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Jewellery and Object Design

Advanced Diploma Of

Code: MEM60211 Cricos: 080541G

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

2 years full time / part time

Duration

2 years full time / part 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

February

Next Intake

February, February

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 Studio Technician
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery Repairer
  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery Technical Assistant

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.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
MEM19026A INVESTIGATE QUALITY AND APPLICATION OF JEWELLERY MATERIALS Core 20
MEM19039A PLAN, CONDUCT AND SUPERVISE A JEWELLERY AND OBJECT EXHIBITION Core 60
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS Core 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS Core 20
MEM19033A CREATIVE SILVERSMITHING OBJECTS Core 60
MEM19036A USE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES TO PRODUCE JEWELLERY AND OBJECTS Core 80
BSBDES602 RESEARCH GLOBAL DESIGN TRENDS Core 30
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING Core 20
MEM19040A CREATE AND MANUFACTURE JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGN PROTOTYPES FOR THE MASS MARKET Core 60
MEM19029A PRODUCE A PROFESSIONAL JEWELLERY DESIGN AND 3D OBJECT PORTFOLIO Core 60
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS Core 60
BSBSMB406 MANAGE SMALL BUSINESS FINANCES Core 60
MEM19038A APPLY TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES TO JEWELLERY AND 3D OBJECT PRODUCTION Core 60
MEM19041A EXPERIMENT WITH JEWELLERY OR OBJECT DESIGNS Core 60
MEM19031A PRODUCE RENDERINGS AND TECHNICAL DRAWINGS FOR JEWELLERY AND OBJECT DESIGN CONSTRUCTION Core 40
MEM13004B WORK SAFELY WITH MOLTEN METAL/GLASS Core 20
CUARES503 ANALYSE CULTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY Core 70
MEM19023A APPLY DRAWING AND RENDERING TECHNIQUES TO JEWELLEY OR OBJECT DESIGN Core 40
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING Core 40
CUAPPR501 REALISE A BODY OF CREATIVE WORK Core 80
CUAPPR604 PUBLICLY PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK Core 60
CUAPPR503 PRESENT A BODY OF OWN CREATIVE WORK Core 60
BSBDES502 ESTABLISH, NEGOTIATE AND REFINE A DESIGN BRIEF Core 65
MSMENV272 PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 30
MEM19012B PRODUCE JEWELLERY WAX MODEL Core 40
CUAPPR601 ORIGINATE A BODY OF INDEPENDENT CREATIVE WORK Core 75
MEM13003B WORK SAFELY WITH INDUCSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS Core 20
BSBDES402 INTERPRET AND RESPOND TO A DESIGN BRIEF Core 20
MEM19037A PLAN AND IMPLEMENT CHENIER FABRICATION PROCESS Core 20
MEM19034A APPLY CHAIN MANUFACTURE PROCESS Core 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Core 30
MEM19024A USE CAD TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3D JEWELLERY AND OBJECT MODELS Core 40
BSBSMB404 UNDERTAKE SMALL BUSINESS PLANNING Core 50
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK Core 40
MEM19032A DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT MECHANISMS IN JEWELLERY ITEMS Core 60

Fees & Costs

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 1 November 2019. 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.

Tuition Fees
$18500.00 - $22400.00
$7314 per semester
$14628 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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

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.

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey.

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.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400