What will I learn?
Our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design is a two year, full-time dynamic course delivered over three days a week. The course focuses on hand-working skills and introduces high-level technical jewellery-making skills to promote individual attainment.
If you desire to pursue or enhance an emerging career in jewellery, this course is for you. Focusing predominantly on your hand-working skill base, you will learn technological aspects of making jewellery and gain industry knowledge, experience and networks. Study areas include design, drawing and rendering, development of a series of jewellery works, small business set-up, research, photography and CAD (computer-aided design).
You will learn the following techniques;
Filing, soldering, sawing, drilling, forging, rolling, doming and wirework
Material studies of precious and non-precious metals, gemstones and alternate materials
Wax work and lost wax casting
Surface embellishment including texturing, oxidizing, etching, electroplating and enameling
Silversmithing; raising and fabrication
Jewellery mechanisms - earring hooks, stud posts, clasps and catches, cufflinks, brooch fittings
Ring manufacture and basic stone setting
Traditional techniques of filigree, granulation, inlay, keep-boo, repose and chasing
You will also learn advanced jewellery techniques, including a selection of the following
Complex hinges and specialized catches for lockets
Containers or small vessels
Stone setting (claw, bezel, gypsy, grain, pave, tension)
Pathways to further study
You may wish to extend your qualifications by undertaking further study in the areas of gemology, diamond technology and jewellery valuation. You may also choose to articulate into further study of fine arts at other tertiary institutions including RMIT and Monash
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
Which department am I in? Department of Visual Arts
Applicants must have successful completion of studies equivalent to Australian Year 12 education as the minimum level of entry. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.0 overall no individual band less than 5.5; TOEFL iBT: 60 overall, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18, Reading: 13, Listening: 12. Pearson Global Scale of English PTE Academic: 50 overall communicative skills: 42; Cambridge English Scale: Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE): 169 overall individual bands: 162.
Students must have the following:
Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognized equivalency
Other: Applicants are required to present a folio which includes pictures and/or drawings and a resume of their interest and experience in the jewellery industry.
Applicants with prior knowledge of technical terminology or design are preferred.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from TAFE NSW
€21,300.00 (US$ 25,074) per year
19 February 2018
Fairfield Campus Yarra Bend Road, FAIRFIELD, Victoria, 3078, MELBOURNE, Australia