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Creative Industries

Explore your innovation and imagination through a wide range of career opportunities in a creative industry.  There is a variety of fields that you can specialise in including beauty or complimentary therapies, sculpture, drawing, painting, jewellery or design.

Our celebrated visual arts program offers courses which are run by practising artists, designers and craftspeople and the Diploma qualification can be completed as a pathway into University.


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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
KAB28 Beginner Sewing Skills Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
stitch, sewing, skill set, carnarvon. KAB28, textile, craft, fabric,

Are you looking for a little sewing motivation and inspiration as well as the opportunity to have some dedicated sew-time away from distractions?

Learn basic sewing techniques using a sewing machine and how to prepare resources and materials to get ready to sew small projects using basic sewing patterns. 

Topics covered include:

  • How to thread a sewing machine and wind cotton to a bobbin
  • Construct a simple tote bag and pencil case
  • Learn to lay your fabric, use a pattern and cut fabric
  • Sew a simple garment

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course:

GATLTP001A          Learning through practice 1 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact:  Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton

9956 2704 | 1800 672 700 

Email: info@cratfe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

KAB50 Digital Illustration Skills Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
art, digital. drawing, procreate, ipad, apple, illustration, design, pen, sketch, creative, multimedia, tablet, app,

Expand your creative skills into the digital space.

Students will learn how to draw on an iPad using the Apple Pencil and the raster graphics editing app Procreate.  

Topics covered include:

  • Navigating the workspace
  • Brushes and gestures
  • Essential tools
  • Drawing basics
  • Setting up the canvas
  • Layers, masks and liquify
  • Importing files and photos
  • File formats

 

Course Content 

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course:

CUAPPR101          Use ideas and techniques to develop creative work

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Popsy Ihanimo  | Academic Program Assistant - Geraldton Campus

9956 2783 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

 

 

 

G017P G017P Digital Photography
Short Course Face to face (class room)
Kalgoorlie Campus
pictures, camera, digital, photography, photographs, image, photoshop, editing, capture, png, jpeg, stills, portrait, landscape,

Pursue your passion for photography. 

In this short course students will learn the skills and knowledge required to use a digital camera and alter and upload digital images. Students will learn how to correctly set-up and use a digital camera, different shooting modes and how to use Photoshop to edit, retouch and enhance photos.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Tracy Hicks | Commercial Training Coordinator- Kalgoorlie Campus

9088 6830 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

KAB60 Glassworking Skills Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
creative industry, glassworking, art,kiln forming, design, creative,sculpting, glass,fusing

Master your skills to create beautiful glass objects for your home

This course will introduce you to the exciting range of techniques and skills used in the kiln-forming of glass. You will learn the basics of fusing and slumping glass and therefore is suitable for people with no or little experience. It is also suitable if you already have some experience but wanting to build on your existing skills or just want to get back into getting creative. 

A new technique and application is covered each term so there will be something for everyone. 

 

Course Content 

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course:

CUAGLA201          Develop glassworking skills

CUAGLA301          Produce glasswork

CUASCU301          Produce sculpture 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol: 

Contact: Kelly O'Malley | Academic Program Assistant MAES - BCMI Campus

9956 6175   | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

KAB24 Jewellery Skills Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
silver, solder, art, design, jewellery, jewel, metal, KAB24, creative, hobby,

Make your own jewellery 

This introductory course is aimed at jewellery hobbyists with the basic skills to make jewellery at home.  Learn various techniques and create jewellery pieces from simple design concepts.

This jewellery making skill set is a great precursor to further study in Jewellery and Object Design or further study in visual arts.  

 

Course Content 

CUAJWL201         Develop jewellery-making skills 

CUAJWL301         Produce jewellery 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment 

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Kelly O'Malley | Academic Program Assistant MAES - BCMI Campus

9956 6175 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

 

 

 

 

 

KAB34 Nature Journal Skill Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
KAB34, drawing, creative, journal, nature,

Capture the natural world 

This course is suited for individuals interested to learn more about the natural world and how to capture information in a nature journal using creative techniques. 

No previous drawing experience is required.

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course:

CUAPPR101         Use ideas and techniques to develop creative work

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Kelly O'Malley | Academic Program Assistant– BCMI Campus

9956 6175 | 1800 672 700

Email: bcmi@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

KAB75 Polymer Clay Skills Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
KAB75, jewellery, sculpting, art, creative, design, carving, polymer, clay

Create contemporary polymer clay jewellery to take home with you 

In this course you will explore a range of polymer clay processes and techniques to create contemporary polymer clay jewellery. 

Polymer clay is a sculpting medium which originated in Germany over 50 years ago and  can be used in a variety of different ways. The basics of using polymer clay will be covered in this course from conditioning to curing clay. Students will also learn:

  • Techniques such as carving, using molds, heat crackle, silkscreening and texture
  • Basic jewellery design and stringing options 
  • Introduction to a variety of art products that work beautifully with polymer clay

Course Content 

CUAPPR201          Make simple creative work

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment & enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Lexie Lazenby | Visual Art Coordinator - Geraldton Campus

9956  2751 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: You can also complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

KAB39 Portrait Photography Skills Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
photography, camera, portrait, KAB39, set, pictures, still, digital, aperture, lighting, focus, zoom, model , editing

Learn to shoot beautiful portraits 

This portrait photography short course is suited for those wanting to learn or enhance their existing photography and editing skills. You will learn to produce portrait images for personal, family or corporate collections. 

Topics covered include:

  • Camera setting and equipment
  • Light, composition and posing
  • Portrait styles
  • Wrap and review shoot
  • Editing

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course:

CUAPPR201         Make simple creative work

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course or to enrol:

Contact: Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton Campus

9956 2704 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

 

KAB74 Silversmithing Skills Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Geraldton Campus
jewellery, creative, silversmith, art, design, sterling silver, metal

Make your own silver jewellery 

Learn the skills and knowledge to create simple silver and metal jewellery in this beginner course. Using a range of techniques, you will learn to develop your own ideas about design and style. At the completion of this course you will get to take home your own sterling silver creations.

Topics covered include:

  • How to accurately measure and saw silver and other metals
  • Filing, hammering, texturising and forging metals
  • How to safely solder
  • Polishing and finishing jewellery pieces
  • Theory 

No previous experience required. 

Course Content

CUAJWL201          Develop jewellery-making skills

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Enrolment & enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Lexie Lazenby | Visual Arts Coordinator - Geraldton Campus

9956  2751 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

 

CUA20715 AZN4 Visual Arts
Certificate II Face to face (class room)
Exmouth Campus
G000000, G000001, arts visual arts, artist, drawing, painting, ceramics, glasswork, textiles

Do you have a creative itch you need to scratch?

A Certificate II in Visual Arts may be just what you are looking for. Designed for people who are keen to develop a range of skills in the visual arts area and gain a foundation for further study in the field. It will also assist you in determining which area/s of visual arts you would like to pursue.

Our Focus on Flexible Options
 Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

CUA31115 AZN2 Visual Arts
Certificate III Flexible delivery
Northam Campus
G000000, G000001, visual arts, ceramics, painting, drawing, art

Get those creative juices flowing!

Through this course you'll learn how to create two and three dimensional forms in a variety of visual arts areas. This course will help you visualise, develop and present ideas and images. A Certificate III in Visual Arts will give you the skills to design and produce paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles, printmaking and electronic art and experiment with materials and techniques. You will also develop knowledge of art history and theory and gain an understanding of current art issues and trends.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 


Available locations:

Geraldton

Our next intake for this course at our Geraldton Campus is Semester 1, 2020.  Check out our Pre Enrolment Information Pack for more information on this offering. 

Wheatbelt

Our Visual Arts qualifications in the Wheatbelt are offered at the picturesque Muresk Institute. Download the brochure for more information:

CUA51115 AZL3 Visual Arts
Diploma Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Geraldton Campus
Northam Campus
g000000, g000001, visual arts, ceramics, digital art, graphic art, glasswork, glass making, glass art, art theory, textiles, printmaking, public art, wood design, illustration, photo media, sculpture, painting, drawing

"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without"  Cecil B. DeMille

Turn your passion into a career. With a Diploma of Visual Arts you will develop your skills and knowledge in selected areas of visual art and craft, with options to focus on painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital art. This diploma will enable you to take on complicated art projects with a developed skill set and knowledge of various materials and mediums. You'll have the opportunity to focus on areas such as painting, print media, ceramics, sculpture and digital media and refine these skills in studio classes designed to bring your ideas to reality. Visual artists may work in their own practice, or in a wide range of contexts across the arts, government, community or commercial organisations.

 

Available locations:

Geraldton

Please note that our next intake for the Diploma of Visual Arts at our Geraldton Campus is scheduled for Semester 1, 2020. 

Wheatbelt

Our Visual Arts qualifications in the Wheatbelt are offered at the picturesque Muresk Institute. Download the brochure for more information:

CUA41315 AZO2 Visual Arts
Certificate IV Continuous Enrolment
Flexible delivery
Northam Campus
drawing, painting, ceramics, art, graphics, design

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working at a pre-professional level who are beginning to develop their own artistic voice and command of techniques in a range of art forms.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of broad and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge and the ability to analyse and use information from a range of sources.

CUA60715 AZL6 Visual Arts
Advanced Diploma Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
art,

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have para-professional level technical, creative and conceptual skills to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial body of resolved work that expresses their own creative vision. Visual artists work within and across many mediums, and their practice may incorporate ceramics, digital art, glasswork, drawing and illustration, jewellery making, painting, photomedia, printmaking, public art, sculpture, textiles or wood design.

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