VET Studies
VET Studies

Visual Arts

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260

This course will prepare the student for further study in all visual and creative arts fields. The course concentrates on creative thinking, drawing techniques including life drawing and observational drawing, printmaking, intaglio and relief, painting, oil and acrylic, stretcher and surface preparation, sculpture, exploration of many different mediums. A key feature of the course is the sculptural subject that includes bronze sculpture production and foundry processes.

All teachers within this course are practising artists that bring years of creative thinking and practice to the classroom.

This is a two year program

Course Code and Title

CUA3115 Certificate III in Visual Arts


Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston campus

Time: Wednesday afternoons

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) in not mandated in this program, though the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.

SWL is important as it:

  • Enhancement of skills
  • Practical application of industry knowledge
  • Increased employment opportunities

Contribution ot VCE and VCAL

VCE: Attainment of units of competency at AQF level II may provide credit at Units 1 & 2 and Unit 3 & 4

VCAL: Up to 360 hours over the two years of the program

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.


Units delivered over the two years may include:

Unit Name

Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

Produce drawings

Produce paintings

Produce creative work

Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice

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What to bring:

Students will be required to have a kit of their own personal art materials and tools to continue projects outside of class.

The teachers will provide a list of a suggested kit.


Certificate III in Visual Arts (folio development)

Diploma of Visual Arts (fine arts)

Diploma of Visual Arts (illustration)