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  • NONAC10014

Silversmithing - Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course
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At a glance

Silversmithing - Intermediate

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Course overview

Course overview

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the ways in which you could create your own jewellery using silver or gold? Yes?....well why not take a journey into the wonderful world of handmade jewellery and learn how to make your own stone set rings, chains and bangles which you can take home with you.  Come and explore the workings of soldering, annealing and fretwork whilst creating beautiful pieces for yourself or your loved ones.

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Week 1  Basic health and safety training and ring making
Demonstrations: ring making – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Design and make a silver ring

Week 2  Ring making - continued

Demonstrations: Textures and surface finishes
Exercise: Ring assembly completion

Week 3  Chain making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for chain making
Exercise: Students will start working on the design of their chain

Week 4  Chain making – continued

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

Week 5  Bangle making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for bangle making
Exercise: Students will start working on the design of their bangle

Week 6
Exercise: Bangle fabrication and completion

Week 7  Stone setting – bezels and simple claws
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for bezel and claw setting
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
Exercise: Stone set ring completion

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

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

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

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