Course Summary:

This online Short Course will provide students with an understanding of the elements of design in a choice of digital or traditional arts streams.

The course covers all content from three units from CUA20715 – Certificate II in Visual Art and will enable students to gain recognition of prior learning (RPL) upon completion of all required assessment.

1. Follow a Design Process

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to follow a design process at a basic level, incorporating an element of problem-solving to identify and resolve challenges that may hinder the process.  It applies to individuals who work under direct supervision and respond to the specific issues or changes which may relate to product and service requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

1.  List potential sources of information for new ideas, relevant to the specific context.

2.  Describe creative thinking techniques that can be used to generate ideas

3.  Summarise the key steps in the design process as a way of thinking and solving problems

2. Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop an understanding of the cultural and intellectual properties of one’s own cultural identity. 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in areas of work that include arts practice and cultural tourism. They could be preparing for work or further learning to pursue a career in the visual or performing arts, or as a tour guide in local communities. This learning and work would be closely guided by appropriate members of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander communities.

Learning Outcomes:

1.  Explain own country and region, including customs, ceremonies and relationship to land

2.  Describe own family and kinship

3.  Explain matters of protocol within Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander societies

4.  List protocols for accessing information and communicating with different community members

5.  Outline ways in which knowledge can be used, how it should be used and with whom it can be shared

6.  Explain ways in which Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander protocols and cultural values impact on work practices in different contexts

3. Source and use information relevant to own arts practice

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to access relevant historical and theoretical information relevant to one’s own area of creative work. It applies to individuals developing their skills in any area of arts practice. Supervision and guidance would usually be provided

Learning Outcomes:

1.  List sources of general information on history and theory arts practice and specific information related to own area of practice

2.  Outline techniques for organising history and theory information and information specific to own area of work

3.  Identify protocols to be observed when gathering information of a culturally sensitive nature

4.  Explain intellectual property principles and legislation related to collection and use of information in own work.

CPD Hours:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 16 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.





Assessment:  Activities and quiz 

Fee:  Free

Duration:  16 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Relevant for:  Anyone interested in learning design concepts.

Successful completion of this course including all assessments qualifies Cert II for recognised prior learning (RPL) for two units in the Certificate II in Visual Arts at CQUniversity.

Course Summary

This online Short Course provides an insight into the concepts and techniques in drawing for the beginner.

Learning Outcomes:  

  1. Understand how to see like an artist
  2. Create and use a viewfinder
  3. Use perspective accurately in their drawings
  4. Learn about copyright as it relates to art
  5. Learn how to draw the human face
  6. Understand the proportions of the human form
  7. Learn how to draw using tone

Assessment: None

Fee:  Free

Duration:  4 hours

Intakes:  Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis.

Study Mode:  Online

Relevant for:  Anyone interested in learning drawing concepts

Course Enquiries: c.gray@cqu.edu.au or CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au