Unit of competency details

MEM19038A - Apply traditional techniques to jewellery and 3D object production (Release 2)


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Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) 27/Sep/2011

Training packages that include this unit


SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100307 Jewellery Making 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 100307 Jewellery Making 12/Apr/2012 
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Modification History

Release 2 - Band A and 4 points allocated to unit for use in Certificate IV

Unit Descriptor

This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to produce jewellery items using traditional techniques. It includes conducting research to assess the suitability of traditional techniques for achieving desired outcomes and identifying and addressing problems which may arise in reproduction.

Application of the Unit

This unit is applied to jewellery production using traditional techniques and incorporating them into contemporary jewellery manufacture.

Band A

Unit Weight 4

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.


Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

This unit contains employability skills.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria


Identify item requirements employing traditional techniques


Identify and research features and applications of a given traditional jewellery or object production technique


Establish requirements for applying a given technique to a specified item from source documentation and/or appropriate persons


Assess the suitability of the required technique to specific jewellery or object item, identify potential problems and difficulties and consider alternatives in consultation with appropriate persons


Select and source materials and equipment


Identify and source materials appropriate to the production of selected technique


Obtain and/or produce tools and equipment appropriate to the technique


Apply traditional techniques to produce item


Identify and implement occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental requirements for carrying out the work and for the work area


Identify and plan stages, materials and tools/equipment involved in producing the technique


Identify and use other information and conditions relevant to successfully applying the technique


Reproduce traditional jewellery or object production technique according to industry standards and client expectations

Required Skills and Knowledge

Required knowledge includes:

  • features, applications and traditional development of traditional techniques
  • problems and difficulties in applying techniques
  • guidelines/principles/conditions for successful application of given technique
  • stages and steps involved in producing given technique
  • tools and equipment for applying given technique

Required skills include:

  • researching particular techniques
  • questioning and clarifying information
  • planning the steps in a process
  • operating/using relevant hand tools and equipment
  • applying a given traditional technique

Evidence Guide

Overview of assessment 

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to replicate traditional techniques in the production of jewellery and 3D objects.

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit 

Assessors must be satisfied that the candidate can competently and consistently:

  • implement OHS workplace procedures and practices, including the use of risk control measures
  • identify features and applications of a given traditional technique
  • identify conditions for successful application of given technique
  • apply a given technique to selected items.

Context of and specific resources for assessment 

  • Assessment may occur on the job or in an appropriately simulated environment. Access is required to real or appropriately simulated situations, including work areas, materials and equipment, and to information on workplace practices and OHS practices.
  • Where applicable, reasonable adjustment must be made to work environments and training situations to accommodate ethnicity, age, gender, demographics and disability.
  • Access must be provided to appropriate learning and/or assessment support when required. Where applicable, physical resources should include equipment modified for people with disabilities.

Method of assessment 

  • Assessment must satisfy the endorsed Assessment Guidelines of the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package.
  • Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance (over time and in a range of workplace relevant contexts) together with application of underpinning knowledge.
  • Assessment methods must be by direct observation of tasks and include questioning on underpinning knowledge to ensure its correct interpretation and application.
  • Assessment may be applied under project-related conditions (real or simulated) and require evidence of process.
  • Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is able not only to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
  • Assessment may be in conjunction with assessment of other units of competency where required.

Guidance information for assessment 

Assessment processes and techniques must be culturally appropriate and appropriate to the language and literacy capacity of the candidate and the work being performed.

Range Statement

Appropriate personnel 

Appropriate personnel may include:

  • supervisor
  • manager
  • trainer
  • mentor
  • teacher
  • team member
  • client

OHS requirements 

OHS requirements may include:

  • legislation
  • protective equipment
  • material safety management systems
  • hazardous substances and dangerous goods code
  • local safe operation procedures
  • awards provisions

Environmental requirements 

Environmental requirements may relate to:

  • liquid waste
  • solid waste
  • gas, fumes, vapour, smoke emissions, including fugitive emissions, and dust
  • excessive energy and water use
  • excessive noise

Enterprise procedures 

Enterprise procedures may include:

  • the use of tools and equipment
  • instructions, including job sheets, cutting lists, plans, drawings and designs
  • reporting and communication
  • manufacturer specifications
  • operational procedures

Traditional techniques 

Traditional techniques may include:

  • filigree
  • repousse
  • chasing
  • granulation
  • mokume gane
  • pamor
  • niello


Resources may include:

  • material for given technique
  • reference publications


Equipment may include:

  • hand and power tools
  • machines

Unit Sector(s)

Jewellery and horological

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.