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Business & Management Workplace Psychology and Well-being

Certificate for Module (The Psychology of Motivation, Leadership and Employee Well-being)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
14 Nov 2024 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
To Be Advised
11 weeks
Course Fee
Total Tuition Fee: HKD$4,600
Deadline on 02 Nov 2024 (Sat)
2867 8310
2861 0278
How to Apply


The success of an organisation depends highly on the performance of its employees. Good performing employees are often motivated employees. This programme will discuss how organisation can motivate their employees and the role of leadership.
This programme aims to equip students with practical knowledge of work motivation and leadership, both classical and modern approaches. The importance of attitudes, emotions, stress and worker well-being in motivating employees is discussed and real cases reviewed to enhance student application of the concepts in their work. The role of leadership and the different approaches of leadership in motivating employees is also examined in the programme.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. explain the role of psychology in organisations;
  2. evaluate and apply motivation theories and principles to improve employee productivity;
  3. apply organisational psychology principles to enhance employee satisfaction in the workplace;
  4. describe the importance of leadership in organisations;
  5. contrast the traditional theories and new approaches of leadership in influencing employee behaviour.

Programme Details


The programme consists of 33 hours of lectures:

  • The Modern Organisation and its workforce
  • The Motivation to Work
  • Classic Approaches to Work Motivation
  • Modern Approaches to Work Motivation
  • Attitudes, Emotions and Work
  • Stress and worker well-being
  • Fairness, Justice and Diversity in the Workplace
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Traditional Theories of Leadership
  • New Approaches to Leadership


Upon passing all the assessments, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the “Certificate for Module (The Psychology of Motivation, Leadership and Employee Well-being)".


  • Part-time programme: Face-to-Face lecture
  • 11 sessions: Weekdays (7pm - 10pm)
  • Study duration: 3 - 4 months
  • The medium of instruction: English


  • 70% Attendance Requirement
  • Individual written assignment/ Online exercise/ Final written exam
Application Code 2255-MS143A -

Days / Time
  • Thursday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 11 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Total Tuition Fee: HKD$4,600

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

(a) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including English Language and Mathematics;


(b) (i) have gained in HKCEE Grade E in 4 subjects (including Mathematics) and Level 2 in English Language*,

OR equivalent; AND

(ii) one A-level pass or two AS-level passes in any subject or other equivalent post-secondary qualifications;


(c) hold a HKQF level 3 or equivalent Certificate in human resource management, business or related discipline.

Applicants who are aged 21 and above with relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.

*With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (grade C in the case of Syllabus A) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (The Psychology of Motivation, Leadership and Employee Well-being)
COURSE CODE 33C134438 FEES $4,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8310/ 2975-5690
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (The Psychology of Motivation, Leadership and Employee Well-being)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Complete and return the application form in person to HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre. For venue, please refer to our HKU SPACE website at The application must be accompanied with:

a) A non-refundable application fee of HKD$150 (Cheque should be crossed and made payable to "HKU SPACE") to be submitted with the application for enrolment.

b) Photocopies of HKID card

c) Photocopies of relevant certificates/transcripts, and testimonials

d) Photocopies of documentary proof of the applicant's working experience.

*Please bring original certificates/official transcripts and testimonials/documentary proof of working experience for certification at HKU SPACE Centres.

Payment Method

Tuition fees must be settled at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for the application and the applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.


  • Applicants must print out and sign on the payment slip (if any) before settling the tuition fees at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.
  • Online payment is unavailable for this programme.
  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.