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Course Number: CUV50211-01V01
If you have a desire to learn the potter’s wheel or build ceramic sculpture or even develop glazes and fire kilns then our Diploma of Ceramics is for you. Our course will teach you the basics of traditional and modern ceramic techniques under the guidance of our skilled, experienced teachers. Learn how to plan, design and create a body of ceramic work using in-depth skills specific to ceramics technologies, materials and processes including drawing, throwing, hand building, sculpting glazing and the technical knowledge of raw material. You will also gain theoretical knowledge of art history and study how to critique cultural works. Our course will enable you to develop your creativity, establish your own studio, build a portfolio of work and exhibit your wares. Take advantage of our wonderful facilities, experienced teachers and flexible delivery and enrol today.
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Literacy and NumeracyNorth Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you complete this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this level of qualification will have the skills and knowledge necessary to analyse information and provide solutions to sometimes complex problems in a skilled or paraprofessional work environment. They will have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and have acquired the communication skills necessary to transfer their skills and knowledge to others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.Pathways into the qualificationIt is recommended that people entering this qualification have some experience in the technical and artistic aspects of ceramics practice or a related arts practice. This may be demonstrated through completion of a qualification, such as CUV40111 Certificate IV in Visual Arts with a specialisation in ceramics.
The conceptual and theoretical content in this qualification prepares individuals for learning at higher levels. People with a 10417 Diploma of Ceramics (CUV50211) may engage in further learning in vocational and higher education through the 10420 Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (CUV60211), 10421 Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development (CUV60311) or Degree qualifications in visual arts or the broader range of arts-related disciplines.
You may work as a ceramicist in a sole practice as a ceramic artist, or in an organisation that designs and produces ceramic objects, such as specialist tile manufacturers or makers of landscape and gardening items. The purpose of the work may be artistic or functional. You could also teach as a ceramics artist in a range of community contexts.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
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