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
Melbourne Polytechnic's Silversmithing short course has been designed for participants seeking to develop their general Silversmithing skills and is ideal for those wishing to explore forging and raising techniques. It presents a range of individual silversmithing subjects in response to participant interest and need and is equally of interest to beginners or those who have existing skills that they wish to develop further.

CAD for Jewellery
Melbourne Polytechnic's computer aided design (CAD) for Jewellery short course enables participants to develop skills relating to a range of jewellery CAD processes.

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.

Jewellery Enamelling
Melbourne Polytechnic's Jewellery Enamelling short course provides participants the opportunity to develop skills applicable to a range of jewellery enamelling techniques.

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.

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