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Professional Certificate in Publishing 出版專業證書
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Co-organizers:   Hong Kong Design Institute   |   Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society
Supported by :   Pro-Act Training and Development Centre (Printing)

Course Code
QF Level
Study Mode
QF Registration No.
5 months (72hrs)
QF Validity Period
HKDI / VTC Kowloon Bay Complex
Teaching Language
English supplemented with Cantonese

Programme Highlights

The programme aims to let the learners have a holistic view of the publishing industry and an understanding of the publishing process. They will develop their core editorial skills in the programme; learn how to make bright decisions of editorial, design and production based on market, business, content and technical requirements.

Suitable for

  • those who newly joined the publishing industry; or
  • those who are going to equip themselves to launch their career in publishing

Modules Outline

M1: DCD4034Y - Content Creation for Publishing (24 hrs)

  • Content generation for publishing
  • Tools and strategies to process the content publishing workflow
  • Copyright, digital rights management, agreements and contracts

M2: DCD4035Y - Design for Publishing (24 hrs)

  • Overview of publishing design
  • Execution of publishing design
  • Articulating design decisions

M3: DCD4036Y - Production for Publishing (24 hrs)

  • Overview of offset and digital printing workflow
  • Creating production-ready artwork
  • Media and materials for design project applications
  • Publishing Production planning


Intake 1

M1: DCD4034Y - Content Creation for Publishing
Date: 2023 Feb 18   |   Time: Sat, 2-6pm   |   Venue: HKDI

M2: DCD4035Y - Design for Publishing
Date: 2023 Apr 15   |   Time: Sat, 2-6pm   |   Venue: HKDI

M3: DCD4036Y - Production for Publishing
Date: 2023 Jun 3   |   Time: Sat, 2-6pm   |   Venue: HKDI/Kowloon Bay

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Full Fee   |   HK$19,800
Early Bird Fee (10%off)   |    HK$17,820
Early Bird Deadline   |    2023 Jan 6
After Vplus Reimbursement   |   HK$7,128 (saved HK$10,692;based on early bird fee)
Financial Aids   |   Vplus Creative Industries

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

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Entry Requirements

Basic Qualification

  • 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 2 programme that is deemed acceptable to the respective Programme Board; or
  • Relevant RPL qualification(s) at QF Level 2 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 in graphic design, publishing, print media or related area is 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, may 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

HKDI reserves the right to make changes to the schedules, course content and advertised course information.