- Training Programme
- Social Services
- Training Hours
- Attendance Rate
- Promotion Opportunity
- Health Awareness and Promotion Programme for Youth (HAPPY)
- Cadets Conversion Programme (CCP)
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(The recruitment of AMS Cadet Corps has been resumed since 1 Aug 2012.)
Founded in 2011 in accordance with Cap. 517 of the Laws of Hong Kong, the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Cadet Corps is a youth group under the AMS of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. With members who are youngsters aged 12 to under 18 years old.
The AMS Cadet Corps is committed to equipping its cadets with professional knowledge and skills of healthcare, hygiene and health and cultivating their self-discipline and sense of responsibility through discipline training. In addition, the Cadet Corps organises various group activities in which cadets foster their self-confidence, devotion to serving others, and leadership as well as acquiring interpersonal and communication skills.
Regular training, hiking, picnicking, camping, mountaineering, swimming, rowing, windsurfing, etc.
Visits to Government emergency response departments (e.g. the Government Flying Service and the Civil Aviation Department) will be arranged. Various other activities (e.g. Annual Parade, Annual Camping, Challenge Day, large carnivals and visits outside Hong Kong) will also be held regularly.
4. Training Programme
The Cadet Corps will equip its cadets with professional knowledge and skills of healthcare, hygiene and health. It will also help them develop good manners and character through discipline training so that they will grow into pillars of society in the future.
(1) Induction course: including AMS orders, first-aid skills, foot drill, discipline, and basic etiquette.
(2) Regular training: including AMS orders, skills of disaster medical assistance, foot drill, discipline, basic etiquette, and civic education.
(3) Advanced training courses:
- Physical fitness training (foot drill and cycling);
- Public health / infection control;
- Health education / health promotion;
- Basic nursing care;
- Psychosocial first aid / psychosocial health;
- Site observation at accidental and emergency rooms / hospitals / other medical units;
- National Security Education
- Personal development (e.g. delivering public speeches, or hosting talks on staying away from drugs and health education at their schools); and
- Others: lifesaving, canoeing, orienteering, camp craft, dragon boat racing, leadership training, the Hong Kong Award for Young People, etc.
5. Social Services
Cadets are required to take part in a range of social services on different occasions, including major events (e.g. carrying out duties at an international marathon, a float parade, and the Cheung Chau Island Floating Colours Parade during the Cheung Chau Bun Festival), environmental protection events in country parks, visits to residential care homes for the elderly, and other social service programmes.
6. Training Hours
Eligible applicants can attend a free induction course. In addition, they will receive 3 hours of regular monthly training to be held in Saturday afternoons chosen by the AMS. (Training may be suspended during the Lunar New Year period. Prior notice will be given if the occasion arises.)
7. Attendance Rate
Each year, cadets’ attendance should meet the AMS’s requirement.
Since cadets mainly receive training and participate in group activities, they are not eligible to receive any pay and allowances. However, they will be paid half a ration allowance for continuously attending training for 4 hours and an entire ration allowance for continuously attending training for 8 hours or above.
Training courses or service activities conducted in the form of self-enhancement do not offer allowances.
9. Promotion Opportunity
Cadets with outstanding performance will be promoted to Senior Cadet, Deputy Cadet Leader, Cadet Leader and Senior Cadet Leader.
- Youngsters aged 12 to under 16 years;
- Hold an HKSAR identity card;
- Able to speak Cantonese and read simple Chinese;
- Obtain a written consent from a parent or guardian; and
- Submit a completed application form for our screening.
If you are interested in joining the AMS Cadet Corps, please return your completed application form by post or hand it in to Auxiliary Medical Service Headquarters, 81 Princess Margaret Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon. After receiving your application form, we will inform you in writing and arrange for you to attend:
(1) An interview; and
(2) A medical examination (to be held during our office hours).
There are no charges to join the Cadet Corps. We will provide free uniforms and equipment for all cadets.
13. Health Awareness and Promotion Programme for Youth (HAPPY)
The Health Awareness and Promotion Programme for Youth (HAPPY) launched by the Auxiliary Medical Service (AMS) Cadet Corps is committed to equipping its cadets with professional knowledge and skills of healthcare, public hygiene and health with a focus on whole-person development of core healthcare basis. Topics mainly covered include personal and public health, adverse effects of drugs, tobacco and alcohol, infection control as well as health education. Through training to be provided on leadership skills, basic etiquette, civic education and so on, a cadet will be able to cultivate positive values and be nurtured as a good citizen. Upon completion of the training, a cadet will be awarded the AMS Youth Health Ambassador Certificate and become a Health Ambassador, representing the AMS Cadet Corps to disseminate messages on health and hygiene to the public. The Programme also provides relevant information of the medical and healthcare sector, so that a cadet will have a basic understanding of various medical positions.
14. Cadets Conversion Programme (CCP)
The Cadets Conversion Programme (CCP) is launched to better equip a cadet with healthcare and medical knowledge and skills for application in his or her future endeavours. Under the conversion programme, a cadet who is aged 16 or above will undergo specific training for the conversion and shall sit for examinations. After passing all the required examinations, the cadets will proceed to adult membership registration, Occupational Task and Physical Fitness Test, selection interviews and medical examinations as arranged for the purpose of serving as adult members. A cadet who has reached the age of 18 years and has met all the enrolment requirements will be transformed into an adult member successfully, continuing to serve the community.