TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate IV in Visual Arts - CUA41315

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


6 core units plus 9 elective units.


  • Participate in collaborative creative projects
  • Promote innovation in a team environment
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Implement copyright arrangements
  • Produce innovative digital images
  • Conduct research
  • Author interactive media
  • Create works of art for public spaces
  • Hand carve wood to custom design
  • Contribute to workplace innovation
  • Optimise digital media impact
  • Paint and fire glass
  • Set up information and communications technology for the micro business
  • Create user interfaces
  • Work effectively in the creative arts industry
  • Experiment with techniques to produce prints
  • Generate design solutions
  • Experiment with techniques to produce textile work
  • Explore the use of colour
  • Develop work priorities
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • Design user interfaces
  • Select sites for creative projects and plan work
  • Develop and apply knowledge of marketing communication industry
  • Create digital media user experiences
  • Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing
  • Store and maintain finished creative work
  • Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects
  • Experiment with techniques to produce calligraphy
  • Experiment with techniques to produce drawings
  • Plan a career in the creative arts industry
  • Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
  • Develop and extend design skills and practice
  • Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Plan a home based business
  • Communicate effectively with arts professionals
  • Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
  • Hand mould products
  • Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
  • Manage stress in the workplace
  • Enhance, manipulate and output photo images
  • Integrate colour theory and design processes
  • Experiment with ceramic surface treatments
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Develop a micro business proposal
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • Source and apply design industry knowledge
  • Experiment with moulding and casting techniques
  • Experiment with techniques to produce wood objects
  • Develop self as artist
  • Process photo images to work-print and file stage
  • Produce innovative video art
  • Provide freelance services
  • Experiment with throwing techniques
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Create 3D digital models
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Select and prepare creative work for exhibition
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Capture photographic images
  • Produce screen printed textiles
  • Determine resource requirements for the micro business
  • Realise a creative project
  • Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Process colour materials in a wet darkroom context
  • Analyse textile design influences
  • Organise finances for the micro business
  • Experiment with techniques to produce performance art
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Capture images in response to a brief
  • Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Source and apply information on the history and theory of design
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Document the creative work progress
  • Experiment with techniques to produce glasswork
  • Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics
  • Apply marketing communication across a convergent industry
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
  • Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • Make scale models
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas
  • Operate slip casting equipment
  • Form glass
  • Plan work space

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