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Certificate in Wax Carving and
Stone Setting for Jewellery Design 

Brand new course at QF level 4! 

Course Code
DE424524Q 
QF Level
4
Fee*
 
Financial Aids 
Study Mode
Part-time
QF Registration No.
19/001113/L4
Full Fee
HK$6,600
VPlus Creative Industries
Duration
30hrs
QF Validity Period
01/09/2019 - 31/08/2021
Early Bird Discount (10%off)
HK$5,940
 
Venue
HKDI
Teaching Language
English supplemented with Cantonese 
Early bird deadline please refer to course details  

*Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the course is cancelled.


Highlights 

Suitable for jewellery designers, craftsmans and those who would like to kickstart their personal jewellery business or equip with profession-specific knowledge and techniques


Entry Requirements

Basic Qualification
(a)
    - Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
    - Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E / Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent; or
    - Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board; or
    - Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written; or
    - Other relevant verifiable prior learning and/or work experience that is/are deemed appropriate by respective Programme Board AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written.

(b) Applicants are required to have at least 1 year relevant working experience.
(c) Basic knowledge of jewellery design/ making experience is highly preferred.
(d) An interview may also be required on need basis.

Mature Applicants
Mature applicants, i.e. those aged 21 or above with at least two years’ relevant working experience, can be admitted. Where appropriate, the applicant may be required to pass an entrance assessment, which can be in an oral and/or written form.

Documents Required for Application
1) Completed Application Form (Online)
2) Upload Copy of proof for Academic Qualifications
3) Upload Copy of proof for Working Experience 


Course Strength

  • Certificate in Wax Carving and Stone Setting for Jewellery Design is recognised under
    the Qualifications Framework (QF): 
    QF level 4  |  QR Registration No.: 19/001113/L4  |  Validity Period: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2021
    It is widely recognized by HK Government and employers
  • Vplus Creative Industries Subsidy Scheme - Successful applicant can be reimbursed 60% of the tuition fees paid, up to a maximum of HK$36,000.
  • Wax carving is a very flexible and professional technique which is capable to create complex shapes and designs in an easier, accessible, faster manner.
  • Interactive training: from professional knowledge to techniques, design to the final product
  • Comprehensive syllabus covers the use of different tools, materials, mounting methods and designs

Expected Learning Outcome

On completion of the course, learners are expected to be able to:

  1. evaluate the wax carving technique and trend in both traditional and contemporary jewellery design;
  2. apply design skills to create new jewellery wax models for the industry in a well-equipped workshop; and
  3. realize concepts of creative finished jewellery pieces in precious metals and stone setting.

Course Content

Wax Carving Tools and Skills

  • Introduction of various types of jewellery wax materials and tools
  • Essential tools and technical skills for creative jewellery wax carving
  • Design research and development for application to projects

Metal Casting and Surface Finishing

  • Introduction of various types of jewellery wax materials and tools
  • Essential tools and technical skills for creative jewellery wax carving
  • Design research and development for application to projects

Gemstone setting

  • Introduction of various types of jewellery wax materials and tools
  • Essential tools and technical skills for creative jewellery wax carving
  • Design research and development for application to projects

Lecturer: Alvin Au

Alvin Au is a seasoned jewellery industry practitioner for more than 30 years. He has strong experience in jewellery product development and production management. Alvin had received goldsmith training in his early years and later on he obtained his degree in the jewellery discipline. 

He is currently teaching courses on jewellery design, wax carving, lost wax casting, goldsmithing, gemstone setting and Rhino modelling at leading education institutions. He has over 10 years of teaching experience.


Intake 2 (30hrs)

Date: 2020 Mar 28, Apr 18, 25, May 9, 16, 23
Time: Sat, 2-7pm
Venue: HKDI Jewellery Workshop

Early Bird Deadline: 2020 Mar 13
Remark: Learners are required to purchase their own material
(e.g. gemstones, jewellery wax, carving tools, protection gloves, etc)


Course Fee

Standard: HK$6,600*
Early Bird Discount: HK$5,940* (10% off)
Vplus Creative Industries Subsidy: HK$2,376* (Saved HK$3,564)

*Student is required to purchase additional tools and material (HK$300)

Online Application
Intake 1
Intake 2

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HKDI reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, course content and advertised course information.
HKDI保留修改課程內容、上課日期、或其他課程資料的權利。


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