Qualification details

MEM50311 - Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design (Release 5)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
5 (this release)Current 15/Sep/2013
(View details for release 4) Replaced20/Dec/2012
(View details for release 3) Replaced25/Jun/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Sep/2011

Usage recommendation:
Current

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation N/A
BSBCRT401A - Articulate, present and debate ideasArticulate, present and debate ideas N/A
BSBCRT402A - Collaborate in a creative processCollaborate in a creative process N/A
BSBCRT501A - Originate and develop conceptsOriginate and develop concepts N/A
BSBDES402A - Interpret and respond to a design briefInterpret and respond to a design brief N/A
BSBDES502A - Establish, negotiate and refine a design briefEstablish, negotiate and refine a design brief N/A
BSBIPR401A - Use and respect copyrightUse and respect copyright N/A
BSBIPR501A - Manage intellectual property to protect and grow businessManage intellectual property to protect and grow business N/A
BSBPMG522A - Undertake project workUndertake project work N/A
BSBSMB403A - Market the small businessMarket the small business N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-11 Jeweller 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Product Design,Jewellery 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Jewellery Designer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399411 Jeweller 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4983-11 Jeweller 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 1003 Visual Arts And Crafts 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 27/Sep/2011 
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Modification History

Release 5 - Imported elective units replaced by current versions.

Release 4 - Elective unit MEM22006A replaced by MEM22015A in Group C.

Release 3 - Elective unit MEM30001A replaced by MEM30031A

Release 2 - CUV unit codes corrected in Group D

Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to apply design processes and technical production skills to the design and manufacture of custom-made jewellery and objects.

Job roles/employment outcomes 

This qualification targets those producing designs for jewellery which are likely to be for custom manufacture. It also includes skills required to produce designs according to the design brief. This person is likely to be employed in a production workshop or small business operation and working directly with clients to produce items as a designer/maker.

Application 

This qualification is typically used to develop skills and knowledge in jewellery enterprises. Skills gained from this qualification may be applied to specialist jewellery and object design briefs, including heritage jewellery, theatre and film commissions, exhibitions and churchware, as well as one-off individual client briefs.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification  

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed MEM30605 Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, MEM40311 Certificate IV in Advanced Jewellery Manufacture (under development) or who can demonstrate equivalent vocational experience.

Pathways from the qualification  

Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM60211 Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, all work must comply with occupational health and safety (OHS) and environmental regulations and legislation that apply to the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Diploma of Jewellery and object design  

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills as identified by the jewellery and object design industry for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that reflect skill requirements for this level.

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

  • Interpret and implement relevant industry and workplace standards, regulations and policies
  • Complete design documentation in a range of formats, including drawings, specifications and plans
  • Use communication technologies efficiently
  • Interpret and document design brief and specifications
  • Discuss and explore problems with items and designs
  • Discuss design requirements with clients and others in the design or production team
  • Maintain accurate and legible records
  • Establish effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Present design ideas
  • Complete computer aided and manual drawings
  • Interact and network with industry participants
  • Interpret information on production techniques and materials

Teamwork

  • Work independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrate and encourage others in working cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • Support others in the design process
  • Undertake appropriate and effective communication with others in the design process
  • Provide and obtain feedback on processes, outcomes and specifications to support and improve team outcomes
  • Participate in sustainability improvements

Problem solving

  • Identify risks and implement risk control measures for machinery, equipment and processes
  • Identify and address problems and faults
  • Check performance of machinery and equipment and perform minor maintenance as required
  • Assess and evaluate skill requirements of self and others to perform tasks
  • Deal with and promptly resolve issues
  • Use problem-solving techniques to determine design requirements and production specifications
  • Apply knowledge of materials and processes to solve design problems
  • Assess quality of materials before using in items
  • Test designs and production specifications
  • Identify and report potential environmental hazards

Initiative and enterprise

  • Test procedures and design concepts to assess effectiveness in meeting objectives
  • Provide leadership in design and production processes
  • Collect and analyse information to guide design and business practices
  • Identify non-conformances to standards and initiate appropriate action
  • Identify and implement effective ways to achieve design and production outcomes
  • Rectify problems promptly and appropriately
  • Monitor and adjust activities in response to operational variations
  • Identify and address existing and potential risks
  • Provide leadership in continuous improvement practices
  • Assess and apply sustainable practices to work

Planning and organising

  • Monitor quality outcomes
  • Determine production requirements and plans for designs
  • Plan processes to achieve desired outcomes within agreed timeframes
  • Ensure workstation and equipment are set up so that work requirements are met
  • Manage design processes
  • Produce design samples
  • Develop and implement contingency plans when responding to incidents and problems
  • Identify and monitor resource use in own work

Self-management

  • Maintain own work efficiency
  • Ensure the work area is kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Manage work load priorities
  • Monitor own work against workplace, industry and quality standards
  • Adjust processes or techniques as required according to variations in requirements
  • Conduct work in a manner which minimises waste
  • Implement and apply OHS practices in the workplace
  • Check accuracy of own documented information

Learning

  • Experiment with design ideas and review outcomes
  • Seek feedback on ideas and work outcomes
  • Assess own skill requirements and seek further development if required
  • Develop or adjust processes based on previous experience

Technology

  • Use appropriate tools, machines and equipment safely, efficiently and effectively
  • Use information and communication technologies
  • Perform minor maintenance on equipment
  • Work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) technology in the development of designs

Packaging Rules

The minimum requirements for achievement of the MEM50311 Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design are:

  • completion of all six (6)  core units of competency
  • completion of twenty (20)  elective units of competency, to bring the total number of units to twenty six (26) .

Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk. Note that when selecting elective units any prerequisite units must also be completed (refer to units for details).

Elective units of competency must be selected as follows:

  • at least three (3)  units of competency from Group A
  • at least three (3)  units of competency from Group B
  • at least three (3)  units of competency from Group C.

The eleven (11)  remaining elective units can be selected as follows, to bring the total number of elective units to twenty (20) :

  • Group A, B or C electives not previously selected
  • a maximum of three (3)  units from Group D
  • up to four (4)  appropriate elective units may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available in a Diploma or Certificate IV qualification.

Appropriate units are those that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a jewellery and object design environment.

Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are approved for selection from the MEM05 Training Package for use in this qualification. This meets the NSSC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Units that have been achieved through completion of other qualifications will be credited towards the Diploma when they are also included in the unit lists for this qualification.

CORE UNITS

  • Complete all six (6)  units of competency from this list:

Unit code  

Unit title 

P 

MEM13014A

Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

MEM19023A

Apply drawing and rendering techniques to jewellery or object design

MEM19026A

Investigate quality and application of jewellery materials

CUVPRP501A

Realise a body of creative work

CUVRES502A

Analyse cultural history and theory

MSAENV272B

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A: Specialist jewellery and object creative and design units 

  • Select a minimum of three (3)  units of competency from this list:

Unit code  

Unit title 

P 

MEM19024A

Use CAD to create and display 3D jewellery and object models

MEM19025A

Create and present designs for jewellery and other 3D objects

MEM19027A

Produce life drawings for presenting jewellery and object designs

*

MEM19028A

Select materials and new technologies for jewellery and 3D object design applications

MEM19029A

Produce a professional jewellery design and 3D object portfolio

MEM19030A

Research and design sustainable objects

MEM19031A

Produce renderings and technical drawings for jewellery and object design construction

Group B: Design process and drawing units 

  • Select a minimum of three (3)  units of competency from this list:

Unit code  

Unit title 

P 

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

MEM30031A

Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

BSBCRT501A

Originate and develop concepts

BSBDES402A

Interpret and respond to a design brief

BSBDES502A

Establish, negotiate and refine a design brief

CUVACD504A

Research and apply light and colour

CUVACD506A

Refine 2-D design ideas and processes

CUVACD507A

Refine 3-D design ideas and processes

CUVDRA501A

Refine drawing techniques

CUVDRA502A

Investigate drawing materials and processes

CUVPRP503A

Present a body of own creative work

LMFFDT4012A

Produce ideation drawings

Group C: Jewellery and object production units 

  • Select a minimum of three (3)  units from this list:

Unit code  

Unit title 

P 

MEM05006C

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering

MEM06007B

Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing

MEM08010B

Manually finish/polish materials

*

MEM12023A

Perform engineering measurements

MEM12024A

Perform computations

MEM13003B

Work safely with industrial chemicals and materials

MEM13004B

Work safely with molten metals/glass

MEM18001C

Use hand tools

MEM18002B

Use power tools/hand held operations

MEM18003C

Use tools for precision work

*

MEM19001B

Perform jewellery metal casting

*

MEM19012B

Produce jewellery wax model

*

MEM19013B

Produce jewellery metal masters

*

MEM19032A

Design and implement mechanisms in jewellery items

MEM19033A

Create silversmithing objects

MEM19034A

Apply chain manufacture process

MEM19035A

Plan and apply casting techniques for jewellery and object designs

MEM19036A

Use specialised techniques to produce jewellery and objects

MEM19037A

Plan and implement chenier fabrication process

MEM22015A

Source and estimate engineering materials requirements

CUVACD304A

Make scale models

CUVDES403A

Research and apply techniques for the design of wearable objects

CUVJWL401A

Experiment with techniques to produce jewellery

Group D: General electives 

  • Select a maximum of three (3)  units of competency from this list:

Unit code  

Unit title 

P 

Digital context and imaging 

MEM16008A

Interact with computing technology

MEM19042A

Render images using computer graphics software

*

CUVACD512A

Work with photomedia in art and design practice

CUVDIG401A

Experiment with techniques to enhance digital images

CUVDIG501A

Refine digital art techniques

CUVGRD301A

Prepare files for publication

CUVPHI302A

Capture photographic images

CUVPHI403A

Apply photo imaging lighting techniques

Communication 

MEM16006A

Organise and communicate information

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

BSBCRT401A

Articulate, present and debate ideas

BSBCRT402A

Collaborate in a creative process

CUVPRP405A

Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work

Professional practice and management/industry context 

BSBIPR501A

Manage intellectual property to protect and grow business

BSBIPR401A

Use and respect copyright

BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work

BSBSMB403A

Market the small business

BSBSMB405B

Monitor and manage small business operations

BSBSMB406A

Manage small business finances

CUFIND201A

Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge

CUFRES401A

Conduct research

CUVPRP403A

Select and organise finished work for storage

CUVPRP502A

Prepare for sustainable professional practice

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

SIRXSLS201

Sell products and services

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