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Part-time Programmes (Post-secondary 3)

Craft Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting

Programme code 53776

The following section presents the information of Part-time Day Programmes offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in May 2019.
Duration of Study
3 Years
Mode of Study
Part-time (Day)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Youth College (Pokfulam)
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 OR Equivalent, and sponsored by Employer / Construction Industry Council (CIC)
  • Normally to be completed in 3 years with 1 day and 1 evening per week.
  • Students are normally required to study 38 module hours.
Programme Content
The programme provides working adults and in-service apprentices with craft knowledge and practical training in plumbing and pipefitting. Vocational modules include Plumbing Practice, Plumbing Drawing, Potable & Flush Water Supplies, Fire Services & Gas Installation, Building Construction, Hot Water Supply, Plumbing Measurement, Introduction to Information Technology, Plumbing Science, Plumbing Mathematics, Drainage Systems, Construction Drawing and Pipe Work installation, etc.
Career Prospects
This programme is approved by the Hong Kong Water Supplies Department as a pre-requisite for recognition as a Licensed Plumber.

Graduates could be employed in construction sites or renovation companies as craftsmen in plumbing and pipefitting.

They could also attend short courses to help them acquire plumbers' licences recognised by the Water Supplies Department. Pursuant to the Water Supply Ordinance, all plumbing installation (except some minor works) must be undertaken by Licensed Plumbers. As there is a great demand for qualified plumbers in the construction industry, this programme provides a good career prospect for our graduates.
Graduates with a minimum of 4 years' relevant working experience can apply for admission to the short course "Certificate in Plumbing Services (Hong Kong)" (Course Code : 56767). Candidates with a Pass Award from the course can apply for registration as Licensed Plumbers with the Water Supplies Department.
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.