Apply for skills development programme in Jewellery Manufacturing - Design50


The Design50 Commercial Jewellery Design Project is a commercial training institute for jewellery manufacturing and design graduates. This course arms students with technical knowledge, practical work experience, entrepreneurial skills and certification.

​​​​Who can apply?

The Design50 programme is designed as a post-graduate course aimed at individuals interested in starting a business in commercial jewellery design. Candidates selected for the programme will receive a stipend of R5,500 per month during the 11-month training contract.

Course outline: ​​

  • Theory training in Marketing and Customer Services
  • Experiential training in Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing 
  • Exposure to the local jewellery manufacturing and retail industry.

Qualification criteria for candidates interested in joining the project:

  • A jewellery related qualification, preferably a National Diploma or B-Tech in Jewellery
  • Design and Manufacture
  • Basic knowledge of Computer Aided Design – preferably Rhino 
  • A Goldsmith / Setter qualification would be an advantage 
  • Experience working in jewellery manufacturing, wholesale or retail would be   an advantage.
  • Preference will be given to BEE candidates


Interested candidates should e-mail a CV with a copy of their qualifications or statement of results.

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