Diploma Courses

Diploma courses are major courses and are generally undertaken over a period of up to two years. They involve practical and theoretical components with assessments including assignments, research and examinations.

Diploma in Gemmology

A part-time two year (equivalent) diploma course comprising of scientific study in order to identify faceted and rough gem material (gemstones).

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Diploma in Diamond Technology

An intensive course that focuses on all aspects of diamonds including practical and theoretical components.

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Introductory Courses

Introductory courses are designed for the beginner wanting to gain an understanding into the wonderful world of gemmology. You might be involved in the jewellery trade or just fascinated by gems.

Introduction to Ornamentals & Organic Gemstones

This one day course introduces a range of ornamental and organic gem materials to see and learn about. Includes pearls and cameos.

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Introduction to Coloured Gemstones

This one day course introduces a range of popular coloured gemstones to learn about.

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Introduction to Diamonds

One day course will cover diamonds; natural, synthetics, treated and imitation, the 4 Cs, grading and identification.

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Introduction to Separation of Natural and Synthetic Gemstones (Mandarin)

In this short 2-day course you will learn the basic techniques required to differentiate between natural and synthetic gemstones.

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Introduction to Antique Jewellery

Over a single day session, learn the ins and outs of antique jewellery, from how to identify and describe through to materials used and more.

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Introduction to Crystals

See how elegantly nature turns complex minerals into beautiful crystals and learn about their structure, classifications and properties and how to identify them.

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Introduction to Gems and Gemmology

Overview of natural gemstones, colour, original localities, hardness.

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Practical Courses

Practical courses are designed for the student who wants to develop their hand skills in a workshop or laboratory environment. Learn real practical skills from experts in their field.

Practical Gemmology

Learn how to use gemmological equipment to do basic gemstone identification.

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Practical Diamond Grading

Learn weight estimation and visual estimation of the 4 C's as well as other features of practical diamond grading.

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Advanced Practical Diamond Grading

Take your diamond grading to the next level and learn how to grade fancy shapes and colours and screen for synthetics.

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Gem Handling

Handle gemstones like a professional and become familiar with the tools of the trade.

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Pearl & Bead Threading

Learn the traditional ways of threading, including knotting and finishing, to complete your own strings using natural gem beads and cultured pearls.

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Advanced Courses

Gemmology Update and Synthetics

Extended study for qualified gemmologists, touching on most aspects of synthetic and treated gemstones.

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Advanced Gemstone Inclusions

Two-day course that extends beyond the Diploma in Gemmology course or equivalent, delving further into gemstone inclusions.

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Advanced Practical Diamond Grading

Take your diamond grading to the next level and learn how to grade fancy shapes and colours and screen for synthetics.

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Advanced Opals

Learn all about opal in this short two-day course that covers all aspects of the gemmology and science of opal including opal from Australia and overseas locations.

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Jewellery Industry Courses

Jewellery industry courses are open to anyone but are suited to those working in or looking to find work in the jewellery industry. They will provide you with skills and knowledge around the workplace to help you with your job.

Gemmology for Retail (Correspondence)

Our short correspondence course will introduce you to the world of gemmology, with a focus on gemstones encountered in the retail world.

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Jewellery Sketching and Design

Learn basic techniques and tricks to enable jewellery concepts and ideas to be sketched quickly and effectively.

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Diamond Consultant

With a better understanding of the world’s most popular gem, you’ll find that confidence and knowledge sells over this short one-day course.

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Diamond Technology Theory

Learn the fascinating process of diamond formation through recovery and final use in jewellery or industry.

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