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 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 from February to end December, between 08 00 to 17 00 daily. Students 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.

Around 30 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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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