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3 years part time
This is the apprenticeship version of the course. Learn more about the non-apprenticeship Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture here.
Take your creative design skills to work with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 (Apprenticeship stream). Equipped with industry-standard technical skills and expertise in the field, this apprenticeship will prepare you with the fundamentals of the jewellery trade from the manufacturing of the ring to the setting of the stone. The Australian jewellery manufacturing trade is a $2 billion industry amidst a rising demand for local, custom jewellery. At Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll receive hands-on invaluable experience in a wide range of jewellery techniques, granting you advanced skills for work in a professional manufacturing environment.
You’ll receive highly regarded training from an array of experienced trade professionals within the jewellery industry. Qualified industry leaders will guide you throughout your apprenticeship, covering specialist skills through to workplace health and safety regulations. You’ll learn an assortment of skills including surface embellishment techniques, coronet and claw settings and ring remodelling. Melbourne Polytechnic’s extensive industry connections will provide your apprenticeship a distinct credibility, through our partnerships with the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA).
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619(Apprenticeship stream) graduates are qualified jewellery manufacturers, and may work within a range of practices within the jewellery field. You might find employment within jewellery manufacturing fields, 3D designing and printing, diamond and gemstone setting or jewellery repair.
You will be qualified to work in the manufacture of jewellery in platinum, gold and silver - important industries in Australia. You may go on to work in a range of jewellery related professions.
You may extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. The course offers a pathway into our 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.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Satisfactory completion of the competencies reflected in your training plan. Assessment methods include drawing exercises, report/projects, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, and formal tests as required. To qualify for assessment, you must ensure all course fees and levies are paid in full
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM05006||Perform brazing and/or silver soldering||Elective||20|
|MEM06007||Perform basic incidental heat/quench||Elective||20|
|MEM08010||Manually finish/polish materials||Elective||60|
|MEM09002||Interpret technical drawing||Core||40|
|MEM11011||Undertake manual handling||Core||20|
|MEM12023||Perform engineering measurements||Core||30|
|MEM13003||Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials||Elective||20|
|MEM13004||Work safely with molten metals/glass||Elective||20|
|MEM13015||Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering||Core||40|
|MEM14006||Plan work activities||Core||40|
|MEM16006||Organise and communicate information||Core||20|
|MEM16008||Interact with computing technology||Core||20|
|MEM17003||Assist in the provision of on-the-job training||Core||20|
|MEM18001||Use hand tools||Core||20|
|MEM18002||Use power tools/hand held operations||Core||20|
|MEM18003||Use tools for precision work||Elective||40|
|MEM19001||Perform jewellery metal casting||Elective||60|
|MEM19003||Handle gem materials||Elective||20|
|MEM19005||Produce three-dimensional precision items||Elective||80|
|MEM19007||Perform gemstone setting||Elective||60|
|MEM19011||Perform wax inject of moulds for lost wax cast process||Elective||20|
|MEM19013||Produce jewellery metal masters||Elective||40|
|MEM19016||Construct jewellery components||Elective||40|
|MEM19017||Fabricate jewellery items||Elective||60|
|MEM19018||Repair jewellery items||Elective||60|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||Core||30|
From short courses to an Advanced Diploma.
|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.
Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.
The AASN will register your training contract with EPSILON and you will be allocated an EPSILON number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.
If you have any questions about the application procedures for an apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.
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.