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.

Course Code: SMM003






Visual Arts
03 9269 8615


8 weeks
Total Hours: 24

Course Outline

  • Projects are worked through by each student at their own pace.
  • Correct use of hammers and stakes
  • Cold and hot forging techniques
  • Sinking and raising of vessels
  • Vessel design
  • Planishing and cleaning of raised vessels
  • Forging and sculpting of a spoon
  • A project of choice for advanced students

Course Outcomes

  • Upon completion of this course participants should be able to design and produce vessels, objects and other utensils in base or precious metal.
  • A Certificate of Completion will be issued to successful participants at the conclusion of the course.

Suitable For

  • People seeking to develop their general silversmithing skills.



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


Copper for projects will be provided and all tools will be supplied. Please bring a pencil, fine tip permanent marker, notebook, non-synthetic apron and safety goggles.


Completing the Introduction to Jewellery short course prior to undertaking this course would be beneficial.

Workplace Training

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

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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