This course is designed for indigenous people to develop their artistic skills and mirrors the requirements ofworking 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. Pathways into diploma study in areas of art or business.
When Does The Course Start?
February and July. Some flexible entry is negotiable.
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?
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, and Kiln Studies.
Assessment Methods Classroom based with studio work, and some flexible learning and assessment methods. Individual learning and assessment opportunities can be negotiated.
Art related industries
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
Diploma courses in various arts streams
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
• Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.
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.