Institutes and Programmes

Vocational Training Council (VTC), established in 1982, is the largest vocational and professional education and training provider in Hong Kong, and is committed to preparing students for success in the globalised economy. Its member institutions offers programmes from Diploma and Higher Diploma to Bachelor and Master levels, with internationally recognised qualifications, providing students with various valued choices cultivating the passions for learning while imparting the necessary skills and know-how for success.

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) and International Culinary Institute (ICI) are VTC member institutions offering Higher Diploma Programmes for non-local students, covering six academic disciplines from health and life sciences , business, design, engineering, hospitality to information technology, catering to students with different interests and abilities while imparting knowledge and skills in the professional areas.

All IVE, HKDI and ICI Higher Diploma Programmes have passed quality-assured qualifications, recognised under the Qualifications Framework, and reached QF Level 4. They are recognised by the Hong Kong Government and can be found in Qualifications Register.

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)


Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)
 

90% average employment rate for Higher Diploma graduates

IVE is a vibrant hub of learning with campuses located all around Hong Kong. We bring together young people and nurture them in inspiring ways. Emphasising both breadth and depth, we equip students with transferrable knowledge, practical skills and values to transform their future.

 

Under IVE’s supportive and stimulating learning environments, students become competent professionals who are ready to gain prominence in their chosen field. Our driven and talented students are highly valued by a wide range of employers.
 

Programme emphasis:

Programme specialised in both knowledge and skills

Mode of study: Full-time
Duration of study: Normally 2 years
Curricula: 35% Generic Skills and 65% Specialism
Level of qualifications: Qualification Framework Level 4 (Associate/Higher Diploma) (Click here for details of Qualifications Framework)
Award: Higher Diploma
Progression opportunities for studying locally:
  1. Bachelor's degree Programmes offered by THEi. Click here for details
  2. Top-up degree programmes with overseas and local universities in Hong Kong offered by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE). Click here for details (Not applicable to Mainland students)
  3. Degree programmes offered by local universities/higher education institutes in Hong Kong
Progression opportunities for studying abroad: Graduates could apply for articulation to overseas universities.
Professional recognition: Widely recognised by local and international professional bodies (Click here for listing of some international bodies)
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Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)

The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) is a leading design institution under the VTC Group. It provides high-quality education to cultivate knowledge and professionalism, and produces emerging talents who underpin the creative industries in Hong Kong.

 

With years of experience in design education, HKDI brings together the strengths of design departments – Architecture, Interior and Product Design, Communication Design, Digital Media, Design Foundation Studies and Fashion and Image Design – to offer a wide variety of design programmes. Highly flexible in articulation and advanced education, HKDI offer students a three-year university degree pathway from a Higher Diploma to Bachelor degrees offered by SHAPE*, a member of VTC Group, in collaboration with overseas universities or Degree programmes offered by local or overseas universities and institutes.

 

HKDI adopts a “think-and-do” approach through its contemporary curriculum and active collaborations with local and international academic and industry partners. Students are given opportunities to acquire hands-on experience and participate in global exchange programmes to expand their horizons while enhancing their creative thinking and social sensitivity.

 

HKDI's award-winning campus is designed to provide an open and dynamic environment conducive to learning and innovative exploration. It is equipped with state-of-the-art workshops, galleries, fabrication facilities and a learning resources centre dedicated to creating the most dynamic learning environment for quality design education in the region.

 

Programme emphasis:

Programme specialised in both knowledge and skills

Mode of study: Full-time
Duration of study: Normally 2 years
Curricula: 35% Generic Skills and 65% Specialism
Level of qualifications: Qualification Framework Level 4 (Associate/Higher Diploma) (Click here for details of Qualifications Framework)
Award: Higher Diploma
Progression opportunities for studying locally:
  1. Bachelor's degree Programmes offered by THEi. Click here for details
  2. Top-up degree programmes with overseas and local universities in Hong Kong offered by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE). Click here for details (Not applicable to Mainland students)
  3. Degree programmes offered by local universities/higher education institutes in Hong Kong
Progression opportunities for studying abroad: Graduates could apply for articulation to overseas universities.
Professional recognition: Widely recognised by local and international professional bodies (Click here for listing of some international bodies)
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International Culinary Institute (ICI)

International Culinary Institute (ICI)

ICI aims at training and developing talent in culinary arts, wine and event management. It provides quality and professional programmes with state-of-the-art facilities to groom aspiring culinarians to be well versed in international cuisines, supporting students’ successful career development in the industry. ICI offers a wide range of quality professional culinary programmes covering cuisines of Europe, Mediterranean, Americas, Middle East and Asia as well as bakery and confectionery. It also provides wine and international theme park with event management programmes to groom aspiring youths for career development in the culinary, wine and hospitality industry. It also provides youngsters with diversified progression pathways leading to various professional qualifications.

 

Through the world of international cuisines, ICI introduces graduates to opportunities for career entry or advancement as well as academic articulation while creating a pool of qualified talent to support the growth and sustainability of the hospitality and tourism sector in Asia’s World City and the region.

 

Where better to study international cuisines than in Asia’s World City. Hong Kong is home to 12,000 plus restaurants. There is quantity, diversity, and acknowledged quality. Hong Kong boasts Michelin-starred restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best award winners and Zagat-rated restaurants a plenty. ICI is part of this dynamic phenomenon offering training in the culinary arts of both East and West.

 

Programme emphasis:

Programme specialised in both knowledge and skills

Mode of study: Full-time
Duration of study: Normally 2 years
Curricula: 35% Generic Skills and 65% Specialism
Level of qualifications: Qualification Framework Level 4 (Associate/Higher Diploma) (Click here for details of Qualifications Framework)
Award: Higher Diploma
Progression opportunities for studying locally:
  1. Bachelor's degree Programmes offered by THEi. Click here for details
  2. Top-up degree programmes with overseas and local universities in Hong Kong offered by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE). Click here for details (Not applicable to Mainland students)
  3. Degree programmes offered by local universities/higher education institutes in Hong Kong
Progression opportunities for studying abroad: Graduates could apply for articulation to overseas universities:
  • University College Birmingham
  • Johnson & Wales University
Professional recognition:

Widely recognised by local and international professional bodies (Click here for listing of some international bodies):

  • World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
  • The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), UK
  • Consejo Regulador de la Do 'Jerez Xeres Sherry
  • Education Centre of the Hospitality Industry for Business & Management, Koblenz, Germany
  • Education Centre for Apprenticeship, (Chamber of Skilled Crafts) Handwerkskammer Koblenz, Germany
  • Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB), France
  • Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), UK
  • Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD), Hong Kong
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