Acquire the strong foundation you need in jewellery making. Turn your designs on paper into pieces of art. Whether you have the ambition of becoming an artisan jeweller, working in the industry, or one day owning your own business - this is a great introductory course to get you started.
Get a rock solid foundation of skills
Our course will introduce you to jewellery manufacture and prepare you for basic work within the industry. This course is a pre-apprenticeship course. You’ll come away with a small portfolio of your work and if you’re thinking about advancing your skills, then this will help you to secure 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
Enjoy working in our renowned studios with superb equipment. We don’t mean to boast, but we do have an excellent reputation within the jewellery-making industry.
Our Jewellery Centre is a professional jewellery school and our passionate teachers are also recognised experts in their fields. They are keen to pass on their knowledge to you, so you’ll learn hands-on skills in both jewellery and gold smithing.
If you continue on to apprenticeship studies after completing this certificate, you will have the relevant units credited to your apprenticeship.
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.
We know you’re keen to get your hands dirty and work in the industry – that’s why we work hard to prepare you for your first job. We also offer refined jewellery techniques for hobby jewellers who are keen to develop their jewellery skills further. The course offers our 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 the successful completion of the competencies set by Melbourne Polytechnic and those 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 an intake in February 2019.
- Part-time study is at Prahran campus only, with an intake in July 2019.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Studio Based, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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
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
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|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.