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Engineering

Certificate II in

Jewellery Code: MEM20105

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Duration

9 weeks full time / 21 weeks part time

Duration

9 weeks full time / 21 weeks part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

Craft a strong skill set in jewellery

Create your own specialised jewellery-making skill set with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering (Jewellery stream). Working within the field of jewellery design, you will acquire the latest skills and techniques in the creation of jewellery. The field of jewellery manufacturing is a $2 billion industry and opportunities to work within the dynamic sector are growing. Take the first step towards mastering the construction and design of jewellery, from the first drawing to the creation of each piece.

Gain experience and expertise

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.

Design a sparkling future

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering (Jewellery stream) 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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

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
  • Hobby Jeweller

Pathways

You may progress to further studies in Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (Apprenticeship) or the Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design and Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Workshops

Class Schedule

5 days per week at Fairfield campus
Mon: 9am - 5pm
Tue: 9am - 5pm
Wed: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 9am - 5pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm

2 days per week at Prahran campus
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods include exercises, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required

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
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING Elective 20
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS Core 60
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Elective 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $400 $ 2000 $6250
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $575 $ 2250 $6500
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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.

Materials

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

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Requirements

The only prerequisite required for entry into this course is that you must have completed Year 10. We accept mature age students who have not completed Year 10

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 certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs 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.

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