The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship. NMIT’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is a nationally accredited course for people wanting the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture from the Training Operations Bureau.
The course is conducted using competency based training and curriculum. Students are required to successfully complete all mandatory units from the Mechanical Manufacturing stream and from the Jewellery Specialisation stream.
Delivery of the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is by projects, set over the course of three years block release. Students are required to attend 8 times per year for their block release training.
- jewellery production (apprentice level)
- NMIT features renowned studios with superb equipment, and has an excellent reputation within the jewellery-making industry
- NMIT's Jewellery Centre is a professional jewellery school where master craftsmen and recognised experts pass on their knowledge in the traditions of jewellery and goldsmithing
- the Jewellery Centre offers short ‘hands-on’ courses for beginner and intermediate students
- the Jewellery Centre delivers apprentice training in jewellery manufacture.
About the Course
- Local Students
- International Students
- National Code: MEM30605
- CRICOS Code:
Block Release: Over 3 year apprenticeship (960 hours).
Further Study and Careers
Pathways to Further Study
Some jewellers extend their qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemmology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation.
The manufacture of jewellery in Platinum, Gold and Silver is an important industry throughout Australia. Skilled workers in small businesses and larger enterprises perform jewellery production. A number of apprentices are employed each year.
Students must be apprenticed in the trade of Jewellery Making and undergoing competency-based training. Basic skills in reading, writing and mathematics are necessary. Some ability in manipulating small-scale tools is advantageous.
Satisfactory completion of the competencies set by NMIT and reflected in the student's training plan. Assessment methods include: drawing exercises, report/projects, production of samples, satisfactory finishing of hand skills projects, formal tests as required.
Students are required to have and maintain their own basic hand tools and bring these to practical classes. The jewellery section will provide class notes and non-precious materials for general work. Students are encouraged to work in silver for some of the test articles to be made; NMIT cannot provide precious metal to students. Should students choose to work in precious metal then they must provide their own.
Local Fees:Want all the information on fees and charges? Click here to find out more, or contact NMIT on 03 9269 8400.
How to Apply:
Please contact the department directly if you are interested in studying part-time.
Units of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, as indicated in the National Training Package. Actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM14005A||Plan A Complete Activity|
|MEM15024A||Apply Quality Procedures|
|MEM16006A||Organise And Communicate Information|
|MEM18003C||Use Tools For Precision Work|
|MEM19002B||Prepare Jewellery Illustrations|
|MEM19003B||Handle Gem Materials|
|MEM19005B||Produce 3 Dimensional Precision Items|
|MEM19016B||Construct Jewellery Components|
|MEM19017B||Fabricate Jewellery Items|