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Qualification details

CUV40603 - Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
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Is superseded by and equivalent to CUV40611 - Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and PolishingThis qualification replaces CUV40603 Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing. Minor updates only. 11/Oct/2011

Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 18/Apr/2008

Units of competency

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BSBDIV301A - Work effectively with diversityWork effectively with diversityN/A
BSBITU305A - Conduct online transactionsConduct online transactionsN/A
BSBOHS201A - Participate in OHS processesParticipate in OHS processesN/A
BSBSMB405A - Monitor and manage small business operationsMonitor and manage small business operationsN/A
BSBSMB406A - Manage small business financesManage small business financesN/A
BSBWOR204A - Use business technologyUse business technologyN/A
CUFDIG201A - Maintain interactive contentMaintain interactive contentN/A
CUFIND201A - Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledgeDevelop and apply creative arts industry knowledgeN/A
CUVCOR03B - Develop, refine and communicate concept for own workDevelop, refine and communicate concept for own workN/A
CUVCOR07B - Use drawing techniques to represent the object or ideaUse drawing techniques to represent the object or ideaN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-13 Gem Cutter And Polisher 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Visual Arts and Craft 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Opal Cutting and Polishing Workshop Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 18/Apr/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-13 Gem Cutter And Polisher 18/Apr/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 18/Apr/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 18/Apr/2008 
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Employability Skills Summary

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills  required for running a small cutting and polishing workshop. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Communication 

  • Passing on key safety information to colleagues.
  • Sharing information with others.
  • Discussing opal buying preferences with colleagues and others in the industry.
  • Clarifying legal and regulatory requirements with manager.
  • Negotiating the acquisition of rough opal supplies.
  • Describing features of products to customers.
  • Discussing requirements with customers.

Teamwork 

  • Checking safety procedures with other team members.
  • Showing respect when communicating with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Discussing possible strategies for cutting opal with colleagues and clients.

Problem Solving 

  • Identifying safety issues and reporting them to appropriate person.
  • Identifying possible conflicts with team members and suggesting ways of dealing with them.
  • Identifying whether a sample is genuine natural opal or a simulated opal.
  • Identifying and rectifying equipment faults that do not require specialist attention.
  • Identifying and correcting faults in opals as items are made.
  • Offering solutions to customer objections in a sales situation.

Initiative and Enterprise 

  • Determining where to cut stones to maximise value and artistic effect.
  • Deciding on the most appropriate option for acquiring rough opal.
  • Developing a strategic vision for the business.
  • Maximising sales opportunities with customers.

Planning and Organising 

  • Identifying risk factors and taking action to minimise risk.
  • Organising work tasks to ensure safety.
  • Maintaining stock control and other workplace records.
  • Surveying market requirements to determine opal cutting strategies.
  • Weighing opals to determine yield.
  • Planning and executing the process of cutting and polishing opals.
  • Planning and performing routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Developing and implementing procedures for acquiring rough opal.
  • Developing budgets and managing financial operations.
  • Investigating resources needed to set up an opal-cutting workshop.

Self-management 

  • Following workplace procedures, particularly in relation to OHS.
  • Maintaining personal safety standards.
  • Taking responsibility within scope of job role.
  • Managing own time to meet deadlines.

Learning 

  • Seeking assistance and advice from others to improve one's own skills and knowledge.
  • Seeking assistance and expert advice from equipment manufacturers.
  • Seeking expert legal advice.
  • Providing mentoring and coaching on OHS to team members.

Technology 

  • Using security systems.
  • Using cameras and scanning equipment.
  • Using electronic stock control systems.
  • Using the internet for research.
  • Using equipment and tools to cut and polish opals.

Packaging Rules

To obtain a Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing, 16 units  must be achieved:

Core units 

Complete 10 units 

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

CUVOPA01B Identify and describe opal

CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal

CUVOPA03B Complete pre-cutting processes for solid opal

CUVOPA04B Cut and polish an opal solid

CUVOPA05B Complete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and triplets

CUVOPA06B Cut and polish an opal double/triplet

CUVOPA07B Use opal carving tools

CUVOPA11B Obtain opal

CUVOPA14B Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

Elective Units 

Complete 6 units 

BSBDIV301A Work effectively with diversity

BSBITU305A Conduct online transactions

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

CUVOPA08B Production cut and polish opal

CUVOPA09B Use a faceting machine

CUVOPA10B Cut opal spheres and beads

CUVOPA12B Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop

CUVOPA13B Apply advanced pre-cutting processes to complex opals

CUVPHI04B Apply photoimaging lightning techniques

CUVVSP26B Apply techniques to produce jewellery

FNSICGEN305A Maintain daily financial/business records

FNSICGEN402B Participate in negotiations

MEM19.7AA Perform gemstone setting (*Pre requisite units)

WRRS01B Sell products and services

WRWSL201A Sell products and services to business customers

Of the elective units two may come from any endorsed Training Package at the Certificate III /IV level . A list of recommended units is included below .

The total package of units must meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptor for a Certificate IV. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the level of the qualification.

* Pre-requisites for this unit are : MEM18 .1AB Use hand tools : MEM18 .2AA Use power tools /hand held operations : MEM18 .3AB Use tools for precision work : MEM19 .3AA Handle gem materials  (basic ) - equivalent to CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal .

Notes on Certificate IV 

The CUV40603 Certificate IV in Opal Cutting and Polishing is designed to provide the skills for competent operators in industry. The qualification will give an opportunity to develop skills in:

  • advising others on the characteristics of cut and uncut opals
  • working with the gemstones to produce high quality cut and polished opal products.

The qualification also gives the opportunity to select the skills needed for managing a small business in addition to the technical opal cutting and polishing skills.

The Certificate IV is a flexible qualification and choice of elective units can provide for a range of outcomes. Examples of appropriate units for particular jobs at this level are as follows:

A person running a small cutting and polishing workshop 

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

BSBWOR204A Use business technology

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

CUVOPA01B Identify and describe opal

CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal

CUVOPA03B Complete pre-cutting processes for solid opal

CUVOPA04B Cut and polish an opal solid

CUVOPA05B Complete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and triplets

CUVOPA06B Cut and polish an opal double/triplet

CUVOPA07B Use opal carving tools

CUVOPA12B Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop

CUVOPA13B Apply advanced pre-cutting processes to complex opals

CUVOPA14B Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

WRRS01B Sell products and services

A person doing some cutting and trading on line 

BSBITU305A Conduct online transactions

BSBOHS201A Participate in OHS processes

BSBSMB406A Manage small business finances

CUFDIG201A Maintain interactive content

CUFIND201A Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

CUVOPA01B Identify and describe opal

CUVOPA02B Handle and store rough and cut opal

CUVOPA03B Complete pre-cutting processes for solid opal

CUVOPA04B Cut and polish an opal solid

CUVOPA05B Complete pre-cutting processes for opal doublets and triplets

CUVOPA06B Cut and polish an opal double/triplet

CUVOPA07B Use opal carving tools

CUVOPA12B Identify the requirements for establishing an opal-cutting workshop

CUVOPA14B Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

FNSICGEN402B Participate in negotiations

WRWSL201A Sell products and services to business customers

Units from other Training Packages recommended for inclusion in Opal Training Programs as elective units 

CUV03  - Visual Arts , Craft and Design 

CUVCOR03B Develop, refine and communicate concept for own work

CUVCOR07B Use drawing techniques to represent the object or idea

CUVDES05B Interpret and respond to a brief

CUVDSP13B Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects

CUVPHI05B Use a 35 mm SLR camera or digital equivalent

CUVVSP28B Research and experiment with techniques to produce jewellery

BSBO1  - Business Services 

BSBSMB405A Monitor and manage small business operations

WRR02  - Retail 

WRRM6A Create a display for small business

WRRSS3B Recommend jewellery products

MEM98  - Metal and Engineering 

MEM5.6AA Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

MEM19.2AA Prepare jewellery illustrations (Pre-requisites - MEM9.1AA-Draw and interpret sketch)

TDT02  - Transport 

TDTA997B Complete and check import/export documentation

ICA05  - Information and Communications Technology 

ICPMM321A Capture a digital image