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Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline & Cruise Services)^ (Course Code: HDPTMANC)

  • QF Level

    The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
    QF Level: 4
    QR Registration No.:17/000622/L4
    Registration Validity Period:01/09/2017 to 31/08/2020

  • Programme Mode

    Full Time
  • Teaching Modes

    Face to face

  • Duration

    2 Years
  • Course Consultant

    Mr. Richard Willis
    Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
    Managing Director, DIETHELM Travel Hong Kong

     

    Mr. Richard Willis has engaged in the travel and tourism industry for nearly 40 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, Managing Director of DIETHELM Travel Hong Kong and Professional Consultant at Hong Kong College of Technology.
    He was the recipient of “Key to Britain Award” in 1985 and “World Travel Market Global Award” in 1991, in recognition of his contributions to the travel & tourism industry. Richard has been affiliated with and served various associations, such as Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents (HATA), Government's Tourism Strategy Group and Advisory Committee of the Cruise Industry. In March 2010, he was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in recognition of his contribution to the travel and tourism industry over the years.

  • Course Starting Date

    September 2020

  • Location

    HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus

  • Remarks

    ^ The programme will be renamed from Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) to Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline Services) in the 2020/21 academic year, subject to the re-accreditation of the programme and its renaming being approved by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

  • Contact Info

    Tel: 2265 6989 / 2926 1222
    Email: tourism@hkct.edu.hk

  • Contents

    This programme is the first accredited training course specializing in both airline and cruise services which is designed to meet the needs of the industry by providing vocational and professional training in tourism industry, airline and cruise services. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which help them up a step on the career ladder.

  • Course Feature

    • Well-equipped Mock-Up Cabin provides students with on-board service training
    • Central Reservation System (SABRE) provides students with professional trainings
    • Not less than 600 hours of internship, allowing students to learn from the actual working environment, increasing competitiveness and acceptance after graduation
    • Strong industry and employer networks help connect and build platforms between students and the industry which enhance student employability
    • Graduates can pursue a bachelor's degree programme in related disciplines
  • Entry Requirements

    • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*) ; or
    • Successful completion of Secondary 7 (1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
    • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
    • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
    • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
    • Aged 21 or above with relevant year(s') working experience in related industry(s); or
    • Equivalent qualifications; And
    • Pass in admission interview.

    * Including Chinese Language and English Language

  • Tuition Fees

    Year 1: HK$53,166

    Year 2: HK$58,450

     

    This programme (non-laboratory-based) is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/21 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student. The first-year tuition fee after maximum subsidy amount is $31,766.

     

    (Year 2 tuition fees will be reviewed and adjusted on the basis of inflation and other factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.) 

  • Tuition Fees Assistance

    • Subsidy under SSSDP(Only local students are eligible for the subsidy)
    • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (Including Student Travel Subsidy(STS); or
    • The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS).
  • Featured Course

    • Airline and Cruise Product Knowledge and Planning
    • Airlines Ground Service Operations
    • Cabin Services Management
    • Fare Calculation
    • On-Board Catering Management
    • On-Board Entertainment Management
    • Operation of Central Reservations System
    • Principles of Cruising
    • Internship (at least 600 hours)
  • Internship

    The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities including airlines, cruises, travel agencies or relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the enterprises.

  • Professional Qualification

    The Division of Tourism & Hospitality of Hong Kong College of Technology is recognised as

    • Allied Member of Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
    • International Scheme Member of Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
    • Regional Member of The Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT)
  • Student Words

    Wong Wing Ting, Sa
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
    I have been benefited a lot during 3-year study in Hong Kong College of Technology. I have learnt practical airline services knowledge, which is essential to my placement. In my last semester, some of us have been sent to Jardine Aviation Services for placement. Life is not easy working at the airport, like waking up early in coldness and darkness, running with passengers in the airport, etc. However, I appreciate everything I have learnt, which will be beneficial to my future career development. Many thanks to my lecturers for this great opportunity as well as sweet memory built with my classmates.

     

    Tjioe Pui Lam, Yuri
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
    Currently working as Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines
    I am happy to share my feelings about my placement. I was a trainee who worked in Human Resources Department in Hong Kong Airlines. This was a valuable experience for me to gain knowledge and learn about different circumstances in the airline industry. Indeed the placement changes me a lot, especially my future plan and personality. This work experience makes me more mature to face challenges and more confident to communicate with others. Now, I am a full-time Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines. I am grateful to have this valuable opportunity!

     

    Sham Chun Lam, Leo
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
    Currently working as Front Office Supervisor in SuperStar Gemini, Star Cruises
    I learned a lot in my study of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) in HKCT. Through professional training by lecturers from travel industry, I learned skills and knowledge in tourism, airline and cruise services (e.g. airline ticketing reservation, cabin services, catering and entertainment management). One of the most memorable experiences is cruise ship voyage and taking the role of ambassador to assist in tour escort. My classmates and I agreed that this is a valuable learning experience. We have a better understanding on industrial operations and equip myself to work on the cruise ship in the future.

  • Graduation Path

    Articulation Path
    Graduates are eligible to apply for

    • A related bachelor’s degree programme at Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Northampton or Univerisity College Birmingham in the UK;
    • Related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.

     

    Career Prospects
    Graduates may join the field of tourism and hospitality, which covers travel agencies, hotels, private clubs, restaurant groups, convention and exhibition organisers, event coordination, theme parks, airline companies, airport ground handling companies and cruise companies.

     

    Employers’ Comments
    "HKCT graduates of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) truly understand high-level hospitality, to support our demanding business servicing VVIP clients using private jets. The graduates show passion in aviation matters with good initiative to learn and exceed the high standards demand. From polished service language skills to courteous telephone manner, they demonstrate positive work attitude and create solutions to meet fast-moving aviation industry challenges."

     

    Ms. Jackie Wu

    President and Aviation Specialist

    Jetsolution International Service Limited

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Email: tourism@hkct.edu.hk

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Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline & Cruise Services)^ (Course Code: HDPTMANC)

QF Level

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.:17/000622/L4
Registration Validity Period:01/09/2017 to 31/08/2020


Programme Mode

Full Time

Teaching Modes

Face to face


Duration

2 Years

Course Consultant

Mr. Richard Willis
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
Managing Director, DIETHELM Travel Hong Kong

 

Mr. Richard Willis has engaged in the travel and tourism industry for nearly 40 years. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents, Managing Director of DIETHELM Travel Hong Kong and Professional Consultant at Hong Kong College of Technology.
He was the recipient of “Key to Britain Award” in 1985 and “World Travel Market Global Award” in 1991, in recognition of his contributions to the travel & tourism industry. Richard has been affiliated with and served various associations, such as Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents (HATA), Government's Tourism Strategy Group and Advisory Committee of the Cruise Industry. In March 2010, he was conferred as an Honorary Fellow by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in recognition of his contribution to the travel and tourism industry over the years.


Course Starting Date

September 2020


Location

HKCT Jockey Club Ma On Shan Campus


Remarks

^ The programme will be renamed from Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) to Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline Services) in the 2020/21 academic year, subject to the re-accreditation of the programme and its renaming being approved by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.


Contact Info

Tel: 2265 6989 / 2926 1222
Email: tourism@hkct.edu.hk


Contents

This programme is the first accredited training course specializing in both airline and cruise services which is designed to meet the needs of the industry by providing vocational and professional training in tourism industry, airline and cruise services. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which help them up a step on the career ladder.


Course Feature

  • Well-equipped Mock-Up Cabin provides students with on-board service training
  • Central Reservation System (SABRE) provides students with professional trainings
  • Not less than 600 hours of internship, allowing students to learn from the actual working environment, increasing competitiveness and acceptance after graduation
  • Strong industry and employer networks help connect and build platforms between students and the industry which enhance student employability
  • Graduates can pursue a bachelor's degree programme in related disciplines

Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of Secondary 6 (Level 2 in 5 HKDSE subjects*) ; or
  • Successful completion of Secondary 7 (1 pass in HKAL or 2 passes in HKAS Level subjects; and 5 passes in HKCEE*); or
  • Holder of Diploma for Tertiary Studies; or
  • Holder of Yi Jin Diploma; or
  • Holder of Pre-Associate Degree / Diploma; or
  • Aged 21 or above with relevant year(s') working experience in related industry(s); or
  • Equivalent qualifications; And
  • Pass in admission interview.

* Including Chinese Language and English Language


Tuition Fees

Year 1: HK$53,166

Year 2: HK$58,450

 

This programme (non-laboratory-based) is subsidised under Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). In the 2020/21 academic year, a subsidy of up to $21,400 per academic year will be provided to each eligible local student. The first-year tuition fee after maximum subsidy amount is $31,766.

 

(Year 2 tuition fees will be reviewed and adjusted on the basis of inflation and other factors. All tuition fees are subject to the final approval from the Education Bureau.) 


Tuition Fees Assistance

  • Subsidy under SSSDP(Only local students are eligible for the subsidy)
  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) (Including Student Travel Subsidy(STS); or
  • The Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS).


Featured Course

  • Airline and Cruise Product Knowledge and Planning
  • Airlines Ground Service Operations
  • Cabin Services Management
  • Fare Calculation
  • On-Board Catering Management
  • On-Board Entertainment Management
  • Operation of Central Reservations System
  • Principles of Cruising
  • Internship (at least 600 hours)

Internship

The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities including airlines, cruises, travel agencies or relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the enterprises.

Professional Qualification

The Division of Tourism & Hospitality of Hong Kong College of Technology is recognised as

  • Allied Member of Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents
  • International Scheme Member of Institute of Hospitality Education Membership Scheme
  • Regional Member of The Network of Asia-Pacific Education and Training Institutes in Tourism (APETIT)

Student Words

Wong Wing Ting, Sa
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
I have been benefited a lot during 3-year study in Hong Kong College of Technology. I have learnt practical airline services knowledge, which is essential to my placement. In my last semester, some of us have been sent to Jardine Aviation Services for placement. Life is not easy working at the airport, like waking up early in coldness and darkness, running with passengers in the airport, etc. However, I appreciate everything I have learnt, which will be beneficial to my future career development. Many thanks to my lecturers for this great opportunity as well as sweet memory built with my classmates.

 

Tjioe Pui Lam, Yuri
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
Currently working as Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines
I am happy to share my feelings about my placement. I was a trainee who worked in Human Resources Department in Hong Kong Airlines. This was a valuable experience for me to gain knowledge and learn about different circumstances in the airline industry. Indeed the placement changes me a lot, especially my future plan and personality. This work experience makes me more mature to face challenges and more confident to communicate with others. Now, I am a full-time Human Resources Assistant in Hong Kong Airlines. I am grateful to have this valuable opportunity!

 

Sham Chun Lam, Leo
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services)
Currently working as Front Office Supervisor in SuperStar Gemini, Star Cruises
I learned a lot in my study of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) in HKCT. Through professional training by lecturers from travel industry, I learned skills and knowledge in tourism, airline and cruise services (e.g. airline ticketing reservation, cabin services, catering and entertainment management). One of the most memorable experiences is cruise ship voyage and taking the role of ambassador to assist in tour escort. My classmates and I agreed that this is a valuable learning experience. We have a better understanding on industrial operations and equip myself to work on the cruise ship in the future.

Graduation Path

Articulation Path
Graduates are eligible to apply for

  • A related bachelor’s degree programme at Sheffield Hallam University or the University of Northampton or Univerisity College Birmingham in the UK;
  • Related bachelor’s degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities.

 

Career Prospects
Graduates may join the field of tourism and hospitality, which covers travel agencies, hotels, private clubs, restaurant groups, convention and exhibition organisers, event coordination, theme parks, airline companies, airport ground handling companies and cruise companies.

 

Employers’ Comments
"HKCT graduates of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Airline and Cruise Services) truly understand high-level hospitality, to support our demanding business servicing VVIP clients using private jets. The graduates show passion in aviation matters with good initiative to learn and exceed the high standards demand. From polished service language skills to courteous telephone manner, they demonstrate positive work attitude and create solutions to meet fast-moving aviation industry challenges."

 

Ms. Jackie Wu

President and Aviation Specialist

Jetsolution International Service Limited

Programme Enquiry

Name (Chinese)
Name (English)
Cell phone number / Contact phone number
*
Gender
Email
*
Academic Level
Secondary School Name
#
Please enter the code from above image
*
  
 
 
*Must Enter
#Applicable for “HKCT Partner School Programme” only





Contact Info

Tel: 2265 6989 / 2926 1222
Email: tourism@hkct.edu.hk