Cloud and Data Centre Administration
Cloud computing is a new trend of IT technology, and most large IT applications will be hosted in cloud systems. This programme aims to equip students with the necessary practical knowledge and skills in cloud and data centre administration, with emphasis on cloud applications development, and virtualized systems and data centres administration.
Professional fields covered:
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|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
The first year
|Participants will study the full –time Higher Diploma in Cloud and Data Centre Administration.
The second to third year
|Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. The employer will sponsor the trainee to study the Higher Diploma (HD) programme at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee) 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
$11,000 or above
The third year of training
Monthly salary not less than $9,000# and an average of $2,500& Government Allowance
$11,500 or above
|An additional subsidy during second to third year
* Mode of issuing subsidy and Government Allowance may vary across trades and industries.
# For apprentices who join the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme on or after 1 April 2024, the guaranteed monthly salary will be adjusted to $10,000.
& For apprentices who join the VTC Earn & Learn Scheme on or after 1 April 2024, they will be entitled to the Monthly Apprenticeship Training Allowance of $1,000 per month during the apprenticeship.
- 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.
- 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.
For more information of HD programmes，please visit the website of VTC Admission Page:
Enquiry: Office of the Director of Apprenticeship
Tel: 3907 6786