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Jewellery

By studying one of our jewellery qualifications, you will have access to state-of-the-art studios, facilities and equipment. You will become familiar with industry standards and practices, so you can fabricate your own unique and individual pieces of jewellery using new and traditional techniques. 

Lecturers will give you the practical skills and knowledge to design and produce contemporary jewellery designs, focusing on aesthetics and marketing knowledge and skills. You
 will learn to interpret concepts and gain hands-on skills in wax casting, stone setting, soldering and metal forming, and fabrication to create wearable, decorative or sculptural designs.

 

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North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA.

This catalogue showcases the work of our 2018 Creative Industry Jewellery Design graduates.

 
National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
CUA40715-AB16 AB16 Design (Jewellery Studio) Certificate IV On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, ab16, cua40715, aa69, cuv40311, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000006, Jewellery

Put a little sparkle in your career with this gem of a course

The Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio) will provide you with the core skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully operate in jewellery design and fabrication.

You'll learn in our extensive and specialised studios — one of the most in-depth and contemporary studio-based experiences in the state.

On completion of this course you'll be eligible to continue your studies in the Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design) to take your practice to a professional level.

Gain these skills
  • Colour theory principles and design processes
  • Developing and refining illustrative work
  • Creating 2D and 3D forms
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Occupational health and safety
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
SC-PJE-V0239 Jewellery Beginner Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)
silver, jewellery

Make your own silver jewellery

If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you. This course will give you the skills to make simple silver and metal jewellery using a range of techniques and allow you to begin to develop your own ideas about design and style. The wonderful bonus is you get to take home two or more sterling silver pieces and the cost includes all your materials.

There are no skill or experience requirements for this beginners course and it runs over six sessions.

During this course you will learn how to:

  • Create a hammered leaf pendant
  • Create a domed bangle
  • Learn to solder and create a simple ring
  • Make an anticlastic ring
  • Create a piece of silver jewellery from a selection of styles e.g. ring, cuff, earrings

Dress requirements
You must:

  • Wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Wear clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
  • Tie back long hair
  • Apron or smock

 

SC-PJE-V0321 Jewellery Intermediate Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)

Extend your jewellery making skills

This course builds on skills and techniques in jewellery making such as soldering and is perfect for those who have completed the Jewellery Beginner course or have previous skills in jewellery making.

Gain these skills

During this course you will learn how to create:

  • Spiral chain
  • Chain mail bracelet
  • A bezel stone set pendant or ring
  • A silver forged bangle
  • A Russian wedding ring
  • An anticlastic bangle

Dress requirements

  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Clothing that covers legs e.g. jeans
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • You will need to bring an apron or smock

 

MEM30605 W241 Jewellery Manufacture Certificate III Apprenticeship
Employer-based
Perth (Northbridge)
Jewellery; casting; gems; silversmith; goldsmith; jeweller; silver; gold; diamonds; trade; wax casting; soldering; silver; gold; ring; bracelet; chains; brooch; design, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000006, Jewellery, w241, mem30605

Learn the art of jewellery making and open up a world of possibilities

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture will give you a range of bench skills required to work in the jewellery manufacturing industry as a commercial jeweller

Once successfully completed you have the potential of finding employment internationally. The jewellery industry is an exciting one and how successful you are depends on your designs and commitment to the industry.

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is a great precursor to further study in Jewellery and Object Design. With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential and specialise in certain areas. Visit our jewellery design staff and students' Facebook page to see the creative world this course can open up for you.

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information on this mode of study.

Gain these skills
  • Create and manufacture jewellery, including components and gem settings
  • Jewellery illustration
  • Create and use moulds, such as wax and rubber
  • Metal casting
  • Work safely with molten glass and metals
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
  • Patient and persistent

 

SC-PJE-V0322 Jewellery advanced studio Short course On campus
Short course
Perth (Northbridge)

Develop your own projects in our facilities

Jewellery Advanced Studio is a practical studio-based course for experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making. This course is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner and Silver Jewellery Intermediate courses or already possess sound workshop practices and metal jewellery skills such as soldering.

Depending on your skills you will have the choice to participate in structured classes or work on your own projects under the supervision of an experienced jewellery tutor.

Gain these skills

Topics covered in the course may include:

  • Basic jewellery techniques
  • Casting
  • Stone setting
  • Decorating metal surfaces
  • Chains with handmade hooks
  • Hooks & catches


Dress Requirements

  • Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes
  • Long hair must be tied back and any long accessories must be removed when working on the machines

You will need to bring your own metals and materials.

CUA51115-AB61 AB61 Visual Arts (Jewellery Design) Diploma On campus
Perth (Northbridge)
TAFEADM, AB61, cua51115, cuv50111, TAFE04, G000000, Creative Industries, G000006, objects, wearable art, freelance, jeweller, silversmith, silver, metal work, designer, 3D, decoration, accessories, Jewellery; casting, gems, goldsmith,  gold, diamonds, trade, wax casting, soldering, ring, bracelet, chains, brooch, design, precious,

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.

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

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Page last updated August 13, 2019