Create your own specialised jewellery-making skill set with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering (Jewellery stream). Working within the field of jewellery design, you will acquire the latest skills and techniques in the creation of jewellery. The field of jewellery manufacturing is a $2 billion industry and opportunities to work within the dynamic sector are growing. Take the first step towards mastering the construction and design of jewellery, from the first drawing to the creation of each piece.Gain experience and expertise
You'll gain fundamental knowledge from an array of experienced trade professionals within the exciting industry of jewellery making. Study techniques at Melbourne Polytechnic's dedicated Jewellery Centre, a facility that is highly-regarded for its fully-equipped work space and quality materials. You'll learn adaptable skills in ring manufacturing, chain manufacturing, casting applications, gemmology studies, and traditional repairs. 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.Design a sparkling future
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Engineering (Jewellery stream) will allow anyone to craft their fundamental jewellery skills to continue as a jewellery hobbyist or advance their studies within a future apprenticeship. As a qualified jewellery manufacturer, you might find work within a range of practices within the jewellery field, including working with basic repairs, polishing and finishing products and basic manufacturing.
You will be prepared for work in the Jewellery industry working on basic repairs, polishing and finishing and basic manufacturing. You will also be qualified in refined jewellery techniques as a hobby jeweller, keen to further develop your jewellery skills
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.