Short Courses


Do you have a sparkling desire to reach your potential? Our courses are taught by industry-experienced teachers in our fully equipped workshop.

From absolute beginners, who have always wanted to make their own handcrafted jewellery, through to hobbyists and professionals who are looking to upskill – we have courses to suit your skill level.

You will be expertly guided through a series of techniques and projects to produce your own pieces of jewellery that can be worn and admired. You will gain new skills in specialist techniques, confidence with tools and materials and meet a network of fellow makers. You'll also forge connections with professional jewellery teachers who can assist you in your jewellery making career.

The classes are held in the Melbourne Polytechnic Jewellery Centre with access to full workshop facilities with all necessary tools and materials provided for the majority of the courses.

Short Courses
Intermediate Jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic's Intermediate Jewellery course provides the inspirational progressive step for students who have completed the Introductory Jewellery course or who have basic jewellery skills.

Gem Setting
This Melbourne Polytechnic short course is designed especially for professional jewellers and jewellery students with existing fabrication skills who wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones.

Introductory Jewellery
Do you have a sparkling desire to handcraft your own jewellery? In this introductory short course, teachers will expertly guide you to develop the basic skills that will get you started on your jewellery-making journey. Learn the techniques of making simple jewellery; filing, fabrication and soldering skills.

Wax Working for Jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic is offering a Wax Working for Jewellery Short course. This course is suitable for participants that have some knowledge or who are beginners. This will enable participants to bring their wax workings ideas to life.

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