The peak body protecting and promoting the Australian visual arts sector

NAVA Online Courses

Enrolments for 2018 courses closed on 12 February.

Online Courses

What you can gain

NAVA Online Courses are led by experts and allow for collaboration and interaction with your tutor and fellow artists.

  • Learn practical skills to help develop your artistic career
  • Develop or refresh your art business skills
  • Get resources and tools for your practice
  • Connect to a network of artists
  • Hear from industry experts

Each course runs for between three (3) and seven (7) weeks. The online format gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and adapts to your busy schedule. Please note: these courses require basic computer and internet literary skills. For FAQs and technical requirements please click here.

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Join as a NAVA Member to take advantage of the special Members rate for all NAVA Online Courses (you must be logged in on the NAVA website to access this).

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Writing Grant Proposals

Semester 1, 2018

Writing Grant Proposals

Writing Grant Proposals helps artists research, plan and write stronger grant proposals. This course will help you seek and identify well-suited funding opportunities, and research and plan project proposals. You will develop clear writing skills for your artist biography and artist statement, and learn to make your professional CV and support material stand out from the rest.

Facilitated by Stephanie nova Milne.

Dates: Semester 1, 2018 commenced 19 February.

Duration: Seven weeks

Cost: $298 (Non-Members) / $243 (NAVA Members)

Building Your Audience

Semester 1, 2018

Building Your Audience

Building Your Audience guides you in developing your marketing and communications skills with a focus on generating relationships and building new markets for your work. Through this course you will learn how to effectively promote your practice and arts small business.

Please note: this course requires you to have a Facebook and Instagram account and your own smartphone device with Instagram installed.

Facilitated by AdHoc.

Dates: Semester 1, 2018 commenced 19 February.

Duration: Seven weeks

Cost: $298 (Non-Members) / $243 (NAVA Members)

Contracts for Artists

Semester 1, 2018

contracts for artists

A three week course covering contracts, agreements, licences and best practice in the arts.

You will learn about your rights and obligations as an artist, contract terminology as well as skills in negotiation and dispute resolution. As part of the course you will have access to Arts Law template contracts and licensing agreements, and the support of an experienced Arts Law facilitator.

Please be aware this course does not provide legal advice, Contracts for Artists provides information you can apply to your own arts practice context.

Facilitated by Arts Law.

Dates: Semester 1, 2018 commenced 19 February.

Duration: Three weeks

Cost: $220 (Non-Members) / $200 (NAVA Members)

Semester 1, 2018


Copyright for Artists is a three week course to help artists understand the role of copyright in their professional practice. The course covers the fundamental principles of copyright, your rights as an artist and licensing your copyright to a third party. You will have access to licensing agreements via Arts Law.

Facilitated by Arts Law.

Dates: Semester 1, 2018 commenced 12 March.

Duration: Three weeks

Cost: $220 (Non-Members) / $200 (NAVA Members)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

NAVA Online Courses can be linked to units of competency in the Visual Arts Crafts and Design Training Package (CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design Training Package). This means they are aligned with national standards for Australia’s vocational education and training sector as detailed by the National Register on Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia.

Students completing all assessment activities for these courses may be eligible to apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) with a TAFE or other Registered Training Organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled in. If you can clearly show through providing evidence that you have already gained the relevant skills or knowledge, you may be granted credit for specific unit/s of competency.

Evidence for RPL
that you submit must be current and may include: ·

  • Letters and references, including confirmation from your employers, clients or community groups
  • References from your paid or unpaid work experience
  • Samples of your work, including reports, articles or publication

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Participants are able to cancel their registration up to 7 days prior to the course start date by contacting NAVA. If cancellation occurs during the 7 days prior to the start date participants will be charged a 10% cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellation once the course has started.

For example:

  • If you cancel participation 14 days prior to course starting – no cost
  • If you cancel participation 6 days prior to course starting – 10% fee
  • If you cancel after the course has started – no refund possible

There will be no refunds of course registration fees once the course has started. Participants are expected to notify NAVA if they no longer wish to continue the course after the course start date. If participants do not notify NAVA that they wish to cancel their participation, and simply do not complete set tasks and activities they will not receive a refund or an acknowledgement of course participation.