Do you dream of turning your love of jewellery into a rewarding career? Open Aladdin's cave with the Jewellery stream of Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering, which will provide you with the basic skills and techniques used in making jewellery and set you on the right path for a glittering working life
Create beautiful jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering – Jewellery is designed to introduce students to jewellery manufacture and prepare them for basic work in the jewellery industry. It is also considered a Pre-Apprenticeship course for those thinking about a jewellery apprenticeship. It will give you the opportunity to build a small folio of jewellery work and prove your skills and commitment which may assist in securing an apprenticeship.
This course focuses on developing basic construction techniques in jewellery making. Materials used include fine silver, sterling silver, brass and semi-precious stones.
The Certificate II in Engineering – Jewellery stream, offers:
- introduction to jewellery manufacture/development of new skills
- ring manufacture – basic stone setting
- chain and chenier manufacture
- casting applications – wax work
- gemmology studies
Industry connections and resources
Melbourne Polytechnic features renowned studios with superb equipment, and has an excellent reputation within the jewellery-making industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Jewellery Centre is a professional jewellery school, where leading teachers who are recognised experts in their field pass on their knowledge in the traditions of jewellery and goldsmithing.
The Jewellery Centre also offers short, ‘hands-on’ courses for beginner and intermediate students.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering is designed to introduce students to jewellery manufacture and prepare them for work in the jewellery industry. If you continue on to apprenticeship studies after completing this certificate, you will have the relevant units credited to your apprenticeship.
The Certificate II in Engineering – Jewellery stream, prepares you for work in the jewellery industry. It also offers refined jewellery techniques for hobby jewellers who are keen to develop their jewellery skills further. It offers graduates a pathway into the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (apprenticeship or non-apprenticeship program) or the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design courses. If you continue onto apprenticeship studies after completing the Certificate II, you will have relevant units credited towards your apprenticeship.
Assessment is done through you satisfactorily completing the competencies set by Melbourne Polytechnic and reflected in your training plan. Assessment methods include exercises, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required.
- Full-time study is at the Fairfield campus only, with intake in February
- Part-time study is at Prahran campus only, with intake in July
Monday - Friday at Fairfield campus
2 days per week at Prahran campus
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryStudio Based, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsThe only prerequisite required for entry into this course is that you must have completed Year 10. We accept mature age students who have not completed Year 10
Assessment MethodsSatisfactory completion of the competencies set by Melbourne Polytechnic and reflected in the student's training plan. Assessment methods include exercises, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required
MaterialsWhat we will supply
Resource books online and student workbooks. We also provide access to a tool kit for the duration of the course
What you will need to supply
Basic writing materials, including notebooks, pens, pencils, an apron and safety goggles
Pathways to further studyYou may progress to further studies in Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (Apprenticeship) or the Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design and Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
Career PathwaysYou will be prepared for work in the Jewellery industry working on basic repairs, polishing and finishing and basic manufacturing. You will also be qualified in refined jewellery techniques as a hobby jeweller, keen to further develop your jewellery skills
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05006C||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||20|
|MEM08010B||MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS||60|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||30|
|MEM13003B||WORK SAFELY WITH INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS||20|
|MEM13004B||WORK SAFELY WITH MOLTEN METALS/GLASS||20|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||20|
|MEM19001B||PERFORM JEWELLERY METAL CASTING||60|
|MEM19003B||HANDLE GEM MATERIALS||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.