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Jewellery Manufacture

Certificate III Of

Non-Apprenticeship Code: MEM30605

Overview

Campus

Fairfield

Campus

Fairfield

Duration

23 weeks full time / part time

Duration

23 weeks full time / part time

Next Intake

April

Evolve your jewellery creation skills

Delve into your passion for jewellery with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture (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 create 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) 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 an apprenticeship. Learn an assortment of skills including ring manufacturing, casting applications, stone setting, gemmology and repairs in our purpose-built Jewellery Centre. Melbourne Polytechnic’s extensive industry connections give your qualification 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 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.

Career Pathways

Where will this 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.
  • Assistant Jeweller
  • Hobby Jeweller
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery Repairer

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 Diploma and/or Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Assessment Methods

Satisfactory completion of the competencies and reflected in the your training plan. Assessment methods include drawing exercises, report/projects, 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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION Core 20
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS Core 30
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING Core 40
MEM19017B FABRICATE JEWELLERY ITEMS Core 60
MEM19007B PERFORM GEMSTONE SETTINGS Core 60
MEM19005B PRODUCE 3 DIMENSIONAL PRECISION ITEMS Core 80
MEM08010B MANUALLY FINISH/POLISH MATERIALS Core 60
MEM13003B WORK SAFELY WITH INDUCSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS Core 20
MEM05006C PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING Core 20
MEM16007A WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM15002A APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS Core 20
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Core 30
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS Core 20
MEM13004B WORK SAFELY WITH MOLTEN METAL/GLASS Core 20
MEM19002B PREPARE JEWELLERY ILLUSTRATIONS Core 40
MEM14004A PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK Core 10
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS Core 20
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Core 20
MEM17003A ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING Core 20
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM19016B CONSTRUCT JEWELLERY COMPONENTS Core 40
MEM19012B PRODUCE JEWELLERY WAX MODEL Core 40
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 30
MEM06007B PERFORM BASIC INCIDENTAL HEAT/QUENCHING, TEMPERING AND ANNEALING Core 20
MEM19024A USE CAD TO CREATE AND DISPLAY 3D JEWELLERY AND OBJECT MODELS Core 40
MEM19001B PERFORM JEWELLERY METAL CASTING Core 60
MEM19014B PERFORM HAND ENGRAVING Core 40
MEM18003C USE TOOLS FOR PRECISION WORK Core 40
MEM19014B PERFORM HAND ENGRAVING Core 40
MEM19018B REPAIR JEWELLERY ITEMS Core 60
MEM15024A APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES Core 10
MEM19003B HANDLE GEM MATERIALS Core 20
MEM19013B PRODUCE JEWELLERY METAL MASTERS Core 40
MEM14005A PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY Core 20

Fees & Costs

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.

Tuition Fees
$6300.00 - $20750.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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

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.

Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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.