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Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Training and Vocational Education

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
21 Sep 2024 (Sat)
14 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 22 Jul 2024 (Mon)
2975 5685
2571 0630
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This programme aims to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become effective programme planners, and trainers in adult and vocational education institutions, teachers of post-secondary education colleges, as well as human development personnel in corporations and businesses.

This programme is suitable for Trainers in commerce, industry and public sectors; Teachers in vocational, technical, professional, community and adult education; Personnel involved in programme management, administration and human resources development. The course is open to applicants without prior teaching or training experience.

Programme Details


  • HKU SPACE is the only tertiary education institution in HK with programme offerings in adult training and vocational education
  • This programme targets participants who wish to gain knowledge and skills related to design, implementation and management of effective adult learning experience
  • Suitable for trainers, teachers in post-secondary and vocational education and personnel involved in programme management and development
  • Comprehensive and updated curriculum
  • Teaching team composed of senior trainers and university guest lecturers
  • Open to applicants without prior teaching or training experience
Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Training and Vocational Education Apply Online Now
Application Code 2245-ED005A
Start Date 2024-9-21
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 2:00pm - 7:00pm (Saturday)
  • 14 Months
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre ( Fortress Tower / Island East Campus / Admiralty )


Module 1: Academic Writing and Study Skills Workshop*(2 lessons)

Module 2: Principles of Adult and Vocational Education (5 lessons)

Module 3: Training Needs Analysis and Organization Learning (5 lessons)

Module 4: Training Strategies, Curriculum Design and Planning (5 lessons)

Module 5: Assessment and Evaluation (5 lessons)

Module 6: Contemporary Approaches and Issues in Vocational Education (5 lessons)

Module 7: Technology in Vocational Education (5 lessons)

Module 8: Teaching Skills in Adult Training and Effective Learning (5 lessons)

Module 9: Training Delivery Skills Laboratory (5 lessons)

* non-credit bearing module.  Exemption will be granted to students who can provide evidence of having acquired such skills in their prior learning. 

All modules of the programme will be assessed by individual assignments or group projects, depending on the nature of the module.

For the Academic Writing and Study Skills Workshop, there will only be continuous assessment on an individual portfolio of 4 short pieces of writing

Remarks:The minimum attendance requirement is 80%.

(本課程屬香港資歷架構課程 QF Level 6;課程按香港大學體制,經香港大學專業進修學院頒授)


Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$45000

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised institution. If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Training and Vocational Education
COURSE CODE 35G127652 FEES $45,000 ENQUIRY 2975-5685/ 2508-8867

Continuing Education Fund



Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Diploma in Adult Training and Vocational Education

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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Enrolment Method

Applicants should complete the enrolment form and submit copies of academic certificates with application fee. Application materials should be sent to the following address:  

The Programme Leader (c/o Ms Monita Chan )
HKU SPACE, 11/F, Fortress Tower,
250 King’s Road, North Point,
Hong Kong 
如有意報讀,可填寫「申請表」(見右上)連同最高學歷證明文件及身分證明文件之副本親臨本院任何一間分校報名,或郵寄「申請表」(連同支票「報名費」、最高學歷證明文件及身分證明文件之副本)到香港北角英皇道250號北角城中心11樓 Monita Chan 收
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.