Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 080541G

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate

Summary

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.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Where will this take me

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

Pathways

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.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment are used, including practical exercises, written exercises, studio journals or combinations of the three.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
15,852 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,926
Mar 2023 2 years
Full time
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia
15,852 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,926
Mar 2023 2 years
Full time
Prahran Campus
144 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3181
Australia
15,852 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,926
Mar 2023 2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Fairfield Campus
Yarra Bend Road
Melbourne Victoria 3078
Australia
15,852 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 7,926
Mar 2023 2 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Prahran Campus
144 High Street
Melbourne Victoria 3181
Australia

Entry criteria

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; Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (Individual bands: minimum 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall (individual bands: minimum ISLPR 2).

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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