Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

184907 v.3 Postgraduate Diploma in Jewellery Production


Course CRICOS Code: 023989D
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This is a course in contemporary jewellery design and making. It develops professional skills through special workshops supervised by specialist jewellers focusing on gold and precious and semi-precious gemstone design. A key element in the course is involvement in a retail outlet, providing the opportunity to earn an income to offset student fees. Students develop high levels of competence in advanced studio production skills and an informed knowledge of the jewellery industry.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor of arts degree with a specialisation in jewellery or other appropriate discipline, or a TAFE diploma and relevant professional experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Additional Course Expenses

Students engage in fieldwork in all semesters of the course and are responsible for related expenses. Students are expected to make provision for the purchase of gold, silver and gemstone materials and for tools, at an estimated cost of between $700-$1,000 per semester. Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1 Semester 1

12621 v.4   Jewellery Production Project 591 6.0 75.0
6301 v.7   Art Visual Arts Theory 501 3.0 25.0

Year 1 Semester 2

12622 v.4   Jewellery Production Project 592 6.0 75.0
6322 v.7   Art Visual Arts Theory 502 3.0 25.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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