Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - MEM30619

TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03020E

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a jewellery manufacture tradesperson within the jewellery industry. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of jewellery manufacture work, including undertaking designing and making jewellery and small objects using a wide range of materials, including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres.Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.


  • Produce jewellery metal masters
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Perform inspection
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Perform precision micro-mechanism diagnosis and servicing
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Construct jewellery components
  • Produce jewellery wax model
  • Perform jewellery metal casting
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Perform electroplating operations
  • Plan work activities
  • Repair jewellery items
  • Perform hand engraving
  • Produce three-dimensional precision items
  • Perform investment procedures for lost wax casting process
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Purchase materials
  • Order materials
  • Operate and monitor machine and process
  • Prepare jewellery illustrations
  • Set multistage integrated processes
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Fabricate jewellery items
  • Use improvement processes in team activities
  • Perform gemstone setting
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • Create 2-D drawings using computer-aided design system
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Use hand tools
  • Perform wax injection of moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Perform jewellery enamelling
  • Handle and examine gemstone materials
  • Prepare jewellery designs
  • Fault find and maintain micro-mechanisms
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Produce rubber moulds for lost wax casting process
  • Handle gem materials
  • Perform computations
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Perform general machining
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Diagnose and service micro-mechanisms
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Perform precision assembly
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Set assembly stations
  • Create 3-D models using computer-aided design system
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Interpret technical drawing

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
South Bank (Brisbane) No information available No
  • Part-time or day release : 4 years

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.

Become a member

Already a member? Login Forgot password?

Join the conversation