This skills programme is a follow up on the “Introduction to the diamond industry” skills course. This programme will enable candidates to acquire skills on how to polish the entire diamond. The programme consists mainly of practical training in a state-of-the-art equipped polishing factory. Credits can be accumulated towards the National Certificate in Diamond Processing NQF L3.

Full time: 24weeks. Monday to Friday 8:00 – 15:00 with a tea time break from 10:00 – 10:15
and a lunch time break from 13:00 – 13:30.

Course Fees:
R20, 000-00 inclusive of VAT.

  • Please note that only a limited number of candidates can be accommodated.
  • A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable into the Academy’s bank account to
  • secure your place, please complete the application form for a reference number.
  • The balance of the amount is payable before or on the day training commences.
  • Fees are not refundable.

Course Outcomes:

  • ALL the outcomes of the “Introduction to the diamond Industry” course plus:
  • Preparing of the necessary equipment to cut and polish diamond gemstones
  • Rough cut diamond gemstones
  • Screen diamond gemstones
  • Polishing of tables, blocking, and bottom polishing.
  • Polishing of tops and stars & halves of diamond gemstones.

Entry Requirements:
No previous knowledge or experience in the diamond industry is necessary. A Gr.12 certificate is the minimum requirement for this course preferably with Mathematics as a subject. Proficiency in English is of importance as all courses are delivered in English.

Dates of Introductory course for 2013:
Start date Monday 3rd June
End date  Friday 29th November

Please note that the above courses will take place only if a minimum of 10 candidates
register for each particular course.

No exam will be written but continuous assessments will be conducted. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance from KIDJA. Credits are obtained towards the National Certificate in Diamond Processing NQF L3.Candidates will be registered on the MQA I- SHARE system and credited with each successful Unit Standard (module) they complete successfully.

Registration for this course opens on the 9TH of January 2013. Early application is advisable as we have limited space per course. Application forms can be obtained from the Academy.

Equipment and course material:
All equipment, learning material and consumables as well as diamonds will be supplied by
KIDJA but will remain the property of the Academy.

Code of conduct:
The code of conduct of the Academy must be followed at all times. Any deviation to the code of conduct and security policy and procedure will result in the candidate being  expelled without a refund of course fees paid. Each candidate will receive a student cardwhich must be worn for security purposes. No candidate will be allowed on campus without it.

Accommodation and transport:
Limited accommodation at a local school hostel is available but will be for the candidate’s cost. Candidates outside Kimberley can contact us to assist in securing accommodation but it will be for the candidate’s own cost. Transport will be for the cost of the candidate.

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