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TAFE Statement in Ceramics Foundation - Basic Skills/Techniques

  • TAFE NSW code: 800-000187-22SUT-014

Location – Gymea


Part Time


On campus

Course Start Date

06 Aug 2022

Study Commitment

4 Hours per week


8 weeks

Course Details

In this course, you will learn the foundations of ceramic studio art practice in a supportive and professional environment. Explore basic wheelforming, design, mouldmaking and handforming skills. In developing ideas for project work, you will refine technical and conceptual skills through a process of experimentation and practice. Teachers will demonstrate a wide range of specific techniques and skills so that you can unlock your creativity with clay. This course can be extended into a full year program as a series of four payment terms to give a full range of basic ceramics skills. On completion of the full year, students may be eligible to articulate into the Diploma of Ceramics.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

Suggested items to bring include an apron and dust mask if necessary. Other PPE can include hearing protective devices, such as earmuffs and/or earplugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.

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This is a part time on campus course. You must attend approximately 4 hours of class.

The course will run 1 day a week for 8 weeks.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Saturday with morning classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This training is not subsidized by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to the commencement of learning activity.


You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

Clay and tools are not included in the course fee. Clay is available for purchase from the Ceramics Department @ $25 a bag. To acquire a clay voucher, please phone Customer Service 131601 to complete the purchase or attend the customer service desk at Gymea Campus. You must have a credit/debit card to use this facility. Please show your class teacher or Department Technical Officer proof of purchase to redeem your clay.

The studios have a selection of tools to use if you dont have any of your own. Advice about additional materials if needed will be communicated in your first-class orientation.

Please note our studio has firm WHS Personal protective equipment (PPE) criteria which include closed shoes, no loose clothing or jewellery are to be worn. Suggested items to bring include an apron and dust mask if necessary. Other PPE can include hearing protective devices, such as earmuffs and/or earplugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Core Units
Number Title
800-000187A Ceramics Foundation - Basic

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Phone 131 601

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