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Hospitality Discipline

Discipline Overview of Hospitality

While the hospitality and tourism industry is one of the major pillars of the Hong Kong economy, sport and recreation is an important social fabric of any community and an integral part of everyday life. Being Asia’s World City, the level of professionalism and service standards required by the industry is constantly evolving in Hong Kong. IVE Hospitality offers industry relevant part-time programmes, such as Hotel & Catering, Professional Butlers, , 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. Adopting a practical approach for 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
  • 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 have been 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, major public organisations and government departments.


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
  • Bordeaux Wine School, France
  • United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
  • Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC)
  • Hong Kong Recreation Management Association