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    Higher Diploma in Integrated Social and Health Services CE114306


    This programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge of social care, nursing skills and administrative training concerning the social and health services of the older population through fieldwork placement and service projects so as to enhance the quality of life of the older adults and help them pursue “Successful Aging” in the community.  To uphold students’ integrity, professional ethics is also infused in this programme.

    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.

    Duration of Study: 2 years (Full-time)

    Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s): IVE (Sha Tin)




    Programme Highlights

    - Health and Nursing Care

    - Leisure in Successful Aging

    - Programme Planning in Community Health

    Types of placement centres:
    homes for the aged, care and attention homes for the elderly, nursing homes, private nursing homes for residential care services for the elderly

    Placement duration: 

    90 hours



    Career Prospects
    Graduates can work as health care officers, programme workers,rehabilitation assistant and administrative executives in the social welfare and elderly care services industries.

    Professional Recognition
    Graduates of the programme are eligible for registration as health workers with the Social Welfare Department.



    Graduates can apply for admission to full-time / part-time bachelor degree programmes at various local and overseas universities, e.g.

    - Bachelor of Science in Gerontology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

    - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    - Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Care, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong




      Elderly Outdoor Playgroup

    Rehabilitation Care Training Workshop

    Clinical Laboratory
    Outstanding Student Achievement


    2017-18 Design Challenge Asia, Top three finalists of the competition

    Life-and-Death Education Teaching Kit 

    1. LAI Tsz Him 
    2. LEUNG Kwan Yi Queenie
    3. TAM Hiu Ki
    4. YAU Shing Hong 

    2016-2017 Innovation X Application Scheme, Silver Prize

    Age-friendly Toy-Farmer’s Life 

    1. LAM Ka Lun Dragon
    2. WAN Ching Nam
    3. WONG Pak Hin
    4. YIP Chi Chung
    5. YU Yong Hong

    Alumni Sharing



    SIU Wing Yi

    Higher Diploma in Community Education (Gerontology)
    (The programme has been renamed as “Higher Diploma in Elderly Care Services) 

    Project Director 

    "I chose VTC as it is a great place for my study and career. During the three years of study, I found my target and interest in elderly care. VTC provided many field experience and practicum training to me, and brought me to a deeper understanding of elderly care."



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