Higher Diploma in Occupational Safety and Emergency Operations

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
Hong Kong
Advanced Diploma
Study mode
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
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Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 15,033

About this course

This programme aims to provide students with comprehensive coverage of trade specific knowledge and practical skills in the area of occupational safety and emergency operations. It helps students to develop professional competence and supervisory skills for occupational safety & health monitoring, accident investigation, risk assessment, first aid treatment, outdoor safety techniques, diving safety and so on. The programme is suitable for all secondary graduates who are planning to pursue a career and further study in safety science and operations.
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.

Entry Requirements

International Students:

  • Applicants with academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong will be assessed individually by the departments concerned.
  • IGCSE, GCE, International Baccalaureate (IB) or other overseas qualifications which are comparable with the required levels of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education will be accepted.
  • IELTS overall score at 5 or equivalent


Semester 1 :

  • Essential Chemistry & Applications
  • Safety Technology
  • Life Science for Occupational Safety and Health
  • Health Promotion & Safety Training
  • Information Technology Essentials - Applied Science
  • English & Communication: Workplace Interaction
  • English & Communication: Workplace Correspondence
  • Whole Person Development - MindShift: Achieving Personal Growth & Effectiveness

Semester 2 :

  • Ergonomics
  • Safety and Health Legislation
  • Workplace Safety I
  • Risk Assessment and Inspection
  • English & Communication: Reports
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Conversation and Reports
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part A) 

Semester 3 :

  • Statistics and Social Survey Techniques for Safety and Health
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Industrial Attachment
  • English & Communication: Persuasive Presentations
  • Whole Person Development - Collaboration, Teamwork & Social Engagement (Part B)

Semester 4 :

  • Fundamental of Occupational Hygiene
  • Workplace Safety II
  • Occupational Health & Toxicology
  • Safety and Health Management
  • Project
  • IVE-wide Elective Module
  • English & Communication: Promotional Materials
  • Vocational Chinese Communication : Putonghua Presentations, Administrative and Technical Text Writing

Semester 5 :

  • Quality & System Reliability
  • Occupational Hygiene Assessment
  • Risk Management & Modelling
  • Audit & Accident Investigation
  • Project
  • Whole Person Development - Enhancing Competencies in the 21st Century Workplace

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