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Certificate & Diploma Programmes


Certificate Course on Student Guidance and Discipline for Teachers of Primary Schools

Certificate & Diploma Programme
1 year part-time
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Commencement : 27 SEP 2018
Application Deadline : 15 MAY 2018
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Cantonese supplemented with English. Textbooks and recommended reading materials are in both Chinese and English.

Programme Features

The School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU SCE) is commissioned by the Education Bureau (EDB) to provide this course for teachers in primary schools. The objectives of the course are:

  1. To facilitate participating teachers’ personal growth through experiential activities
  2. To equip participating teachers with necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to integrate guidance and discipline work in the school system
  3. To help participating teachers understand and manage students’ behavior
  4. To help participating teachers develop, implement and evaluate their school-based guidance and discipline work

The course is structured according to the requirements as stipulated by the EDB. It consists of five modules, totaling 102 hours:


Subject Code Course Title Hours
Module 1


  1. Sensitivity training on personal growth, value clarification, stress and time management for guidance and discipline teachers

  2. Understanding and expanding students’ vision as well as developing their competence to adapt to the rapidly changing society/world from the psycho-social perspective
  3. Comprehensive Student Guidance Service launched by the EDB in 2002/03 school year and other integrative Guidance and Discipline approaches with relevant overseas experiences in preparing students for today and tomorrow
  4. Roles and functions of guidance and discipline in the school system
Module 2
  1. Development of proactive guidance and discipline policies and practices as an integral part of the school system

  2. Management and organisation of guidance and discipline work in school including policy formulation, the planning and review of the comprehensive and integrative approaches and record keeping
  3. Cultivating a shared vision and collaboration among teachers towards the guidance and discipline initiatives including cross-subject collaboration
  4. Community resources facilitating the implementation and integration of school guidance and discipline work
Module 3
  1. Series of developmental programmes to enhance students’ adaptability to the transition from kindergartens to primary schools and primary to secondary schools, including students who have recently arrived in Hong Kong, cross boundary students and Non-Chinese speaking students

  2. The design, implementation and evaluation of developmental lessons and programmes regarding guidance and discipline such as personal growth education to facilitate the positive development of students for the rapid changing society and world
  3. Debriefing skills for conducting developmental guidance and discipline lessons and programmes
Module 4
  1. Intervention approaches, e.g. goal setting and problem-solving with interviewing skills practice

  2. Understanding and managing students with learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including:

    • school bullying, cyber bullying and homophobic bullying
    • membership or other involvement with triad societies, shop theft, habitual lateness and truancy
    • teenage sex, child abuse, child sexual abuse and domestic violence
    • mental health problem, student suicide and self-harm
    • current issues, e.g. gambling, drug abuse, cyber addiction, compensated dating, cybersex, cyber traps, and misleading/ distorted/ harmful apps
    • problem-based learning on selected topic/issue
    • collaboration with school-based Student Support Teams in helping academic underachievers and students with special educational needs
  1. Crisis management procedures applicable to the above incidents

  2. Preventive and remedial programmes/services to address the above issues
  3. Consultation skills for teachers and parents, especially for working with difficult parents
Module 5
  1. Home-school collaboration

  2. Collaboration with different professionals to work with students
  3. Understanding legal issues related to schools guidance and discipline work


Delivery methods include lectures, workshops, group activities, case studies and role-plays.

  1. Course participants are required to attend all sessions punctually.
  2. Course participants who have attained a class attendance rate of 80% or above * and completed 2 assignments satisfactorily (Grade D or above) will be awarded the “Certificate of Student Guidance and Discipline for Teachers of Primary Schools” ** by the HKBU SCE.
  3. CPD hours will only be revealed in Teacher’s Personal Profile on the e-services Portal of the EDB upon participants’ successful completion of the course as stated in item 2 of this part.


*    The minimum number of required lessons for different modules will be stated in the admission package. In case a course participant fails to fulfil the above-mentioned class attendance requirement, he/she may seek special consideration for alternative arrangement to make up for his/her absences by providing the HKBU SCE with reasons for absences in writing together with the relevant documents.

**  Graduation certificates and transcripts are expected to be available for collection in November 2019.

Application Fee: N/A
Tuition Fee: The tuition fee is fully subsidised by the Government.
Click here for info on the financial assistance available.
Course Duration 27 SEP 2018–18 JUL 2019
Class Schedule & Venue Course participants are normally required to attend one class session per week.
(Mon-Fri: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm; Sat: 9:30 am-12:30 pm)
There will be a whole-day workshop on “Personal Growth for Teachers” for Module 1 on a Saturday (tentatively scheduled at 9:30 am-4:30 pm). Exact date and time will be announced in due course.


Class Class A Class B
Day Every Monday #
(except public holidays)
Every Thursday #
(except public holidays)

HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus

 Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

HKBU SCE Tsimshatsui Centre

 136A, Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon


#Some of the class sessions will be held on other weekdays and/or Saturdays, if necessary. Exact dates will be announced in due course.


Orientation Day: All course participants are required to attend the Orientation to be held on 18 SEP 2018 (Tuesday) at 6:15 pm-7:30 pm on the HKBU Kowloon Tong Campus. Successful applicants will be informed of the details of the event in due course.

Participants should be:

  1. A serving teacher in a primary school; and
  2. Nominated by school heads



(A) Priority will be given to applicants in the following order (experience counted as at 31 AUG 2018):

  1. Those whose school has had no teacher or less than 10% of teachers who has/have attended the same or relevant Certificate or Degree programme organised by tertiary institutions. Priority will be given to the schools with fewer number of the above trained teachers
  2. A member of the student guidance and discipline team in his/her school in the 2018/19 school year
  3. Those whose post ranking is higher
  4. Those who have more years of experiences in the Guidance/Discipline Team
  5. Those who have more years of teaching experiences 

(B) Applicants who had previously attended this course or related courses will not be considered.


  1. Application Deadline: 15 MAY 2018 (Tuesday)
  2. Application Procedures (via Online Application)
    Applicants are required to complete all the following tasks on or before the deadline specified above:

    1. Please click here to download the School Head’s Recommendation (Form A2). Applicants are required to scan and save the completed School Head’s Recommendation (Form A2) in PDF format.
    2. Please click here to enter the HKBU SCE Online Application System and fill in the required information.
    3. Please click here for the Supplementary Form (Form A1) and fill in the required information. Applicants are also required to upload the completed School Head’s Recommendation (Form A2) (PDF format) before submitting the completed Supplementary Form (Form A1) online.
  3. The School will acknowledge receipt of an application via the applicant’s personal e-mail account provided within 14 working days after the receipt of the whole set of application documents. If an applicant does not receive our acknowledgement after the above-specified period, please contact Ms. Wong of the Programme Administration Section at 3411 4310.
  4. Applicants will be notified of the application results and related details via their personal e-mail account provided in the application on or before 22 JUN 2018.
  5. Successful applicants should attend the course according to the schedule of the class assigned.  Request for changing to another class will not be accepted.
  6. Successful applicants are accepted based on the recommendation of their current serving school heads. If applicants change schools in the 2018/19 school year, they must inform both the HKBU SCE and Education Bureau immediately.

The above information is for reference only. The School reserves the right to make alterations or to cancel any class/programme without prior notice. Students are advised to follow the requirements listed in the course information distributed on admission.