Short Courses

Introductory Jewellery

Introductory Jewellery is a Melbourne Polytechnic beginner's short course, structured to introduce participants to the techniques of making simple jewellery. Filing, fabrication and soldering skills are included.

Course Code: SMM001

Fees: $395.00

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Have you ever wanted to make jewellery for yourself or for others? This great short course (for beginners) introduces you to the techniques of making simple jewellery.

Full workshop facilities are available and all necessary tools and materials are supplied.

Topics include:

  • safe operating procedures in jewellery production
  • filing techniques
  • soldering procedures
  • saw piercing skills.

Students will produce a number of pieces of jewellery depending on the student’s hand skills and confidence.

Projects include:

  • a saw pierced brooch with riveted pin
  • a ring
  • a silver wire pendant
  • textured dome earrings.

Total hours: 24
Sessions: 8 x 3 hours


‘This is a great course. If I hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t have enrolled in the diploma course next year. Mel couldn’t have been a better presenter. You should bake her a cake!’ – Sally, St Andrews

‘Belinda is a fantastic teacher. I really enjoyed the class and want to do another!’ – Holly, South Melbourne

‘Our teacher Jane was amazing, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. I look forward to doing the intermediate course in 2014. Many thanks.’ – Daniel, Armadale

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

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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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