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Certificate II in Engineering

Jewellery

Code: MEM20105

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Overview

Campus

Fairfield, Prahran

Duration

6 months part time

Next Intake

February, May, July

Next Intake

February, July

Craft a strong skill set in jewellery making

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering MEM20105 (Jewellery stream) 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.

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 MEM20105 (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
  • Jewellery Retail Sales Assistant
  • Basic Jewellery Repairer and Manufacturer

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Workshops
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

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

Assessment methods include practical exercises, production of samples, knowledge questions in the form of online quizzes and folios of work.

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

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $460 $2300 $7150
Materials fee $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $635 $2550 $7400
Per year $
Per semester $

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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

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:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

What we will supply

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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Wax Working for Jewellery
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Are you wanting to bring your Wax Working Jewellery ideas to life? Our Wax Working for Jewellery short course will teach participants a range of wax working skills whilst using wax carving, forming, shaping and joining techniques whilst also learning about the Lost Wax Casting process. This course is suitable for beginners and participants that have some knowledge.
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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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

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