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  • NONAC10014

Silversmithing - Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course
At a glance

At a glance

Create one of kind jewellery using silver or gold

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Course overview

Course overview

Take a journey into the wonderful world of handcrafted jewellery and learn how to make your own stud earrings, hoop earrings, chains, bangles and stone set rings! Using sterling silver, you will learn to anneal, solder and form metal whilst creating beautiful pieces of jewellery for yourself or your loved ones.

This course is perfect for you, if you're looking for a new hobby or wishing to start a career in jewellery design and manufacture. It is strongly recommended that you complete the ‘Basics of Silversmithing’ or ‘Silversmithing – Rings’ before enrolling into this course.

Week 1: Basic Health and Safety training and Stud Earrings making
Demonstrations: Reticulated Stud Earrings – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Design and make your own reticulated stud earrings

Week 2: Classic Wire Hoops
Demonstrations: Classic wire hoops – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Students will make a set of classic sterling silver hoops

Week 3: Bangle making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for bangle making
Exercise: Bangle fabrication and completion

Week 4: Chain making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for chain making
Exercise: Students will start working on the design of their chain

Week 5: Chain making – continued

Demonstrations: Claps – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Chain assembly completion

Week 6: Stone Set Ring – a ring band fabrication
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for making ring bands
Exercise: Students will create a simple silver ring band

Week 7: Stone Set Ring – bezels and simple claws setting fabrication
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for creating a bezel or claw setting for cabochon cut stones
Exercise: Students will start working on the design and assembly of a chosen setting

Week 8: Stone Setting – continued
Demonstrations: Assembling a stone set ring – attaching setting to a ring band
Exercise: Stone set ring completion

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Previous silversmithing experience is an advantage but not necessary.

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.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Need to know

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.

Disclaimer

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

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland