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NATIONAL DIPLOMA: JEWELLERY DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE
Campus where offered: Arts Campus
Important notification to new applicants:
Students who intend to enrol for this qualification for the first time in 2017 should note that it will not be possible to continue with any Baccalaureus Technologiae as from 2020, since it is being replaced by qualifications aligned with the newly-implemented Higher Education Qualification Sub-Framework. Potential students are advised to consult the University's website for any new qualifications which might not be published in this Prospectus.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification.
Admission is subject to the evaluation of a portfolio of handwork, a practical test and a personal interview.
FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER 2008:
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree or a diploma endorsement, or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 3 for English (home language or first additional language).
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 17.
Applicants with an APS of 17 and more will be invited to submit a portfolio, give a demonstration and attend a structured interview with a panel. The portfolio will contribute 35% to the final admission score, the demonstration will contribute 35% and the interview will contribute 30%.
FOR APPLICANTS WITH A NATIONAL CERTIFICATE (VOCATIONAL):
A National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 50% for English (home language or first additional language) and 50% for Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy, 50% for Life Orientation (excluded for APS calculation), 60% for any other three compulsory vocational subjects and 50% for the fourth subject.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Points Score (APS) of at least 27.
Minimum duration: Three years.
Presentation: Day classes.
Intake for the qualification: January only.
Exclusion and readmission: See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
Closing date for application: 31 July.
Approximate first-year class fees: R21 040.
Additional costs: Please enquire at the department.
Possible careers: Manufacturing jeweller, jewellery designer, CAD designer, artist jeweller, sales representative as well as entry into other specialist fields of the industry, for example diamond dealing or setting.
Link to Prospectus
Link to Important notice on the revision of qualifications
The Departmental Administrator
Tel: +27 12 382 6159
All information is subject to change without further notice.