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(This programme would be conducted at IVE (Tuen Mun) and Maritime Services Training Institute in Tai Lam Chung.)
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
This programme provides students with professional maritime knowledge, practical skills for shipboard operations and training on practices in maritime industries for the purpose of preparing them to pursue further study and development in the seafaring career and marine-related sectors.
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.
Graduates can serve in the merchant navy as deck cadets. They may also find their job opportunities in ship management / agency companies, ferry companies, stevedoring / sea freight agents, dockyards, warehousing / container terminals, fuel / inventory supply companies, marine consultancy companies, Marine Department or disciplinary forces of HKSAR Government, etc. Subject to the continuing implementation of Sea-going Training Incentive Scheme by the Government, graduates undergoing their cadet training aboard ocean-going vessels are eligible to receive training incentives from the Government. For details, please visit the website of Marine Department of HKSAR Government (http://www.mardep.gov.hk).
Graduates can apply for the upgrading courses leading to issue the Class 3 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency, Sea-going or River Trade.
Graduates will be granted a remission of sea service by the Marine Department of Hong Kong SAR Government when appearing for the examination leading to the issue of Class 3 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency, Sea-going or River Trade. Graduates who has attained to required results in their study can also be exempted from the written examination papers.
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.