Health Studies

Over the years, Hong Kong has developed a highly efficient healthcare system and achieved impressive health outcomes for its population. Hong Kong is among the best in the world in terms of many health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality rate. The standard and quality of our healthcare services enjoy renowned international standing, stay at the forefront of advances in medical technology, and compare favourably with other advanced economies. The increasing demand for health care services drives industry development and creates promising career prospects for the younger generation.

Professional fields covered:

  • Specialty Nursing
  • Medical and Geriatric Nursing
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Health Services Management
  • Pharmacology and Drug Usage
  • Principles of Rehabilitation

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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 Health Studies programme 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 one and a half 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.

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Enquiry: Office of the Director of Apprenticeship


Tel: 3907 6786