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Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design)

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National ID: CUA51115 | State ID: AB61


Take your jewellery design skills to the next level

The Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design) will enhance your existing design and fabrication skills. This course is taught in our extensive purpose-built facilities and specialised studios based in the creative and cultural heart of the city that is home to the Art Gallery of WA, PICA and many other smaller galleries.

There is a concentration on computer aided drafting and digital techniques as well as studio time and bench skills to further develop your design practice.

On completion you will be well equipped to undertake further studies or you could find work as a high end Jewellery Designer both locally and overseas, or set up your own design studio.

To gain admission into this course you will need to have completed CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio), or equivalent (please note you may be required to submit a practical test and/or portfolio of art and design evidence).

Gain these skills
  • Moulding and casting techniques
  • Manually finish/polish materials and create silversmithing objects
  • Digital art techniques and creation
  • Produce a professional jewellery design and 3D object portfolio
  • Provide freelance services
Is this course right for me?

 I have the following attributes:

  • Creative flair
  • Accuracy and the ability to undertake detailed work
  • Good hand-eye co-ordination
  • A patient and persistent nature

 Core Units

Unit Title

National ID

Refine drawing and other visual representation tools CUAACD501
Realise a body of creative work CUAPPR501
Develop own sustainable professional practice CUAPPR502
Present a body of own creative work CUAPPR503
Establish and maintain safe creative practice CUAPPR505
Analyse cultural history and theory CUARES503

Elective Units

Unit Title

National ID

Experiment with moulding and casting techniques CUAACD402
Refine digital art techniques CUADIG508
Investigate technologies for the creation of digital art CUADIG509
Provide freelance services CUAIND402
Conduct research CUARES402
Produce a professional jewellery design and 3D object portfolio MEM19029A
Manually finish/polish materials MEM08010B
Create silversmithing objects MEM19033A
Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects MEM19036A

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Jewellery designer,  self-employed jewellery designer.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see

Further study opportunities:

University - Bachelor Degree of Design

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Course Overview

WhereNorthbridge Building 4

2 semesters (1 year) full time

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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