The following courses are included in the Manufacturing course:

  • Introduction the diamond industry
  • Rough evaluation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Representative
  • Polished Grading
  • Diamond Polishing
  • Please see above full descriptions of the courses included in the Manufacturing course.


Full time: 10 Months. 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.

Dates of Introductory course for 2013:
Start date  Monday 4th February
End date   Wednesday 29th November

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

Course Fees:
R47, 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:

  • This course includes all outcomes of the above-mentioned courses.
  • Entry Requirements:
  • No previous knowledge or experience in the diamond industry is necessary. A Gr.10
  • certificate is the minimum requirement for this course. Proficiency in English is of importance
  • as all courses are delivered in English.

No exam will be written but continuous assessments will be conducted. Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance from KIDJA as well as a certificates of all the courses included from the Mining Qualifications Authority. 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 card which 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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