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Certificate & Diploma Programmes

CP0283

Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
職業安全及健康專業文憑

Certificate & Diploma Programme Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable ProgrammeCEF Reimbursable Courses NO. : 25F02416-5
12 months part-time
Qualifications Framework Level:4
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Commencement : July 2018
Application Deadline : 15 June 2018
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Cantonese supplemented with English

Programme Features

The programme is designed to provide high quality training for practitioners who desire to reinforce occupational safety and health knowledge and skills, and those who intend to pursue a qualification as registered Safety Officers with the Labour Department, HKSAR. It covers topics in key areas of occupational safety and health legislations, safety technology, common hazards and relevant control measures, principles of safety management and applications, safety inspection skills, accident investigation, and training.

Registered Safety Officer

 

The programme has been recognized by the Labour Department HKSAR as a Scheduled Qualification for registration as Safety Officer under the Factories and Industrial Undertakings (Safety Officers and Safety Supervisors) Regulations. Graduates of this programme with relevant work experience are eligible to apply for registration as ‘Registered Safety Officer’ in Hong Kong.

 

Associate Member of IOSH (AIOSH)

 

Upon successful completion of this programme, students are eligible to apply for the membership of AIOSH.

 

Graduate Member of IOSH (Grad IOSH) & Chartered Member of IOSH (CMIOSH)

 

With further completion of 3 IOSH accredited courses offered by the School, students will be eligible to apply for the membership of Grad IOSH and proceed to CMIOSH. For details about the IOSH accredited courses and the IOSH memberships, please visit the following websites:

  • IOSH Accredited Courses for Chartered Membership
  • IOSH

This programme consists of six courses, totaling 210 hours.

 

 

Subject Code Course Title Hours
OSH3100

CEF Course Code: 25Z059468

Whilst introducing the legal system in Hong Kong and exploring both the interpretation and application of its relevant ordinances, this course covers the essential legislations that govern the occupational safety and health practice in Hong Kong, which includes the Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, the Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance and their subsidiary legislation. Emphasis will be placed on understanding of the regulations in a broader perspective. The minimum legal requirements of an effective safety management system for an organisation will also be highlighted.

Course Content :

  1. Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance;
  2. Occupational Safety and Health Regulation;
  3. Factories and Industrial Undertakings Ordinance;
  4. Factories and Industrial Undertakings Regulations; and
  5. Construction Sites (Safety) Regulations, etc.
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OSH3200

CEF Course Code: 25Z074475

Hazards are inherent to almost all work related activities which cover different scopes of the workplace, and thus, giving the concept of hazard identification and risk reduction essential.  These courses aim to equip students with knowledge of common hazards in workplaces and the relevant control measures. Based on the legal requirements, risk levels and prevalence in Hong Kong, specific hazardous areas are selected and addressed in these courses. Case studies of common safety problems, legislations governing the problems and preventive measures are also explored.

Course Content :

  1. Working at height;
  2. Confined space;
  3. Electricity;
  4. Fire; and
  5. Lifting operations, etc.
35
OSH3300

CEF Course Code: 25Z074483

Hazards are inherent to almost all work related activities which cover different scopes of the workplace, and thus, giving the concept of hazard identification and risk reduction essential. These courses aim to equip students with knowledge of common hazards in workplaces and the relevant control measures. Based on the legal requirements, risk levels and prevalence in Hong Kong, specific hazardous areas are selected and addressed in these courses. Case studies of common safety problems, legislations governing the problems and preventive measures are also explored.

Course Content :

  1. Working at height;
  2. Confined space;
  3. Electricity;
  4. Fire; and
  5. Lifting operations, etc.
35
OSH3400

CEF Course Code: 25Z059476

Occupational safety and health issues are usually intrigued with a wide range of factors, which involve not only the physical condition of the workplace, but also the management procedures, guidelines, policies, and human behaviours. This course provides an in-depth understanding of the principles of safety management, the legal framework governing the safety management system of the workplace, and the common occupational safety management systems adopted in Hong Kong. Acquiring these essential concepts and techniques, students would be able to develop an effective occupational safety and health management system.

Course Content :

  1. Legal framework on safety and health management system;
  2. Principles of safety management;
  3. Concept of risk management;
  4. Occupational safety and health management systems; and
  5. Key elements in a safety management system, etc.
35
OSH3500

CEF Course Code: 25Z059484

Occupational health is the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of employees in all occupations in order to prevent risks. Covering the topics of physical, chemical and biological hazards, occupational disease, occupational health monitoring equipment, and personal protective equipment, this course aims to provide a broad knowledge of occupational health and hygiene. There will be ample opportunities for experience sharing of effective control measures to eliminate different occupational health hazards.

Course Content :

  1. Occupational health services in Hong Kong;
  2. Occupational diseases;
  3. Physical hazards;
  4. Chemical hazards; and
  5. Biology hazards, etc.
35
OSH3600

CEF Course Code: 25Z059492

Safety Officers play a significant role in ensuring the occupational safety and health performance of an organization in a number of proactive measures such as safety inspection, safety trainings, safety audits and safety plans. The statutory duties in their course of work can be effectively performed should the Safety Officers possess a solid foundation on both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This course equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively discharge their duties as registered Safety Officers.

Course Content :

  1. Accident investigation and reporting;
  2. Court attendance;
  3. Safety inspection and reporting;
  4. Safety training technique; and
  5. Safety audit, etc.
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 IOSH Accredited Courses for Chartered Membership
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Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health 

Students who have obtained a passing grade and satisfied the attendance requirement in each course will be awarded the Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health.

Application Fee: HK$120
Tuition Fee: HK$21,600 (by three instalments)
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Classes will be held on weekday evenings from 6:45 pm to 9:45 pm, normally two classes per week, at Hong Kong Baptist University Kowloon Tong campus.

  1. Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese (and up to two APL subjects) or equivalent; OR
  2. Successful completion of Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  3. Holder of a relevant school of Continuing Education (SCE) Diploma or Certificate or equivalent; OR
  4. Aged 21 or above, preferably with three years relevant work experience.

Applicants may submit application through (A) online system, or (B) hard-copy submission by mail or in-person.

 

(A) Application through online system

  1. Enter SCE Online Application System and fill in required data.
  2. Upload files of the following documents onto the system:
    1. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    2. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    3. any pertinent supporting documents; and
    4. a recent photograph (1.5” x 2”).
  3. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable) through the Online Payment Gateway.

(B) Application through hard-copy submission

  1. Download and complete Application for Admission form (SCE-AF-002)
  2. Attach PHOTOCOPIES of the following documents:
    1. HKID card;
    2. proof for relevant academic qualifications and professional qualifications, e.g. certificate of public examinations (application for exemption should be submitted with supporting documents which include transcript/result slip, certificate and course syllabus);
    3. proof for relevant work experience (if any);
    4. any pertinent supporting documents.
  3. Attach one recent photographs (1.5” x 2”).
  4. Make payment for the application fee for admission (HK$120), and handling fee for exemption (HK$200 per course if applicable), in the form of a crossed cheque made payable to “Hong Kong Baptist University” with applicant’s name, contact number and programme name written at the back. Applicants who submit application in-person may make payment with cash or EPS.
  5. Complete set of application should be submitted either by-mail or in-person at the following address(es).

 

By-Mail

School of Continuing Education

Hong Kong Baptist University

2/F, Franki Centre, 320 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong

(Please mark the title of the programme applied on the envelope. )  

In-Person

Kowloon Tong Campus Centre DLB Office

4/F, David C. Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am-8:00 pm

Sat: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)

 

Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre Office

6/F, 136A Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon

 

Kowloon East Learning Centre Office

7/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

 

Wan Chai Learning Centre Office

26/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 

Counter Service Hours:

Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Sat: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm

(Closed on Sun, Public Holidays and School Holidays)  

  • Applicants will be requested to present the HKID card and original copies of all credentials for verification. Those who submit application in-person may bring along the HKID card and original credentials for verification.
  • Application fee, tuition fee and handling fee for course exemption (if any) are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the class/programme is cancelled.
  • All documents submitted together with the application form will not be returned to applicants.  For unsuccessful applications, the documents and forms will be destroyed and the electronic files will be deleted.
  • Notes to non-local applicants – Part-time certificate/diploma programmes are generally not considered by the Immigration Department for visa purposes. For a non-permanent Hong Kong resident, it is his/her responsibility to check whether he/she can take the programme before making application.

Students can apply for Credit Transfer/Exemption under the following conditions:

  1. Credit Transfer will be considered if students have completed (or are currently studying) the required courses offered by the School prior to admission to the programme. Courses concerned will be automatically transferred to the programme and supporting documents are not required.
  2. Exemption will be considered if students possess a demonstrated competence (e.g. passed relevant courses in public examinations or other institutes) equivalent to the learning outcomes of the course to be studied. Supporting documents such as course syllabuses, transcripts or certificates should be submitted.

The above request(s) should be submitted when applying for admission. Late application will not be considered. Courses that are being studied or pending for result/certificate should also be reported at the time of admission, followed by the submission of supporting documents for approval upon release of result/issuance of certificate.

Credit Transfer/Exemption will not be granted if such qualifications have not been reported during admission or if they are obtained after registration in the programme.

Remarks for Credit Transfer/Exemption are shown as below:

 

Course Remark Code Description
EX Course Exempted
TC Credit Transferred

Limitations for Credit Transfer/Exemption

For all Programmes of Levels 1 to 2, the maximum exemption and credit transfer is limited to half of the total number of programme hours. For all Programmes of Level 3 or above, the maximum exemption is limited to one quarter of the total number of programme hours, while the sum of exemption and credit transfer is still limited to half of the total number of programme hours. In the case that the number of hours of exempted and/or transferred credit course(s) (including the course(s) being studied) has exceeded the maximum allowance, students should submit explanations and approval will be granted at the School’s discretion.

 

Example 1 The Certificate in Spanish (Introductory) (Level 1 programme) requires student to complete four courses (120 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 60 hours.
Example 2 The Certificate in Jewellery Design & Production (Level 2 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours.
Example 3 The Certificate in Marketing Studies (Level 3 programme) requires student to complete six courses (180 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 90 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 45 hours.
Example 4 The Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Level 4 programme) requires student to complete 16 courses (480 hours in total). Application for Credit Transfer and Exemption should not exceed 240 hours in total while the Exemption should not exceed 120 hours.

Applicants may refer to the Exemption List for reference.

Date: 14 May 2018 (Mon)
Time: 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Venue:

DLB407, David C Lam Building, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, 34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon

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Speaker: Mr. James Cheung (External Advisor)
Seat Reservation Please click here for online reservations
Enquiry: 3411 4369
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme The programme/courses of the programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes. Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Programme

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.