This qualification is designed and developed to produce highly skilled valuation professionals and focuses on the knowledge and skills required in the practice of appraising gem materials and jewellery items for quality assessments and valuations in the gem, jewellery and allied trades industry.
- must either be recognised as competent, through a recognised training program or recognition process against a gemmological certificate (or equivalent) locally or internationally
- need a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the jewellery/trade industry
- need to have basic computer skills, access to a personal computer with internet access, relevant software and word processing skills
- may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning at time of application.
To gain the Diploma participants will need to successfully complete a total of eight (8) units of competency, comprising six (6) core plus two (2) elective units of choice.
Core – Complete all six of the following:
Course 1: Gem Analyses
GEMVAL501 – Analyse quality in gem materials
Course 2: Jewellery Analyses
GEMVAL502 – Analyse quality in jewellery
Course 3: Gemstone Weight Estimation
GEMVAL503 – Identify and estimate weight of gem materials in jewellery
Course 4: Apply Diamond Grading
GEMVAL504 – Apply diamond grading
Course 5: Create Customer Value
GEMVAL505 – Create customer value
Course 6: Produce Reports
GEMVAL506 – Produce assessment and valuation reports
Elective – Choose two of the following:
Course 7: Financial Management
Monitor retail store financials
Course 8: Personnel Management
Recruit, select and induct team members
Course 9: Team Management
Lead a frontline team
Course 10: Workplace Health and Safety
Maintain workplace safety
The Diploma of Applied Gemmology (Valuation) will provide participants with the knowledge and skills based on the nationally endorsed competency standards underpinning the eight courses.
Assessments will occur both during the course off-the-job and on-the-job through workplace based projects enabling learners to demonstrate competency against the nationally endorsed standards.
The Diploma of Applied Gemmology (Valuation) will be awarded to those who successfully complete 8 units, (6 core and 2 electives) and the assessment components.
Full Qualification: – $8950 (including student membership fee).
Individual Core Units:
GEMVAL 501 – $1300
GEMVAL 502 – $950
GEMVAL 503 – $950*
GEMVAL 504 – $2800*
GEMVAL 505 – $950
GEMVAL 506 – $950
Individual Elective Units:
Financial Management – $500
Personnel Management – $500
Team Management – $500
Workplace Health and Safety – $500
*Plus a $500 refundable fee payable for a jewellery kit if returned in complete and good condition.
A Student Membership fee of $50.00, payable once only, is required prior to enrolment for either the full qualification or one or more individual courses.
Fees must be paid up front, in total, before study can commence.
Fees include comprehensive coursework materials, assessment, learning resources and student support.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Participants may apply for recognition of competencies (skills and knowledge) that they already possess, for the whole qualification or any part. Participants who receive RPL need not undertake the respective course(s).
Participants will be provided with ongoing one-to-one support, assistance and guidance from highly skilled industry expert trainers by telephone, email and/or technical support, at mutually arranged times.
To apply for the qualification/course(s) and/or RPL you are required in the first instance to register your interest by email at [email protected] and then speak with an NCJV course adviser on 0455 365510 to determine eligibility and which course is right for you.