Higher Diploma in Leisure and Recreation Management*

Admission suspended for 2022-23


With the promotion of healthy lifestyles and well-being, leisure and recreation industries are booming in Hong Kong. There will be a great and increasing demand of graduates with para-professional training in leisure and recreation management. This programme provides vocational education as standalone qualification for employment in leisure and recreation industries and also equips students with a theoretical foundation for further study in related areas. This programme also provides generic training of students’ competencies for lifelong learning, personal growth and discovery to meet future challenges.



Social Sciences






Kowloon City





2 years



63 CPS 



Higher Diploma




Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. How you apply will depend on your student type.

Programme Specific Entry Requirements

  • No programme specific entrance requirement

General entry requirements


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

Associate Degree Programmes

HK$1,800 per credit x
63 Credits required for Programme Completion
= HK$113,400

Associate of Social Science in Social Work

HK$2,600 per credit x 38 social work courses credit +
HK$1,800 per credit x 21 general Education credit +
HK$2,500 per credit x 15 fieldwork placement credit
= HK$174,100

Other Fees

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

  • Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000
Website:  https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/en/postsecondary/fasp/overview.htm

  • Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree.

Enquiries:        2150 6222
Website:          http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/sfo/eng/schemes/nls3.htm

  •  Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277
Website:          https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Apply academic knowledge and professional skills in planning and implementing leisure and recreation programmes and activities in Hong Kong;
2. Evaluate critically the appropriateness of different approaches to leisure and recreation management and propose appropriate solutions;
3. Assume the role of a supervisor and employ creativity, discretion and judgement when performing skilled tasks in relation to leisure and recreation management;
4. Demonstrate competencies in the use of information technology, analytical and creative thinking, ethics, and interpersonal and cross-cultural communication in the management of leisure and recreation events; and
5. Evaluate leisure and recreation management issues in the light of cultural, economic, environmental, social and sustainable dimensions.


To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Semester A, Year 1
CGE1000 (1500) English for Academic Studies A or B
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
CGE13213 Information Technology: Applications and Impacts
DSS10006 Behaviour in Organizations
DSS13101 Introduction to Leisure and Recreation Management
Semester B, Year 1
CGE2002 English Professional Communication Skills for Social Science
CGE24411 Ethics and Society
DSS10353 Leadership & Programming Skills
DSS20350 Event and Festival Management
DSS23107 Service Management
Summer Semester, Year 1
DSS23104 Leisure and Recreation Placement
Semester A, Year 2
DSS20356 Design and Management of Leisure Facilities
DSS23102 Outdoor Adventure Recreation
DSS23103 Accounting and Financial Management in Leisure and Recreation
DSS23106 Marketing Leisure and Recreation
Semester B, Year 2
DSS20325 Cross-cultural Communication
DSS20329 Health & Fitness
DSS20401 Social Research
DSS23101 Leisure and Recreation for Special Population
DSS23105 Managing Human Resources in Leisure and Recreation
UOW College Hong Kong
Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Social Innovation
Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Physical Education and Recreation Management
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sport and Recreation Leadership
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Education
The Education University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Education (Honours) (Physical Education)
Bachelor of Science Education (Honours) (Sports Science)
The Open University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Sports and Recreation Management with Honours


  • Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR
  • Resident Clubhouses
  • Private Recreation Clubs
  • Youth Organizations
  • Leisure and recreation services
  • National Sports Associations

Any enquiries relating to the HDLRM programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr Kiano Luk.

Contact Us

Faculty of Social Sciences

Telephone: (852) 2707 3223
Fax: (852) 2707 3224
E-mail: uowchk-fss@uow.edu.au

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

College Office

Telephone: (852) 2707 3111 / 2707 4669
: (852) 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, Le Billionnaire, 46 Sa Po Road, Kowloon City, Hong Kong

[Sung Wong Toi MTR Station Exit B3]

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