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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.

North Metropolitan TAFE is an Educational Member of DIA.

Callum - Jewellery

Shine 2021

This is your chance to see the best of our talented final year jewellery students for 2021 from NMTAFE studies in art and design. Here are just a few examples.

Jingbo Sheng
Ring, 2021

Jingbo Sheng
Ring, 2021

Follow these links for a comprehensive collection of student and staff work.

Course list

National ID: CUA40720
State ID: AC95
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio)

Immerse yourself in this in-depth and contemporary studio-based jewellery design course

Gain the core skills and knowledge to design and fabricate jewellery. This course is taught in purpose-built facilities and specialised studios at our Northbridge Campus.

Immerse yourself in this in-depth and contemporary studio-based jewellery design course

Gain the core skills and knowledge to design and fabricate jewellery. This course is taught in purpose-built facilities and specialised studios at our Northbridge Campus.

Certificate IV
State ID: EAC96
Industry Creative Industries

Develop and Implement Business Plans Skill Set

Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

Gain the skills to create a business plan for self-employment, or a small business, in the Creative Industries.

Give yourself the best chance at being a success story

If you are involved in the Creative Industries, are self-employed or involved in a small business, you need to create a business plan to give yourself the best chance at being a success story.

This skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people. From big picture thinking through to your daily tasks, your resulting business plan will be relevant, effective and practical - designed by you to meet your specific needs.

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PJE-V0239
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery 1

Make your own silver jewellery

No experience necessary! If you've always wanted to make silver jewellery then this is the course for you. It 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.

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
Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-PJE-V0322
Industry Creative Industries

Jewellery 2

Develop your own jewellery projects in our facilities

Jewellery Advanced Studio is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner course, or experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making.

Develop your own projects in our facilities

Jewellery 2 is great for participants who have completed Jewellery 1, or experienced practitioners of silver and metal jewellery making. 

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.

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.

Short course
National ID: MEM30619
State ID: BEK5
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Work in an exciting and creative industry

This apprenticeship course will give you the necessary skills to work as a commercial jewellery manufacturer. You'll learn to create jewellery pieces, illustrations and moulds, and work safely with molten glass and metals.

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 our Certificate IV in Design (Jewellery Studio). With further study and experience you can improve employment and earning potential and specialise in certain areas. Visit our jewellery design staff and students' Facebook page(opens in a new tab)  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.

Certificate III
National ID: CUA51120
State ID: AC97
Industry Creative Industries

Diploma of Visual Arts (Jewellery Design)

Enhance your existing jewellery design and fabrication skills

This course covers computer aided drafting and digital techniques, as well as a moulding, casting and manual finishing techniques. You'll learn to develop your bench skills in our specialised studios in the creative heart of the city.

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.

Diploma
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