Jewellery Competition

Jewellery designers are trained professionals who use a variety of materials, such as precious metals, gems, stones and crystals, to create decorative accessories for the ears, neck, hands, fingers, feet and toes. Jewellery design requires a lot of creativity, imagination and technical knowledge. Jewellers create functional items of jewellery as well as artistic design pieces. They also undertake all manner of jewellery repairs. In the WorldSkills Australia jewellery competition, participants will be assessed on their ability to manufacture a three-dimensional jewellery object from a technical drawing within the allocated time.

YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN JEWELLERY IF YOU:

  • Are interested in artistic and creative work
  • Have good eyesight and can work carefully and accurately
  • Are good with your hands and enjoy making things
  • Have a flair for creative design
  • Can visualise an end product
  • Are patient and can stick with a task

IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION

The WorldSkills Australia Jewellery Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 34 Australian regions. The Jewellery Regional Competitions test the skills and knowledge of 4000+ apprentices, trainees and students, who have the opportunity to win gold, silver and bronze medals and gain the chance to go on to compete at a national level.

WorldSkills Australia competitions operate on a two-year cycle. The next Jewellery Regional Competition rounds are now running across the country. 2018 and 2020 are the next National Championship years.

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Training Package Requirements

The WorldSkills Australia Jewellery competitions are aligned to the MEM05 Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.

Regional Competition

Training Package Requirements – Regional Level

The WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Jewellery is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30605 Certificate III in the Jewellery Manufacture Qualification:

  • MEM12023A – Perform engineering measurements
  • MEM03001B – Perform manual production assembly
  • MEM05006B – Perform brazing and/or silver soldering
  • MEM13004B – Work safely with molten metals/glass
  • MEM18001C – Use hand tools
  • MEM18002B – Use power tools/hand held operations
  • MEM19016B – Construct jewellery components
  • MEM12024A – Perform computations
  • MEM19017B – Fabricate jewellery items
  • MEM09002B – Interpret technical drawing

Regional Tasks

  • Sawing
  • Drilling
  • Soldering
  • Filing
  • Rolling
  • Bending and forming
  • Reading drawings
  • Using a solder
  • Fitting and mounting individual pieces
  • Opening setting to correct tolerance
  • Constructing settings
  • Measuring units and dimensions
  • Transferring drawing to metal
  • Applying emery finish
  • Appropriately using precious metals

Regionals Competition Duration

6 hours – 1 day

National Competition

Training Package Requirements – National Level

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Jewellery is aligned to the following Units of Competency (Elements of Competency and Performance Criteria) contained in the MEM30605 Certificate III in the Jewellery Manufacture Qualification.

In addition to the Regional requirements the National also includes:

  • MEM19005B – Produce three-dimensional precision items
  • MEM18003C – Use tools for precision work
  • MEM07040A – Set multistage integrated processes
  • MEM03002B – Perform precision assembly

National Tasks

  • Sawing
  • Drilling
  • Soldering
  • Filing
  • Rolling
  • Bending and forming
  • Reading drawings
  • Using a solder
  • Fitting and mounting individual pieces
  • Opening setting to correct tolerance
  • Constructing settings
  • Measuring units and dimensions
  • Transferring drawing to metal
  • Completing an emery finish
  • Appropriate use of precious metal

Nationals Competition Duration

20 hours – 3 days

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