Postgraduate Certificate in Correctional Governance and Leadership - HKU SPACE: Criminal Justice & Criminology courses
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Postgraduate Certificate in Correctional Governance and Leadership
懲教管治及領導深造證書

Course Code
CS051A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
24 Feb 2020 (Mon)
Duration
6 months to 12 months
Language
English

The programme emphasizes using strategic planning to address critical organisational objectives, and provides students with the theoretical learning and practical skills needed to become effective correctional administrators capable of managing corporate image-building and community engagement. 

The programme aims to equip senior personnel in the field of corrections and rehabilitation with advanced contemporary knowledge and skills to become effective administrators and programme planners in managing offenders and rehabilitation services, taking into consideration contemporary socio-political development and correctional ideologies. It emphasizes using strategic planning to address critical organisational objectives. It provides students with the theoretical learning and practical skills needed to become effective correctional administrators capable of managing corporate image-building and community engagement.

Award

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded Postgraduate Certificate in Correctional Governance and Leadership within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

Module Title Credits Module Description
Correctional Governance 12

This module introduces students the mechanisms and processes in corporate governance, which assist them in reviewing and synthesizing corporate’s crisis management strategies and develop creative responses and strategies in corporate planning. Emphasis will also be placed on how to evaluate and create corporate brand building strategies and reputation management mechanisms.

Applied Criminology 9

This module aims to provide students a sound understanding of theories in explaining crime and strategies in managing crime and offenders. Emphasis will be placed on evaluating contemporary issues in crime management and rehabilitation policies.

Community Engagement and Leadership    9

This module aims to provide a critical analysis of the theories and application of community engagement and corporate communication. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of learned concepts, blending with concepts in adaptive leadership to strengthen students’ competence in governance and leadership.

 

Learning Outcomes

 

On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. review and evaluate theories of corrections and governance and apply them to managing offenders and services for offenders;
  2. critically evaluate approaches to correctional practices and develop creative responses to issues in correctional practices;
  3. make informed judgment on contemporary issues in managing offenders;
  4. integrate knowledge and skills of correctional governance in the reputation management of services for offenders; and
  5. apply oral and written communication skills and use English in working with the media.

Applicants shall have:

  1. a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised institution, and
  2. a minimum of 5 years of work experience in correctional services or offender management organisations and 2 of which must be at a managerial grade.

If the degree is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

ii. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

iv. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or

v. equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit, e.g. senior officers of the Correctional Services Department in the rank of Chief Officer and above or holders of equivalent senior positions in offender management organisations.

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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. 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 online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.