The Higher Diploma in Health and Community Care for the Elderly aims to equip students with the appropriate knowledge, skills and attitude to support their initial employment in community-based healthcare services to the elderly. Our higher diplomas provide students with a dynamic range of skills including:
Broad-based training in health and rehabilitation related professional knowledge that opens winder options for work and further study.
Support from Caritas Social Work Services for visit, placement and job opportunities.
Skill practice in simulation training facilities that enhances students’ job competencies.
Year 1： $55,630 (10 installment)
Year 2： $56,850 (10 installment)
Caritas Jockey Club Institute of Community Education – Tsuen Wan (146 Chung On Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T.)
Caritas Institute of Community Education – Yaumati (4 Cliff Road, Yaumati, Kowloon)
Caritas Institute of Community Education – Tuen Mun (Units 21-34, G/F, Wu Yuet House, Wu King Estate, Tuen Mun, N.T.)
Applicants should have:
obtained Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese; OR
successfully completed Diploma Yi Jin programme; OR
successfully completed a CICE’s QF Level 3 full-time programmes; OR
obtained other acceptable equivalent qualifications.
passed an admission interview
Note: Each applicant is allowed to use not more than two Applied Learning subjects with “Attained” or “Attained with Distinction I/II” levels in the application.
Mature Student/Non-standard Entry
Mature applicants who are over 21 years of age with a minimum of 5 years’ work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. They must pass an admission interview.
Combined Health Worker Training
Hong Kong Society and Elderly Services
Psychology for Aging
English for Academic Purpose
Community Field Study
Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
Whole Person Development I
Group Work Practice for the Elderly
Health Promotion and Community Participation
Essential Health Assessment
Principles and Practice of Occupational Therapy
Communication & Counselling
Principles and Practice of Physiotherapy
English for Professional Purpose
Elderly Services Operation Management
Hospice and Palliative Care
Whole Person Development II
Social Enterprise for the Elderly
Local or oversea top-up degree in Gerontology
Professional Certificate or Diploma in Elderly Care Services or Rehabilitation Sciences
Health Workers, Health Care Officers, Rehabilitation Assistant, Programme Workers and Administrative Executives in the social welfare and elderly care services industries