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Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

  • Diploma

Pursue your passion and emerging career in jewellery with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MEM60211, 080541G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Apr

About this course

Design your future in jewellery

Pursue your passion and emerging career in jewellery with Melbourne Polytechnic's Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. Refining the specialist skills learnt in your Diploma, this course introduces you to the advanced jewellery making techniques that will allow you to design and create beautiful objects of value and sentiment.

Learn from gems of the industry

Working within modern, light-filled, industry-standard workshops, Melbourne Polytechnic's jewellery teachers have advanced knowledge in both traditional and contemporary design and techniques. In order to prepare you for the job marketplace, this course will also introduce and instruct you in the fields of design development, production jewellery, small business set-up and exhibition planning and design. This course culminates in a graduate exhibition giving students the opportunity to showcase their work to family, friends, and industry specialists. Melbourne Polytechnic has an excellent reputation for jewellery and object design, with students winning a number of industry-recognised and prestigious awards including the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, WorldSkills competition, Nationwide Jewellers' Apprentice of the Year, Design Institute of Australia's Graduate of the Year and even the Lord Coconut Melbourne Cufflink Prize.

Bedazzle your future career

An Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design will set you apart within a creative and competitive industry. Experienced teaching staff and the industry-dedicated projects this course has to offer will ensure you graduate equipped with skills to establish your own designer/maker studio as well as work in the production of jewellery for retail and online outlets. Melbourne Polytechnic jewellery graduates have gone to secure jobs across all areas of the ever-evolving industry, from technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies to jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector.

Entry requirements

Completion of MEM50311 Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design or demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge. You will be asked to attend an interview.

Study locations

Fairfield

Career pathways

The Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is designed to prepare you to establish your own designer/maker studio, creating bespoke, one off commissions for clients as well as production jewellery and objects for sale in retail/online outlets. Graduates from the Advanced Diploma have gone on to work as technical assistants in the area of bionic technologies and as jewellery studio technicians in the creative education sector.

  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jewellery Technical Assistant
  • Jewellery Studio Technician
  • Jeweller
  • Jewellery Repairer

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.