Professional Diploma in Property and Facility Management

Course Code

Class Contact Hours
288 hours

Course Schedule
Start week: 5 June 2023, 6 hours per week

Medium of instruction 
Lingnan University Union Park Learning Centre (UPC)
6/F, Union Park Centre, 771-775 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Course Fee
HK$28,600 per programme
(The tuition fee should have to settle by two equal instalments. Each instalment is HK$14,300)

Application Deadline
14 May, 2023(Sun)

Period and Mode of Study
1 year face-to-face teaching (part-time mode)

Professional certification

Chartered Institute of Housing Asian Pacific Branch
Qualifications Framework
QF Level 4
QR Registration No.:21/000281/L4
Registration Validity Period:
01/07/2021 - On-going

Continuing Education Fund(CEF)
Course code: 33F134528
Statement of Consent Form

(852)2616 7255

Programme Aims

This Programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge in managing different kinds of properties and facilities in both public and private sectors. It will also equip students with knowledge and skills to analyze and solve the key management problems in the industry in a professional manner.

Programme Content

  • Property Service Management
  • Facility Management
  • Building Repair and Maintenance
  • Management of Building Environment
  • Building Services and Technology
  • Legal Studies
  • Finance Management
  • The Application of Gerontechnology in Property Management

Professional Qualification and Recognition

  • Member Cert. CIH (previously titled "Practitioner Member")
To be eligible to apply for Member Cert. CIH, students must:
1. be currently employed in property / facility management sector; AND
2. register as CIH student member at their own costs and grant initial approval from CIH at the commencement of the programme; AND
3. fulfill the course requirement and obtained the award of PDPM; AND
4. successfully complete of the Practical Experience Requirements (PER)# under supervision of a recognized supervisor.   
# The offering for the admission to this programme does NOT imply your application and job natures have demonstrated your capabilities of comleting PER which you may apply for under the requirements set by CIH.
  • PMSA Specified Course (Tier 2)
  • The course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF level 4) ,QR Registration No.:21/000281/L4
  • Students should at least obtain a minimum mark of 40% for each component in addition to an overall pass mark of 50%. Students have to pass all modules with at least 70% attendance in each module.

Career Prospects

The Professional Diploma in Property and Facility Management (PDPFM) programme aims at training students who aspire to eventually take up a supervisory or managerial role in the field of property management that meet the requirements to obtain PMP (Tier 2) license after their graduation from the Programme with accumulation of the required work experience.

Admission Requirements

The minimum entrance requirements for the programme:
  1. Level 2 or above in five HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience; OR
  2. Grade E / Level 2 or above in five HKCEE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience; OR
  3. Completion of a QF Level 3 programme that is deemed acceptable to LIFE and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience; OR
  4. Relevant Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) qualification(s) at QF Level 3 or above and a pass in the entrance assessment; OR
  5. Mature applicants (Aged 21 or above) with at least 5 years of relevant work experience; OR
  6. Other relevant verifiable prior learning and/or work experience that is/are deemed appropriate by LIFE and a pass in an entrance assessment.

Application Procedures

Applicants are required to post the below listed documents within three days upon submission of online application form. Please post to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (Address: Room 301, 3/F,  Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, N.T.), specifying “Lifelong Learning Programme Course Application - Professional Diploma in Property and Facility Management”.

(1) Tuition Fee
(Please make two separate crossed cheques for application fee and tuition fee payable to “Lingnan University”. Post-dated cheque is not acceptable. Please write down the applicant’s name, HKID card no. and name of programme on the back of the cheque.)

or Credit Card Payment Authorisation Form (completed and emailed to
(2) Copies of academic transcripts
(3) Copies of working proof
Original copy of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form"

Applications will be processed only upon receipt of the completed application form, application fee, tuition fee, copies of academic transcripts, copies of working proof and consent for CEF course participant (if applicable) . If the cheque is rejected by bank, the applicant concerned will be required to settle the tuition fee within three working days upon receipt of notification from the Institute. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of enrollment or suspension from taking subsequent classes.  Unless otherwise notified, applicants are expected to be present for class at the time and place indicated in LIFE website or the leaflet. In the event of any inconsistency between the online version and the leaflet version, the online version shall prevail.


Application Fee

Course Fee : HK$28,600 per programme 

The tuition fee should have to settle by two equal instalments.  Each instalment is HK$14,300. The registration fee must be paid together with the first instalment in a separate cheque (i.e. two cheques should be issued).

Payment Methods

(1)  支票
1.) 課程名稱 2.
申請人姓名 3.聯絡電話號碼

(2) VISA / Mastercard



Continuing Education Fund(CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).

Eligibility of Application for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement

If applicant would like to apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement (if applicable), please download the CEF "Statement of Consent Form” on the Institute website and submit the completed "Statement of Consent Form" with the abovementioned documents and cheques when applying the programme. The application would only be processed upon the submission of the signed original copy of the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) "Statement of Consent Form" to the Institute before the course commencement.
Upon successful completion of the CEF course*, to apply for reimbursement, the applicant is required to submit the completed CEF Application Form to the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) with the required documents within one year upon successful completion of a CEF Course. Please follow the notice and instruction from the Institute email or to refer to the Institute CEF webpage (please see the link below) when completing the CEF application form. Enclose the required items with the completed CEF Application Form in an A4 size envelope and submit the envelope to Lingnan Institute of Further Education (Room 301, Lau Ching Him Building, Lingnan University) in person or by post. The Institute will return the institution certified CEF Application Form to the applicant within 20 working days by post.  Failure to provide the required document(s) or complete information may result in delayed application.
*“Successful completion of a CEF course” means that the applicant must have attended no less than 70% of the contactable hours of the course or such higher attendance requirement as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher), and attained an overall mark of either 50% or such higher percentage of assessment(s) as prescribed for the course (whichever is higher)
For more detailed information for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) Reimbursement, please refer to: "Continued Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.