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December 07, 2020
Jewellers design and make jewellery and small objects using a wide range of materials, including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres. Jewellers may specialise in making particular types of jewellery (such as rings) or in using specialised techniques (such as enamelling, engraving, anodising or casting).
To become a jeweller you usually have to complete an apprenticeship or traineeship.
If you would like more information about what an apprenticeship is and what's involved, take a look at the following website australianapprenticeships.gov.au
Alternatively, you can become a jeweller by completing a degree at university.. To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with English.
Applicants may also be required to attend an interview and submit a folio of work.
This is where private Jewellery schools such as Jewellery Collective can assist you with developing basic skills and folio material.
We have helped many of our students go on to create successful jewellery businesses or to gain a formal qualification.
It's not an easy industry to get into, but with hard work, perserance and patience, anything is possible.
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