV in Visual Arts - CUA41320

Build on your existing creative skills and develop your own artistic voice and command of techniques with the Certificate IV in Visual Arts.

You will develop critical and conceptual thinking skills, to extend your creative practice and to broaden your understanding of what it means to be a successful arts practitioner in today’s art industry. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be well positioned to apply for entry into our Diploma of Visual Arts course.

What will I Learn?

In this course you will learn about:

  • the history and theory of art
  • how to realise a creative project
  • exhibiting a body of work
  • the arts industry
  • painting
  • printmaking
  • photography
  • sculpture
  • drawing
  • work health and safety
Course Outcomes and Career Opportunities

This qualification will prepare you to continue study in the visual arts field at Diploma level that will support a professional art practice career. You may also use your skills and knowledge to continue producing artwork for personal interest or gain.

Career opportunities include:

  • studio artist
  • community artist

After completing this qualification, you could continue further study in the Diploma of Visual Arts.


There is no formal placement in this course, however you will have the opportunity to work closely with the local arts community.

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