Certificate I in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft

Not Applicable


Core Units

Complete 3 core units:

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic CUVCOR01B Source concept for own work

add topic CUVCOR07B Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea

Elective Units

Complete 3 other units with at least 1 unit from the following areas of the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package:


Digital art







Textiles/fibre work

Video art


Remaining units may be selected from other areas of the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package or any relevant endorsed Training Package at the appropriate level.

The total package of units must meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptor for a Certificate I. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the level of the qualification.

Notes on Certificate I in Visual Arts and Contemporary Craft

This qualification is suitable for delivery in schools or local communities and allows learners to develop basic knowledge and skills for the visual arts and craft industries.

Examples of other Training Packages, which may be relevant to this qualification, are as follows:

Business Services, e.g. computer technology

Entertainment, e.g. props, sets, scenic art, costume

Financial Services, e.g. bookkeeping

Furnishing, e.g. furniture production

Hospitality, e.g. food and beverage

Information Technology, e.g. Internet

Manufactured Mineral Products, e.g. ceramics

Metal and Engineering, e.g. jewellery

Museums and Library/Information Services, e.g. exhibitions

Music, e.g. performance

Printing and Graphic Arts, e.g. pre-press

Retail, e.g. customer service, sales

Screen and Media, e.g. digital content, set and scenery construction

Textile, Clothing and Footwear, e.g. clothing production

Tourism, e.g. guiding

Appropriate elective units may include units such as:

add topic BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

add topic CUFRES201A Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication

add topic CUVVSP14B Apply techniques to produce drawings

add topic CUVVSP34B Apply techniques to produce paintings


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the required for a pathway to the visual arts and craft industries. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.


Passing on key safety information to colleagues

Communicating effectively with people from a range of cultural backgrounds

Presenting information in a way that is useful for the purpose intended

Producing drawings that communicate a concept or idea


Checking safety procedures with other team members

Seeking feedback from colleagues

Problem Solving

Identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person

Identifying whether information material needs to be reorganised

Initiative and Enterprise

Collecting information to develop a concept for own work

Planning and Organising

Organising work tasks to ensure safety


Following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS

Maintaining personal safety standards


Improving drawing skills through experimentation


Using the internet to source information

Using drawing tools, including computer applications