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Certificate in Plumbing Services (Hong Kong)

IVE - Engineering
IVE - Engineering
Latest Courses / Seminars Continuing Education Fund Vplus Engineering
Programme Code
Subject Area
Engineering - Mechanical and Building Services, Engineering - Construction, Engineering - Electrical & Electronic
Programme Type
Offering Institution
IVE - Engineering
Contact Hours
QF Level
QF Credits
QF Registration No.
QF Registration Validity Period
Please contact 9081 5283 for the details of class commencement date

Online enrollment: 24 Jun 2024 10:00am

Online Application

Please refer to the attachment “Application Guide” and “Notes “

Programme Aim
In accordance with Regulation 33 of Waterworks Regulations, any person has to possess of 2 parts of qualifications for applying a new Grade I Plumber's Licence. This programme aims to provide the part II qualification for the practitioners who fulfilled the part I qualification.
Programme Structure
MBS3025X - Statutory Requirements and Procedures of Plumbing Works in Hong Kong (36 hrs)
MBS3026X - Project Management in Plumbing Services (30 hrs)
MBS3027X - Plumbing Practical (6 hrs)
- Except for MBS3027X, learners' performance in each module are assessed by Continuous Assessment (CA) and End-of-Module Assessment (EA). Learner has to pass the End-of-Module Assessment (EA) for passing a module.
- The minimum attendance requirement for an individual module is 70%. Learners are not allowed to sit for the End-of-Module Assessment (EA), if he/she failed to meet the attendance requirement.
Medium of Instruction (MoI)
The medium of instruction is Chinese, supplemented by English terminology. All teaching materials, assessments and marking scheme are in Traditional Chinese.
- 2 to 3 nights per week, 18:30 - 21:30  or 19:00 - 22:00.
- Module “Plumbing Practical MBS3027X” will be arranged in Saturday (13:00 - 21:00), please refer to the timetable for the details. Absent from the lesson of this module will not be allowed to sit for the EA.
- Duration: 72 hrs. The normal duration for completion of the programme is around 6 months.

Course Fee


External Recognition
The programme is recognised by Water Supplies Department (WSD) as the Part II qualifications in applying for a new Grade I Plumber's Licence.  Graduates of this programme may apply for a new Grade I Plumber's Licence, if he/she has already fulfilled the part I qualification.  The award of the programme must be issued within 5 years before the date of the relevant application.  For detailed requirements of new Grade I Plumber's Licence, please refer to the WSD website.


Entry Requirements

Four years’ relevant work experience (Plumbing) & any one Academic Qualifications as below:
1. Professional Diploma in Plumbing Engineering (QF Level 4) that is provided by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) in academic year 2020/21 or after, the issue date of which is within 5 years before the date of application.

2. Diploma in Plumbing Engineering issued by the VTC, the issue date of which is within 5 years before the date of application; or

3. Certificate in Plumbing and Pipefitting issued by the VTC, the issue date of which is within 5 years before the date of application; or

4. Certificate in "Refresher Course on Plumbing and Pipefitting" issued by the VTC, the issue date of which is within 5 years before the date of application; or

5. others 『equivalent qualification』please refer WSD website https://www.wsd.gov.hk/tc/home/index.html

***Working experience reference letter must be written format.
Resume/CV/Employment Contract format/PDF copy/e-signature aren't acceptable

Financial Assistance Scheme

Vplus Subsidy Scheme

This course is an eligible programme under “Vplus Subsidy Scheme – Vplus Engineering”. Under this scheme, successful applicants will be refunded 60% of the paid tuition fees of eligible programmes, subject to a maximum of $45,000 per person.

For details and application, please visit https://vplus.vtc.edu.hk/eng.

Applicant should apply online within one month from the commencement of the first module for the programme concerned. Early and Late Application will not be processed.

Continuing Education Fund

  • This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 3)



CEF Course Code


CEF Course Name

Certificate in Plumbing Services (Hong Kong)

CEF Effective Date


Valid CEF Until



Face-to-face lessons may be changed to online or other mode where appropriate according to the special circumstances.



Click “Apply Online” and login to the online enrolment system for application.


  1. Please read the timetable before selection the class.
  2. Please refer to the guideline for creation of the application account.
  3. Please select ONE class, repeated application will not be accepted.
  4. The applicant is highly recommended to upload the documents including valid academic / professional qualification and the relevant 4-year work experience in plumbing engineering through online application.
  5. Subject to the availability of the classes, applicants will be informed to change to another class, if the applied class was full.
  6. Upon successful submission of the application, the applicant will receive an email from the system.
  7. Any change in class selection will be put on the waiting list.
  8. The result of the application will generally be notified by email within 7 – 14 working days after the application. Successful applicants are required to verify the original documents for admission. Details will be notified by email.
  9. If the applicant applies for module MBS3026X - Project Management in Plumbing Services, please refer to the Module Exemption Application Form in the "Attachment" first and submit the supporting documents during admission. The deadline for application is determined by our office. Module exemption administration fee will be charged via online system through email notification (Paid by Credit Card). Late application will not be considered.


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WhatsApp: 9081 5283

Fax: 2432 2253

Email: EDIT@vtc.edu.hk

Website: EDIT.vtc.edu.hk


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