As an international and regional aviation hub, Hong Kong enjoys robust growth in the aviation industry.  With a variety of mega projects of the Hong Kong International Airport and development of the third runway underway, the industry is poised for further expansion, fueling career opportunities for professionals in aviation and airport management equipped with the requisite knowledge and skillsets.

Professional fields covered:

  • Discovery Aviation
  • Airport and Airline Fundamentals
  • Practical Ramp and Ground Handling and Technology
  • Practical Air Cargo Handling and Technology

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4 Major Advantages for Earn and Learn
Earn and Learn : Participants will receive on-the-job training and classroom learning at the same time. A steady income and 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 Diploma of Foundation Studies will be entitled to a monthly salary not less than $10,500
Flexible Articulation Pathways : Graduates can pursue further studies to acquire higher qualifications and become a professional in the field

Diploma of Foundation Studies (Aviation)

Study Arrangement

The first and second years

Participants will be employed by the participating companies as apprentices. Employers will sponsor the apprentices to study the
Diploma of Foundation Studies (Aviation) at IVE in the part-time study mode.

Allowance & Salary*

The first to second years

Participants will receive a total subsidy of $30,800 from their employers and allowance of $54,000 from the Government, plus a guaranteed monthly salary not less than $8,000. The total monthly income will be around $10,000.
The first year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,000 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,000 or above
The second year of training
Monthly salary not less than $8,000 and an average of $2,500 Government Allowance
Monthly average
$10,500 or above
An additional subsidy during the first to second 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

  • Employer will sponsor the tuition fees.

Entry Requirement

  • Completion of Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) or equivalent.

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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.


LAM Siu Yu
  • Diploma of Foundation Studies (Aviation), IVE
  • Terminal Services Operator at Asia Airfreight Terminal Company Limited

‘The Scheme allows me to deepen my knowledge on aviation industry. I have learnt about the practical air cargo handling and technology during my studies, which I can apply in workplace. Through structured on-the-job training, I gain hands-on experience such as Unit Load Device handling. The Scheme helps to build a solid foundation for my career development.’