Diploma of Applied Gemmology (Valuation)


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.

Entry Requirements


  • 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

Learning Outcomes

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: –  $10900*
Individual Core Units:

GEMVAL 501 – $1600

GEMVAL 502 – $1200

GEMVAL 503 – $1200*

GEMVAL 504 – $3500*

GEMVAL 505 – $1200

GEMVAL 506 – $1200

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.


Fee structure is provided in the NCJV-EDU student handbook.

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.

Find A Valuer

PO Box 509 Randwick NSW 2031