Courses

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Non-Apprenticeship

MEM30605

Turn your passion for creating beautiful jewellery into a rewarding career. Our nationally accredited Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture runs at our Jewellery Centre - learn techniques, knowledge and expertise from our dedicated teachers.

Develop your passion as a creative jewellery maker

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship and non-apprenticeship course and conducted using competency-based training and curriculum.

As a non-apprentice, our program provides intense, highly skilled jewellery training without the need to sign up as an apprentice. It ensures that job-ready jewellers are available for employers to sign up for bench work within a very short space of time.

Skills and study areas

You’ll learn skills in ring manufacture, casting applications, design (including CAD), rubbed settings, stone setting, gemmology and repairs. We take you through our introduction to jewellery making and cover a range of techniques such as surface embellishment techniques, coronet and claw settings and ring remodelling. We also ensure you are educated on advanced techniques and the latest workplace health and safety (WHS).

Industry connections and resources

Study in our professional Jewellery Centre with skilled teachers. Our studios offer the latest in equipment and has an excellent reputation within the industry.

The college is affiliated with the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA). The JAA has information on its website explaining the process of how to get an apprenticeship.

Employment outcomes

Platinum, gold and silver are important industries throughout Australia. Skilled workers in small businesses and larger enterprises perform jewellery production, and a number of apprentices are employed each year.

Assessment

You will be assessed on your drawing exercises, report/projects, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required. This includes the completion of the competencies set by Melbourne Polytechnic and reflected in your training plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Local Students

Code

MEM30605

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Visual Arts
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 23 weeks
Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Modes of Delivery

Studio Based, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$5750
Ineligible:$19000
Concession:$1,150

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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Satisfactory completion of the competencies and reflected in the your training plan. Assessment methods include drawing exercises, report/projects, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required. To qualify for assessment, you must ensure all course fees and levies are paid in full

Materials

We will supply class notes and non-precious materials for general work.
You are required to have and maintain your own basic hand tools and bring them to practical classes and are encouraged to work in silver for some of the test articles.
If you choose to work in precious metals you need to provide these yourself

Entrance Requirements

  • basic reading, writing, mathematics
  • some ability in manipulating small-scale tools an advantage

Pathways to further study

You may extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. The course offers a pathway into our Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Career Pathways

You will be qualified to work in the manufacture of jewellery in platinum, gold and silver - important industries in Australia. You may go on to work in a range of jewellery related professions including jewellery manufacture, 3D designing/printing, diamond and gemstone setting, watchmaking, gemmology, polishing and plating, valuing et al*. *Note: some of these professions will require further study

Enrolment Intake

  • April

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
MEM06007B PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING 20
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
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
MEM14005A PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY 20
MEM15002A APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS 20
MEM15024A APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES 10
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION 20
MEM16007A WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT 10
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY 20
MEM17003A ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS 20
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK 40
MEM19001B PERFORM JEWELLERY METAL CASTING 60
MEM19002B PREPARE JEWELLERY ILLUSTRATIONS 40
MEM19003B HANDLE GEM MATERIALS 20
MEM19005B PRODUCE THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRECISION ITEMS 80
MEM19007B PERFORM GEMSTONE SETTINGS 60
MEM19012B PRODUCE JEWELLERY WAX MODEL 40
MEM19013B PRODUCE JEWELLERY METAL MASTERS 40
MEM19014B PERFORM HAND ENGRAVING 40
MEM19016B CONSTRUCT JEWELLERY COMPONENTS 40
MEM19017B FABRICATE JEWELLERY ITEMS 60
MEM19018B REPAIR JEWELLERY ITEMS 60
MEM19024A USE CAD TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3D JEWELLERY AND OBJECT MODELS 40
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.