Dispensing Studies

There is a continuous increase in manpower demand for well-trained, competent dispensers in healthcare institutions for both Hospital Authority hospitals and private medical sectors, including public and private hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, and residential care homes for the elderly.


The VTC Earn and Learn Scheme aims to provide students with comprehensive professional training of a wide range of knowledge, skills and techniques in drug dispensing services. It is suitable for students aspire to pursue a career in dispensing industry that they can obtain the academic knowledge and qualification while gaining work experiences.

Professional fields covered:

  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Infection Control
  • Pharmaceutics
  • System Pharmacology
  • Dispensing Practice
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice
  • Patient Counseling and Education
  • Drug Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical Services in Residential Care Home

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4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn : Under the scheme, participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and a recognized 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 the full-time Higher Diploma in Dispensing Studies at IVE.

The second to third years:

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. For the second and third years, the employer will sponsor the apprentice to study the Higher Diploma (HD) programme at IVE for one to two days 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.

Offering Institutes:


For enquiries:

Office of the Director of Apprenticeship

Tel: 3907 6786

Email: oda@vtc.edu.hk

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.

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Enquiry: Office of the Director of Apprenticeship


Tel: 3907 6786

Email: oda@vtc.edu.hk

URL: www.vtc.edu.hk/apprenticeship