1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4983-11 Jeweller

Makes and repairs jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets.

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

Tasks Include:

  • studies designs and specifications for jewellery
  • prepares wax moulds and pours molten precious metal into moulds for jewellery
  • shapes moulded metal by cutting, filing, beating, turning and bending, using specialised hand and power tools
  • secures precious stones in retaining prongs or ridges and smooths and checks final settings
  • assembles articles by soldering, screwing together or otherwise attaching parts
  • finishes articles using files, emery paper or buffing machines
  • repairs jewellery by soldering, replacing or rebuilding worn and broken parts
  • examines designs, shapes mountings and decorates and finishes jewellery settings
  • appraises the quality and value of jewellery
  • restyles old jewellery
  • may design jewellery

Gem Setter
Ring Maker

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