WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Australia’s sunniest capital city, Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty. Its heart is bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, and is also home to Kings Park – one of the world’s largest inner city parks. Swim with Whale Sharks in Ningaloo, surf along Australia’s longest coast, Wine Tasting in Margaret River, Whale Watching along our huge south coast. Discover Pearls in Broome or Fishing in Geraldton. Eating fresh crayfish at Rottnest Island. Cycle around the city or cruise up the river to the Swan Valley. So many reasons to come to Perth. You will Love It.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA DIVISION

The Western Australia Division is enthusiastic about maintaining their long standing tradition in promoting the scientific study of gemstones to students and general public alike. The Association has its own premises consisting of a well-appointed lecture room and extremely well equipped laboratory and extensive library. Membership comprises a good cross section of gemmologists, geologists, jewellers, valuers and gem enthusiasts. The Association rooms are situated in Claremont conveniently close to Swanbourne Railway Station, with ample car parking for those wishing to drive.

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Click here to view the course dates and fees for Western Australia.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA DIVISION FACILITIES

  • Well-appointed lecture room
  • Well-equipped laboratory
  • Extensive library
  • Extensive gemstone range for students and members alike to use and learn from.
  • Convenient location.

KEY PERSONNEL

Profile.

Meg Tolcon Education Support Officer

Profile.

Sarah Mendelawitz Western Australia Education Support Officer

Assists with all Education and Clerical matters. Enquiry assist. Facebook and Web publicity

Profile.

Eleanor Sanders State Secretary and Federal Constitution Officer

All enquiries directed from Eleanor to key personal. Australian Gemmologist (AG) Editorial Committee.

Profile.

Kate Foley State President and Federal Councillor

Addresses all pertinent queries relating to students and members. Marketing committee.

Profile.

Leonie Rennie Vice President and Federal Chairwoman

Chair of Federal Council Meetings. Assists with any queries for State. Australian Gemmologist (AG) Editorial Committee.

Profile.

Peter Jansen Vice President and Education Officer and GemEd Rep

Reports to State council on all Education matters.

Profile.

Helen Brown Education Liaison Officer

Attends to the day to day running of the Diploma course. Student and teacher conduit.

Profile.

Andrew Dalgeish State Treasurer

Description: Oversees all State finances.

Profile.

Helen Sitlington GemEd Rep to Federal Council

Description: Oversees all large issue items concerning State and Federal Education.

Profile.

Kathryn McNiven State Facebook admin

Description: Oversees WA Facebook page.

Profile.

Francine Payette State Councillor

Description: Assists with all council matters, especially Education.

Latest News & EVENTS

courses offered by Western Australia

Introduction to Coloured Gemstones

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

Learn More

Introduction to Diamonds

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

Learn More

Introduction to Ornamentals & Crystals

This one day course covers what is an ornamental and crystal gem materials and what is so special about them. How they are used now and in the past.

Learn More

Gemmology Update and Synthetics

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Jewellery Sketching and Design

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

Learn More

Practical Diamond Grading

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

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Introduction to Gems and Gemmology

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

Learn More

Diploma in Diamond Technology

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

Learn More

Diploma in Diamond Technology

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

Learn More

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).

Learn More

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).

Learn More
View all Courses
X