Tap into your creativity and make jewellery pieces for clients. Become a jewellery designer or manufacturer, start your own jewellery business or choose to do further study in engineering.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work with molten metals and glass
Create wax models and metal casts
Handle and set gemstones
Construct and build jewellery components
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at certificate III level
The confidence to work with a range of materials including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres
The ability to operate jewellery manufacturing tools and equipment
A strong pathway to continue your study and improve your career opportunities
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.
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
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)
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A customer first approach
The ability to work with your hands
The ability to pay for extra items and equipment to take to your workshops (cost of approx. $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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: bench jeweller, jewellery manufacturer, jewellery designer, CAD designer, gemstone setter, casting production assistant and production jeweller.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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
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