Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Human Capital Leadership courses
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Business & Management Human Capital Leadership

Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
08 Jan 2022 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
18 months to 20 months

The Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development programme offers the participants both theoretical principles and practical application in people management with an aim to enhance the capability of both the people managers and the organisation to meet up the challenges of a new era of people management where knowledge, skills and competencies in the expanded areas are critical to its success.

The Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development

  • discuss the strategic role of human resource management and its contributions to business success;
  • develop appropriate human resource strategies, policies and systems to meet the organisation’s business needs;
  • analyze and recommend HR management solutions to achieve business performance, employee development as well as employee engagement;
  • examine the use of data and analytics to gain insights for different HR scenarios within the organisation;
  • communicate effectively in human resource related issues in organisation.

The programme will be taught by academics as well as experienced HR practitioners with emphasis on the challenges mostly encountered by HR professionals in developing and managing HR related corporate governance in organisations, managing potential risk in HR management, interpreting and analyzing staff cost, managing HR due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, developing HR policy and code of practice, practicing HR management related law and examining the use of data and analytics.  Field visits to the Labour Tribunal and commercial corporation(s) are part of the programme design with an aim to enhance students’ understanding of the practice in handling employee relation issues from both the legal and employee engagement prospective.

The programme has been submitted to the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management for professional recognition.  Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for associate membership of the Institute.

The programme consists of nine modules and an English communication skills workshop series. 

  1. Role of Human Resource in Business
  2. Organisational Design and Development
  3. Human Resource Management Related Law
  4. Sourcing and Staffing
  5. Reward Management
  6. Performance Management
  7. Learning and Development
  8. Employee Engagement
  9. Principles of HR Analytics
Application Code 1965-HR006 -

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Minimum: 18 months
    Maximum: 20 months
    Module 1-9 : 20 hours per module
    English Communication Skills Workshop for Human Resource Practitioners: 30 hours

To be eligible for admission to the programme, applicants shall hold:

- an Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma awarded by a recognized institution in Hong Kong;


- a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications but are aged 21 or above and have relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$30,500 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development
COURSE CODE 21F09535-5 FEES $29,550 ENQUIRY 2975-5690
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management and Development

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Applicants are required to submit their application form together with:

  1. certified true copies of both the academic awards and transcripts;
  2. testimonials and other documentary proof of work experience;
  3. copy of HKID card;
  4. one recent photo;
  5. a non-refundable crossed cheque for HK$150 payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ as the application processing fee.
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