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Part-time Programmes (Post-secondary 3)

Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting

Programme code EG312776

Duration of Study
3 Years
[Students are required to follow the programme arrangements stipulated by YC, on average 1 day and 1 evening per week, normally 2 semesters per academic year]
Mode of Study
Part-time (Day)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Youth College (Kwai Chung)
Required No. of Credits for Graduation
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 OR Equivalent, AND Sponsored by Employer

Applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements may be invited to an admission test. The admission test may take the form of a written test and/or an oral interview.
Programme Content
The programme equips working adults and in-service apprentices with craft knowledge and practical training in plumbing and pipefitting. Areas include Plumbing Practice, Plumbing & Construction Drawing, Potable & Flush Water Supplies, Fire Services Mechanical Installation, Building Construction, Hot Water Supply, Plumbing Measurement, Introduction to Information Technology, Plumbing Science, Plumbing Mathematics, Drainage Systems, Combined Services Engineering Drawing and Pipe Work Installation, etc.
Career Prospects
The programme is approved by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the HKSAR as a pre-requisite for recognition as a Licensed Plumber.

Graduates may be employed in construction sites or renovation companies as craftsmen in plumbing and pipefitting.
They may 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, the programme provides a good career prospect for our graduates.
Graduates with a minimum of 4 years' relevant working experience may apply for admission to the short course "Certificate in Plumbing Services (Hong Kong)" (Course Code: EG423703Q). Candidates with a Pass Award from the course can apply for registration as Licensed Plumbers with the Water Supplies Department.
Professional Recognition
The programme is approved by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the HKSAR as a pre-requisite for recognition as a Licensed Plumber.
  1. Chinese is used as the medium of instruction and assessments of the programme, supplemented with English technical terms when required.
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. 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.