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Jeweller Courses

A Jeweller designs and creates pieces of jewellery using materials such as metal and gemstones. You might come up with your own designs or work with a client to plan and manufacture a unique piece. Jewellers make individual jewellery pieces but may also develop a collection of work. You’ll use techniques such as shaping and joining metals and preparing and securing gemstones or other items. Jewellers are also talented at finishing pieces using skills such as polishing, buffing and engraving.

Jewellers need to be good at working with their hands and have exceptional attention to detail. You’ll need to have strong collaborative skills and be able to communicate with other designers and customers. Jewellers need to be skilled in a range of techniques and be able to bring their creative ideas to life.

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Popular Jeweller Courses

There are 6 courses available for people who want to become a Jeweller. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Jeweller earn?

In Australia, a full time Jeweller generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Jeweller?

Job opportunities as a Jeweller have increased strongly in recent years. There are currently 7,400 Jewellers in Australia compared to 4,700 five years ago. Jewellers can find work in all areas of Australia but may find more opportunities in larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Jeweller?

If you’re thinking of pursuing a career as a Jeweller you could enrol in a Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture. This course will explore various aspects of designing and making jewellery and you’ll experiment with materials such as metal, glass and gemstones. You could also consider a Certificate IV in Visual Arts which looks at a range of art forms.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within arts and craft and jewellery. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.