FHDPETC Higher Diploma in Pet Care and Animal Assisted Therapy

Li Ka Shing School of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) Higher Diploma / Diploma Programmes FHDPETC Higher Diploma in Pet Care and Animal Assisted Therapy
In Partnership with Hong Kong Institute of Animal Assisted Intervention
Pet Grooming Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Pet Care
Diverse Extra-Curricular Activities in
Pet Care and Animal Assisted Intervention
Articulation to BSc in Pet Care and Grooming, Tajen University (Taiwan)

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Except for Chinese language courses, lectures will be conducted in English (supplemented with Chinese as appropriate) and teaching notes and course assessments are in English.


2 Years Full-time


Full-Time :
[Local Students] HK$129,800
(Paid in 4 equal installments, HK$32,450 each semester)
[Non-local Students] HK$169,700
(Paid in 4 equal installments, HK$42,425 each semester)

Continuing Education Fund

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund


[ Consent for CEF Course Participant upon Enrolment]

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  • Graduates can articulate to the Bachelor of Science in Pet Care and Grooming offered by Tajen University in Taiwan.

Pet-related businesses, including pet grooming, is expanding fast in the Asia-Pacific region due to the rising population of pet owners and demand for premium pet-related products and services. This has given rise to a thriving pet economy in HK and China.

Animal-assisted therapy involves the partnership with trained animals especially dogs in therapeutic interventions. Scientific studies have shown that it has positive effects on the emotional well-being of subjects with Autism, Dementia, and mental health concerns.

The programme provides students with professional training of key knowledge and skills required for their future studies and career in a wide range of areas – from pet grooming and animal welfare to the science of human (Psychology) and the applications of animal-assisted intervention.

LiPACE is proud to be in partnership with Hong Kong Institute of Animal Assisted Intervention (HKIAAI), as the provider of the first and only credit-bearing programme in Pet Care and Animal Assisted Therapy in Hong Kong.




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