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Diploma of Ceramics

  • National Course Code: CUA51215
  • TAFE NSW code: CUA51215-01V02-20SUT-155

Location – Sutherland, Gymea

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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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.

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

Although there is not a national pre-requisite for this course, this course is designed as advanced entry. It is recommended that learners entering this qualification have completed CUA30715 Certificate III in Design Fundamentals (with a focus on Ceramics), or have extensive vocational experience in Ceramics and exhibition of work.

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: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Sutherland, Gymea Campus, Cnr Hotham Road and Kingsway, Gymea NSW 2227, Building A, Level LG, Room LG.01A

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Sutherland, Gymea Campus, Cnr Hotham Road and Kingsway, Gymea NSW 2227, Building A, Level LG, Room LG.01A

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm
Location: Sutherland, Gymea Campus, Cnr Hotham Road and Kingsway, Gymea NSW 2227, Building A, Level LG, Room LG.01A

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Evening Face to Face course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours. In addition to structured classes, you will need to engage in self-paced study, research and practice at home or on campus to adequately develop and refine your practical projects and assignments.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course is designed for learners who have completed the Certificate III Design Fundamentals in Ceramics, or have equivalent relevant experience.
If you have little or no experience in Ceramics, you should consider the Certificate III Design Fundamentals (Ceramics), with a focus on handbuilding, wheel throwing, firing and glazes.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Your timetable will be Tuesday and Wednesday evening 6.00 pm - 9.00pm 2 evenings a week for 68 weeks. However there will be three Saturdays a month offered to make up the difference in studio time.

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

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesday and Wednesday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. 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. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $1,316, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $176 for each Unit of Study.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide the following resources which is retained on completion of study:
A basic took Kit will be required to successfully complete this course and which you can purchase at your first class for $15.00.
Please note our studio has firm WHS Personal protective equipment (PPE) criteria which includes closed shoes, no loose clothing or jewellery are to be worn.
Suggested items are an apron and dust mask if necessary. Other PPE can include: hearing protective devices, such as ear muffs and ear plugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.

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

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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

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or 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.

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 your chosen 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.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
CUAACD501 Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
BSBDES401 Generate design solutions
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
CUAACD505 Work with the human form in creative practice
CUAACD507 Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
CUACER402 Experiment with throwing techniques
CUACER501 Refine ceramics techniques
CUACER502 Investigate ceramic materials and processes
CUACER503 Refine throwing techniques
CUACER505 Develop and apply ceramic glazes
CUAIND502 Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
CUARES402 Conduct research

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

Sutherland, Gymea
Corner Hotham Road & Kingsway, Gymea
Phone 131 601

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