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  • NONAC10010

Basics of Silversmithing

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing

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Course overview

Course overview

This course will introduce students to some core Silversmithing techniques. These will include sawing, saw piercing, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing and basic stone setting. Participants will be encouraged to create a pair of drop earrings, bracelet and a pendant and students can take their creations home.  A basic design outline will be provided but students are welcome to develop their unique designs using the newly learned techniques.

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Topics covered in this course include:

  • Basic health and safety training and basic skills acquisition
    • Demonstrations: sawing, drilling, filing, sanding
    • Exercise: Students will be working on acquisition of sawing skills, learning how to cut and finish straight lines, curves and corners
       
  • A drop earring construction
    • Demonstrations: a basic earring hook, saw piercing, jump ring making and an earring assembly
    • Exercise: Following a design outline students will create a pair of drop earrings
       
  • A bracelet construction
    • Demonstrations: creating designer chain links, drilling delicate components, cold joining chain links, clasp construction
    • Exercise: Students will work on the components for the bracelet and complete assembly
       
  • Basics of stone setting and pendant construction
    • Demonstrations: Tab stone setting, pendant hanging systems
    • Exercise: Students will work on their pendant and complete assembly

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register

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University pathways

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Resources required

  • Students will require fully enclosed shoes, a note pad, a ruler, a pencil, a fine felt tip pen (preferably permanent marker for metal) and a glue stick.
  • Please note:  There are no canteen facilities at Coomera or Ashmore over the weekend so students are advised to bring their own refreshments.

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Your enrolment fee includes course supplies provided at each class by the teacher which are non-refundable.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

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All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland