Visual Arts (Ceramics)

Qualification Advanced Diploma (NRT)
Course number 11620
National Code CUV60211
Training Package CUV11 - Visual Arts, Crafts and Design
Program area Business Finance and Culture  
Duration (nominal hours) 919

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for people who want to work as an independent
professional ceramics practitioners who have a command of highly
specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills and knowledge. These
skills will allow you to extend and refine your ceramics practice to a
point where you are able to originate, realise and exhibit a substantial
body of resolved work that expresses your individual creative vision. The
ability to engage in critical discourse and debate about your own work and
the work of others is underpinned by a mature engagement with a range of
theoretical concepts and historical perspectives.
You will be working in a ceramics context across the arts and other
industries. You are often sole practitioner but may also hold positions in
government or commercial organisations, bringing the visual arts
perspective to areas such as business, community services and science. At
this level, you may also teach art in a range of different community

You will study a pathway and application within this course that provides a
'specialist' ceramics outcome dependant on the electives studied. However,
not all TAFE NSW colleges offer all electives. It is important that you
contact Colleges in advance for information on the pathways and outcomes

Career Opportunities

- Working within and practicing within the studio ceramics
  public art sectors;
- Involvement in installation and public artwork;
- Teaching in a range of community settings.


This qualification prepares people for independent practice as a professional
ceramics artist. Its conceptual and theoretical content also supports learning
in higher education across a broad range of arts-related disciplines.

Entry Requirements

 To enter this qualification and study a ceramics pathway, people must have in a
ceramics context the skills and knowledge described in the following units of
competency :
* CUVACD501A Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
* CUVPRP501A Realise a body of creative work
* CUVPRP503A Present a body of own creative work
* CUVRES502A Analyse cultural history and theory.
Those skills and knowledge may have been acquired through experience in a
creative field or through formal study.
Pathways into the qualification
People entering this qualification will have well-developed artistic skills and
knowledge which may have been achieved through experience in a creative field or
through formal study. It is recommended that people possess CUV50211 Diploma of
Ceramics, CUV50111 Diploma of Visual Arts or a diploma qualification in a
ceramics-related field.


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Locations & fees

Commercial fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations.
A VET FEE-HELP student loan is available for eligible full fee-paying students.
Location Status Start date End date How to Enrol Cost
Hornsby Available 16-Jul-2014 24-Jun-2016 Apply Now $8200
Nthn Beaches Available 14-Jul-2014 17-Jun-2016 Apply Now $8200


Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course reflects the packaging requirements for CUV60211 Advanced
Diploma of Visual Arts within the Visual Arts Craft and Design Training
Package (CUV11 version 1). The rules from CUV11 v.1 are as follows:
Total number of units = 12
7 core units plus
5 elective units
The elective units consist of:
* 2 units from Group A
* 1 unit from Group B or Group C
* of the remaining 2 units:
- up to 2 may be from Group A, Group B and/or Group C
- up to 2 may be from a Diploma or above in any currently endorsed Training
Package or accredited course.
The elective units chosen must be relevant to ceramics the work outcome
and meet local industry needs.
To achieve a ceramics outcome, you will study a pathway of units/modules
with a ceramics focus.
Not all TAFE NSW colleges offer all electives. It is important that you
contact colleges in advance for information on the units / modules being
offered; however, Colleges offering this course will select a program of
units / modules that will provide a ceramics pathway and outcome.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
A total of 12 units must be completed - 7 compulsory plus 5 electives
Group 1 - Core Units
All 7 core units must be completed
Group 2 - Group A Elective Units listed in CUV60211
At least 2 and no more than 4 units may be selected from Groups 2 and/or 3
Group 3 - Group B and C Elective Units listed in CUV60211
At least 1 and no more than 3 units must be completed from the following
Subgroup 1 Group B
Subgroup 2 Group C
Group 4 - Units at Diploma or above from other Training Packages or
accredited course
Up to 2 units may be completed.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course have prerequisites that must be completed in a
lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to the
Package or consult your teacher for information about prerequisites to
elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

At least 5 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

All module/units must be completed

*  indicates that the module contributes to the grade of the award

Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity 70
CUVACD601A Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools 75
CUVPRP505A Establish and maintain safe professional practice 50
CUVPRP601A * Originate a body of independent creative work 125
CUVPRP603A Engage in the business of creative practice 54
CUVPRP604A * Publicly present a body of own creative work 75
CUVRES601A Extend cultural research expertise 50
At least 2 and no more than 4 module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
CUVACD602A Extend professional expertise across new art forms and media 125
CUVDES601B Design innovative products 75
CUVPRP602A Collaborate in professional creative projects 54
CUVPRP605A Evolve ideas for professional creative work 100
CUVPRP606A Extend expertise in a specialised art form to professional level 125
At least 1 and no more than 3 module/units must be completed
Subgroup 1 GROUP B UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBCRT501A Originate and develop concepts 50
BSBDES501A Implement design solutions 60
BSBDES502A Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 45
BSBDES601A Manage design realisation 40
BSBDES602A Research global design trends 40
BSBDES701A Research and apply design theory 40
CUVACD502A Create observational drawings 100
CUVACD503A Select and refine a specialised drawing technique 75
CUVACD504A Research and apply light and colour 75
CUVACD505A Work with the human form in creative practice 100
CUVACD506A Refine 2-D design ideas and processes 75
CUVACD507A Refine 3-D design ideas and processes 75
CUVACD508A Refine model making skills 75
CUVACD509A Develop and refine metal-working techniques 75
CUVACD510A Manage kiln operations 75
CUVACD511A Make moulds and casts 75
CUVACD512A Work with photomedia in creative practice 75
CUVACD513A Make mixed media artworks 75
CUVACD514A Refine carving techniques for creative work 75
CUVACD515A Manage specialised finishing processes 75
CUVCER501A Refine ceramics techniques 75
CUVCER503A Refine throwing techniques 75
CUVCER504A Refine handbuilding techniques 75
CUVCER505A Develop and apply ceramic glazes 75
CUVDIG501A Refine digital art techniques 75
CUVDRA501A Refine drawing techniques 75
CUVGLA501A Refine glassworking techniques 75
CUVGLA503A Refine kiln cast glass techniques 75
CUVILL501A Develop professional illustrations 75
CUVILL502A Refine illustration techniques 75
CUVINS601A Realise an installation work 75
CUVPAI501A Refine painting techniques 75
CUVPHI516A Research the role and use of the photo image in visual communication 50
CUVPHI518A Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting 50
CUVPHI525A Plan, capture and exploit visual art photo images 50
CUVPHI531A Investigate and refine alternative approaches to photomedia 50
CUVPRI501A Refine printmaking techniques 75
CUVPUA501A Create works of art for public spaces 75
CUVPUA601A Realise a public art project 75
CUVSCU501A Refine sculptural techniques 75
LMFFDT5005A Construct custom furniture using advanced techniques 70
LMTTD5002A Design and produce woven tapestry products 120
LMTTD5004A Design and produce experimental textiles 120
LMTTD5005A Design and Produce printed textiles 120
LMTTD5007A Develop textile designs using computer based design programs 100
LMTTD6001A Research commercial development of textiles 80
LMTTD6004A Create and produce textile designs for commercial production 100
MEM19038A Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production 36
MEM19039A Plan, conduct and supervise a jewellery and object exhibition 108
MEM19043A Oversee jewellery or object design production 144
Subgroup 2 GROUP C UNITS
You may choose electives from this group
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation 50
BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment 50
BSBIPR501A Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business 60
BSBPMG510A Manage projects 60
BSBREL701A Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships 40
BSBSMB401A Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business 50
BSBSMB402A Plan small business finances 40
BSBSMB403A Market the small business 50
BSBSMB404A Undertake small business planning 50
BSBSMB405B Monitor and manage small business operations 40
BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances 40
BSBSMB408B Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations 35
BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 50
BSBWRT401A Write complex documents 50
CUFCMP501A Manage and exploit copyright arrangements 27
CUSFIM501A Secure funding for projects 70
CUVPRP504A Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice 36
CUVRES501A Critique cultural works 60
SITXICT001A Build and launch a website for a small business 85
TAEDEL401A Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning 50
No more than 2 module/units may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
BSBADM502B Manage meetings 25

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve CUV60211 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Ceramics) (TAFE NSW course
11620), learners are required to complete 12 units of competency, comprising:
-   All 7 core units from Group 1
-   At least 2 and no more than 4 elective units from Group 2
-   At least 1 and no more than 3 elective units from Group 3
-   Up to 2 units from Group 4.
To achieve a ceramics outcome, you will study a pathway of units/modules with a
ceramics focus.

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