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Part-time Programmes (Post-secondary 3)

Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting

Programme code EG312776

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2023. Application information for AY 2024/25 will be announced later.
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)
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
To equip working adults and in-service apprentices with craft knowledge and practical training in plumbing and pipefitting. Areas being covered 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.

Required No. of Credits for Graduation: 108
Career Prospects
This programme is approved by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the HKSAR Government 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 recognized 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 : EG423703Q). Candidates with a Pass Award from the course can apply for registration as Licensed Plumbers with the Water Supplies Department.
Professional Recognition
This programme is approved by the Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the HKSAR Government 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 content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.