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Applied Science Discipline

Higher Diploma in Conservation and Tree Management

Programme code AS114109

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Sha Tin)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to meet the increasing manpower demand in arboriculture, tree management and nature conservation profession by providing students with specialised training and practical skills in arboriculture, tree management and nature conservation.
 
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can be employed in government departments, landscape and greening contractors, professional consultancy firms, nature conservation green groups, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
  1. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Horticulture and Landscape Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong; and
  2. BSc (Hons) Environmental Science (Biodiversity & Conservation) offered by Plymouth University, UK.
Professional Recognition
This programme is recognised by Development Bureau as fulfilling the training/qualification requirement of ‘Inspection officer’ and ‘Endorsement officer’ to conduct tree risk assessment (using Form 1 and Form 2).
Notes
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.