Commissioner's Information Bulletin 529

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Traineeships

Arts

Date of effect: 10 February 2012

Updated: 24 December 2012

The only change to this Commissioner's Information Bulletin is the addition of the qualification CUV40511 Certificate IV in Arts Administration to the vocation Visual Arts Crafts and Design - Arts Administration. All other information remains unchanged.

The traineeship vocation of Visual Arts Craft and Design been repealed.

Qualifications, structure and packaging

CUV11 Visual Arts Craft and Design Training Package includes 23 qualifications ranging from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma. Six qualifications support the traineeship pathways. Their details are below:

Transition arrangements

Under State Training Services' transition arrangements, a superseded qualification can be specified on apprenticeship and traineeship applications for up to six months after new or updated Vocational Training Orders come into effect.
Registered training organisations (RTOs) may commence training in either the new or superseded qualification but must meet the requirements of the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to update the enrolment of their students to the current qualification before the qualification expiry date, generally 12 months after the current qualification has been added to the national register. For more information refer to the revised Standards for RTOs 2015 as specified by ASQA.

Competency based completion

On successful completion of the relevant qualification:

  • parties may apply to the Commissioner for Vocational Training for completion of the apprenticeship and traineeship prior to the nominal completion date of the training contract or;
  • State Training Services may issue letters from the Commissioner to both parties inviting them to consider competency based completion if it has received advice from the training organisation that the apprentice or trainee is eligible to receive their qualification.

For more information and an application form, click here.

Industrial arrangements

Applications under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 to establish a traineeship, whether full-time, part-time or school based will not be approved unless the Commissioner for Vocational Training is satisfied that appropriate industrial arrangements are in place.

Trainees may be employed under the following awards:

All private sector employers and employees in New South Wales are covered by the national industrial relations system administered by the Fair Work Commission (the Commission). The industrial instrument that applies is a national (modern) award or a current enterprise agreement registered with the Commission. Further information is available from the Fair Work Ombudsman by telephoning 13 13 94 or via their website.

Learning resources and assessment materials

There are resources available from Innovation and Business Skills Australia.

Registered training organisations

For registered training providers which can deliver the traineeship qualifications go to training.gov.au.

A list of training organisations which are in contract with the NSW Department of Education and Communities to be paid for the delivery of the training is here.

When developing Training Plans registered training organisations should ensure that the training program satisfies the qualification packaging requirements and, at the same time, reflects the nature of the business. Training Plans should be customised so that workplace activities support and align with the selected units of competency.

Funding arrangements

From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government introduced new fee arrangements for government subsidised vocational education and training (VET). Under Smart and Skilled, all apprenticeship and most traineeship qualifications are subsidised. For a full list of all the qualifications refer to the 2014/2015 NSW Skills List. Information on the types and levels of subsidies can be found in the "Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy". Training for existing-worker trainees is not subsidised.

Inspecting Vocational Training Orders

A copy of each Vocational Training Order is available for inspection on this internet site below or at any State Training Services Regional Office of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Enquiries

For any enquiries regarding this Commissioners Information Bulletin, please contact the Vocational Training Tribunal Unit on telephone (02) 9244 5785.

Approved by Phillip Moore
Commissioner for Vocational Training

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Job descriptions

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts trainees will learn to use a range of skills and techniques to produce arts and craft works, in preparation for working in a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts contexts. It also prepares people for higher-level learning that supports professional art practice.

At the core level, trainees will learn to:

  • participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • develop an understanding of their own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
  • develop and apply knowledge of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultural arts
  • produce creative work
  • apply knowledge of history and theory to their own arts practice.
     

With elective units, trainees may gain further skills in creative thinking, dance, design, professional practice, visual communication, copyright and intellectual property, information technology, financial administration and business acumen.

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Arts Administration - Certificate III level trainees will work in administrative roles across a varied range of arts organisations, in roles such as arts administration officer, project officer or community arts assistant.

The qualification applies in contexts including galleries, museums, theatres, community arts centres and arts organisations.At the core level, trainees will learn to:

  • work effectively with others and in diverse situations
  • participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge.
     

With elective units, they may gain further skills in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural arts, community involvement, customer service and marketing, financial administration, information technology, events management, museums and libraries and professional industry practices.

Upon graduation, trainees may undertake higher level qualifications in arts administration, broader administration in business services or qualifications in related areas such as event management.

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Arts Administration - Certificate IV level trainees will work in the arts administration area. Trainees will gain a broad knowledge base, apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems in varied contexts, and take responsibility for their own outputs. They may also take limited responsibility for the output of others.  Trainees will be able to work in galleries, museums, theatres, community arts centres and arts organisations. Trainees will be able to be employed as administration coordinators, events officers, project coordinators, marketing and promotions officers.

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Design Fundamentals trainees will be provided with a pathway to a career in design. Employment at this level will mainly be working in junior roles in graphic design and digital media sectors.

At the core level, they will learn to:

  • follow a design process
  • explore the use of colour
  • explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms
  • explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms
  • source and apply design industry knowledge
  • produce drawings to communicate ideas
     

With elective units, trainees may also gain skills in design including fashion and graphic design, copyright and intellectual property, digital media, photo imaging, printing pre-press, information technology, industry practices and writing.

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Photo Imaging trainees may work in job roles including digital technology, photographer’s assistant, photo lab technician, photo store specialist, photographers and studio assistant.

At the core level, they will learn to:

  • interpret and respond to a design brief
  • participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • integrate colour theory and design processes
  • develop and apply photo imaging industry knowledge
  • process photo images to work-print and file stage and then output images
  • apply photo imaging lighting techniques and traditional practice
  • select and organise finished work for storage.
     

With elective units, trainees may also gain skills in copyright and intellectual property, creative thinking, retail and customer service, design processes, digital media, printing and graphic arts, managing and sustaining businesses and professional practice.

Visual Arts Craft and Design - Visual Arts trainees will learn to use a range of skills and techniques to produce art and craft works in preparation for the higher-level learning that supports professional art practice. Career opportunities include artist, arts related work or self-employment.

At the core level, trainees will become competent to:

  • participate in occupational health and safety processes
  • develop drawing skills to communicate ideas
  • produce creative work
  • apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice.
     

The elective units may skill trainees in creative thinking, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural art, visual communication, intellectual property and copyright and financial and business aspects of the visual arts industry.


 

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Visual Arts Craft and Design - Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Traineeship - Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

10 February 2012

Course of study

CUV30211 Certificate III in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts

Terms of training  

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

3 months

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Visual Arts Craft and Design - Arts Administration

Traineeship - Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

10 February 2012

Updated 24 December 2012

Qualification

Terms of training

Full-time:

  • CUV30411 Certificate III in Arts Administration
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

 

  • CUV40511 Certificate IV in Arts Administration
    • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved direct entry

 

  • CUV40511 Certificate IV in Arts Administration where the trainee holds CUV30411 Certificate III in Arts Administration
    • 18 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:

See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

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Visual Arts and Craft Design - Design Fundamentals

Traineeship - Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

10 February 2012

Course of study

CUV30311 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals

Terms of training

Full-time:

  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

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Visual Arts Craft and Design - Photo Imaging

Traineeship - Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

16 December 2011

Course of study

CUV40411 Certificate IV in Photo Imaging
Terms of training

Full-time:

  • 36 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

3 months

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Visual Arts Craft and Design - Visual Arts

Traineeship - Vocational Training Order

Date of effect

10 February 2012

Course of study

CUV30111 Certificate III in Visual Arts
Terms of training

Full-time:

  • 24 months or until the relevant competencies are achieved

Part-time:
See part-time apprenticeships and traineeships

Probationary period

2 months

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