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6 months part time
February, May, July
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering MEM20105 (Jewellery specialisation) is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to acquire fundamental hand skills and jewellery making techniques to boost confidence, take your hobby to the next level or increase your chances of gaining a jewellery apprenticeship.
This unique part time jewellery course is designed to deliver a strong skill set in jewellery making whilst enabling participants to juggle study commitments with work and for parents of school aged children to explore and develop their passion and proficiency for jewellery design and making.
You’ll gain fundamental knowledge from an array of experienced trade professionals within the exciting industry of jewellery making. Study techniques at Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated Jewellery Centre, a facility that is highly-regarded for its fully-equipped work space and quality materials.
You’ll learn adaptable skills in ring manufacturing, chain manufacturing, casting applications, gemmology studies, and traditional repairs. 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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering MEM20105 (Jewellery specialisation) will allow anyone to craft their fundamental jewellery skills to continue as a jewellery hobbyist or advance their studies within a future apprenticeship. As a qualified jewellery manufacturer, you might find work within a range of practices within the jewellery field, including working with basic repairs, polishing and finishing products and basic manufacturing.
You will be prepared for work in the Jewellery industry working on basic repairs, polishing and finishing and basic manufacturing. You will also be qualified in refined jewellery techniques as a hobby jeweller, keen to further develop your jewellery skills.
You may progress to further studies in Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 (Apprenticeship or Non-Apprentice stream) and Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60211.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom
A blend of both face-to-face and virtual learning with scheduled classes taking place on-campus and in virtual classrooms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
February intake is at Fairfield campus.
2 days per week at Fairfield, Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30am-3:00pm – 6 months duration
May intake is at Fairfield campus.
2 evenings per week at Fairfield, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - 8 months duration
July intake is at Prahran campus.
2 days per week at Prahran, Thursdays and Fridays, 9.30am - 3.00pm - 6 months duration
Assessment methods include practical exercises, production of samples, knowledge questions in the form of online quizzes and folios of work.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05006C||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||Elective||20|
|MEM08010B||MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS||Core||60|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||Elective||30|
|MEM13004B||WORK SAFELY WITH MOLTEN METAL/GLASS||Elective||20|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||Core||10|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||Core||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||Core||10|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT||Core||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||Elective||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||Elective||20|
|MEM19001B||PERFORM JEWELLERY METAL CASTING||Elective||60|
|MEM19003B||HANDLE GEM MATERIALS||Elective||20|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 2021. 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.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
All materials and tools are provided. Timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
It is recommended you provide a set of safety glasses and a sturdy apron of either cotton or leather (no polyester).
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You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
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If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.