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Childcare, Elderly and Community Services Discipline

Discipline Overview of Childcare, Elderly and Community Services

Child and inclusive education, elderly care, social design and innovation and social work have been one of the most sought-after disciplines in recent years. Childcare, Elderly and Community Services Discipline provides quality vocational and professional education and training, recognised by the Government and professional bodies. Through fieldwork placement, local and overseas study tours, professional exchanges, service projects and volunteer services, students are equipped and empowered with the professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enhance their employability in the field.

Articulation

 

Articulation

 

Graduates opting for further studies were admitted to the degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities below :

 

  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Open University of Hong Kong
  • University of Hull, UK
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Job History

 

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Child Care and Education are eligible for registration as kindergarten teachers with the Education Bureau. They are also eligible for registration as child care workers, child care supervisors and special child care workers with the Social Welfare Department.

 

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Integrated Social and Health Services are eligible for registration as health workers with the Social Welfare Department. They can serve as health care officers, programme workers and rehabilitation assistants in nursing care and community health related sectors.

 

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Community Service Planning and Navigation are equipped with the knowledge of the silver market, project management skills and design thinking mindset. They can work as Community Executive, Community Development Officer, and Social Designer etc in social enterprises, business and non-governmental organizations.

 

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Social Work are eligible for registration as registered social workers with the Social Workers Registration Board. They can serve as social work assistant or related position.

 

Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Special Child Care and Inclusive Education are eligible for registration as kindergarten teachers with the Education Bureau. They are also eligible for registration as child care workers, child care supervisors and special child care workers with the Social Welfare Department. Graduates can serve children with and without special educational needs and non-Chinese speaking children in kindergartens and child care centres.

 

Professional Recognition

 

Many relevant professional bodies in Hong Kong and government departments acknowledge the quality of our programmes, including :

 

  • Education Bureau of the HKSAR
  • Social Welfare Department of the HKSAR
  • Social Workers Registration Board