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Let your career sparkle

If creating bling is your thing, add some sparkle to your career by enrolling in our Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture. Escape into the world of precious and non-precious stones, and learn about stone setting, metal casting, chain making, and technical drawing. Learn to plan measurements, interpret drawings and work safely with a range of chemicals and materials such as molten metals and glass. Use hand tools for precision work and learn to construct metal casing, create wax models, set gemstones and repair jewellery. There are convenient block release training periods scheduled throughout the year so this will make it easier for you to grab this qualification and add some dazzle to your life. Course details

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Blended: 3 years / 5 x 1 month block training over duration

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  • Full Fee $19,380

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Rachelle Leocadio

Let's celebrate the fancy clothes makers

From research to building a concept, a crazy design, making a pattern right through to production and fitting the garment to the models. This is the part that is most exciting to me. It was [and still is] such a rewarding outlet for me. Firstly doing a diploma, then an advanced diploma, my gap year turned into my career.

Rachelle Leocadio
Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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Practical, hands-on classes combined with state-of-the-art facilities and purpose-built learning areas make us a standout amongst training providers. Better than that though, many of our facilities are acknowledged by industry as being amongst the best in Australia.

Key dates

South Bank 16 Jul 2018 5 x 1 month block training over duration Blended

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland Brisbane has the following selection criteria for this qualification:

  • students must be working in the industry or have a workshop at home to practice the skills learned

If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


South Bank
Ernest Street
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.


View the timetable. Please note, the timetable for future semesters may differ to the current schedule. If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, give us a call on 1300 712 007.


The successful achievement of this qualification operates by a points system. It requires completion of 12 core units, elective units totalling 40 points from Group A and elective units from Group A to bring the total value to at least 73 points. TAFE Queensland Brisbane have designed the below study plan. Please contact 1300 712 007 for more information.

Stage 1
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Core
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Core
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Core
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Core
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Core
MEM12024A Perform computations Core
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Core
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Core
MEM13003B Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials Elective
MEM13004B Work safely with molten metals/glass Elective
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing Elective
Stage 2
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Core
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Core
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Core
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Core
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
MEM19001B Perform jewellery metal casting Elective
MEM19002B Prepare jewellery illustrations Elective
MEM19003B Handle gem materials Elective
MEM15004B Perform inspection Elective
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Elective
MEM19012B Produce jewellery wax model Elective
MEM19013B Produce jewellery metal masters Elective
Stage 3
MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing Elective
MEM19007B Perform gemstone setting Elective
MEM19016B Construct jewellery components Elective
MEM19017B Fabricate jewellery items Elective
MEM08010B Manually finish/polish materials Elective
MEM19008B Prepare jewellery designs Elective
MEM19018B Repair jewellery items Elective
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Brisbane has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 712 007. We're here to help.



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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Certificate 3 Guarantee

You can receive a subsidy towards one certificate III qualification from a list of subsidised courses.

You're eligible for the Certificate 3 Guarantee if you:

  • Are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • Living in Queensland full time
  • Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • And don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate 3 or higher level qualification.

Give us a call to find out more.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

Students can access a range of print, copy, scan and fax services via MyPrint.


MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture

Job prospects

  • Jewellery Designer
  • Jeweller

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities. That means cutting down the amount of time you need to complete your degree, or even enrolling straight into the second year of your university course.

Our pathway partners include:

Rachelle Leocadio

Let's celebrate the fancy clothes makers

From research to building a concept, a crazy design, making a pattern right through to production and fitting the garment to the models. This is the part that is most exciting to me. It was [and still is] such a rewarding outlet for me. Firstly doing a diploma, then an advanced diploma, my gap year turned into my career.

Rachelle Leocadio
Diploma of Applied Fashion Technology
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this to TAFE Queensland.

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? You're ready to enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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At the beginning of each semester we host orientation events across our locations so you can meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. We also throw in a bunch of free activities, because... why not? We like to have fun.

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 5 March 2018

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