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.
Give yourself the best chance at being a success storyThis skill set covers the essentials required to create a successful, profitable business and is designed for creative thinking people.
"Failing to plan is planning to fail"
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 to meet your specific needs.
Immerse yourself in this in-depth and contemporary studio-based jewellery design courseGain 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.
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.
Make your own silver jewelleryNo 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
- 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
Work in an exciting and creative industryThis 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 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(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.
Develop your own jewellery projects in our facilitiesJewellery 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 Advanced Studio is great for participants who have completed Silver Jewellery Beginner course, 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.
- 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.