Diploma Yi Jin

The Diploma Yi Jin (DYJ), formerly known as Yi Jin Diploma, was introduced in the academic year 2012/13, as a replacement of the former Project Yi Jin. It aims at providing an alternate pathway for Secondary Six school leavers as well as adult learners to obtain a formal qualification for the purposes of further study and employment.

FSTE is commissioned by the Education Bureau to develop and administer the programme, and to operate the DYJ Programme Management Committee (PMC).  More details of PMC is available here.

Objectives

The Diploma Yi Jin programme aims to
  • provide an alternative pathway for secondary six school leavers as well as adult learners to obtain a formal qualification for the purposes of employment and further study;
  • equip students with an array of generic skills and general knowledge including basic language skills, information technology skills, mathematical reasoning skills and interpersonal skills, thereby enabling them to build a firm foundation in these aspects; and
  • stimulate students’ learning drive and facilitate them in developing self-study skills for the pursuit of further study independently.

Recognition of Qualification

The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) has confirmed that the qualification of DYJ is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese and English in the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. For those who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under DYJ is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese, English and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.

DYJ is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF) as meeting the accreditation standards at QF Level 3.

Articulation Pathway

The Diploma Yi Jin is accepted by FSTE Member Institutions as meeting the admission criteria of their Associate Degree and Higher Diploma or equivalent programmes. For those who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification obtained is accepted by the FSTE Member Institutions as meeting the admission criteria of programmes requiring the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.

Employment Prospect

The Diploma Yi Jin is accepted by the Government as meeting the academic entry requirement of over 30 civil service posts which require Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the HKDSE Examination, including:
  • Ambulanceman
  • Amenities Assistant III
  • Assistant Census and Survey Officer
  • Assistant Officer II (Correctional)
  • Customs Officer
  • Fireman
  • Police Constable
  • Postal Officer
  • Social Security Assistant
  • Tax Inspector II
  • Welfare Worker
For those who have successfully completed the Maths Plus elective course, the Diploma Yi Jin qualification obtained is also accepted by the Government as meeting the academic entry requirement of civil service posts requiring Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination, including:
  • Assistant Clerical Officer
  • Assistant Taxation Officer
  • Assistant Trade Controls Officer
  • Land Inspector II
  • Supplies Supervisor II

Programme Structure

The Programme Structure and Mode of Study is as follows:
Contact Hours: 600 hours in total
Core Courses: Chinese (120 contact hours)

English (120 contact hours)

Mathematics (60 contact hours)

Liberal studies (60 contact hours)

Communication Skills (60 contact hours)

The curricula for these core subjects were centrally developed and are common among different institutions.

Elective Courses: Students need to opt for an Elective Cluster, which comprises three designated elective courses account for 180 contact hours in total.

A wide array of elective subjects, which are mainly of practical nature, are offered to cater for different interests and aptitudes of students. The curricula for the elective subjects were developed by the respective institutions.

Mode of Study: Full-time (one year) or part-time (normally two years)

Provider Institutions

Current providers of DYJ from Members Institutions of FSTE:

All current providers of DYJ are Members Institutions of FSTE.