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Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for indigenous people to develop their artistic skills and mirrors the requirements of working in the visual arts and contemporary crafts industries.
  • Entry requirements
    Assessement of student's skills and determination of learning and pathway needs. Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Certificate IV requires assessment of skill at level III. Students need to exhibit a commitment to study plus a willingness to accept constructive feedback and to working in a respectful, participatory environment.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course is designed for indigenous people to develop their artistic skills and mirrors the requirements of working in the visual arts and contemporary crafts industries.
    A selection of core and elective units are offered at Dandenong campus and these vary each semester depending on demand and pathways:
    • Units covering Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander identity and cultural arts plus history and theory applied to artistic practice, provide the opportunity to develop artistic skills reflecting identity and pride in culture.
    • Training and skills for further study and/or employment are provided by units covering Health, Safety and Security Procedures, Computer Technology and Book-Keeping.
    • Electives such as Painting, Jewellery, Drawing, Ceramics and Photo Imaging build artistic skills
    • Career prospects include: artist, small business, community activities.

    Campus
    Frankston
    Dandenong

    When Does The Course Start?
    February and July. Some flexible entry is negotiable.
    Study Modes
    Part-time: 2 years (18 Hours Weekly)
    Course hours are nominal only and may vary from semester to semester.

    What Entrance Requirements Are There?
    Assessement of student's skills and determination of learning and pathway needs.

    How Will I Be Selected?
    Interview

    Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
    Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Certificate IV requires assessment of skill at level III. Students need to exhibit a commitment to study plus a willingness to accept constructive feedback and to working in a respectful, participatory environment.

    How Should I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Interview?
    Applicants will be interviewed

    Study Area Summary
    Occupational Health and Safety; Ceramics; Painting; Drawing; ATSI Identity

    Assessment Methods
    Classroom based with studio work, and some flexible learning and assessment methods. Individual learning and assessment opportunities can be negotiated.

    Cost
    Note: Fees are subject to change. This is a guide only.
    No tuition fees for Indigenous applicants
    A small materials fee may apply

    Employment Opportunities
    Koorie Artist
    Visual Arts
    Contemporary Crafts

    Employability Skills obtained from this Course
    A list of Employability Skills for this course can be found at http://employabilityskills.training.com.au

    Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
    Certificate IV in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL
    (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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