The Testing and Certification Industry

As societal demand for product quality has sustained over the years, demand for talents from the testing and certification industry is on the rise. This industry has also been identified by the Government as an industry with clear advantages and great potential for economic growth. The need for talents possessing relevant knowledge and skills is growing, where young people can enjoy promising career prospects.


Professional fields covered:

Higher Dipolma in Analytical Science

  • Food Testing and Certification

  • Microbiological Testing of Food and Pharmaceutical Products

  • Chemical and Physical Testing of Textile Products

  • Analytical Quality Assurance and Laboratory Accreditation

  • Environmental Testing

  • Chemical Testing of Toys, Children’s and Consumer Products

Higher Dipolma in Testing and Certification

  • Construction Materials/Products Testing and Certification

  • Electronic and Electrical Products Testing and Certification

  • Toys, Children’s Products and Household Products Testing and Certification

  • Instrumentation and Calibration

  • Laboratory Accreditation and Product Certification

4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn
: Programme participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and a recognised qualification are guaranteed
All-round Career Support
: One-stop career counselling and placement services
Professional Career after Scheme Completion
: Upon completion of the Scheme, graduates of Higher Diploma will be entitled to a monthly salary not less than $12,000
Flexible Articulation Pathways
: Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

Study Arrangement

The first year

Participants will study a full-time Higher Diploma in Analytical Science programme at IVE.

The second to third years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. Employers will also sponsor apprentices to study the part-time HD programme at IVE for one day per week.

The fourth year

Full-time on-the-job training.


Allowance & Salary*

The second to fourth years

Participants will receive a total subsidy of $30,800 from their employers, a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500# government allowance. The total monthly income will be above $10,000.
 
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,000 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,500 or above
The fourth year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $3,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$12,000 or above
An additional subsidy during the second to fourth year $30,800

*  Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
.For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.
# Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20.


Tuition Fees

  • Participants will need to pay the tuition fees for the first year of HD programme.
  • Employers will sponsor the tuition fees for the second and third year of HD programme.


Entry Requirement

  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; or
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; or
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; or
  • Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; or
  • Equivalent.


Offering Institutes:

        


For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

Tel: 3700 5000

Email: apuho@vtc.edu.hk


Information as of May 2019. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.


Study Arrangement

The first to fourth years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. For the first 3 years, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma programme at IVE for one day and two evenings per week.


Allowance & Salary*

The first to third years

Participants will receive a total subsidy of $30,800 from their employers, a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500# government allowance. The total monthly income will be above $10,000.

The fourth year

Full-time on-the-job training with a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000.
 
The first year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,000 or above
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,500 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $3,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$12,000 or above
An additional subsidy during the first to third year $30,800
The fourth year Full-time training

* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
- For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.
# Applicable to participants who enroll in academic year 2019/20.


Tuition Fees

  • Tuition fees will be sponsored by employer


Entry Requirement

  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language, Chinese Language and Mathematics; or
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies and with successful completion of Foundation Mathematics III; or
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education with successful completion of Mathematics 3G; or
  • Yi Jin Diploma/ Diploma Yi Jin with successful completion of Mathematics Plus; or
  • Equivalent.


Offering Institute:




For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

Tel.: 3700 5000

Email: apuho@vtc.edu.hk


Information as of May 2019. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.





Higher Diploma in Analytical Science

   
HUNG Pak Cheung
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Analytical Science, IVE
  • Assistant Technician of The Hong Kong
    Standards and Testing Centre Ltd.
 

'The on-the-job training equips me with practical skills of analytical science and product testing, as well as the
knowledge of equipment operations, crafting a solid
foundation for career development.'

 

Higher Diploma in Testing and Certification

     

LI Ka Wai
  • Higher Diploma in Testing and Certification, IVE
  • Construction Material Testing Technician at CASTCO Testing Centre Ltd.
 
‘The testing and certification industry is applicable to
many different practical areas which has enormous development potential. Through structured training,
I learnt about the latest testing technology and practical knowledge and prepared myself for future career development.’