TAFE NSW

Diploma of Ceramics - CUA51215

TAFE NSW

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Structure

  • 20 units: 11 core
  • 9 elective

Subjects

  • Protect and use innovative designs
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
  • Establish legal and risk management requirements of small business
  • Apply visual communication theory to photo imaging practice
  • Develop own sustainable professional practice
  • Estimate, measure and calculate measurements for work
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Establish and maintain environmentally sustainable creative practice
  • Conduct research
  • Create works of art for public spaces
  • Work with the human form in creative practice
  • Present a body of own creative work
  • Create observational drawings
  • Refine painting techniques
  • Develop and apply ceramic glazes
  • Manage small business finances
  • Set up information and communications technology for the micro business
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Refine carving techniques for creative work
  • Generate design solutions
  • Develop and refine illustrative work
  • Select sites for creative projects and plan work
  • Investigate ceramic materials and processes
  • Establish systems that support innovation
  • Investigate painting materials and processes
  • Market the small business
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Plan a home based business
  • Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
  • Make moulds and casts
  • Design a digital action plan for small business
  • Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • Protect and use intangible assets in small business
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Experiment with ceramic surface treatments
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Comply with regulatory, taxation and insurance requirements for the micro business
  • Estimate and cost job
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Investigate micro business opportunities
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Refine illustration techniques
  • Develop a micro business proposal
  • Critique cultural works
  • Implement e-business solutions
  • Refine drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Refine model making skills
  • Build and maintain relationships with small business stakeholders
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Manage specialised finishing processes
  • Provide freelance services
  • Experiment with throwing techniques
  • Develop professional illustrations
  • Plan small business finances
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Refine kiln cast glass techniques
  • Produce computer-aided drawings
  • Manage copyright arrangements
  • Manage kiln operations
  • Investigate sculptural materials and processes
  • Determine resource requirements for the micro business
  • Manage personal, family, cultural and business obligations
  • Implement design solutions
  • Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • Organise finances for the micro business
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Realise a body of creative work
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Refine handbuilding techniques
  • Undertake project work
  • Produce technical drawings
  • Explore the history and social impact of creativity
  • Experiment with techniques to produce ceramics
  • Select and refine a specialised drawing technique
  • Refine ceramics techniques
  • Extend expertise in specialist creative fields
  • Explore the descriptive and emotive nature of photo lighting
  • Plan and produce visual art photo images
  • Refine throwing techniques
  • Source funding for projects
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Write complex documents
  • Build and launch a small business website
  • Plan work space
  • Investigate glassworking materials and processes

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Coffs Harbour Campus No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Hornsby Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Hunter Street Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Lismore Campus No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Northern Beaches Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Sutherland College, Gymea Campus No
  • Full-time : 34 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Coffs Harbour Campus, Lismore Campus.

**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](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/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.

Campuses: Hornsby Campus.

**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](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/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 $10,717. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $1,340 and you will need to directly pay the remaining $152 for each Unit of Study.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Clay and tools are not included in the course fee. Clay is available for purchase from the Ceramics department $10 for half bag/ $20 full bag, one bag is 12.5 kilograms. The studios have a selection of tools to use if you don’t have any of your own.

Campuses: Hunter Street Campus.

**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](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/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 $10,717.00. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $2,680.00, and you will need to directly pay the remaining $303.00 for each Unit of Study.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- additional specialist materials (optional)The basic materials and tools required to complete the units of competency assessments are provided.

Campuses: Northern Beaches Campus.

**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](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/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 $10,717. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $1,340 and you will need to directly pay the remaining $152 for each Unit of Study.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**Clay and tools are not included in the course fee. Clay is available for purchase from the Ceramics department $10 for half bag/ $20 full bag, one bag is 12.5 kilograms. If you don’t have any ceramic specific tools we often have beginner tool kits in stock at approx. $15 each.

Campuses: Sutherland College, Gymea Campus.

**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](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/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 $10,717. This means the maximum amount you can borrow for each Unit of Study is $1,340 and you will need to directly pay the remaining $152 for each Unit of Study.**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**A basic took kit will be required to successfully complete this course, you will receive a material list from your class teachers.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 include: hearing protective devices, such as ear muffs and ear plugs, eye and face protection, such as safety glasses and face shields.

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