How to become a Jeweller

Jewellers design and make jewellery and small objects using a wide range of materials, including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres. Jewellers may specialise in making particular types of jewellery (such as rings) or in using specialised techniques (such as enamelling, engraving, anodising or casting).

Personal requirements of a Jeweller

  • Enjoy artistic and creative work
  • Good eyesight (may be corrected)
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Able to work carefully and accurately
  • Creative design ability
  • Enjoy making things
  • Patient and able to persevere

Education & Training for a Jeweller

To become a jeweller you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10. You can also become a jeweller by completing a VET qualification. As subjects and prerequisites can vary between institutions, you should contact your chosen institution for further information. Alternatively, you can become a jeweller by completing a degree at university.. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview and submit a folio of work. Universities have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au.

Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 6.7%

NSW 36.7%

NT 0%

QLD 14.4%

SA 1.7%

TAS 5.5%

VIC 19.9%

WA 15.2%

Hours worked:

46

Unemployment:

below average

Gender split:

Proportion of male workers 52.4%

Proportion of female workers 47.7%

Education level:

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 10: 0%

Proportion of workers who have not completed Year 12: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Proportion of workers whose highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Proprortion of workers aged below 35 years: 18.2%

Proportion of workers aged above 35 years: 75.7%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.




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