1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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UNIT GROUP 4983 JEWELLERS AND RELATED TRADESPERSONS

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

Occupations:



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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