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Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality) (Course Code: HDPTMTHO)

  • QF Level

    The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
    QF Level: 4
    QR Registration No.: 12/000859/4
    Registration Validity Period: 14/05/2012 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

  • Contact Info

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

  • Contents

    With the number of new hotels growing in recent years, demand for freshly-trained staff and professionals in the hospitality industry is on the rise. This programme is designed to meet industrial demand by providing vocational and professional training in hospitality and tourism. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which help them up a step on the career ladder.

  • Course Feature

    • The Mock-up Hotel Room and Hotel Software System "Opera" allows students to understand and practice operation process
    • Well-equipped Food and Beverage Training Centre for professional training of catering and culinary skills
    • Specialized Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Training Campus for training of coffee professionals
    • Students are eligible to apply for Specialized Coffee Association (SCA) course for professional qualifications
    • 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

    • Front Office Operations
    • Management in Hospitality Industry
    • Housekeeping Operations
    • Rooms Division Management
    • Food Service and Production Operations
    • Food and Beverage Management
    • Food and Beverage Service
    • Internship (at least 600 hours)
  • Internship

    The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities at the international hotels, private clubs, catering organizations, convention and exhibition centres, theme parks or other relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the related 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

    Yeung Ka Lun, Sammy
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
    Currently working as Front Desk Officer in Front Office Department, The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel

    The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel Time flies. I have spent 3 years in Hong Kong College of Technology and I have learnt so much in these 3 years. As a mature student who returned to school from workplace, good classmates and lecturers have helped me a lot. I have joined the ‘Work and Travel USA’ programme and I have spent my last summer holiday working in a theme park in USA, allowing me to explore more about the world and develop myself with international exposure. I have worked in Conrad Hong Kong Hotel during my placement and I am now working with Front Desk as my first hotel job after graduation.

     

    Lee Hiu Wa, Jessica
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
    Currently working as hostess in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong

    I learnt a lot of professional knowledge and service skills in HKCT. Now I am working in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong as a hostess. I can apply both skills and knowledge in my workplace and I really enjoy my job. I am very proud to participate in the 85th Anniversary celebration of the hotel. I believe: nothing is impossible for a willing heart; knowledge will not be acquired without pain and application.

     

    Tam Chun Hin, Eros
    Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
    Currently working as Purchasing Officer in The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

    HKCT Tourism Management programmes are not only emphasize on theories, but also through the guidance and case sharing of professional lecturers, we can learn from real industrial applications. It improves my problem solving skills especially in hotel daily operations.

  • 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 University 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
    “Andy is energetic, proactive and hard-working. He often proactively takes care of our clients. In addition, he is open to new skills and knowledge, which his superiors and colleagues are very positive about his performance. Undoubtedly, Andy is one of the best team members and contributes a lot to the team. Sarah is a proactive and hard-working employee. She is detailed-minded and takes clients’ inquiries seriously. She is willing to learn, whom her superiors value a lot.”

    Mr. Alvin Leung

    Assistant Training Manager

    Courtyard By Marriott Hong Kong Shatin

     

     

    “As a Hostess, Jessica has been an integral part of our team at The Verandah since March 2013. With her professionalism and customer-oriented mindset, she delivers excellent service even in stressful situations. Passionate, dedicated and eager to learn, Jessica’s contribution is valued by her supervisors, peers as well as our guests. HKCT definitely prepared her with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the hospitality industry. We are grateful to have Jessica in our team and are delighted to support her career development at The Peninsula Hong Kong.”

    Mr. Gian Muller

    Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

    The Peninsula Hong Kong

Programme Enquiry

Name (Chinese)
Name (English)
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Email
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Academic Level
Secondary School Name
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Contact Info

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

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Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality) (Course Code: HDPTMTHO)

QF Level

The qualification of this programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework in Hong Kong.
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 12/000859/4
Registration Validity Period: 14/05/2012 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


Contact Info

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


Contents

With the number of new hotels growing in recent years, demand for freshly-trained staff and professionals in the hospitality industry is on the rise. This programme is designed to meet industrial demand by providing vocational and professional training in hospitality and tourism. With the Qualifications Framework QF Level 4, graduates can pursue professional recognitions which help them up a step on the career ladder.


Course Feature

  • The Mock-up Hotel Room and Hotel Software System "Opera" allows students to understand and practice operation process
  • Well-equipped Food and Beverage Training Centre for professional training of catering and culinary skills
  • Specialized Coffee Association (SCA) Premier Training Campus for training of coffee professionals
  • Students are eligible to apply for Specialized Coffee Association (SCA) course for professional qualifications
  • 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

  • Front Office Operations
  • Management in Hospitality Industry
  • Housekeeping Operations
  • Rooms Division Management
  • Food Service and Production Operations
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Internship (at least 600 hours)

Internship

The programme offers a wide range of internship opportunities at the international hotels, private clubs, catering organizations, convention and exhibition centres, theme parks or other relevant organizations. Students who perform well may be offered full-time positions by the related 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

Yeung Ka Lun, Sammy
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
Currently working as Front Desk Officer in Front Office Department, The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel

The Conrad Hong Kong Hotel Time flies. I have spent 3 years in Hong Kong College of Technology and I have learnt so much in these 3 years. As a mature student who returned to school from workplace, good classmates and lecturers have helped me a lot. I have joined the ‘Work and Travel USA’ programme and I have spent my last summer holiday working in a theme park in USA, allowing me to explore more about the world and develop myself with international exposure. I have worked in Conrad Hong Kong Hotel during my placement and I am now working with Front Desk as my first hotel job after graduation.

 

Lee Hiu Wa, Jessica
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
Currently working as hostess in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong

I learnt a lot of professional knowledge and service skills in HKCT. Now I am working in The Verandah, The Peninsula Hong Kong as a hostess. I can apply both skills and knowledge in my workplace and I really enjoy my job. I am very proud to participate in the 85th Anniversary celebration of the hotel. I believe: nothing is impossible for a willing heart; knowledge will not be acquired without pain and application.

 

Tam Chun Hin, Eros
Graduate of Higher Diploma in Tourism Management (Hospitality)
Currently working as Purchasing Officer in The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

HKCT Tourism Management programmes are not only emphasize on theories, but also through the guidance and case sharing of professional lecturers, we can learn from real industrial applications. It improves my problem solving skills especially in hotel daily operations.

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 University 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
“Andy is energetic, proactive and hard-working. He often proactively takes care of our clients. In addition, he is open to new skills and knowledge, which his superiors and colleagues are very positive about his performance. Undoubtedly, Andy is one of the best team members and contributes a lot to the team. Sarah is a proactive and hard-working employee. She is detailed-minded and takes clients’ inquiries seriously. She is willing to learn, whom her superiors value a lot.”

Mr. Alvin Leung

Assistant Training Manager

Courtyard By Marriott Hong Kong Shatin

 

 

“As a Hostess, Jessica has been an integral part of our team at The Verandah since March 2013. With her professionalism and customer-oriented mindset, she delivers excellent service even in stressful situations. Passionate, dedicated and eager to learn, Jessica’s contribution is valued by her supervisors, peers as well as our guests. HKCT definitely prepared her with the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the hospitality industry. We are grateful to have Jessica in our team and are delighted to support her career development at The Peninsula Hong Kong.”

Mr. Gian Muller

Assistant Director of Food & Beverage

The Peninsula Hong Kong

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