Do you have a sparkling desire to reach your potential? Our courses are taught by industry-experienced teachers in our fully equipped jewellery workshop.
From absolute beginners, who have always wanted to make their own handcrafted jewellery, through to hobbyists and professionals looking to upskill we have the course to suit your skill level.
You will be expertly guided through a series of jewellery design and jewellery making techniques and projects to produce your own pieces of jewellery. Gain new skills in specialist techniques, confidence with tools and materials.
Meet a network of fellow jewellery makers and 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 courses.
Jewellery Design and Jewellery Making Courses
Our Introductory Jewellery short course will teach you to the techniques required to make simple jewellery.
Developed for participants with no prior experience, full workshop facilities are used and all necessary tools and materials are supplied.
Melbourne Polytechnic's Intermediate Jewellery course has been designed as the progressive step for students who have completed the Introductory Jewellery course.
This unique and popular short course in Jewellery provides full workshop facilities and all necessary tools.
COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (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.
Melbourne Polytechnic's Jewellery Enamelling short course provides participants the opportunity to develop skills applicable to a range of jewellery enamelling techniques.
Designed to be accessible to students with little or no jewellery working experience, select from a variety of projects and incorporate more complex metalworking into your enamelled designs.
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.
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.
Meet our Team of Expert Jewellery Teachers
Melbourne based jeweller Anita Lauria, has a great passion for jewellery, teaching and the arts. For over 10 years Anita has been developing her skills the art of fine jewellery craftsmanship from her boutique workshop Jewellery by Anita in Melbourne’s north. As a former student of Melbourne Polytechnic Anita has completed a Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (apprenticeship) as well as a Diploma of Jewellery Engineering and has seen firsthand the quality of learning an established vocational institute can offer.
Laura Eyles is an Artist, Jeweller and Adventurer. Her work is directly influenced by her navigation through life. The desire for knowledge has been the driving force in her educational history and in turn it is this inquisitiveness that informs her work. Having studied across numerous arts institutions in Melbourne for fine art and gold and silversmithing, Laura holds many qualifications and is generous with her knowledge.
Mary Hackett completed a Master of Fine Art, with distinction, in 2011 for her research on silversmithing practice and is a current PhD candidate in Fine Art at RMIT. Mary is a passionate silversmith who has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Michelle Cangiano has been teaching jewellery skills for over 10 years, both at RMIT and now at Melbourne Polytechnic. Her professional practice is divided between teaching and running her own jewellery business.
Romy Mittelman has been a jeweller, working in the trade, teaching jewellery and selling her work through some of Australia’s best galleries. She also has extensive experience working on privately commissioned pieces, for the past 12 years.
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Melbourne Polytechnic's Jewellery Department in the News
CREATING YOUR PASSION IS A LIFE’S WORK
Amelia Marks has experience in many areas; fashion and textiles, marketing, health food, and advertising. You could argue that her ultimate career as a jeweller was the culmination of the creative and sensual sensibility that underpinned her earlier pursuits, and that would make sense.
However, it’s clear that those endeavours were simply signposts to her true calling. Amelia recently won “Graduate of the Year” (GOTYA) in the Vic/Tas Design Institute of Australia’s Jewellery category, and will be competing against the best Jewellery finalists from across Australia.
JEWELLERY COMPETITION WINNERS SHOWCASE THE BEAUTY OF AUSTRALIAN PEARLS
Melbourne Polytechnic is thrilled to report that two of our Jewellery students have won the Apprentice category in the inaugural Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Competition.
The Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Competition has drawn entries from across Australia with over fifty innovative wearable pieces of jewellery received.
Jewellery Campus Information
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