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Life & Health Sciences Dietetics, Food & Nutrition

Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management
品質控制及食物安全管理高等證書

Course Code
HS024A
Application Code
1560-HS024A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
04 Dec 2017 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
Dec 2018
Duration
5 months
Language
English
Course Fee
$14,300 / $10,000 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)
Apply Now
Deadline on 02 Nov 2017 (Thu)
Enquiries
3762 0833
2707 3620

The programme aims to provide students with the knowledge of food safety, food hygiene management as well as principles and regulations for quality assurance. This certificate has been recognized by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department as equivalent to Hygiene Managers training course.

Students who successfully complete this certificate and Advanced Certificate in Food Service Management will be awarded the HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma in Food Business Management. These programmes equip students to take up supervisory duties in the food industry.

Programme Outline

The programme consists of 3 modules:

Module A - Food Safety

  • Introduction to microbiology and the control of microorganisms in foods;
  • Monitoring and testing of foods;
  • Food safety regulation and enforcement.

Module B - Environmental Health and Food Hygiene Management

  • Introduction to food hygiene management;
  • Construction and design of food premises;
  • Licensing requirements and conditions on some common types of food licenses;
  • Pest control;
  • Food incident, complaint and response;
  • Personal hygiene;
  • Hygiene management of food.

Module C - Quality Assurance

  • Introduction to HACCP;
  • Quality improvement methods;
  • Regulations and processes;
  • Overview to ISO 9000/22000;
  • Occupational safety and health.

Remarks: Exemption on part of module A - Food Safety (Introduction to microbiology and the control of microorganisms in foods) will be given to students who have successfully completed the HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in Nutrition or equivalent.

Awards

- A HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate in Quality Control and Food Safety Management will be awarded to successful candidates.
- Students who have successfully completed the HKU SPACE Advanced Certificate Course in Quality Control and Food Safety Management will satisfy the requirements of Hygiene Managers under the Hygiene Manager Scheme of Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.
- Students who successfully complete this certificate and the Advanced Certificate in Food Service Management will be awarded the HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma in Food Business Management.

Articulation

Students who successfully complete the Advanced Diploma in Food Business Management together with all required HKU SPACE programmes, namely Advanced Certificate in Human Biochemistry and Physiology, Advanced Certificate in Food Science, Advanced Certificate in Nutrition and any two of Advanced Certificate in Clinical Nutrition and Health Promotion, Advanced Certificate in Child and Adolescent Nutrition and/or Advanced Certificate in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and other bridging courses  are eligible to apply for entry into the two years part-time BSc (Hons) Food and Nutrition extension programme offered by HKU SPACE in collaboration with Ulster University, UK. (Details refer to Progression Path)

Days / Time
  • Monday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm
  • Thursday, 6:45pm - 9:45pm; some Saturday afternoons
Venue
  • HKU SPACE Learning Centre (Usually Fortress Hill, Causeway Bay, Admiralty or North Point)

Applicants shall:

a)  have gained five passes in the HKCEE (including English Language at Level 2*) with at least 1 year related work experience e.g. food and catering industry; OR
 
b)  have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including English Language with at least 1 year related work experience e.g. food and catering industry; OR
 
c)  (i)  be mature students over the age of 25 with extensive work experience; AND
     (ii) provide evidence of English proficiency, such as HKCEE or HKDSE English Language at Level 2*.
 

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

# Preference will be given to those who are recommended by employers.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • $14,300 / $10,000 (Advanced Certificate with Module A exemption)

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Interested candidates should apply by returning the special application form, together with relevant supporting documents, copy of Hong Kong Identity Card (or valid working/dependent  visa with original entry permit) and an application fee of HK$150 cheque made payable to "HKU SPACE" (non-refundable) to either:

By post: Attn to Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, North Point, Hong Kong. OR

In person: any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Counters (Attn: Dietetics, Food and Nutrition). OR

By online: through HKU SPACE website.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and 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 anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment 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.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. 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, 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.

  3. 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.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred 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 approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.