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Higher Diploma Programmes

Higher Diploma in Vision Health Care

Programme code AS114215

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2022. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2023/24 will be announced later.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Kwai Chung)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR 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. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
Click here to view the programme highlights video (narration in Cantonese)

This programme aims to equip students with professional and contemporary knowledge, technical competence and operational skills in vision health care to meet different health needs of people with a variety of vision disorders or discomfort, and to meet the growing market and manpower demand for eye care services in Hong Kong.  This programme also provides specialized training and essential knowledge of optometry and ophthalmology for caring people in practices at the paraprofessional level as an Eye Care Assistant or Optometric Assistant who can provide quality customer services and patient care supports with confidence to think critically when planning and providing ophthalmic care services.
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 as an eye care assistant or optometric assistant in hospitals / clinics, ophthalmic centres and optical shops.
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
  1. Bachelor of Vision Science offered by the Queensland University of Technology, Australia; and
  2. Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Nutrition and Healthcare Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi).
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.