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Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) or equivalent.
This programme aims at helping students to develop, through a balanced curriculum with generic and vocational knowledge and skills, and structured whole person development competencies in a specific trade so as to enhance their opportunities for employment and / or further studies. This programme covers mainly fundamental knowledge and skills required in the building services engineering sectors. Graduates can become professional personnel in building services trade. They can apply skills and knowledge to solve technical problems in building services trade. Graduates may choose to seek employment or further their studies.
Graduates may be employed as technician trainees, engineering assistants or technician apprentices in the building facilities management profession, construction, renovation, electrical and mechanical engineering, including air-conditioning and refrigeration, fire services, plumbing & drainage and electrical works of building services trade for the project design, installation, operation and maintenance, etc. The employment rate of graduates is nearly 100% in recent years.
Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules) are considered having met the general entrance requirements of Higher Diploma programmes (not applicable to programmes with specific entrance requirements). Please refer to the details of Higher Diploma programmes in this homepage.
Graduates who are employed and registered as apprentices in the relevant trades could be exempted part of the training required. The apprenticeship could thus be shortened, normally up to a maximum of 12 months.