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VIC Course Dates and Fees

To apply for any GAA (Vic) courses, you may contact us by email, phone (9326 6160), or complete the Course Application (PDF) and return it to us with your payment details.

Please note, a course with low enrolments may be cancelled or postponed at the discretion of GAA (Vic). You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to scheduled commencement times. Short courses are run subject to the availability of specialist tutors and a minimum number of students and may need to be rescheduled if that minimum is not achieved. Please register your interest even if course dates are still to be set.

Victoria 2019


Diploma in Gemmology
Year 1
Face to Face & Flexible




Intensive 2017


For newly enrolled students, Orientation begins on Monday th of February 2019 at 7:00pm.

Classes will then start on Monday th of February 2019.

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Fees for 2019:      $3,950 Member     $4,450 Non-Member

To register and to enrol for 2018: Pease call the Gem Ed Federal Enrolment Officer on 1300 436 338 or email learn@gem.org.au

Starts th  February 2019 (Mondays)

9.00am - 5.00 pm
Fees for 2019:    $8,250 Member      $9,250 Non-Member
Diploma in Gemmology Year 2

Theory classes start on Wednesday th of January 2019.

Fees for 2019:    $3,950 Member      $4,450 Non-member

To register please call 1300 436 338 or email learn@gem.org.au


Diploma in Diamond Technology Theory Only

Theory (26 weeks):  9 May - 23 Oct 2018
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fees for 2018:    $2,325 Member    $2,850 Non-member

To register your interest for 2018, please call 1300 436 338 or email learn@gem.org.au

Practical Diamond Grading

Practical (5 days intensive):  23 - 27 July 2018  

Practical (15 weeks):  DATES  29 May - August 2018
Classes are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fees for 2018:    $2,325 Member    $2,850 Non-member

To register your interest for 2018, please call 1300 436 338 or email learn@gem.org.au

Advanced Practical Diamond Grading


APDG Brochure

This course is taking Expression of Interest now for 2018.

Fees for 2018:    $600 Member     $850 Non-member

To register your interest in this course, please email us at vic@gem.org.au



Short courses currently running in Victoria will be found at the Short courses - quick reference page, so please check there for links to the bookings pages.

If upcoming dates for the course you would like to participate in are not shown on that page, it means that there are no scheduled dates yet. In that case, please email us and let us know that you'd like to be put onto the list of interested people and we'll let you know when dates have been set.

Introduction to Gems & Gemmology

Classes are usually held on Monday and Tuesday evenings for 10 theory and 2 practical sessions, or on a series of Sundays.

Start dates for 2018 - 8th of April (Sunday course)

                                 - Second course date TBA

Fees for 2018:     $525 Member    $595 Non-member

BOOK on the short course - quick reference link above!

Introduction to Antique Jewellery


Brochure (PDF)





Sessions cover:

• What to look for when buying antique or vintage jewellery

• Metals and hallmarks from around the world - forensic examination

• Georgian and Victorian jewellery explained and hands on

• Art Nouveau and Art Deco

Fees for 2018:      $295 Member     $350 Non-member

Dates for 2018:     TBA

Pearl Threading

Learn to thread pearls from a professional! Materials supplied.

Fees for 2018:     $190 Member     $250 Non-member

Date TBA

Retail Diamond Consultant

RDC Brochure

This is a one-day course and much sought after in the industry. If you want to be selling more diamonds to more satisfied customers this year, then this is for you.

Fees for 2018:    $295

Dates for 2018: Sunday 3rd June


Crystals 101


‘Crystals 101’ is a one-day short course designed for crystal lovers, enthusiasts and those with a curious mind to learn the wonders of the science behind the formation of crystals.


Dates for 2018: Sunday 8th April & Sunday 17th June


Jewellery Drawing Class


Dates for 2018 TBA
Gem Setting


The GAA does not run gem setting courses, however, the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia do have a fully-equipped workshop at GAA House where they run specialty jewellery courses from time to time. Please see their website at gsga.org.au