Results of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) will be released next Wednesday (20 July). In academic year 2022/23, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) will offer over 140 full-time programmes, leading to the awards of Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma, providing diversified progression pathways for Secondary 6 students. Among these programmes, over 120 are subvented programmes. Secondary 6 students who have not yet enrolled are invited to submit their applications through the VTC Admissions Homepage (www.vtc.edu.hk/admission) or the VTC S6 Admission Portal (Portal). This year, the VTC Central Admission Scheme not only continue to be conducted online, various campuses also to be opened to students and parents to apply for their preferred study programmes.
On the HKDSE results release day, “conditional offers” that applicants have received earlier will be converted to “confirmed offers” if the applicants’ HKDSE results meet the stipulated requirements. These applicants are required to confirm acceptance of their offers through the Portal between 9:00am and 4:00pm on the HKDSE results release day.
For new applicants and applicants without offers, in addition to applying online through the Portal for their preferred programmes, they can also visit various VTC campuses during the stipulated hours of the VTC Central Admission Scheme from 20 to 25 July. Applicants will be notified of the offer result through the Portal and via email (Note: Fresh applicants should create an account through the Portal and pay the application fee to join the online Central Admission).
All applicants who have been offered places are required to complete the registration online before 12:00 noon on 25 July, or else the offer will become null and void.
Details of the Central Admission Scheme:
||20 July (HKDSE results release day) to 25 July
||9:00am to 6:00pm (20 to 22 July)
9:00am to 12:00 noon (23 to 25 July)
||Degree programmes of THEi
Higher Diploma programmes of IVE/HKDI/ICI
Diploma of Foundation Studies of IVE
Diploma of Vocational Education of Youth College
Diploma programmes of HTI/CCI/ICI
In academic year 2022/2023, the VTC will provide a wide range of full-time Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma of Foundation Studies, Diploma of Vocational Education and Diploma programmes tailored for Secondary 6 students, leading to diversified and flexible progression pathways for HKDSE candidates.
For Higher Diploma programmes, about 100 programmes offered by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) and most of them are subvented. To cater the socio development and industry demand of manpower, VTC will provide various new programmes including Higher Diploma in Arts Technology, Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection (Subject Group), Higher Diploma in Geospatial Science and Land Surveying and Higher Diploma in Business with E-Commerce. The Higher Diploma in Arts Technology teaches real-time visual effect knowledge and technologies such as extended reality (XR), virtual idol production and real-time interactive visual effect to produce digital entertainment projects. Through the Higher Diploma in Environmental Protection (Subject Group) programme, students will first be taught essential knowledge like carbon audit and environmental analysis, and will then choose to progress to either the Environmental Protection and Management or the Environmental Engineering programme, based on their interests and aspirations. The Higher Diploma in Geospatial Science and Land Surveying programme equips students with knowledge such as land surveying and geographic information science and help them grasp the most advanced geospatial technologies to promote building a smart city. The continuous epidemic has fostered the development of global e-commerce. The Higher Diploma of Business with E-Commerce programme helps students acquire the practical skills from operating online stores, conducting online marketing and web analysis to supply chain management and become the industry specialists.
To cater the different aspirations and progression needs of Secondary 6 students, the VTC will also offer over 30 subvented diploma programmes. IVE will provide eight Diploma of Foundation Studies as equivalents to five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 (including Chinese Language and English Language). Graduates are eligible to apply for related positions in the civil service. Meanwhile, the Youth College will offer 18 Diploma of Vocational Education programmes, covering study areas of Business and Services, Engineering as well as Design and Information Technology, to provide seamless and flexible progression pathways for students and equip them with the requisite knowledge and skills to pave the way for future success in their studies and career. The Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI), Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) and ICI will also provide seven employment-focused diploma programmes to help students join the respective professions.
Furthermore, the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) will offer vocationally-oriented degree programmes, including those covered by the Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors (SSSDP). Interested students can apply for the SSSDP degree programmes through the Joint University Programme Admissions System. Eligible students will be entitled to an annual subsidy of HK$44,240 or HK$77,040. Students can also apply for THEi self-financing degree programmes including a variety of choices from Food Science and Safety, Chinese Medicinal Pharmacy, Nutrition and Healthcare Management and more via the VTC Admissions Homepage or the Portal. Eligible students who apply for the Government’s Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme for Self-financing Undergraduate Studies in Hong Kong will be entitled to an annual subsidy amounting to HK$33,200.
Established in 1982, the Vocational Training Council (VTC) is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong. The mission of VTC is to provide a valued choice to school leavers and working people to acquire the values, knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and enhanced employability, and also to provide support to industries for their manpower development. VTC has 13 member institutions, namely the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) , the Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK) , the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE) , the Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) , the Hotel and Tourism Institute (HTI) , the Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI) , the International Culinary Institute (ICI) , the Maritime Services Training Institute (MSTI) , Youth College , Pro-Act by VTC , the Integrated Vocational Development Centre (IVDC) and the Shine Skills Centre.
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Annex 1: General Entrance Requirements for Secondary 6 Entry
||General Entrance Requirements
Level 3 or above in the following subjects:
- Chinese Language
- English Language
Level 2 or above in the following subjects:
- Liberal Studies
- One Elective Subject
|Higher Diploma programmes
5 subjects at Level 2 or above, including Chinese Language and English Language
|Diploma of Foundation Studies programmes
||Completion of Secondary 6
|Diploma of Vocational Education programmes
||Completion of Secondary 6
||Completion of Secondary 6
Annex 2: Enquiries about VTC Programmes