Community Partnerships
Course Code:CSCM04-202405
Mode of Study:Part Time
Application Date:23rd April 2024 (Tuesday)
Commencement Date:7th May 2024 (Tuesday)
Tuition fee:HKD6,600 (expense for site visits is excluded)
Contact Hours & Study Period:1-2 sessions per week, a total of 36 contact hours in two months’ time
Teaching Medium:English, supplemented with Cantonese
CEF Reimbursable Course (CEF Course Code: 44Z127642)
Course Description

This course explores different types of partnerships, tools and strategies that facilitate the successful design, development, implementation and management of community partnerships.

  •    Mr Tse Chun Man (TBC)
  •    Ms Sally Chun (TBC)
  •    The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm
Tel: 3917-4767
Email: [email protected]


May 7, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Urban Context

  • 9 main approaches of community development
  • Need-based and asset-based community development
  • Intervention practice models and examples
  • Why should we do community development?
May 14, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Rural Context

  • What do we care about the rural communities?
  • Understanding the changes in local rural communities
  • First step of rural community work: how to read the community
May 21, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Rural-Urban Interactions

  • Rural-urban interactions and its value in the growing trend of urbanisation
  • Models of rural-urban link
June 1, 2024 (Saturday)
Field Trip: Blue House in Wanchai

  • Grassroots participation in community building
June 4, 2024 (Tuesday)
Lecture – Online Community Building

  • Online-offline community practice
  • Case studies of online and offline community building
  • Strengths and limitations of online approach of community development
  • Reflection on building healthy sustainable community via online approach
June 8, 2024 (Saturday)
Field Trip: Mui Wo

  • Challenge to local rural communities and their responses
June 15, 2024 (Saturday)
Integrated Workshop and Group Project Discussion 

  • Urban-rural community building integrated workshop: Case studies on building a new community
June 22, 2024 (Saturday)
June 29, 2024 (Saturday)
& 2:00pm-5:00pm
Lecture – Lessons Learnt

Group Presentation on Group Community Partnership Project Proposal


Download and fill in Course Application Form (proof of academic qualification is required) and return to Academy for Sustainable Communities by application deadline, by post or email

(a) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in five subjects including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(b) have passed five subjects in HKCEE, including Chinese Language and English Language; or
(c) hold equivalent academic qualifications, taking into consideration individual merit

CEF Reimbursable Course (CEF Course Code: 44Z127642)

Students, who attained attendance rate of not less than 70% and have the course assessment passed, will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Policy for Sustainability Lab. This course is one of the four modules of the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” programme (QF Level: 3; QR Registration No.: 18/000784/L3; QR Registration Validity Period: From 11 Sep 2018 – on-going). Students who have obtained a Certificate of Achievement in all four modules are eligible for the “Certificate in Sustainable Communities” awarded by the HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education.

Please note:
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Certificate in Sustainable Communities) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3).

In the event of the courses being cancelled due to insufficient enrolment, you will be notified at least 7 days before the 1st day of class and will be eligible to apply for a refund or postpone your studies to the next intake.