Diploma of Ceramics

National Code CUA51215 Available Campus
Course Code CUA51215-01V01-GR
Qualification Diploma (NRT)
Industry Area Art And Design
Course Brochure - PDF 1425KB

Nationally Recognised Training Nationally Recognised Training is available for this course       NSI Plus NSI Plus       VET Student Loan VET Student Loan is available for this course


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.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

You will be required to show you have sufficient language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this qualification. If you have a Year 12 certificate or equivalent, that is enough. Otherwise, you may be asked to undertake an assessment before you enrol.

NSI Plus program

NSI Plus programs are fast-tracked, commercial programs for individuals or customised for companies.

Please note that in addition to your formal training you may need to allow for additional study time. Your teacher will guide you in what is appropriate for you.


The fees shown below are commercial NSI Plus fees. No fee exemptions are available for NSI Plus courses.

For more information about fees, financial assistance and payment plans, go to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Course related charges

You may be required to pay a course related charge in addition to the course fee. Course related charges cover the cost of materials, resources, equipment or services you may need to participate in your course.

Financial Assistance

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan.

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your fees. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a Unique Student Identifier before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

TAFE NSW courses run only if there is sufficient demand and resources.

Course availability

Important Dates

Contact the Ceramics Teacher Timetabled classes may vary - contact the Ceramics Teacher Chris James on 131 674 for details.


For further information contact us on 131 674 or (02) 9942 0333.

Part Time Day
Course Units
This course has face to face classes for 8 hours/week for 2 years. You can expect to do at least 4 hours /week of additional self-directed study, which may include research, written, online and/or studio activity.
Commences 10 April 2018
Length 16 weeks, 8 hours per week
Full fee $11,670.00

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