How to get into the Industry

Before employment as Trade Certified Tradesman into the Jewellery industry all Apprentices must complete 7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory- Level 2. Once this has been successfully passed, permission is granted to enrol in 7472 Stage 2 and 7473 Stage 3. It is recommended that anyone looking for employment in the industry whether it be in manufacturing or retail enrolls in 7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory - Level 2. This gives an excellent insight into the trade along with valuable product knowledge (see link below to material contained). On successful completion of 7471 Stage you will receive the Jewellery Industry Registration Board of New Zealand Certificate of Achievement 7471 Stage1 Jewellery Manufacturing –Theory.

In the event of successfully securing an apprenticeship registered with the JIRBNZ, it is recognized by the JIRBNZ that the 7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory -Level 2 that may have been completed prior to gaining a registered apprenticeship will be recognized as such by JIRBNZ and be automatically recorded as completed in the Apprentices Workshop Training Record Book. This is also for the case should Stages 7472 Stage 2 and 7473 Stage 3 be also undertaken prior. The successful completion of the 7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory - Level 2 and 7472 Stage 2 and 7473 Stage 3 of JIRBNZOP3238 Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory is a mandatory requirement for apprentices to have recorded as successfully completed in the JIRBNZ issued Apprentice Workshop Training Record Books. Completion is therefore mandatory to satisfy the requirements of the registered Apprenticeship agreements. This course is studied by distance learning and more information can be found below or by clicking on the title.

JIRBNZ OP3238 Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory Level 3

TThe purpose of The JIRBNZ Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory 7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory - Level 2 and 7472 Stage 2 and 7473 Stage 3 is to provide students with theoretical knowledge in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory of workshops, tooling, manufacturing processes, setting of gemstones and engraving, products produced, gemstone characteristics, and historical manufacturing and calculator techniques. Students are asked to demonstrate an understanding of each assignment by undertaking a short series of reflective questions contained at the end of each assignment. One formal nationwide Trade Certificate examination is held in November of each year and is only necessary for the completion of 7473 Stage 3. The OP3238 Certificate in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory is a level 3 course leading to in some cases apprenticeship training. Traditional apprenticeship training sits at Level 4.

As part of completing the full requirements of an apprenticeship in Manufacturing Jewellery, you must pass the following three courses.

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The Assessments are all completed by distance learning. Enrolment is allowed into one course at a time. Re enrolment can occur at any time of the year, so when students complete a stage they can re enrol immediately for the next one.

Entry requirements

Eight credits at level 1 from anywhere within the NZQA domains of reading & writing or NCEA equivalent, i.e. 5th Form.

The entry requirements for 7471 Stage 1 Theory will be waived if our Academic Registrar is satisfied that your educational qualifications or documented work or life experiences show you capable of successfully completing the course.

Fees and costs
7471 Stage 1 JIRBNZ Certificate of Achievement in Jewellery Manufacturing Theory - Level 2
New Zealand Apprentices and Public Students
$1300.00+GST ($1495 Inclusive of GST) per stage.

7472 Stage 2 Design and 7473 Stage 3 Manufacture
New Zealand Apprentices and Public Students
$1300.00+GST ($1495 Inclusive of GST) per stage.

International Students
7471 $1735.00+GST , 7472 $1735.00+GST , 7473 $1735.00+GST

Fees are expressed in NZ$. Fees may be subject to change.
JIRBNZ cannot confirm your enrolment or send your course materials until your fees have been paid

To find out more about this programme, contact the JIRBNZ and/or request to be sent a brochure through the contact us link

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