Diploma Yi Jin

The Diploma Yi Jin programme provides an alternative pathway for secondary 6 school leavers to obtain a formal qualification for the purposes of employment and further study.

The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications has assessed and confirmed that for students who have successfully completedNote 1 the Diploma Yi Jin (DYJ) Programme, the qualification thus obtained is deemed comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. For students who have successfully completedNote 1 the Maths Plus elective course, the qualification acquired under the Programme is comparable to the attainment of Level 2 standard in five subjects including Chinese Language, English Language and Mathematics in the HKDSE Examination.

The Diploma Yi Jin is recognised under the Qualifications Framework as meeting the accreditation standards at Qualifications Framework Level 3. This recognition is applicable to the Diploma Yi Jin qualification obtained by students who are admitted to the full-time or part-time programme and who have graduated after successfully completingNote 1 all the five core and three elective courses during the eleven academic years from 2013/14 to 2023/24.

The Diploma Yi Jin is accepted by member institutions of the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE)Note 2 as meeting the admission criteria of their Associate Degree and Higher Diploma or equivalent programmes. For those students who have successfully completed Note 1 the Maths Plus elective course, the Diploma Yi Jin 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.

The Diploma Yi Jin qualification 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. These posts include 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 etc. For those students who have successfully completed Note 1 the Maths Plus elective course, the Diploma Yi Jin qualification obtained is 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. These posts are Assistant Clerical Officer, Assistant Taxation Officer, Assistant Trade Controls Officer, Land Inspector II and Supplies Supervisor II.


Remarks:

  1. Successful completion of the DYJ Programme means attaining an overall pass and achieving 80% attendance or above for each of the five core courses and each of the three elective courses. Successful completion of a course means attaining an overall pass and achieving 80% attendance or above for that course.
  2. For details of the FSTE, please visit its website.