Certificate II in Visual Arts

Course code: CUA20715

The Certificate II in Visual Arts is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in art and design, as well as begin preparation of a portfolio for further study or entry-level positions in the creative industry.

Students explore a range of techniques in sculpture, painting, printmaking and textiles and apply these skills to independent and group projects. Students will attend galleries and studios as well as work with specialists from Melbourne’s creative community.

Consider this course if you:

  • Enjoy using different products to create
  • Like hands on activities
  • Possess a keen sense of imagination and vision
  • Enjoy learning about artist history and the theory behind artwork
  • Are creative and enjoy designing

For more information about this course, download the Information Booklet.

  • Sample competencies covered in Year 1 include:
    • Develop painting skills
    • Develop sculptural skills
    • Follow a design process
  • Sample competencies covered in Year 2 include:
    • Develop skills in textile work
    • Develop printmaking skills
    • Make simple creative work

Northern College of the Arts and Technology

Northern College of the Arts and Technology
RTO Number: 6736

Year 1 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm or 9.00am – 12.30pm
Year 2 | Wednesdays | 1.30pm – 5.00pm

Part Time / Face to Face

This is a two year course.

Assessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.

Work placement is not required.

Contact the VET Coordinator at your Secondary College for specific information regarding your College’s application process. Your VET Coordinator and/or staff from your Secondary College will assist you with planning for your VCE or VCAL certificate and will advise you where a VET Course fits within this plan. They will also give you information about travel arrangements and any costs associated with VET Courses.

For information on the IMVC Application Process please go to About VET Delivered in Schools.

Contact your school to discuss fees for VET Courses.

VCAL: This program contributes to the Industry Specific Skills Strand and may also contribute to the Work Related Skills Strand.

VCE: Certificate II qualifications provide credit at VCE Units 1 and 2 level only. Each completed 90 nominal hours of training provides one VCE Unit of credit. Credit accrues in the following sequence: Units 1, 2, 1 and 2 up to a maximum of six VCE Units.

ATAR: This subject does not have a study score and therefore cannot contribute towards the student’s primary four. Students who receive a Units 3 & 4 sequence may be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR (10% of the lowest result of your primary four scaled studies). Please note the student must already have English and three other fully scored VCE/VET subjects to create the primary four.

  • Visual Artist
  • Fine artist
  • Illustrator
  • Sculptor
  • Jeweller
  • Ceramicist
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographer

Students must wear closed shoes.