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Part-time Programmes (Post-secondary 3)

Certificate of Vocational Education (Automotive Technology)

Programme code FS512974

The following section presents the information of Part-time Evening Programmes offered in September 2019. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2020/21 will be announced in Mid May 2020.
Duration of Study
2 - 3 Years
Mode of Study
Part-time (Evening)
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
Youth College (Kwai Chung)
Entrance Requirements
Completion of Secondary 3 OR Equivalent
  • Normally to be completed in 3 years with 3 to 4 evenings per week.
  • Students are normally required to study 936 curriculum hours.
Holders of Basic Craft Certificate / Certificate of Basic Craft Studies (BCC) in relevant stream OR Equivalent
  • Normally to be completed in 2 to 3 years with 3 to 4 evenings per week.
  • Students are normally required to study 690 curriculum hours.
Note :
  1. Applicants with higher qualifications, holders of BCC in other streams or those who possess relevant work experience may apply for study exemption for some of the modules.
  2. The actual curriculum hours may be slightly different from the normal curriculum hours due to the electives chosen.
  3. All applicants are required to attend a selection interview.
Programme Content
The programme covers knowledge related to vehicle servicing and operating principles of various systems. The vocational modules include, Vehicle Technology, Engine Technology, Engine Servicing, Transmission Servicing, Vehicle Electrical Systems, Vehicle Electronics Systems Diagnosis & Emission Control Systems etc.
Career Prospects
Graduates could be employed in automotive industry as automotive mechanics and could eventually become supervisors. They could also apply for registration as Vehicle Mechanics under the Voluntary Registration Scheme.
Graduates can further their study in the Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) programme. Holders of Diploma of Vocational Education 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.
  1. For some modules of the programmes, the medium of instruction and assessments is Chinese.
  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.