Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design - MEM60211

Melbourne Polytechnic

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00724G

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is suitable for independent professional designers or designers/practitioners in jewellery and objects. Skills gained from this qualification may be applied to specialist jewellery and object design briefs, including heritage jewellery, theatre and film commissions, exhibitions and churchware, as well as one-off individual client briefs.


  • 36 units: 9 core
  • 27 elective


  • Perform computations
  • Prepare files for publication
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Refine drawing techniques
  • Market the small business
  • Select materials and new technologies for jewellery and 3D object design applications
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Investigate drawing materials and processes
  • Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects
  • Source and estimate materials
  • Plan and implement chenier fabrication process
  • Use computer aided drafting systems to produce basic engineering drawings
  • Create silversmithing objects
  • Publicly present a body of own creative work
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Select and organise finished work for storage
  • Plan and apply casting techniques for jewellery and object designs
  • Apply drawing and rendering techniques to jewellery or object design
  • Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Refine digital art techniques
  • Manage design realisation
  • Use hand tools
  • Apply chain manufacture process
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work
  • Engage in the business of creative practice
  • Extend professional expertise with drawing and other visual representation tools
  • Perform jewellery metal casting
  • Articulate, present and debate ideas
  • Produce a professional jewellery design and 3D object portfolio
  • Refine 3-D design ideas and processes
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Create and manufacture jewellery or object design prototypes for the mass market
  • Conduct research
  • Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery
  • Produce renderings and technical drawings for jewellery and object design construction
  • Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images
  • Produce jewellery metal masters
  • Originate a body of independent creative work
  • Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects
  • Manage small business finances
  • Interpret and respond to a design brief
  • Capture photographic images
  • Collaborate in a creative process
  • Manage projects
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Plan, conduct and supervise a jewellery and object exhibition
  • Experiment with jewellery or object designs
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Produce life drawings for presenting jewellery and object designs
  • Collaborate in professional creative projects
  • Work with photomedia in creative practice
  • Design and implement mechanisms in jewellery items
  • Present a body of own creative work
  • Perform brazing and or silver soldering
  • Analyse cultural history and theory
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Use CAD to create and display 3D jewellery and object models
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Research global design trends
  • Produce jewellery wax model
  • Apply photo imaging lighting techniques
  • Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
  • Sell products and services
  • Prepare for sustainable professional practice
  • Create and present designs for jewellery and other 3D objects
  • Research and apply light and colour
  • Make a presentation
  • Research and apply design theory
  • Make scale models
  • Realise a body of creative work
  • Research and design sustainable objects
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Produce ideation drawings
  • Extend cultural research expertise
  • Originate and develop concepts
  • Oversee jewellery or object design production
  • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Refine 2-D design ideas and processes
  • Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business
  • Render images using computer graphics software
  • Investigate quality and application of jewellery materials

Study pathways

Pathways into the qualification This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed MEM50311 Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design, MEM40311 Certificate IV in Advanced Jewellery Manufacture (under development), or who can demonstrate equivalent vocational experience. Pathways from the qualification Further training pathways from this qualification include appropriate higher education or Vocational Graduate qualifications.

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