1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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JEWELLERS AND RELATED TRADESPERSONS make and repair jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets, and cut, shape and polish rough gemstones to produce fashion or industrial jewels.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • examining designs and specifications for jewellery
  • shaping moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • securing precious stones in retaining prongs or ridges and smoothing and checking final settings
  • repairing jewellery by soldering, replacing or rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • appraising the quality and value of jewellery
  • cutting or dividing stones to approximate final shape, using precision hand and power tools and jigs
  • securing stones and shapes, cutting angles, smoothing and polishing


This section contains the following subsection :
              4983-11 Jeweller
              4983-13 Gem Cutter and Polisher
              4983-81 Apprentice Jeweller
              4983-83 Apprentice Gem Cutter and Polisher

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