Elementary Polishing Course

The course provides practical introduction to the diamond industry, from understanding rough diamond evaluation and planning to diamond polishing basics.

Course Information

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Course Information

  • This course is especially designed for the Business Person who does not have the time, to spend on our longer courses, but who wants to know how to value a Rough Diamond, and has the desire to gain knowledge and practical experience of the polishing process and related aspects.
  • Prerequisite: Candidate must enrol for both Rough Diamond Evaluation and Diamond Polishing component. Cannot enrol for the 6 week polishing only.
  • This is not a course to attend if the Candidate wants to become/work as a Diamond Polisher/Cutter.
  • It is mainly a practical course - hands on training, where the student/learners taught to understand the characteristics and the various qualities on a variety of Rough Diamonds, so that he/she can, with the necessary time, determination and diligence make meaningful decisions regarding the valuation of rough diamonds and the polishing process.
  • Students/Learners are provided with the tools and equipment for the duration of the course. (All the tools and equipment remain the schools property.)

Duration

  • 8 Weeks
  • Monday to Friday
  • 08:00- 15:00

 

What will it Cost me?

The course fee is R34,120.00 ( Inclusive of VAT)

Excludes: Printed Hard Copy of the Rough Evaluation Manual .It can be purchased for R 250.00

 

What will I get?

On successful completion of the course you will receive Certificates of Completion for both components from Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School.

 

Important information that I need to know?

Application must be made in advance as only a limited number of seats are available per class.

Identification book or Passport is required to enter the Diamond Centre.

Only a limited number of candidates can be accommodated.

A registration deposit of 50% is payable to secure the candidates place.

Full course fees to be paid before the class commencement.

Fees are non-refundable after the commencement date.

Candidate must arrange their own transport and accommodation.

Cancellations:

Cancellation must be done in writing at least 5 working days prior to the start date of the course. If not Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School reserves the right to charge the full course fee.

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Course Dates

2018

These are the dates when the 6 week Polishing starts you can do any of these dates once you have completed the Rough Diamond Evaluation Course for the dates of the Rough Diamond Evaluation course please check under that course.

29 January 2018 - 9 March 2018

12 February 2018 - 23 March  2018

26 February 2018 - 6 April 2018

12 March 2018 - 20 April 2018

26 March 2018 - 4 May 2018

09 April 2018 - 18 May 2018

23 April 2018 - 1 June 2018

07 May 2018 - 15 June 2018

21 May 2018- 29 June 2018

4 June 2018 - 13 July 2018

18 June 2018 - 27 July 2018

02 July 2018 - 10 August 2018

16 July 2018 - 24 August 2018

30 July 2018 - 07 September 2018

13 August 2018 - 21 September 2018

27 August 2018 - 05 October  2018

10 September 2018 - 19 October 2018

25 September 2018 - 02 November 2018

08 October 2018 - 16 November 2018

22 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

05 November 2018 - 13 December 2018