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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.
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
This programme aims to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills on analytical science with particular emphasis on training of analytical instrumentation and testing techniques.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
This programme is linked to the “Earn and Learn” scheme. Upon completion of the full-time first year of this programme1, the student may choose to study in the “Earn and Learn” scheme. Under the “Earn and Learn” scheme, students will be employed by the participating companies as registered apprentice for three years in the “Earn and Learn”. During the three-year training period, there will be salary, government allowance and additional subsidy. For the first two years of “Earn and Learn” scheme, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma (HD) programme at IVE in Part-Time (Day) mode2. In the third year, full-time on-the-job training will be held at the participating companies.
For details, please refer to the “Earn and Learn” scheme website
1 The tuition fee for the full-time Higher Diploma is paid by the student.
2 Employers will sponsor the tuition fees for this two years.
Graduates may be employed as laboratory analysts or technicians in consumer product safety testing, pharmaceutical and food testing, environmental analysis and research and development in accredited or commercial testing laboratories. Other opportunities include career development in laboratory quality management and technical sales of scientific products.
Graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes :
This programme is recognised by the following professional bodies in Hong Kong and overseas:
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.