Goldsmith techniques is a practical skill, therefore the more time spent learning the skills the better. A jewellery apprenticeship, for example, takes about four – five years of daily learning and practise.
Most students attend on an ongoing basis, many have been with me for over five years.
There are institutions available for those who would like to pursue a career as a goldsmith and can be found here. Postmatric.co.za/jewellery-designer