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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 2017


Diploma in Gemmology
Year 1
Face to Face & Flexible



Intensive 2017


For newly enrolled students, Orientation begins on Monday 6th of February at 7:00pm.

Classes will then start on Monday 13th of February 2017.

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Fees for 2017:      $3,450 Member     $4,250 Non-Member

Enrol now for 2017 by calling Annie on 1300 436 338 or please email learn@gem.org.au

Starts 13 February 2017  (Mondays)

9.00am - 5.00 pm
Fees for 2017:    $7,200 Member      $8,200 Non-Member
Diploma in Gemmology Year 2

Theory classes start on Wednesday 25th of January 2017.

Fees for 2017:    $3,750 Member      $4,250 Non-member

Enrol now for 2017 by calling Annie on 1300 436 338 or please email learn@gem.org.au


Diploma in Diamond Technology Theory Only

Theory (26 weeks): Starts 3rd of May - November 2017
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fees for 2017:    $2,325 Member    $2,850 Non-member

Enrol now for 2017 by calling Annie on 1300 436 338 or please email learn@gem.org.au

Practical Diamond Grading

Practical (15 weeks): Starts 2nd of May - August 2017
Classes are held on Tuesday evenings 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Fees for 2017:    $2,325 Member    $2,850 Non-member

Limited class sizes so enrol now for 2017!!

Enrol now for 2017 by calling Annie on 1300 436 338 or please email learn@gem.org.au

Advanced Practical Diamond Grading


APDG Brochure

This course is taking Expression of Interest now for 2017.

Fees for 2017:    $600 Member     $850 Non-member

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



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

If the course you want is 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, Tuesday and Thursday evenings for 10 theory and 2 practical sessions, or on a series of Sundays.

Start dates for 2017 - 1st of May

                                 - 8th of October

Fees for 2017:     $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 2017:      $295 Member     $350 Non-member

Dates for 2017 TBC

Pearl Threading

Learn to thread pearls from a professional! Materials supplied.

Fees for 2017:     $190 Member     $250 Non-member

Saturday, 13th of May 2017.

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 2017:    $295

Dates for 2017: Sunday, 18th of June & Sunday 15th of October

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