Final New Q file Auto Blocker.pdf

Auto Blocker – Diamond Processing

  • Job DescriptionIndividuals work with the auto-blocking machine and make the basic four (or eight) bottom and top facets of a diamond in order to make it ready for final polishing or brilliance. For auto blocking, the stone is set in a dop. Then dop is fixed in the auto-blocking machine and held down on a revolving cast-iron scaife charged with diamond dust.
  • Originally Approved9th NSQC - August 2015
  • Last Revised23rd NSQC - August 2019
  • Code2019/GJ/GJSCI/3537
  • SectorGem & Jewellery
  • NSQF LevelLevel 3
  • Notional Hours150
  • Accrediting BodiesGems & Jewellery Skill Council of India
  • Certifying BodiesGems & Jewellery Skill Council of India
  • Proposed Occupation

    Auto Blocker

  • International Comparability


  • Progression Pathway

    Supervisor – Blocking
    With the few years of experience gives Auto Blocker
    expertise in Blocking skills (Creating and polishing four
    or eight bottom and top facets of a diamond and
    capability of handling any type of work as well as
    understand quality issues in the work. Hence with
    developing leadership skills, the candidate could
    upgrade to supervisory level.

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    Implementation Mechanism
    The GJSCI has empowered the Training Partners to
    play the role of facilitation agency. The roles and
    responsibilities of the facilitation agency will be as
    1. Survey the market and contact the persons who have
    acquired the skills of a particular trade in informal/nonformal
    settings and motivate them for getting their
    skills/competencies assessed, certified and recognized
    by a National Level Organization.
    2. Alternatively, a person who has acquired
    skills/competencies in informal/non-formal settings and
    desires to get his/her skills assessed, certified and
    recognized by a National Level Organization
    approaches the Training Partner.3. Training Partners will explain and assist interested
    candidates to register and submit the application form
    along with the required documents.
    RPL Implementation Process:
    In order to create an awareness about the RPL
    assessments, GJSCI will put in marketing efforts in
    targeted regions of the country to invite applications
    from the persons who desire to get their skills assessed,
    recognized and certified in relevant trade.
    The set of documents along with the application form
    should be sent to the GJSCI office in the form of
    scanned copy and hard copy by post or in person by the
    Training Partner
    Group A
    i) Proof of work
    acquired in informal/non-formal
    settings (Self undertaking)
    (Skill based
    ii) Work experience certificate from
    the employer if any
    iii) Work experience certificate from
    the local Jeweller's Manufacturer's
    Group B iv) Copy of the Educational
    Qualification certificate, if any
    iv) Self undertaking by the candidate
    indicating the basic literacy level
    The candidate should submit the evidence at
    least one each from Group A and Group B.
    1. The applications along with the evidence submitted
    by the candidates will be screened and reviewed by the
    Training Partner & GJSCI.
    2. The eligible candidates will be informed accordingly.
    3. The candidates who could not be eligible for RPL
    assessment, will be informed about the deficiency in
    the application form and evidence submitted by them
    to the Training Partner and will be asked to apply
    again after taking necessary remedial measures.
    4. Training Partner will inform the candidates about the
    assessment centre, date and time for assessment wellin advance. Efforts will be made to ensure that the
    candidate is assessed in his/her work place only.
    Eligibility criteria:
    1. Any artisan above the age of 18 with a minimum
    work experience of 6 months can get assessed in the
    RPL programme.
    2. To validate the work experience, we shall need a
    letter from the local jeweller’s association or the
    employing company certifying his/her experience.

  • Qualification File Final New Q file Auto Blocker.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Estimated size (Hours) Level
    1. G&J/N4601 Dop the diamond for blocking 25 3
    2. G&J/N4605 Operate autoblocking machine to create facets on diamond 75 3
    3. Generate the cut quality report 45 3
    4. G&J/N9901 Coordinate with others 3 3
    5. G&J/N9902 Maintain health and safety at workplace 2 3
    Total 150
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