Short Courses

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.

Course Code: SMM001

Leaf Brooch

Whether you are a hobbyist, or looking to upskill, Introductory Jewellery is designed for absolute beginners. You will learn basic techniques, undergo a series of projects that result in finished jewellery pieces to be worn and admired and meet a network of makers and professional jewellery teachers.
All classes are held in the Melbourne Polytechnic Jewellery Centre with access to full workshop facilities. We provide all necessary tools and materials including sterling silver






Visual Arts
03 9269 8615


8 weeks
Total Hours: 24

Course Outline

  • saw piercing
  • drilling
  • filing and finishing metal
  • simple surface texturing
  • silver soldering
  • ring making – bending and forming
  • metal doming
  • Projects include:
  • saw pierced brooch with riveted pin
  • sterling silver Russian wedding ring
  • sterling silver wire pendant
  • textured dome earrings

Course Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course, participants will have created a number of wearable jewellery pieces in accordance with their hand skills and confidence
  • A folio of work to present at interview for entry into the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design
  • A Certificate of Completion will be issued to successful participants at the conclusion of the course

Suitable For

  • Absolute beginners with an interest in making their own jewellery and those who want to build a folio to present at interview for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses.



No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies


All materials and tools provided including sterling silver Please bring a pencil, fine tip permanent marker, notebook, non-synthetic apron and safety goggles


No prior knowledge or experience required.

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site


‘‘This is a great course. Anita is an amazing teacher! I loved her teaching style and she is so knowledgeable!’

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Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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