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Top 3 skills you will achieve:

  • Jewellery making
  • Jewellery design
  • Jewellery manufacturing

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

If you've always loved jewellery and would like to gain the skills needed to work in the jewellery industry as a freelance designer or craftsperson, Central offers you options to achieve this goal.

Course Overview

Course Code:W241 (National ID: MEM30605) 
Careers:Jeweller, Further study opportunities in Jewellery 

Apprenticeship duration may be flexible however the full time (in class) version of the course will ake one year (2 semesters) to complete.

How:Full time, Apprenticeship/Traineeship 
Where:PERTH CAMPUS - Building 4
133 Newcastle Street

Intake:Semester 1 
International study available:No 
Online study available:No 
Uni pathway available:No 

About the course

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By undertaking this course you'll gain a range of bench skills required to work in the jewellery manufacturing industry as a freelance jewellery designer or craftsperson.
This Certificate III can now be undertaken full time (in class) as well as an apprenticeship so whether you have already organised your employment as an apprentice, are looking to do an apprenticeship in the future or you're simply interested in learning about jewellery manufacture, Central can provide you with a pathway to do this.
Download our flyer for more information about Central's Jewellery courses.

If you'd like to get a glimpse into the creative world this course can open up for you. See what our jewellery students and staff are up to on Facebook.

Where this course can lead you

This course will put you in a role where you can let your creativity flow and create your own fashion accessories. The jewellery industry is an exciting one and how successful you are depends on your designs and commitment to the industry.

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture prepares you for roles such as:

  • Jeweller

  • Jewellery Designer

  • Craftsperson

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture is a great precursor to study the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery Design at Central. With a higher qualification you can improve employment and earning potential and specialise in certain areas.

Skills you will gain from this course

Central's jewellery qualifications provide you with skills that are relevant to current industry trends and practices.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • complete jewellery manufacture and design tasks

  • choose materials

  • understand and implement OHS

  • use a computer in the jewellery design and manufacturing process.

Your Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture gives you the skills to begin an exciting career in Jewellery design/making or for further study at Central.

Connected with industry

At Central we place an emphasis on quality training, that is why we ensure our lecturers are jewellery professionals. So you gain the best learning experience possible.

We regularly assess the software and practices this industry uses and replicate it within Central, so when you leave you'll be working on familiar technology and with familiar processes.

We also ensure our industry partners are involved in the development of our courses and curriculum and are the first to see our jewellery design students works. This connection has led to our jewellery industry partners sponsoring our design exhibitions. Many of our students have won State and National jewellery design awards.

Central's focus on industry relevancy means practical course content geared towards getting you a career. It also means you have an opportunity to network with real professionals who could increase your chances of employment during or after study.


Our Jewellery Industry Partners


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Course Structure

Plan:W241 - CU1509 - FEES 16 
Description:Complete 12 core units and elective units to a total at least 73 points. 

Available Groups

Title: GROUP 01 - SEMESTER 1/2

Description: Complete all units listed below

NumberNational IDTitle
D3655MSAENV272BParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices
W5266MEM03002B Perform precision assembly
W5332MEM05006BPerform brazing and/or silver soldering
W5352MEM06007BPerform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
W5390MEM08010BManually finish/polish materials
W5449MEM12024APerform computations
W5451MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information
W5452MEM16008AInteract with computing technology
W5492MEM12023APerform engineering measurements
W5502MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
W5505MEM13003BWork safely with industrial chemicals and materials
W5506MEM13004BWork safely with molten metals/glass
W5512MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task
W5513MEM14005APlan a complete activity
W5531MEM15024AApply quality procedures
W5532MEM15002AApply quality systems
W5548MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
W5552MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training
W5563MEM18001CUse hand tools
W5574MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations
W5584MEM18003CUse tools for precision work
W5636MEM19010BProduce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process
W5637MEM19011BPerform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process
W5638MEM19012BProduce jewellery wax model
W5639MEM19013BProduce jewellery metal masters
W5642MEM19016BConstruct jewellery components
W5643MEM19017BFabricate jewellery items
W5645MEM19001BPerform jewellery metal casting
W5649MEM19002BPrepare jewellery illustrations
W5652MEM19005BProduce three-dimensional precision items
W5655MEM19008BPrepare jewellery designs
W5656MEM19009BPerform investment procedures for lost wax casting process

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a structured employment based training program that allows you to have a job and be paid while you learn. In most instances practical experience at work is combined with complementary off-the-job training provided by Central Institute of Technology. 

Apprenticeships lead to trade certification and nationally recognised qualifications.

Traineeships focus on entry level training in non-trade areas and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications. Some school based traineeships are available to year 11 and 12 students who combine part time work with secondary studies via an approved training schedule. Apprenticeships and Traineeships are not available as an option for  International students.

Please Note: The process for actually getting into an apprenticeship/traineeship (which involves finding an employer) is very different to the application process for normal study.  

For more information about apprenticeships or traineeships please contact Central Institute of Technology'sTraineeship, Apprenticeship and Workplace Training (TAWT)  on 6211 2035, visit the Department of Training and Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office (the Apprenticeship Office)

Getting into this course

Entrance Requirements 

Entrance Requirements table In order to gain entry into this course you must  have finished Year 10 or equivalent and demonstrate basic communication skills.


For school leavers:

This conversion table explains the grades you need to have obtained at a high school level to meet this entry level requirement. A text version of this table is available here


For non-school leavers:

If you are not coming straight from school you still need to provide us with evidence that demonstrates you can meet the above entry requirement. The Training WA website has a skills calculator that can help you identify what previous experiences you can use as evidence.


The Application Process

This course is delivered full time or as an apprenticeship, and applying for the course is different with each option.

Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay.


Full time:

Apply nowThis course is being offered in Semester 1, 2016 and applications are now open.

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Find out more information about the process to apply, enrol and pay. 



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Recognition of Prior Learning

Do you have existing skills? Whether obtained through paid or voluntary work, training or other experiences, you may be able to fast track your study by applying for recognition of prior learning, often referred to as RPL.

Find out more here

Fee information

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees. The resource fees cover the materials and services required to complete a unit.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

Fee amounts for this course are not currently available.

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