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Offering Info

Diploma of Ceramics

  • National Course Code: CUA51215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51215-01V02-20COF-030

Location – Coffs Harbour

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

14.4 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • VET Student Loans Available
  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of ceramicists who combine specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills to develop their own ceramics practice. They are able to plan, design and reaslise a body of ceramic work using in-depth skills specifici to ceramics technologies, materials and processes.

Practice at this level is underpinned by application of arts theory and history and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources. Discourse around complex ideas is also required.

Ceramicists may work in their own practice, or in organisations that design and produce ceramic objects, such as specialist tile manufacturers or makers of landscape and gardening items. The purpose of the work may be artisitic or functional. Ceramic artists often teach in a range of community contexts.

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 formal entry requirements for this course.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at a Certificate IV level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • Have completed a Certificate III in Design Fundamentals or can demonstrate equivalent experience in the fine arts/ceramics industry.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • TAFE NSW reviews an applicant's language, literacy and numeracy skills during the enrolment process.
    A basic proficiency and capability to work in a dexterous and hands on craft
    No minimum education standards are required for this course. However, a general command of spoken and written English, as well as the ability to write a simple report is required. This course requires the satisfactory completion of oral, written and practical tasks.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019
Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Location: Coffs Harbour Campus (Glenreagh Street), Building G, level G, Room GG.13
Or
Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
Time: 12.00pm to 1.30pm
Location: Coffs Harbour Campus (Glenreagh Street), Building G, level G, Room GG.13

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 72 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 4.4 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including studio based practice.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for:

  • learners with a Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (CUA30715)
  • learners transitioning from University (e.g. Creative Production and/or Communication programs) to Vocational Training
  • learners who are existing practitioners with +3 years experience in artistic studies, without a relevant lower level qualification
  • unemployed people - with a minimum of 3 years of vocational experience - without a relevant lower level qualification who are transitioning to a new career.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services, Accessibility and Disability Services, Personal Counselling, Vocational Counselling, Learning Support, International Student Support, Scholarships & Multicultural Support.

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 Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday and Friday from 9.30am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The loan cap for this course is $10,528. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $2,632 and you will need to directly pay the remaining $351 for each Unit of Study.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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RECOGNITION

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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enquire now for Semester 2 2020 and be notified when enrolments open.

TAFE NSW is open for business so to find out more information on this course including when it will start and how it will be delivered (face-to-face, in a virtual classroom, self-paced, online or a mixture), submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page. You can also call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

* Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

Core Units
Number Title
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
CUAACD510 Manage kiln operations
CUAACD511 Make moulds and casts
CUACER403 Experiment with ceramic surface treatments
CUACER504 Refine handbuilding techniques
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work
CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable professional practice
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief
CUAACD505 Work with the human form in creative practice
CUACER401 Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics
CUACER402 Experiment with throwing techniques
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUACER502 Investigate ceramic materials and processes
CUACER505 Develop and apply ceramic glazes
CUAPPR406 Plan work space
CUARES502 Critique cultural works

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

Coffs Harbour
Glenreagh Street, Coffs Harbour
Phone 131 601

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