Would you like to design and create your own jewellery? If you study Jewellery at NMIT, you can do just that.
The jewellery industry is a valued contributor to the Australian economy. NMIT’s Jewellery courses teach high levels of engineering skills, ensuring graduates are well placed to enter this rewarding industry. These courses concentrate predominantly on a hand-working skill base, which offers a generous amount of creative control for the student.
Cover vital jewellery metal-working skills including:
- silver smithing
- stone setting
Career options include:
- product designer
NMIT Jewellery courses teach:
- hand-working metal
- creating fine jewellery
- using small tools
- producing a jewellery-design portfolio
NMIT features renowned studios with superb equipment, and our courses have 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 centre offers:
- short, ‘hands-on’ courses for beginner and intermediate students
- apprentice training in jewellery manufacture
NMIT staff maintains regular contact with organisations such as:
- Craft Victoria
- National Design Centre
- commercial/retail outlets
- Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Victoria (JMGV)
- relevant manufacturing industries
Available Courses (3)
This program comprises the Jewellery stream of the Diploma of Engineering Technology. Designed for those wanting to pursue or enhance a jewellery career. Provides skills and techniques used in a broad range of jewellery making. Concentrates predominately on a hand-working skill base. The program features the Jewellery Centre, a professional jewellery school where master craftsmen and recognised experts pass on their knowledge. NMIT also offers other streams of the Diploma of Engineering Technology through the Mechanical Manufacturing Department.
This program comprises the Jewellery stream for the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology. Designed for individuals who wish to continue to pursue or enhance jewellery careers. Concentrates on a hand-working skill base, while introducing technological aspects and promoting individual attainment within the industry. The program features the Jewellery Centre, a professional jewellery school where master craftsmen and recognised experts pass on their knowledge. NMIT also offers the Mechanical Engineering stream of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology through the Mechanical Manufacturing Department.
The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is offered as an apprenticeship. Designed as a nationally accredited course for people wanting the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture from the Training Operations Bureau. The program features the Jewellery Centre, a professional jewellery school where master craftsmen and recognised experts pass on their knowledge.
Available Short Courses (5)
Designed especially for both professional jewellers and jewellery students who have existing fabrication skills and wish to enhance their skills in setting gemstones. Topics: making basic setting equipment/tools; and stone setting (rub over, claw, channel and gypsy setting).
The intermediate jewellery course has been designed as a progressive step for the students that have completed the beginner’s jewellery course.
Introduces the techniques of making simple jewellery such as a pendant, brooch (with riveted fittings), earrings, ring and chain. Safe techniques in jewellery production include soldering, filing and saw piercing.
Designed for students with limited experience in basic jewellery making. Experienced staff guide in the design and construction of student jewellery projects to specification, whether part of a 'range' or a 'one off' piece.
This course has been designed for participants to develop general art metal work skills. At the end of the course, participants will have skills in silversmithing that enable them to produce bowls, goblets, candlesticks and smaller pieces in precious and base metals.