Certificate IV in Visual Arts

This qualification reflects the role of practitioners working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice. They produce work that shows proficiency with techniques in their chosen art form and are able to apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. They have broad and integrated factual, technical and theoretical knowledge with cognitive skills that allow them to analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources.


Subjects

Total number of units = 15

6 core units plus

9 elective units

The elective units consist of:

4 units from Group A

1 unit from Group B

of the remaining 4 units:

up to 4 may be from Group A and/or Group B

up to 4 may be from Certificate III or above in any currently endorsed Training Package

up to 2 may be from a Certificate II in any currently endorsed Training Package

up to 2 may be from an accredited course at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level.

The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.

Core units

add topic BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

add topic CUVACD301A Produce drawings to communicate ideas

add topic CUVPRP401A Realise a creative project

add topic CUVPRP404A Develop self as artist

add topic CUVPRP405A Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

add topic CUVRES401A Research history and theory to inform own arts practice

Elective units

Group A

Art, craft and design

add topic CUVACD302A Produce computer-aided drawings

add topic CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings

add topic CUVACD304A Make scale models

add topic CUVACD401A Integrate colour theory and design processes

add topic CUVACD402A Experiment with moulding and casting techniques

Creative thinking

add topic BSBCRT301A Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills

add topic BSBCRT401A Articulate, present and debate ideas

add topic BSBCRT402A Collaborate in a creative process

add topic BSBCRT403A Explore the history and social impact of creativity

Design process

add topic BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

add topic BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

add topic BSBDES303A Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms

add topic BSBDES304A Source and apply design industry knowledge

add topic BSBDES305A Source and apply information on the history and theory of design

add topic BSBDES401A Generate design solutions

add topic BSBDES402A Interpret and respond to a design brief

add topic BSBDES403A Develop and extend design skills and practice

Professional practice

add topic CUAIND401A Extend expertise in specialist field

add topic CUVPRP302A Document the work progress

add topic CUVPRP303A Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

add topic CUVPRP304A Participate in collaborative creative projects

add topic CUVPRP402A Select sites for creative projects and plan work

add topic CUVPRP403A Select and organise finished work for storage

Visual communication

add topic CUFANM303A Create 3D digital models

add topic CUFDIG401A Author interactive media

add topic CUFDIG402A Design user interfaces

add topic CUFDIG403A Create user interfaces

add topic CUVCAL401A Experiment with techniques to produce calligraphy

add topic CUVCER401A Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics

add topic CUVCER402A Experiment with throwing techniques

add topic CUVCER403A Experiment with ceramic surface treatments

add topic CUVDIG401A Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images

add topic CUVDIG402A Experiment with techniques to produce video art

add topic CUVDRA401A Experiment with techniques to produce drawings

add topic CUVGLA401A Experiment with techniques to produce glasswork

add topic CUVJWL401A Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery

add topic CUVPAI401A Experiment with techniques to produce paintings

add topic CUVPER401A Experiment with techniques to produce performance art

add topic CUVPHI303A Process photo images to work-print and file stage

add topic CUVPHI304A Process colour materials in a wet darkroom context

add topic CUVPHI305A Use wet darkroom techniques to produce monochrome photographs

add topic CUVPHI302A Capture photographic images

add topic CUVPHI401A Capture images in response to a brief

add topic CUVPHI403A Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

add topic CUVPHI404A Enhance, manipulate and output photo images

add topic CUVPRI401A Experiment with techniques to produce prints

add topic CUVPRP406A Plan work space

add topic CUVSCU401A Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture

add topic CUVTEX401A Experiment with techniques to produce textile work

add topic CUVWOO401A Experiment with techniques to produce wood objects

add topic LMFFDT4011A Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

add topic LMFFDT4016A Select, use and maintain hand tools for the creation of custom furniture

add topic LMFFM4005A Hand carve wood to custom design

add topic LMFGG3007B Form glass

add topic LMFSL3003A Fire glass

add topic LMTTD4005A Produce screen printed textiles

add topic LMTTD4006A Source textile materials and resources

add topic LMTTD4007A Analyse textile design influences

add topic LMTTD4010A Apply manipulation techniques to create experimental textile samples

add topic LMTTD4012A * Analyse use of colour in textiles

add topic LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

add topic MEM19001B * Perform jewellery metal casting

add topic MEM19002B * Prepare jewellery illustrations

add topic MEM19007B * Perform gemstone setting

add topic MEM19009B * Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19010B Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19011B Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM19014B * Perform hand engraving

add topic MEM19015B * Perform jewellery enamelling

add topic MEM19016B * Construct jewellery components

add topic MEM19017B * Fabricate jewellery items

add topic PMC552020C Operate slip casting equipment

add topic PMC552024C Hand mould products

*Note the following prerequisite unit requirement.

Unit code and title

Prerequisite unit required

add topic LMTTD4012A Analyse use of colour in textiles

add topic LMTCL2003B Identify fibres and fabrics

add topic LMTTD4013A Prepare stencils and screens for textile printing

add topic MEM19001B Perform jewellery metal casting

add topic MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass

add topic MEM19002B Prepare jewellery illustrations

add topic MEM16006A Organise and communicate information

add topic MEM19007B Perform gemstone setting

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

add topic MEM18003C Use tools for precision work (Prerequisites: add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements, add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools and add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations)

add topic MEM19003B Handle gem materials equivalent to add topic CUVOPA202A Handle and store rough and cut opal

add topic MEM19009B Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process

add topic MEM12024A Perform computations

add topic MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM19014B Perform hand engraving

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM19015B Perform jewellery enamelling

add topic MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM19016B Construct jewellery components

add topic MEM05006B Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM19017B Fabricate jewellery items

add topic MEM05006B Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

add topic MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

add topic MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

Group B

Copyright and IP

add topic BSBIPR401A Use and respect copyright

add topic CUFCMP301A Implement copyright arrangements

Industry capability

add topic CUAIND301A Work effectively in the creative arts industry

add topic CUFIND401A Provide services on a freelance basis

add topic CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

add topic CUVIND401A Communicate effectively with arts professionals

Innovation

add topic BSBINN201A Contribute to workplace innovation

add topic BSBINN301A Promote innovation in a team environment

Professional practice

add topic CUVFIM401A Obtain revenue to support operations

Small and micro business

add topic BSBSMB201A Identify suitability for micro business

add topic BSBSMB301A Investigate micro business opportunities

add topic BSBSMB302A Develop a micro business proposal

add topic BSBSMB303A Organise finances for the micro business

add topic BSBSMB304A Determine resource requirements for the micro business

add topic BSBSMB305A Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business

add topic BSBSMB306A Plan a home based business

add topic BSBSMB307A Set up information and communications technology for the micro business

add topic BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business

add topic BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances

add topic BSBSMB403A Market the small business

add topic BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning

add topic BSBSMB405A Monitor and manage small business operations

add topic BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

add topic BSBSMB408B Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations

Research

add topic CUFRES401A Conduct research

Sustainability

add topic BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Workplace effectiveness

add topic BSBWOR301A Organise personal work priorities and development

add topic BSBWOR401A Establish effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBWOR403A Manage stress in the workplace

add topic BSBWOR404B Develop work priorities

Selecting electives for different outcomes

The following examples are designed to assist in the selection of appropriate electives for particular outcomes at this level, but are in no way prescriptive.

Ceramic artist

Core units plus:

add topic CUAIND401A Extend expertise in specialist field

add topic CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

add topic CUVACD402A Experiment with moulding and casting techniques

add topic CUVCER401A Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics

add topic CUVCER402A Experiment with throwing techniques

add topic CUVCER403A Experiment with ceramic surface treatments

add topic CUVPRP302A Document the work progress

add topic CUVPRP303A Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

add topic CUVPRP403A Select and organise finished work for storage

Painter

Core units plus:

add topic BSBDES301A Explore the use of colour

add topic BSBDES302A Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms

add topic CUAIND401A Extend expertise in specialist field

add topic CUSIND302A Plan a career in the creative arts industry

add topic CUVACD502A Create observational drawings

add topic CUVPAI401A Experiment with techniques to produce paintings

add topic CUVPRP302A Document the work progress

add topic CUVPRP303A Select and prepare creative work for exhibition

add topic CUVPRP403A Select and organise finished work for storage


Subject lists

Certificate IV in Visual Arts 99413
Units: CUVACD301A, BSBOHS201A, CUVPRP401A, CUVPRP404A, CUVPRP405A, CUVRES401A

Pathways...

    Pathways into the qualification

    It is highly recommended that people undertaking this qualification possess some relevant art or design skills and knowledge prior to entry. This could be demonstrated through skills in drawing or particular art techniques.

    Pathways from the qualification

    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.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


Licensing Information

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.


Employability Skills

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the visual arts, craft and design industries for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification

Communication

passing on key safety information to colleagues

presenting and discussing ideas with others

producing art works which are consistent with the ideas that inform them

Teamwork

checking safety procedures with other team members

discussing ideas and industry developments with others

Problem-solving

resolving safety issues in own work

refining ideas to incorporate feedback from others

adjusting techniques to achieve a particular effect

Initiative and enterprise

developing several possible ways of communicating an idea

developing new and personal ideas, and own artistic voice from research and experimentation

Planning and organising

sourcing and analysing information to develop ideas

organising the presentation of ideas to others

organising work tasks to ensure safety

organising workspace and materials for work projects

researching history and theory to inform creative practice

Self-management

establishing and following safe working practices

maintaining personal safety standards

challenging one’s own ideas and approaches

having clear goals about one’s future as a creative practitioner

Learning

evaluating information gained from research and integrating ideas into the development of own work

using practice, feedback and evaluation opportunities to continuously improve skills and knowledge

improving skills through experimentation with materials and techniques

keeping up-to-date with industry and technological developments

Technology

using the internet for research

extending the application of tools and equipment to produce art works

using technology to expand own arts practice