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The ICI Jewellery Design course has been designed in consultation with the Jewellery Design industry and teaches you the skills that you need to succeed quickly and conveniently. Course units include:


  • About Designing Jewellery / Jewellery Past to Present
  • Benefits of the Career

How to Design Jewellery

  • How to Design different types of jewellery
  • Earrings
  • Neckpieces
  • Bracelets
  • Rings
  • Jewellery Materials
  • Metal
  • Beads
  • Gemstones and Synthetics
  • Malleables and Moldables
  • Natural Materials
  • Equipment and supplies
  • Workspace Equipment
  • Hand Tools
  • Beading Supplies
  • Soldering Tools
  • Findings, Stampings, and Finishing
  • Suppliers to Use
  • The Design Process
  • Developing Your Ideas
  • Sketching It Out
  • Choosing Your Materials
  • Patterns or Moulds
  • Samples and Prototypes
  • Making Your Own Jewellery
  • Health and Safety
  • Soldering
  • Filing
  • Saw-Piercing
  • Wirework
  • Outsourcing Production
  • Communicating Your Design Ideas
  • Areas of Production Expertise
  • Finding Production Specialists

Preparing for Your Career

  • Sense of Aesthetics and Design
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Creativity
  • Communication Skills
  • Sales Ability
  • Tradeshows and Craft Fairs

Getting Hired

  • Types of Employers
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • Positions to Apply For
  • Finding Advertised Positions & Unadvertised Positions
  • Job Hunting Materials: Your Resume, Cover Letter & Portfolio
  • Finished Jewellery Samples
  • Interviews, Making a Great Impression & Interview Questions

Starting Your Own Business

  • Your Unique Concept
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Start-up Costs & Getting Financing
  • Legal Matters & Considerations
  • Setting up Your Workspace / Workshop
  • Employees and Contractors
  • Setting Your Prices
  • Wholesale vs. Retail Pricing
  • Profitability
  • Calculating Price
  • Fulfilling Orders
  • Establishing a Delivery Date
  • Custom Design Services
  • Accepting Payment / Jewellery Design
  • Managing Wholesale Accounts

Selling Your Designs

  • Marketing Materials (portfolio, samples, website, stylsheet & price lists)
  • Selling to Individuals
  • Craft Shows and Galleries
  • The Internet
  • Hosting a Promotional Event
  • Finding Wholesale Buyers


  • Fast track your career in jewellery design
  • Learn the inside secrets of how to become a jewellery design pro in months not years!
  • Study an jewellery design course that was designed in conjunction with the jewellery design industry
  • Free up valuable time, don't wast time and money travelling to classes
  • Study at your own pace whenever and wherever you are
  • Have access to a tutor who works in the industry you are training for
  • Easy interest free payment plans from as low as $49 per week


Imagine getting paid to use your creativity to dream up designs for beautiful jewellery. You can enjoy an exciting, creative, high-paying career when you become a jewellery designer.

Jewellery designers are artists who spend their days defining style with their distinctive, eye-catching pieces.  In this creative career you can find work as part of a busy design studio, although many jewellery designers choose the freedom, independence, and flexibility of running their own business. Imagine having a rewarding, high-paying job that lets you use your creativity to make homes and businesses more beautiful, comfortable and effective. There are few jobs that offer so many benefits. As an interior designer and decorator (also known as an interior architect) you will have the satisfaction of making your vision a reality.


This course leads to the awarding of either a Certificate or Advanced Certificate depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are achieved by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the basic (Certificate) and advanced (Advanced Certificate) levels. You will be able to learn about what the difference is between the levels below:

  • Certificate: represents a basic level of operational knowledge with general knowledge. Suitable for basic entry level positions.
  • Advanced Certificate: The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgments, planning, and leadership/guidance functions related to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.


This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis. Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course its at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don't miss out. Enrol today!


1. Enrol Online The fastest way is to enrol online. Your details are kept secure and we don't share them with anyone. To enrol online:

2. Enrol via the Phone Call: 1300 131 582

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