Analytical Science

As societal demand for product quality has sustained over the years, demand for talents from the testing and certification industry is on the rise. This industry has also been identified by the Government as an industry with clear advantages and great potential for economic growth. The need for talents possessing relevant knowledge and skills is growing, where young people can enjoy promising career prospects.

Professional fields covered:

  • Food Testing and Certification

  • Microbiological Testing of Food and Pharmaceutical Products

  • Analytical Quality Assurance and Laboratory Accreditation

  • Environmental Testing

  • Chemical Testing of Toys, Children’s and Consumer Products

  • Chemical and Physical Testing of Textile Products

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4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn
: Programme participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and a recognised qualification are guaranteed
All-round Career Support
: One-stop career counselling and placement services
Professional Career after Scheme Completion
: Upon completion of the Scheme, graduates of Higher Diploma will be entitled to a monthly salary not less than $12,000
Flexible Articulation Pathways
: Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

Study Arrangement

The first year

Participants will study a full-time Higher Diploma in Analytical Science programme at IVE.

The second to third years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. Employers will also sponsor apprentices to study the part-time HD programme at IVE for one day per week.

Allowance & Salary*

The second to third years

Participants will receive a total of $30,800 Industry Incentive Allowance and $54,000 government subsidy from their employers and the government respectively. Given a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $9,000, the total monthly income will be above $10,000
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,000 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$11,500 or above
An additional subsidy during the second to third year $30,800

*  Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
.For enquiries, please contact the Office of the Director of Apprenticeship.

Tuition Fees

  • Participants will need to pay the tuition fees for the first year of HD programme.
  • Employers will sponsor the tuition fees for the second and third year of HD programme.

Entry Requirement

  • Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; or
  • VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; or
  • VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; or
  • Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; or
  • Equivalent.

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For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

Tel: 3907 6786


Information as of June 2022. VTC reserves the right to revise or cancel any programme if circumstances so warrant. Details will be announced on the Admission Homepage.

HUNG Pak Cheung
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Analytical Science, IVE Assistant Technician of The Hong Kong
    Standards and Testing Centre Ltd.

'The on-the-job training equips me with practical skills of analytical science and product testing, as well as the knowledge of equipment operations, crafting a solid foundation for career development.'


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Enquiry: Office of the Director of Apprenticeship


Tel: 3907 6786