Courses

Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is a two year, full-time dynamic course delivered over three (3) days a week. The course focuses on hand-working skills and introduces high-level technical jewellery-making skills to promote individual attainment.

Mehrnoosh Ganji - Jewellery and Object Design

Learn in our professional jewellery school

If your desire is to pursue or enhance an emerging career in jewellery, this Advanced Diploma is for you. Focusing predominantly on your hand-working skill base, you will learn technological aspects of making jewellery and gain industry knowledge, experience and networks.

Learn the following techniques

  • filing, soldering, sawing, drilling, forging, rolling, doming and wirework
  • material studies of precious and non-precious metals, gemstones and alternate materials
  • wax work and lost wax casting
  • surface embellishment including texturing, oxidising, etching, electroplating and enamelling
  • silversmithing; raising and fabrication
  • jewellery mechanisms – earring hooks, stud posts, clasps and catches, cufflinks, brooch fittings
  • ring manufacture and basic stone setting
  • traditional techniques of filigree, granulation, inlay, keum-boo, repousse and chasing

You will also learn advanced jewellery techniques, including a selection of the following:

  • advanced soldering
  • advanced fusing
  • complex hinges and specialised catches for lockets
  • containers or small vessels
  • stone setting (claw, bezel, gypsy, grain, pave, tension)
  • rapid prototyping
  • enamelling (cloisonné, champlevé, basse taille) and articulated components

The Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design also includes a range of study areas to ensure your experience is rigorous, engaging and industry focused. Study areas include:

  • design
  • drawing and rendering
  • development of a series of works for jewellery production
  • small business set up
  • research
  • photography
  • CAD (Computer Aided Design) for jewellery
  • graduate exhibition – creation of a body of work for exhibition, exhibition planning and design

Industry connections and resources

Study at our Melbourne Polytechnic Jewellery Centre, a professional jewellery school where leading teachers who are recognised experts in their field pass on their skills, knowledge and expertise.

The course culminates in a two-week public exhibition that provides the opportunity to showcase your work and launch your career as a jewellery and object design maker. The exhibition is attended by industry representatives from galleries, retailers and suppliers and provides graduates with an opportunity to develop networks and connections in the industry.

Sarah Heyward is one of our successful graduates. Read about Sarah, here.

Assessment

You will be assessed through various forms of assessment including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journal.

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See a perfect example of students incredible work in the image attached. Credit photo: Mehrnoosh Ganji.

Contact

For further information on our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

MEM60211

VTAC Code

Fairfield 6900368224, Prahran 6900868224

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Visual Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 2 years


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 Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$14900
Ineligible:$25100

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journal or combinations of the three

Materials

You will need to purchase your own jewellery tool kit. We will provide some basic materials but precious metals are not supplied.

Entrance Requirements

  • entrance to the Advanced Diploma is by successful folio and interview
  • interviews can be booked online

Pathways to further study

You may wish to extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. You may also choose to articulate into further study of fine arts at other tertiary institutions including RMIT and Monash

Career Pathways

The Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is designed to prepare you to establish your own designer/maker studio, creating bespoke, one off commissions for clients as well as production jewellery and objects for sale in retail/online outlets. Graduates from the Advanced Diploma have gone on to work as technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies and as jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

MEM60211

CRICOS Code

080541G

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Duration

Full-time: 2 years


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 Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: Applicants are required to present a folio which includes pictures and/or drawings and a resumé of their interest and experience in the jewellery industry.
Applicants with prior knowledge of technical terminology or design are preferred.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used, including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journal or combinations of the three

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Specialist tools up to approximately $1500.00 AUD - purchased in stages throughout the course.

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $
  • Tuition fees per year: $
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Pathways to further study

You may wish to extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. You may also choose to articulate into further study of fine arts at other tertiary institutions including RMIT and Monash

Career Pathways

The Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is designed to prepare you to establish your own designer/maker studio, creating bespoke, one off commissions for clients as well as production jewellery and objects for sale in retail/online outlets. Graduates from the Advanced Diploma have gone on to work as technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies and as jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBDES402 Interpret and respond to a design brief 20
BSBDES502 Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief 65
BSBDES602 Research global design trends 30
BSBSMB406 MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES 60
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images 50
CUAPPR501 Realise a body of creative work 80
CUAPPR503 Present a body of own creative work 60
CUAPPR601 Originate a body of independent creative work 75
CUAPPR604 Publicly present a body of own creative work 60
CUARES503 Analyse cultural history and theory 70
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING 20
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
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
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS 20
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK 40
MEM19012B PRODUCE JEWELLERY WAX MODEL 40
MEM19023A APPLY DRAWING AND RENDERING TECHNIQUES TO JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGN 40
MEM19024A USE CAD TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3D JEWELLERY AND OBJECT MODELS 40
MEM19026A INVESTIGATE QUALITY AND APPLICATION OF JEWELLERY MATERIALS 20
MEM19029A PRODUCE A PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AND 3D OBJECT PORTFOLIO 60
MEM19031A PRODUCE RENDERINGS AND TECHNICAL DRAWINGS FOR JEWELLERY AND OBJECT DESIGN CONSTRUCTION 40
MEM19032A DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT MECHANISMS IN JEWELLERY ITEMS 60
MEM19033A CREATIVE SILVERSMITHING OBJECTS 60
MEM19034A APPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURE PROCESS 40
MEM19036A USE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE JEWELLERY AND OBJECTS 80
MEM19037A PLAN AND IMPLEMENT CHENIER FABRICATION PROCESS 20
MEM19038A Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production 60
MEM19039A PLAN, CONDUCT AND SUPERVISE A JEWELLERY AND OBJECT EXHIBITION 60
MEM19040A CREATE AND MANUFACTURE JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGN PROTOTYPES FOR THE MASS MARKET 60
MEM19041A EXPERIMENT WITH JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGNS 60
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.