NZ Diploma in Jewellery (Level 6)

This programme focuses on developing comprehensive construction skills required in Goldsmithing and jewellery, to the required standard.

About the programme

What will you learn

Entry Criteria

You will use applied techniques to achieve complex mounts, manufacturing techniques, Rhino CAD and design projects that culminate in your capstone project. You will create a viable business plan to establish and develop your goals within the context of a proposed business plan. 

Projects will be made entirely by hand or blended with other manufacturing techniques to produce viable jewellery designs to a brief. 

This program is closely linked to employment-focused activities and will suit anyone who is considering goldsmithing and jewellery as a career. 

  • Minimum Requirements - You must be 18 years of age or older, and have English at NCEA Level 1, as all tuition is conducted in English, completed NZ Diploma in Jewellery (level 5) or demonstrated equivalent knowledge or skills.

  • Detailed Requirements - An audition is required and is free of charge. Prior experiences or achievements are not assessed unless requested.

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Qualifications you will gain

NZ Diploma in Jewellery, Level 6

Course costs and materials

This course is Level 6 and consists of 120 Credits.​

Programme Duration - 40 weeks

Fees - $ 11,652.48 (Domestic), $24,000 (International)

(Fees-free, student loan and allowances are available for eligible applicants)

Programme Details 

The school provides basic materials and common use tools required to complete the qualifications.
Students should also budget for additional materials up to $950.00 This can include, CAD, Hand tools, Stationery, metals and stones.
Where students wish to manufacture jewellery that exceeds project specifications; those materials are not included.
Full tuition is given in material conservation and best practice management.

Career Pathway

Self-employed or employed as a Goldsmithing Jeweller, Maker in associated creative industries. 

Education Pathways

Learners may wish to undertake further study with PMGS, in the field of wider jewellery techniques and their application.


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