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Hospitality Discipline
Self-financed Programmes

Higher Diploma in International Hospitality and Tourism Management

Programme code HT124108

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Haking Wong)
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. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Students enrolling in this programme are required to pass a medical examination for food handler at student's own expense.
  5. Students are also required to purchase the designated uniforms.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to develop students with the professional knowledge, technical competence, communication and interpersonal skills required in the hospitality industry. With a wide spectrum of subjects such as Front Office Supervision, Applied Food and Beverage Projects, Tourism Cultural Dimensions and Clubhouse Management, students can acquire skills through practices in simulated working environments and industrial attachment in hospitality related organisations, so as to prepare them for future careers in the industry.
 
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 start their careers at entry level in the hospitality industry. After accumulating further operational experiences, they can be promoted to supervisory or middle management positions, such as Assistant Front Office Manager, Assistant Restaurant Manager, Assistant Clubhouse Manager and Tour Consultant, etc.
Articulation
Graduates can pursue relevant top-up degrees locally or overseas. They can apply for admission to the top-up degree programme offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), a member institution of the VTC, or the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the overseas universities in collaboration with the SHAPE :
  1. BA (Hons) in Hotel Operations Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  2. BSc (Hons) International Hospitality Business Management# offered by the Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  3. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management# offered by the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
The programme is accredited by the Institute of Hospitality (IoH) of UK and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
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.