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- Health Worker Training Courses and Registration as a Health Worker

Health Worker Training Courses and Registration as a Health Worker
 
Introduction
 
 
  • In accordance with section 11 of the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation/ the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Regulation (the Regulations), the operator of a residential care home (RCH) (other than a nursing home) shall, according to the particular type of RCH, employ a person as a home manager, an ancillary worker, a care worker, a health worker and/ or a nurse in the manner indicated in Schedule 1/ Schedule. Health worker means any person whose name appears on the Register of health workers as established and maintained by the Director of Social Welfare (the Director) under section 5 of the Regulations.
 
  • In accordance with section 4 of the Regulations, a person who has completed a course of training approved by the Director in writing or by reason of the person's education, training, professional experience and skill in health work satisfies the Director that the person is a suitable person to be registered as a health worker, shall be qualified to be registered as a health worker for the purpose of employment at an RCH.
 
Application for Organising Courses by Training Institutes (for Training Institutes' reference)
 
 
  • The Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) developed by the Elderly Service Industry Training Advisory Committee under the Qualifications Framework (QF) set out the skills, and competency standards required of the practitioners to perform various job functions in the elderly care service industry effectively which serve as an important reference for staff training by employers. In order to enhance the skills and service quality of the health workers, the Social Welfare Department (SWD) revamped the course curriculum of Health Worker Training Courses (HWTCs). With effect from August 2017, Training Institutes intending to organise HWTCs must ensure their courses are SCS-based, and have been accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) (except those courses accredited through the internal vetting mechanism of self-accrediting institutions) at QF Level 3, prior to making an application to the SWD for approval.
 
  • Graduates of the approved HWTCs can apply to the Licensing and Regulation Branch of the SWD for registration as a health worker in accordance with the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation and/or the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Regulation via the training institutes.
 
Related Information on organising HWTCs
*(Chinese version only)
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Types of Health Worker Training Courses and related requirements:
 
 
✧ Combined Health Worker Training Course*
 
✧ Training Course for Health Worker in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly*
 
✧ Training Course for Health Worker in Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities*
 
✧ Bridging Course for Health Worker of Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (Course A)*
 
✧ Bridging Course for Health Worker of Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (Course B)*
 
Minimum Entry Requirements for Health Worker Training Course*
 
Application Form for Organising Health Worker Training Course*
FAQs for organising Health Worker Training Course*
 
   
 
Health Worker Training Courses
 
 
  • Persons who intend to enrol in the Health Worker Training Course and apply for Health Worker Registration may refer to the following courses for reference. (Attention: the following courses are not the recognised courses under the Training Subsidy Scheme for the Staff of Residential Care Homes).
 
Types of Health Worker Training Course Course approved by the Director of Social Welfare (as at 1.9.2020)
Combined Health Worker Training Course
Any person who has successfully completed the course can apply for registration as a health worker for the purpose of employment at a residential care home for the elderly (RCHE) and/or residential care home for persons with disabilities (RCHD) under the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation (Cap. 459A) and the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Regulation (Cap. 613A) .
Training Course for Health Worker in Residential Care Homes for the Elderly
Any person who has successfully completed the course can apply for registration as a health worker for the purpose of employment at an RCHE under the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation (Cap. 459A) .
Bridging Course for Health Worker of Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (Course A)
For those Health Workers who are registered under the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation (Cap. 459A) but are NOT currently working in RCHDs.
Should these persons successfully complete this course, they can apply for registration as health workers for the purpose of employment at an RCHD under the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Regulation (Cap. 613A).
Bridging Course for Health Worker of Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (Course B)
For those Health Workers who are registered under the Residential Care Homes (Elderly Persons) Regulation (Cap. 459A) and are currently working in RCHDs.
Should these persons successfully complete this course, they can apply for registration as health workers for the purposes of employment at an RCHD under the Residential Care Homes (Persons with Disabilities) Regulation (Cap. 613A).
 
   
 
 
Certificate in Progression Training for Care Workers Approved Course  (as at 1.9.2020)
For those persons without the attainment of Form 5 or above but have completed Form 3 and have worked as a careworker in RCHEs or RCHDs for not less than three years.
Any person who has successfully completed the course is qualified to enroll to the Health Worker Training Course approved by the SWD.
 
 
 
Application for Registration as a Health Worker
 
 
  • Please refer to the following Guidance Notes on Application for Registration as a Health Worker and related documents:
 
Related Documents *(Chinese version only) Download
Guidance Notes on Application for Registration as a Health Worker*
 
Minimum Entry Requirements for Health Worker Training Course*
 
Application Form for Registration as a Health Worker
Application Registration as a Health Worker – course information and enrolment list (to be submitted by Training Institutes)*
Form for submission of receipt of Health Worker Registration Fee*
Data Updating Form for Register of Health Workers*
Application Form for Replacement of Health Worker Registration Card*
Authorisation letter for collecting Health Worker Registration Certificate/Card*
 
Enquiry
 
 
  • Please contact Development Section, Licensing and Regulation Branch, Social Welfare Department.
    Address : 5/F, THE HUB, 23 Yip Kan Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong
    Tel : 3104 0687 (For matters relating to Health Worker Training Course )
    Tel : 3104 0714 / 3104 0702 (For matters relating to Health Worker Registration)
    Fax : 3793 4184
    Email : [email protected]