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Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts CUA40615

Overview

This qualification will allow you to work in an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts context. You will be able to produce work that shows a well-developed command of technique in your chosen art form and will be able to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. You will have broad and integrated factual, technical and theoretical knowledge with cognitive skills that allow you to analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts CUA40615
Program No: C4-YC03
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 2 semesters full-time (three days a week - approx.6 hours a day) OR part-time equivalent
Likely Job Outcome: This qualification prepares people for skilled work at a pre-professional level and for learning at higher levels, in particular through visual arts qualifications at Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Degree levels.
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have completed the Certificate II in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts OR have equivalent skills.

As this is an identified Indigenous program it is not generally considered appropriate to have international students enrol.

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Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete all 15 subjects

  • CUAACD301  Produce drawings to communicate ideas
    • CIT Code: DSGN117
      Cost: $290.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce drawings that represent and communicate ideas. It does not relate to drawing as an art form.  It applies to individuals who use drawings, either electronic or hand drawn, for personal use or in response to a project or brief. Drawings may include design concepts for objects, processes or spaces, movement sequences for performances or screen productions, exhibitions, tenders, proposals or publications.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAATS302  Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
    • CIT Code: ARTS163
      Cost: $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to express own cultural identity through artistic practice. The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples. This unit also reflects the fact that there is no single Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture.It applies to individuals who work independently or with others to produce artistic works for exhibition in galleries or for sale at markets or through a range of distribution channels. They could also be giving expression to their cultural identity through music, dance or screen productions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPPR401  Realise a creative project
    • CIT Code: ARTS302
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to experiment with ideas and techniques to find an individual style or voice throughout a creative project that results in a completed work. It applies to individuals who have sound technical, conceptual and theoretical skills in a particular area of creative practice, often at a pre-professional level.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUARES403  Research history and theory to inform own arts practice
    • CIT Code: ARTS164
      Cost: $190.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use investigative and critical thinking techniques to evaluate history and theory information and distil key themes and ideas. It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAATS303  Develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
    • CIT Code: ARTS155
      Cost: $400.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and apply knowledge of cultural arts within a specific Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander context. The local cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples. This unit also reflects the fact that there is no single Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander culture.
      It applies to individuals working in all areas of arts practice who are expected to work closely with the local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community. They may be responsible for establishing a local Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander reference group. It is vital to ensure respectful integration of any local cultural knowledge or protocols that will inform the implementation of the unit.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT301  Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
    • CIT Code: INNO108
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required to develop the habit of thinking in a more creative way through looking at things differently, musing, testing, experimenting and challenging existing thought patterns.
      It applies to individuals who need to develop and extend their critical and creative thinking skills to different issues and situations and have a range of problem solving, evaluation and analysis skills.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES302  Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN164
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of two-dimensional (2D) forms.
      It applies to individuals who apply the creative design process to the development of 2D forms. The unit underpins many other specialised design units.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES303  Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
    • CIT Code: DSGN165
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore and creatively apply the design process to the development of three-dimensional (3D) forms.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply an understanding of the design process using discretion and judgement.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAIND403  Communicate effectively with arts professionals
    • CIT Code: ARTS290
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: Practitioners, administrators or managers who work with a broad range of arts professionals apply the skills and knowledge in this unit. They could be working in the public or private sector and they could be interacting with arts professionals in contexts such as community projects, exhibitions, events or festivals.
      This work is carried out under limited supervision.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES403  Develop and extend design skills and practice
    • CIT Code: DSGN170
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and extend skills as a practising designer.
      It applies to individuals who work as a designer, in any industry context, either independently or employed by an organisation.
      Designers must continually refine, develop and evaluate their own conceptual and technical skills. Research, experimentation and collaboration are key factors in this process.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAACD401  Integrate colour theory and design processes
    • CIT Code: DSGN119
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to investigate and combine colour theory and design processes into two-dimensional or three-dimensional work. It applies to individuals who use design processes in visual communication situations.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBDES301  Explore the use of colour
    • CIT Code: DSGN163
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to explore the use of colour and to apply colour theory.
      It applies to individuals whose work involves understanding and applying the effective use of colour.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCRT402  Collaborate in a creative process
    • CIT Code: INNO106
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collaborate in a creative process that is underpinned by a commitment to trust and ethics.
      It applies to individuals who are involved in what is traditionally considered a creative endeavour but is also very important in broader business and community activities where creative team effort is highly valued.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.
      It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CUAPAI401  Experiment with techniques to produce paintings
    • CIT Code: ARTS292
      Cost: $125.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to proactively experiment and innovate with various painting techniques and ideas to develop professional practice and an individual style. It applies to individuals who have well developed skills in design and technique and who often produce work at a preprofessional level for sale in outlets such as markets and fairs. They work independently with limited supervision and guidance as required.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

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