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Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture Non-apprenticeship

Code: MEM30619

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This is the non-apprenticeship version of the course. Learn more about the apprenticeship Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture here.

Evolve your jewellery creation skills with a Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 in Melbourne

Delve into your passion for jewellery with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 (Non-Apprenticeship stream). Rich in technical skills and expertise in the field, this course will teach you the skills for an exciting future in the jewellery trade. The jewellery manufacturing trade in Australia is flourishing with over 1,300 prominent businesses in operation. Use your skills to manufacture a valuable career in a creative and technical industry.

Practical training with industry credibility

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (Non-Apprenticeship stream) MEM30619 will provide industry-standard training from an array of experienced professionals within the jewellery trade. Qualified industry leaders guiding you throughout your studies and equip you with specialist jewellery manufacture skills, without the need for a jewellery apprenticeship. Learn an assortment of skills including ring manufacturing, casting applications, stone setting, gemmology and repairs in our purpose-built Jewellery Workshop. Melbourne Polytechnic’s extensive industry partnerships give your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 a unique credibility through our partnerships with industry bodies including the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) .

A golden future awaits you

Qualified jewellery manufacturers with a MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (Non-apprenticeship stream) may find work within a range of practices within the jewellery field. You might find work in jewellery manufacturing, 3D designing and printing, diamond and gemstone setting or jewellery repair.

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This course requires an interview for entry. Get interview and folio advice here.

Career Pathways

Where will the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - Non-apprenticeship MEM30619 take me?

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.

  • Jewellery Repairer
  • Assistant Jeweller
  • Watchmaker
  • Jeweller

Study Pathways

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 MEM60222.

Course Details

How you will study

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.

Class Schedule

4 days per week: Tuesday - Friday, 9am – 4pm

Assessment Methods

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

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
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
MEM11016 Order materials Elective 20
MEM12023 Perform engineering measurements Core 30
MEM12024 Perform computations 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

Book an interview

This course requires an interview for entry. Get interview and folio advice here.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $1500 $7500 $24350
Materials fee $200 $200 $200
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $1875 $7950 $24800
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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 1st of November. 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.

Check your eligibility here.

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.

We will supply class notes and non-precious materials for general work.
You are required to have and maintain your own basic hand tools and bring them to practical classes and are encouraged to work in silver for some of the test articles.
If you choose to work in precious metals you need to provide these yourself.

Jewellery Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

From short courses to Advanced Diplomas.

Gem Setting
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
The Gem setting short course assists participants through a structured program of various gem-setting techniques and increase the participant’s technical knowledge and hand-skills base by completing various gem-setting tasks.
Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - Apprenticeship MEM30619
Visual Art - Apprentice, Part Time - Fairfield
Visual Art - Apprentice, Part Time - Fairfield
Turn your passion for creating beautiful jewellery into a rewarding career. Our nationally accredited Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture MEM30619 runs at our Jewellery Centre - learn techniques, knowledge and expertise from our dedicated teachers.
Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60222
Visual Art - Full Time - Prahran, Fairfield
VTAC Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield, Prahran
Our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60222 is a two year, full-time dynamic course.
Wax Working for Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
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.
Introductory Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Do you have a sparkling desire to handcraft your own jewellery? Our teachers will expertly guide you to develop the basic skills that will get you started on your jewellery-making journey. Learn the techniques of making simple jewellery; filing, fabrication and soldering skills.
Intermediate Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Our Intermediate Jewellery course provides the inspirational progressive step for participants who have completed the Introductory Jewellery course or who have basic jewellery skills.
Certificate II in Engineering - Jewellery MEM20105
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Prahran, Fairfield
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Prahran, Fairfield
Acquire the strong foundation you need in jewellery making. Turn your designs on paper into pieces of art.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Entrance to this course is by successful folio presentation and interview.

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.

You will be asked to attend an interview and folio presentation to ensure that this is the right course for you.

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 Tuition Payments Plans 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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