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HT114200 Higher Diploma in International Theme Park and Event Management
Curriculum   Career Prospects   Articulation Arrangement / Credit Exemption
Duration of Study 2 Years
Mode of Study Full Time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s) International Culinary Institute (Class venue : VTC Pokfulam Complex)
(Class and training venues include but not limited to VTC Pokfulam Complex, VTC Kowloon Bay Complex, Tin Shui Wai Training Centre, Chinese Training Restaurant and Western Training Restaurant at Pokfulam, The T Hotel at Pokfulam, Training Café at Pokfulam, Western Training Restaurant at Kowloon Bay.)
Entrance Requirements Please refer to General Entrance Requirement
Programme Aims Nurtures a new generation of professionals for the fast growing international theme park and event industries
Equips students with knowledge and skills in international theme park and event operations and management
Enables students to develop their abilities in devising appropriate solutions to solve operational problems in international theme park and event settings
Strengthens students' teamwork, leadership, and generic skills including languages, IT and interpersonal communication for further study and work
Year 1 :
  • Introduction to Theme Park Industry
  • Introduction to Event Industry
  • Food and Beverage Services in Theme Parks
  • Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Introduction to Management and Organisation
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Hospitality Management
  • Theme Park Retail Operations
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Fundamental Culinary Studies
  • Law and Ethics for Catering Operations
  • Customer Experience Management
  • Hospitality Industry in a Global Perspective
  • Information Technology: Data Analysis and Promotion
  • Services Marketing
  • Resort Hotel Operations and Supervision
  • Event Operations and Supervision
  • Vocational English & Putonghua
  • Industrial Attachment*

Year 2:
  • Event Sales Management
  • Theme Park Catering Operations and Supervision
  • Theme Park Revenue Management
  • Theme Park Design
  • Risk Management in Theme Park Operations
  • Theme Park Operations Management
  • Theme Park and Event Management Project
  • Workplace Competencies and Integrated Career Development
  • Vocational English & Putonghua

*Depending on the job nature and study programme, Industrial Attachment will be arranged at an appropriate time during the period of study.
Career Prospects Job placement assistance is provided to facilitate our graduates to join the Theme Park and Event Industries, including event planning companies, conference and exhibition venues as well as a range of hospitality and tourism establishments, such as visitor attractions, resorts and hotels.
Graduates who choose to pursue further studies may apply for admission to relevant accredited degree programmes offered by local institutes or overseas institutes, e.g. Year-3 admission to BSocSc (Hons) in Sports and Recreation Management or BA (Hon) in Hotel Operations Management offered by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) or top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the overseas universities in collaboration with SHAPE :
  1. BSc (Hons) Events and Leisure Management offered by Sheffield Hallam University, UK#[Not applicable to Mainland students]
  2. BA (Hons) International Hospitality and Tourism Management offered by Northumbria University of at Newcastle, UK#[Not applicable to Mainland students]
(Applicants may be required to go through an interview)

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
  1. Except for modules of specific content, the medium of instruction for this programme is English
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  3. Students enrolling for this programme must maintain the health standards required of a food handler throughout the duration of training. This encompasses taking a medical check, at students’ own expenses, which includes chest X-ray, urine routine, stool routine, stool culture, hepatitis A virus Ab lgG.
  4. For students who have a negative hepatitis A virus result, a vaccine is recommended.
  5. Students are required to have a medical check, purchase the designated reference books,  uniform and shoes where applicable, at their own costs. Institute reserves the rights not to admit students who fail to follow this clause.
  6. Items listed in the Curriculum are key modules only, more modules are included in the programme.
There might be changes in the course details.