Professional Diploma Courses
Professional Diploma In Applied Occupational Safety And Health

Programme Aims and Objectives
The Professional Diploma in Applied Occupational Safety and Health (PDAOSH) Programme is designed for those who are interested in acquiring professional knowledge in occupational safety and health (OSH). OSH is vital to the sustainability and success of modern enterprises. The law requires employers to provide safe working conditions through implementation of appropriate measures. This programme is most relevant to those who want to develop their career in occupational safety and health. At the same time, it is also useful for all professionals, including architects, engineers, managers, etc, who are interested in furthering safety and health practices in the design or operation of their enterprises. The PDAOSH provides well-structured and practical training which is unique in Hong Kong. Graduates of the programme will fulfil the training requirements for Registered Safety Officers under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations. At the same time, it is also useful for all professionals, including architects, engineers, managers, etc., who are interested in furthering safety and health practices in the design or operation of their enterprises.

Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:
1. Comprehend the technical skills required for implementing effective OSH measures in the workplaces.
2. Investigate, identify and analyze problems in the workplaces based on their understanding of the concepts and principles in occupational safety and health.
3. Formulate work plan and advice to the stakeholders on the OSH preventive measures that should be implemented.

Recognition
Labour Department, HKSAR Government
Holders of PDAOSH with relevant experience of not less than 2 years, including 1 year of post qualification experience; or holders of PDAOSH and a degree in Science or Engineering with not less than 1 year relevant experience will meet the requirements for registration as a Safety Officer.

Qualifications Framework
This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF) and has been listed in the Qualifications Register (QR) by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ).
QF Level : 4
QR Registration No. : 15/002489/L4
Validity Period : 1 March 2016 to 30 September 2026

Qualifications Register website: http://www.hkqr.gov.hk

Continuing Education Fund
For Continuing Education Fund application procedures and the application forms, please visit the website : www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef or call government’s 24-hour enquiry hotline : 3142 2277.

Highlights:
Programme Structure and Curriculum
PDAOSH is a 9-month part-time programme. It comprises 6 modules
including practical training with a total of 189 contact hours.
Module 1 Safety and Health Legislation (39 contact hours)
Module 2 Accident Prevention Technology (45 contact hours)
Module 3 Safety and Health Management (45 contact hours)
Module 4 Occupational Health and Hygiene(45 contact hours)
Module 5 Practical Site Safety Inspection*(9 contact hours)
Module 6 Project (6 contact hours)

* Practical site visits to construction sites will be arranged for students. There are requirements of COVID-19 vaccination or compulsory testing measures when entering construction sites. Students are required to present their "Vaccine Pass" for verification and / or negative COVID-19 test results at their own costs.
Duration (Hour): 9-month part-time (189 contact hours)
Instructor: Highly experienced safety consultants, hygienists and OSH professionals
Language: Cantonese supplemented with English notes
Prerequisites: 1. HKDSE 5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language
and Chinese Language, or equivalent; OR
2. Mature applicants (aged 21 or above at the start of programme),
with 3 years of work experience and pass in both English Language and Chinese Language in HKCEE (Grade E) or HKDSE (Level 2), or equivalent.
Remark: Assessments are mostly by coursework and end-of-module examinations. For Modules 5 and 6, assessment will be based on written reports and also (for Module 6 only) oral presentation. Students who achieve
the attendance requirement (minimum of 80% attendance for Modules 1-4 and 100% attendance for Modules 5-6) and pass all assessment components will be awarded a Professional Diploma in
Applied Occupational Safety and Health.

Application Period: 7 November 2022 - 13 January 2023

Application Fee: HK$100 (non-refundable)

Programme Fee: HK$17,000
Application Form For Professional Diploma In Applied Occupational Safety And Health
Reserve online
Course Code Original Fee
(HKD$)
Venue Start Date
Class Date Time Apply individual
PDAOSH-A/23/A 100 North Point 21/04/2023 21/04/2023 19:00-22:00
(Full)