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Jewellery Maker/Tradesperson

Jewellery Makers manufacture jewellery and related objects.  This sample covers the repair and restoration of antique jewellery gem setting, engraving and jewellery manufacturing skills. They may work in jewellery manufacturing and retail and wholesale jewellery enterprises.

Summary of Training

  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Apply quality systems
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Investigate quality and application of jewellery materials
  • Produce renderings and technical drawings for jewellery and object design construction
  • Create silversmithing objects
  • Apply chain manufacture process
  • Plan and apply casting techniques for jewellery and object designs
  • Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production
  • Repair and restore antique jewellery
  • Set gems in channel style settings
  • Plan and implement chenier fabrication process
  • Set gems in claw and bezel style settings
  • Fabricate platinum jewellery items
  • Perform manual production assembly
  • Perform precision assembly
  • Perform brazing and silver soldering
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Perform general machining
  • Use workshop machines for basic operations
  • Perform wire, jig, and barrel load/unload work
  • Pre-treat work for subsequent surface coating
  • Manually finish/polish materials
  • Prepare surfaces using solvents and/or mechanical means
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials
  • Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Communicate with individuals and small groups
  • Assist in development and deliver training in the workplace
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Perform jewellery metal casting
  • Handle gem materials

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Jewellery Making, Watch & Clock Repair & Service

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Metal & Engineering

Work Type
Analytic & Scientific
Creative & Artistic
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 6065

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Jewellery Maker/Tradesperson - MEM40311
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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