National code: MEM30619

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

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Overview About this course

Apply your creative flair and inspiration as you learn techniques to craft bespoke custom jewellery pieces for clients. Become a jewellery designer or manufacturer, start your own jewellery business or advance to further study in engineering.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Design jewellery

  • Work with molten metals and glass

  • Create wax models and metal cast

  • Handle and set gemstones

  • Construct and fabricate jewellery components

  • Repair jewellery

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • The confidence to work with a wide range of materials, including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres

  • The skills to design, construct and fabricate jewellery components

  • The ability to operate jewellery manufacturing tools and equipment

  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and

  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • Appropriate workshop clothing including closed shoes, long pants and sleeved shirts

  • Materials for making samples including metals, gemstones and solders and consumable items such as drills, saw blades, emery paper etc (these items can be purchased from the tool store on campus)

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A customer-focused attitude

  • An aptitude for working with your hands

  • The ability to pay for additional costs of items and equipment to take to your workshops (suggested minimum of $100)

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Bench jeweller, Jewellery manufacturer, Jewellery designer, CAD designer, Gemstone setter, Casting production assistant and Production jeweller

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 Weighting points, including 33 core and 63 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training MEM17003

  • Plan work activities MEM14006

  • Interpret technical drawing MEM09002

  • Undertake manual handling MEM11011

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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