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BE RECOGNISED.

Whether you’re experienced, emerging, skilled or still learning, JAA Accreditation is a powerful tool to help you advance your jewellery career. The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is Australia’s leading industry body for the jewellery industry. Membership of the JAA signifies your position as an ethical professional. JAA Accreditation recognises your commitment to gaining qualifications and experience.

Whether you work in retail, wholesale or supply, Accreditation status shows you have taken the additional steps to be a qualified professional in the industry - demonstrating experience, training and a proven commitment to the highest standards and continued professional development.

JAA Accreditation empowers you to take your career or business further. To maintain accreditation status, individuals must undertake continued professional development (CPD). Points have been allocated to a range of educational courses, seminars and events (list will be continually updated and applicants will be taken for recognition of courses, seminars and events not included). Individuals are required to accrue a minimum of 10 points over a 12 month period (calendar year).

Read more about how becoming accredited can help you and your business. 

Ken Anania, Anania Jewellers - Accredited Jewellery Specialist and Accredited Jewellery Retailer
Janis Frost, Frost Antiques - Accredited Jewellery Specialist and Accredited Jewellery Retailer
Stephen Dibb, Stephen Dibb Jewellery - Accredited Master Jeweller

 

Accreditation Status

Choose the category that's right for you

1. JAA Accredited Jewellery Consultant

Annual cost: $99.00

This level of Accreditation will support your career development and provide professional standing in the industry.

Criteria:

  1. Currently working for a JAA member
  2. 3+ years retail experience
  3. Current or past reference from where employed more than 12 months (from last 5 years) – declaration of competency addressed in customer service, sales, general knowledge of diamonds (4cs), basic knowledge of metals (types and features) and basic knowledge of gemstones and pearls
  4. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)
  5. Minimum of 10 CPD points accrued in the last 3 years

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A lapel pin
  • Use of post-nominal - 'JAA'
2. JAA Accredited Jewellery Specialist

Annual cost: $99.00

This level of Accreditation endorses your skill and proficiency in all areas of jewellery retail.

Criteria:

  1. As above, with 10 years retail experience

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A lapel pin
  • Use of post-nominal - 'JAA'

3. JAA Accredited Manufacturing Jeweller

Annual cost: $99.00

This level of Accreditation will support your training, enhance career development and demonstrate your qualification in the industry.

Criteria:

  1. Currently working for a JAA member
  2. Completed Trade recognised technical or tertiary qualification as jeweller or Goldsmith
  3. One current or past reference to attest to 2 years experience and competent in the most common jewellery repairs and jewellery manufacturing techniques
  4. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)
  5. Minimum of 10 CPD points accrued in the last 3 years

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A counter card
  • A window decal
  • A lapel pin
  • Use of post-nominal - 'JAA'
4. JAA Accredited Master Jeweller (Manufacturing plus other skills and experience)

Annual cost: $99.00

This level of Accreditation will position you at the highest level of industry certification.With supporting documentation, you'll be recognised for your commitment to our industry.

Criteria:

  1. Currently working for/as JAA member
  2. Approximately 20 years experience
  3. Three (3) referees to attest to your ability to manufacture complex pieces as well as design and sketching abilities
  4. Certificate 4 or equivalent
  5. Details of other supporting criteria such as industry recognition, awards won, contribution to the industry and examples of your work in a portfolio of work
  6. Have previously trained or currently training an apprentice
  7. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)
  8. Minimum of 8 CPD points accrued in the last 3 years

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A counter card
  • A window decal
  • A lapel pin
  • Use of post-nominal - 'JAA'

5. JAA Accredited Supplier Representative (Supplier/Wholesale/Importer/Service Providers)

Annual cost: $99.00

This level of Accreditation will support career development and your professional standing in the industry. Includes suppliers of trade services such as setters, engravers, watchmakers, photographers and CAD/CAM.

Criteria:

  1. Currently working for a JAA member
  2. 3+ years experience
  3. Current or past reference from where employed more than 12 months (from last 5 years) –declaration on competency and knowledge of product selling or service provided
  4. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)
  5. Minimum of 10 CPD points accrued in the last 3 years

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A lapel pin
  • Use of post-nominal - 'JAA'

6. JAA Accredited Jewellery Retailer (business with individual accredited members employed)

Annual cost: $149 for one outlet, $99 for each outlet thereafter

The level of corporate accreditation will position your business at the highest level. Supporting your professionalism, expertise & leadership in the industry. Consumers will have an increased level of confidence when buying from an Accredited Jewellery Retailer.

Criteria:

  1. Currently a JAA member
  2. Employ an individual (minimum 25 working hours per week) who has one of the above accreditation levels
  3. Minimum of 3 years trading
  4. Insurance – public liability and for customer repairs (Note: retail chains can self insure)
  5. The business has had no matter brought before the Tribunal (e.g. CTTT) or other body (If yes, application will be subject to further review)
  6. Declaration of adherence to the JAA Jewellery Industry Code of Conduct
  7. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A counter card
  • A window decal
  • Use of the JAA Accredited Jewellery Retailer logo
  • 5 complimentary postcards for consumers

You can purchase:

  • Postcards for consumers - 100 for $38.50 / 500 for $165.00
7. JAA Accredited Trade Supplier

Annual cost: $149 for one outlet, $99 for each outlet thereafter

This level of corporate accreditation will position your business at the highest level, supporting your professionalism, expertise and leadership in the industry. Businesses will have an increased level of confidence when buying from an Accredited Jewellery Supplier.

Criteria

  1. Currently a JAA member
  2. Employ an individual (minimum 25 working hours per week) who has one of the above accreditation levels
  3. Minimum 3 years of trading
  4. The business has had no matters brought before the JAA Jewellery Industry Code of Conduct Committee (If yes, application will be subject to further review)
  5. Proposer and seconder (being JAA members)

What you will receive:

  • A certificate
  • A counter card
  • A window decal
  • Use of the JAA Accredited Trade Supplier logo

You can purchase:

  • Postcards for consumers - 100 for $38.50 / 500 for $165.00 

 

 

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