Courses

Certificate II in Engineering

Jewellery

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.

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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
  • Repairs

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.

Employment outcomes

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

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.

Please Note:

  • Full-time study is at the Fairfield campus only, with an intake in February 2017.
  • Part-time study is at Prahran campus only, with an intake in July 2017.

Local Students

Code

MEM20105

Campuses

FAIRFIELD, PRAHRAN

Department

Visual Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 9 weeks
Monday - Friday at Fairfield campus

Part-time: 21 weeks
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 Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1450
Ineligible:$3800
Concession:$290

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

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Satisfactory 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

Materials

What 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 Requirements

The 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 study

You 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 Pathways

You 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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING 20
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS 60
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.