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Ceramics - Kiln Management Skill Set

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Learn the art of turning clay into ceramic

Whether you are a ceramicist or potter looking to explore and experiment, or an art teacher/technician wanting to complete some professional development in a ceramics studio environment, this skill set will extend the scope of your current practice.

A skill set designed for people already working in a situation where safe firing practice with a high success rate is essential. A skill set set that is also designed for emerging ceramic artists and potters contemplating building or purchasing a kiln.

This skill set provides detailed instruction on the characteristics of various kiln types, firing cycles, pyrometry, kiln refractories and instruction in firing both gas and electric kilns.

The skill set also addresses the specific hazards relating to firing, the regulatory framework within which kilns are used and installed and safe firing practice.

North Metropolitan TAFE is the only higher learning institution with formal qualifications in ceramics in WA.

Situated in Northbridge, we have comprehensive purpose-built facilities with a wide range of kilns types.

Expressions of interest now open. Please email Renee.Burns@nmtafe.wa.edu.au or call 0412 397 967.

There are no specific requirements for entry into this skill set. For assessment, students will be required to
fire a kiln, either individually or in a small group and it is advantageous to either have a home studio and be
producing ware to fire or be enrolled in the Refine Ceramics Making skill set.

There are no specific requirements for entry into this skill set. For assessment, students will be required to
fire a kiln, either individually or in a small group and it is advantageous to either have a home studio and be
producing ware to fire or be enrolled in the Refine Ceramics Making skill set.

This skill set covers two units from the Diploma of Visual Arts.

  • CUAPPR515 Establish and maintain safe creative practice
  • CUAACD520 Manage kiln operations

Expressions of interest now open. Please email Renee.Burns@nmtafe.wa.edu.au or call 0412 397 967.

Start date
The next intake for this course will be in Semester 1, 2022

Timetable
5:00pm - 6.00pm Tuesdays

Duration: 1 Semester

Please note: The running of this course is dependent on student numbers.

This course may not lead to a specific job outcome, however if you are a self-practicing artist, will be able to run a kiln. If you are a teacher or a technician, working in the field of ceramics, it will give you formal qualifications to manage kilns.

Study options and next steps

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Semester 2, 2021

Perth - On Campus 20 July Start

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Perth
How On Campus 20 July Start
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $318.45 $230.00 $548.45
Concession $95.70 $230.00 $325.70

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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