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9 weeks full time / 21 weeks part time
9 weeks full time / 21 weeks part time
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.
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 (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.
"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."
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 include exercises, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required
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|
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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$400||$ 2000||$6250|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$575||$ 2250||$6500|
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.
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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 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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