null

Offering Info

Diploma of Ceramics

  • National Course Code: CUA51215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51215-01V02-20HUN-029

Location – Hunter Street

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

Enquire Now

Study Commitment

9 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.

COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be enrolled in this course, you need to:

  • To enter this qualification, individuals must have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use of a range of professional ceramics techniques and equipment to produce a folio of Ceramic work that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different Ceramic challenges and requirements.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to complete assessment tasks

INFORMATION SESSIONS
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 1.5 days a week, for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research, private study, preparation and wheel throwing practice.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • wish to enter the Ceramics industry
  • have the conceptual, technical and organisational skills to use a range of professional ceramics techniques and equipment, to produce a folio of Ceramic work, that demonstrates the ability to respond effectively to different Ceramic challenges and requirements
  • have realised a creative project, but wish to extend their skills to a professional level, that will allow them to work in the industry
  • are capable of presenting a photo portfolio, demonstrating fundamental skills across a variety of Ceramic techniques. Practice at this level is underpinned by application of design theory and the ability to critically analyse and synthesise information from a range of sources

SERVICES AND STUDY 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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm and Wednesday, from 9.00am to 12.00pm. 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 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.

The loan cap for this course is $10,528.00. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $2,632.00 and you will need to directly pay the remaining $351.00 for each Unit of Study.

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

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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
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
CUAPPR505 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBSMB306 Plan a home based business
CUAACD502 Create observational drawings
CUACER401 Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics
CUACER402 Experiment with throwing techniques
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUACER503 Refine throwing techniques
CUACER505 Develop and apply ceramic glazes
CUARES502 Critique cultural works
BSBSMB403 Market the small business

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

Hunter Street
590-608 Hunter Street, Newcastle West
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

Learn more about Fees information.

Payment options and assistance

Explore payment methods, pay by instalment, scholarships and VET Student Loans.

Learn more about Payment options and assistance.

 

Unsave Course

Download Course Brochure

Enter your details to make an enquiry and receive the course brochure