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.
WorldSkills Australia Competition Jewellery, participants will be assessed on their ability to manufacture Jewellery using a wide range of techniques and materials, including metals, stones, woods, plastics and fibres.
YOU SHOULD PURSUE A CAREER IN JEWELLERY IF YOU:
- Are interested in artistic and creative work
- Are good with your hands and enjoy making things
- Can visualise an end product
IT ALL BEGINS AT A REGIONAL COMPETITION
The WorldSkills Australia Jewellery Competitions begin at a grass roots level in one of 42 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. 2023 and 2025 are the next National Championship years.
Training Package Requirements
The WorldSkills Australia Jewellery Competitions are aligned to the National Manufacturing and Engineering Training Package.
Training Package Requirements – Regional Level
The 2022 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition in Jewellery is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture Qualification.
The Regional Competition is designed to test Competitors’ ability to make a piece of Jewellery to certain specifications, within the allocated time. Competitors’ will be required to read and interpret a 2D technical drawing to make the piece.
The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Jewellery:
- Dimensions and measurements
- Ensure surface finish clearly defines definition and sharpness
- Soldering and fitting of components
- Angle and shape of the a-jour sections
- Similarity – following specifications and project drawing
Regionals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 6 hours over 1 day not including briefing or breaks.
Training Package Requirements – National Level
The 2023 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Jewellery is aligned to the Units of Competency contained in the MEM30619 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture Qualification.
The National Competition is designed to test Competitors’ ability to make a piece of Jewellery being a pendant design with a creative element. The competition project is designed to test the Competitors skills in the following areas related to Jewellery:
- Interpretation and understanding of a technical drawing
- Interpretation of a design brief
- Time management
- Bending and forming
- Use of solder
- Surface finish
- Appropriate use of precious metal
- Transferring drawing to metal
- Fitting and mounting of individual pieces
- Opening settings to correct tolerance
- Constructing settings
- Measuring units and dimensions
- Economic use of all materials
Nationals Competition Duration
The competition is completed in 20 hours over 3 days not including briefing or breaks.
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