Gearhouse runs an annual industry learnership from training centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. This is a free-of-charge, full-time in-house training programme; Live Event Technical Production, NQF 4, SAQA ID 48669, with theoretical and practical components in key technical services:

  • Lighting
  • Sound
  • Audio-Visual
  • Rigging
  • Structures
  • Power

The course aims to produce work-ready industry entrants with a strong foundation in the exacting safety standards and methodology required for the Technical Production Services industry.

The programme runs for 12 Months, January to December, between 08 00 to 17 00 daily. Learners complete the programme at their own pace within this timeframe, whilst receiving a nominal "Stipend" and overtime when out on events. 

Assessment is conducted throughout the year, culminating in a final exam at the end of November, and a Final Integrated Summative Assessment.

Around 35 Gearhouse Kentse Mpahlwa Academy graduates enter the industry each year.

Applications are accepted during September and October only. Entrants must have a Matric qualification with Maths and Science. We consider male and female alike and all races are welcome.

Contact Josef van Schalkwyk at for +27 (0)11 216 3000.

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