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Hospitality Discipline

Discipline Overview of Hospitality

Hong Kong being the Asia's World City is renowned for its high level of professionalism and service standards in the hospitality and tourism industry. With the recent recovery of hospitality and tourism industry, several large exhibition venues and events have gradually opened up and the rapid development in the sports and leisure industry, thus accelerating talent demand. IVE Hospitality Discipline offers industry-relevant part-time programmes, such as Hotel & Catering, Wine and Spirits, Leisure and Recreation Management, Fitness Coach, as well as Safety and Hygiene for Swimming Pool and Spa which are supported by excellent facilities and well-balanced curricula. By adopting a practical approach to the programmes, industry practitioners can upgrade their supervisory skills and knowledge which will prepare them for promotion in the highly competitive job market.



Graduates opting for further studies can be admitted to the relevant top-up degree programmes offered by various local and overseas universities, such as:

  • Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • RMIT University, Australia
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • MODUL University Vienna, Austria
  • The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management, Dubai
  • Northumbria University, UK
  • Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Career Prospects


With professional knowledge and practical experience, Hospitality graduates have been well sought by the industry. Graduates may be employed by various hotels, restaurants, travel agencies, airlines, Hong Kong International Airport, theme parks, tourist attractions, cruise companies, clubhouses, property management companies, exhibition centres, events management companies, sports associations, Leisure and Cultural Services Department or other government departments and major public organisations.


Professional Recognition


The following professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas have recognised the Discipline and its programmes, including :

  • Institute of Hospitality (IoH), UK
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), UK
  • Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), UK
  • Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB)
  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
  • Marine Department of the HKSAR
  • Hong Kong Coaching Committee
  • Hong Kong Recreation Management Association