Diamond Education College

The Diamond School for diamond courses

Looking for diamond courses in the rough diamond trade?

You've come to the right place. We provide the most comprehensive rough diamond education courses in South Africa!

Diamond Education College Courses
  • Rough Diamond Evaluation and Grading
    This course teaches you how to evaluate and grade rough diamonds, a must do course for newcomers to the diamond industry and for people who want to obtain a Diamond Dealers Licence. More details...
    (Duration – two weeks)
  • Rough Diamond Marking
    This course teaches you how to mark rough diamonds for sawing. It is recommended that you attend after finishing the Rough Diamond Evaluation and Grading course. More details...
    (Duration – two weeks)
  • Rough Diamond Polishing and Cutting
    This course provides and develops the skills of the student to a level where he/she will be capable of cutting and polishing a rough diamond to the finished product without supervision or assistance. More details...
    (Duration – six months)

Contact Details

2nd Floor
1 Skeen Boulevard

Tel/Fax: +27 11 334-5917
Email: dec@dec.co.za
Skype: dec_joburg
URL: dec.co.za

Diamond Education College Background

The Diamond Education College was established in 1996, and is accredited by the Mining Qualifications Authority and the Education and Training Qualification Authority as a service provider for the diamond industry. The Diamond Education College is certified with SABS with ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems certificate.

This ensures students receive quality training that is recognised by the educational authorities. The Diamond Education College is recognised by the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator as a training institute. Tienie Barnes – the founder of rough in valuation courses worldwide – is internationally renowned and famous for his professionalism, unsurpassed knowledge of diamonds and the Diamond industry as a whole, and for the quality of training provided.

In addition to its training facilities, the Diamond Education College was instrumental in defining the unit standards for evaluating proficiency in the various aspects of the diamond industry. Many of the educational manuals used for training in this sector were developed by the Diamond Education College.

The College provides all necessary knowledge to enter the diamond industry. Students from all over the world are attending the Diamond Education College courses. More details...