Based on community care, students can master the professional knowledge and skills of elderly health and lay the foundation for lifelong learning.
Equipped with complete simulation facilities to improve students' practical ability and competitiveness in work.
Supported by units under the Caritas Social Work Service Division of Hong Kong, providing different visits, internships and employment opportunities, injecting new blood into the development of human resources in the elderly service industry.
The programme has been accredited at Qualifications Framework Level 4 by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications:
Title of Qualification: Higher Diploma in Health and Community Care for the Elderly (QF Level 4)
QR Registration No.: 21/000508/L4
Registration Validity Period: 01/09/2021 - 31/08/2024
First year: $63,910 (To be paid in 10 installments)
Second year: $61,430 (To be paid in 10 installments)
Caritas Jockey Club Institute of Community Education – Tsuen Wan (146 Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T.)
The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination achieved grade 2 or above [Accept up to 2 applied learning courses with 'Attained' or above *], including English and Chinese; or
Mature student [Aged 21 or above upon the start of class] with 5 years or above in the related working experience ; and passed interview; and meet the minimum entry requirements of the Social Welfare Department [Health Worker Training Course]
* 'Attained' is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE
Combined Health Worker Training Course
Elderly Services and Community Healthcare in Hong Kong
Basic Human Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
English for Academic Studies
Ethical Practice in Healthcare Services
Occupational Safety and Health for Healthcare Workers
Immunization and Disease Prevention in Community Care
Principles and Practice of Physiotherapy
Principles and Practice of Occupational Therapy
Health Promotion and Community Participation
Cognitive Impairment and Chronic Illness
Hospice and Palliative Care
Communication and Counselling
English for Workplace Communication
Information and Communication Technology Applications
Further Studies and Employment Prospects
The course focuses on teaching the knowledge and skills of elderly care, rehabilitation and community care, etc., and the content is comprehensive and extensive
Graduates can apply for local or overseas bachelor degree programs in Gerontology, Social Science and Nursing
Graduates can choose to work in public organizations, non-governmental organizations and private organizations such as health workers, health care directors, event officers, rehabilitation assistants, elderly service administrators, etc.