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.

BSBCRT601 Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity

Ralph is able to undertake in-depth and broad research into different concepts and theories of creativity, and to apply those to a particular field of endeavour.

CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice

Ralph is able to determine and respond effectively to broad and specific safety requirements in a professional practice.

CUAACD601 Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools

Ralph is able to extend skills with drawing and other forms of visual representation to develop a personal style suited to the individual’s professional practice.

CUAPPR601 Originate a body of independent creative work

Ralph is able to independently conceive a coherent body of creative work at a professional level. He can experiment with ideas to evolve own ideas and approaches, refine and develop concepts and techniques in artistic practice, and plan and manage own creative project through to finished product. He can also involve engaging with peers and industry networks in ways that develop and confirm own place as an arts professional.

CUAPPR603 Engage in the business of creative practice

Ralph is able to approach the business aspects of working as a creative practitioner in a professional manner.

CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work

Ralph is able to generate ideas for a public presentation of a coherent body of own professional creative work; then plan and prepare the presentation, including own work; and promote and evaluate it.

CUARES602 Extend cultural research expertise

Ralph is able to extend and refine individual cultural research capability, in the context of own practice and as part of the broader cultural context.

CUAPPR606 Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level

Ralph is able to extend own expertise in a specialised art form in order to develop a cohesive body of professional work for the public domain. He can also involve self-directed research and the independent, highly developed use of specialised materials, processes and techniques.

CUAPPR605 Evolve ideas for professional creative work

Ralph is able to develop the conceptual aspects of any creative practice, including through the processes of evaluation, critical thinking and research.

CUADRA501 Refine drawing techniques

Ralph is able to research and experiment with a broad range of drawing techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style. He is able to draw as an art form and differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.

CUAPAI501 Refine painting techniques

Ralph is able to research and experiment with a broad range of painting techniques to refine and evaluate an individual professional style.

CUAPAI502 Investigate painting materials and processes

Ralph is able to research and explore a range of painting materials and processes to develop an individual professional style.