Higher Diploma in Human Services
Programme Features

  • 2-year full time programme
  • To prepare students to pursue a career in the field of Human Services
  • To develop students’ basic knowledge and skills in the practice of human services in a variety of settings
  • To equip students with a broad understanding of the issues and challenges within the human services sectors
  • Graduates are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Programme offered by CIHE, or other Bachelor’s Degree programmes
  • Graduates may choose to work in public, non-government and private organisations. They may seek employment in community services, educational and medical institutions as administrative assistants, organisers, programme coordinators, health promoters or teaching assistants

Programme Structures

Year 1 Courses

Core Course

  • Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
  • General Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Services
  • Management in Human Service Organizations
  • Programme Planning & Evaluation
  • Self-Growth & Development
  • Sociology & Society

Language and GE Course

  • Chinese Communication
  • College Life & You
  • Numerical & IT Literacy
  • Social Ethics
  • Use of English

Year 2 Courses

Core Course

  • Group, Community & Organizational Practice
  • Integrated Project
  • Promotion & Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations
  • Working towards Mental Wellness
  • Working with Children and Youth
  • Working with Older People
  • Working with People with Special Needs

Language and GE Course

  • Practical Putonghua
  • Effective English Communication
  • GE Elective

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2020-21 intake of the 2-year Higher Diploma in Human Services are as follows:
  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1 $61,600 $81,600
Year 2 $66,340 $86,340

The Institute reserves the right to make final decision on offering of elective courses.