2 years full time
2 years full time
Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Interview.
Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Interview.
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.
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.
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.
Various forms of assessment are used, including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journals or combinations of the three.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
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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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$ 19250||$23300|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 19500||$23550|
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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
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.
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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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