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Certificate I in Visual Arts

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National ID: CUA10315 | State ID: AZK5

Open the door to creative opportunities

Completing a disability program at North Metropolitan TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you. We can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time courses specifically designed for people with an intellectual or learning disability.

Our courses offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers.

During this course you will gain fundamental skills and knowledge for the visual arts and crafts industries.

Gain these skills

You'll develop basic skills in

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Clay work
  • Digital art


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Students can move into other certificate ... courses in foundation skills or in other areas that they're interested in. Carolyn Gerrans

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To better your artistic skills you need to broaden your way of thinking, and broaden your practices. Justin Martin 

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I learned how to use my skills and technique into into making something. Anthea Corbett

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Course Overview

Duration2 semesters (1 year full time)
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



GROUP 01 - Core units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Contribute to health and safety of self and othersBSBWHS201AUL95
Use basic drawing techniquesCUAACD101AWK37
Use ideas and techniques to develop creative workCUAPPR101AWH38

GROUP 02 - Elective units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Apply basic communication skillsBSBCMM101AUJ84
Apply critical thinking techniquesBSBCRT101AUL47
Apply dyeing techniques to produce indigenous textile designsLMTFD2003BW7213
Apply printing techniques to produce indigenous textile designsLMTFD2002BW7212
Assemble a basic artwork packageMSFPF2007WI586
Communicate electronicallyBSBITU203AUI87
Design and produce a simple garmentLMTFD2001BW7211
Develop keyboard skillsBSBITU102AUJ98
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identityCUAATS101AWJ98
Frame a simple artworkMSFPF1001WI579
Identify fibres and fabricsLMTCL2003BW7151
Make a small furniture item from timberMSAPCII296AW9035
Make an object from cloth using an existing patternMSAPCII297AW9036
Make an object from metalMSAPCII298AW9037
Make an object from plasticMSAPCII299AW9038
Operate a personal computerBSBITU101AUL79
Organise and complete daily work activitiesBSBWOR202AUK61
Produce simple word processed documentsBSBITU201AUL70
Use basic measuring and calculating skillsCUALLN201AWI56
Use business technologyBSBWOR204AUK98
Use digital devicesICTICT104AUU12
Use glass and glazing sector hand and power toolsMSFGG2001WI473
Use, communicate and search securely on the internetICTICT103AUU13
Work within an indigenous cultural frameworkLMTFD2004BW7214
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Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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Please note, fees are subject to change.

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