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Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Code: MEM60211 Cricos: 080541G

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

2 years full time

Duration

2 years full time

Requirements

Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Interview.

Requirements

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Interview.

Next Intake

April

Next Intake

April

Design your future in jewellery

Pursue your passion and emerging career in jewellery with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Refining the specialist skills learnt in your Diploma, this course introduces you to the advanced jewellery making techniques that will allow you to design and create beautiful objects of value and sentiment.

Learn from gems of the industry

Working within modern, light-filled, industry-standard workshops, Melbourne Polytechnic’s jewellery teachers have advanced knowledge in both traditional and contemporary design and techniques. In order to prepare you for the job marketplace, this course will also introduce and instruct you in the fields of design development, production jewellery, small business set-up and exhibition planning and design. This course culminates in a graduate exhibition giving students the opportunity to showcase their work to family, friends, and industry specialists. Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation for jewellery and object design, with students winning a number of industry-recognised and prestigious awards including the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, WorldSkills competition, Nationwide Jewellers’ Apprentice of the Year, Design Institute of Australia’s Graduate of the Year and even the Lord Coconut Melbourne Cufflink Prize.

Bedazzle your future career

An Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design will set you apart within a creative and competitive industry. Experienced teaching staff and the industry-dedicated projects this course has to offer will ensure you graduate equipped with skills to establish your own designer/maker studio as well as work in the production of jewellery for retail and online outlets. Melbourne Polytechnic jewellery graduates have gone to secure jobs across all areas of the ever-evolving industry, from technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies to jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

The Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is designed to prepare you to establish your own designer/maker studio, creating bespoke, one off commissions for clients as well as production jewellery and objects for sale in retail/online outlets. Graduates from the Advanced Diploma have gone on to work as technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies and as jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector.
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery Technical Assistant
  • Jewellery Studio Technician
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery Repairer

Pathways

You may wish to extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. You may also choose to articulate into further study of fine arts at other tertiary institutions including RMIT and Monash.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment are used, including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journals or combinations of the three.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBDES402A INTERPRET AND RESPOND TO A DESIGN BRIEF Elective 20
BSBDES502A ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF Core 65
BSBDES602A RESEARCH GLOBAL DESIGN TRENDS Elective 30
BSBSMB404A UNDERTAKE SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING Elective 50
BSBSMB406A MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES Elective 60
CUVPRP501A REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK Core 80
CUVPRP503A PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK Elective 60
CUVPRP601A ORIGINATE A BODY OF INDEPENDENT CREATIVE WORK Elective 75
CUVPRP604A PUBLICLY PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK Elective 60
CUVRES502A ANALYSE CULTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY Core 70
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING Elective 20
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS Elective 60
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING Elective 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Elective 30
MEM13003B WORK SAFELY WITH INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS Elective 20
MEM13004B WORK SAFELY WITH MOLTEN METAL/GLASS Elective 20
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS Elective 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS Elective 20
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK Elective 40
MEM19012B PRODUCE JEWELLERY WAX MODEL Elective 40
MEM19023A APPLY DRAWING AND RENDERING TECHNIQUES TO JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGN Core 40
MEM19024A USE CAD TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3D JEWELLERY AND OBJECT MODELS Elective 40
MEM19026A INVESTIGATE QUALITY AND APPLICATION OF JEWELLERY MATERIALS Core 20
MEM19029A PRODUCE A PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AND 3D OBJECT PORTFOLIO Elective 60
MEM19031A PRODUCE RENDERINGS AND TECHNICAL DRAWINGS FOR JEWELLERY AND OBJECT DESIGN CONSTRUCTION Elective 40
MEM19032A DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT MECHANISMS IN JEWELLERY ITEMS Elective 60
MEM19033A CREATIVE SILVERSMITHING OBJECTS Elective 60
MEM19034A APPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURE PROCESS Elective 40
MEM19036A USE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE JEWELLERY AND OBJECTS Elective 80
MEM19037A PLAN AND IMPLEMENT CHENIER FABRICATION PROCESS Elective 20
MEM19038A APPLY TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES TO JEWELLERY AND 3D OBJECT PRODUCTION Elective 60
MEM19039A PLAN, CONDUCT AND SUPERVISE A JEWELLERY AND OBJECT EXHIBITION Elective 60
MEM19040A CREATE AND MANUFACTURE JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGN PROTOTYPES FOR THE MASS MARKET Core 60
MEM19041A EXPERIMENT WITH JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGNS Core 60
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 30

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $ 19250 $23300
Maximum annual amenities $ 250 $250
Total payable $ 19500 $23550
Per year $15228
Per semester $7614

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

You will need to purchase your own jewellery tool kit. We will provide some basic materials but precious metals are not supplied.

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Please make a booking for your interview time by clicking book an interview
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Requirements

Completion of MEM50311 Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design or demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge. You will be asked to attend an interview. Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.
Other:Folio presentation – digital or in person via appointment.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

To enrol in this course you are asked to attend an interview and folio presentation with one of our Creative Arts staff to ensure that this is the right course for you.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

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