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Small Unmanned Aircraft (Advanced Rating) (DE424145Q Part A)

Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
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Subject Area
Art & Design
Programme Type
Short Course
Offering Institution
Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI)
Contact Hours
36 Hour(s)
Programme Fee
Special Offer
Member of bodw+ HKD$9,152.00 only
Class Code Commencement Date Class Location Medium of Instruction Apply Online Class Remarks Class Status
67146M_202302 2023.02.04 Hong Kong Design Institute
Cantonese supplemented with English

Small Unmanned Aircraft (Advanced Rating) (DE424145Q Part A)

CAD recognized course for SUA pilot (advanced rating)


The HKSAR Government has enacted the new Small Unmanned Aircraft Order which commences on 1 Jun 2022. It aims to accommodate the technological development of SUA and safeguard public safety.


Vocational Training Council (VTC) is a Small Unmanned Aircraft Approved Training Organisation (SUA ATO) granted by the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI), the flagship design institution under VTC, is offering the approved advanced training programme “Small Unmanned Aircraft (Advanced Rating) DE424145Q Part A”. This programme introduces the new regulatory requirements, risk assessment, SUA operation, and safety management, etc, so as to enable eligible graduates to apply to CAD for Advanced Rating.


  • Provide drones for flight training
  • Interactive training from regulatory requirements, professional knowledge, applications to operation
  • Graduates can become members of the HKPUAVA


Programme Content

  • Theoretical Knowledge (4 days / 24 hours)
  • Flight Training (2 days / 12 hours)


  • Full Fee: $11,440
  • Early Bird (10% off): $10,296
  • Re-Exam (Theory): $500
  • Re-Exam (Flight Assessment): $1,500


Attendance Requirement

70% of the contact hours


Medium of Instruction

Cantonese (supplemented with English terminologies). All teaching materials and written assessments are in English.



Including examination and flight assessment.



Theoretical Knowledge / Flight Training: HKDI

Exam: Tsing Yi

Flight Assessment: Tai Tong, Yuen Long


Professional Trainer

Lecturer: Rex Ngan

Founder of Hong Kong Professional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Association, has rich experience in training many organisations to control the UAV. He was also involved in the research of UAV with universities. He is a minority of people who have been authorised to be the trainer of UAV training in Hong Kong and Asia. Rex has studied intensively in radio control drones and mechanical operations since 2003. Furthermore, he is the earliest person selling and using UAV with GPS function in HK.


Rex has accumulated over 3000 flight hours, with the experience providing commercial and training services such as aerial shooting, survey, generating 3D models for the government, TV broadcasting companies, filmmaking companies, construction firms and universities.


External Recognition

Upon passing the assessments and meeting the attendance requirements, learners will receive a Training Certificate for the application of CAD’s Advanced Rating.


Entry Requirement

Applicants are required to submit the record of Flight Experience in Operating Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV). Details will be provided upon admission.

HKDI reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, course content and advertised course information.

Please visit PEEC website for details: https://www.hkdi.edu.hk/i.php?l=en&s=4&p=1627

Entry Requirements

Suitable for applicants who are interested in this course

A) By Online Application:
1. Press the “Apply Online” button at the right-top corner of this page
2. Complete the Online Form
3. Upload the supporting documents required (e.g. for academic qualifications and work experiences)
4. Settle the tuition fee (by crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council”; or by ATM)
5. Submit the cheque or the original copy of ATM Receipt to our office by post or in person. Your full name and the course applied should be written on the back of the cheque or the receipt.

B) By post or submission in person:
1. A completed Application Form, a set of photocopies of supporting documents of academic qualifications or work experiences, and a crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council” / the original copy of ATM receipt for tuition fee should be submittedLinksPayment Method: 

1) Applicants must be permanent resident of Hong Kong; or have the right of residence and receiving education in Hong Kong.
2) No applicant will be deemed to be an enrolled student of the Institute until such time as his/her application has been processed by the Institute and full payment of fees has been cleared at the Bank. Postdated cheque is not acceptable.
3) Fees paid is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.
4) An official receipt for their tuition fee payment will be given in the first lesson.
5) Early Bird Discount will be counted on the postmark date (for cheque) or the transaction date (for ATM).
6) The Institute reserves the right to make any alterations about the courses that are considered to be necessary without prior notice (e.g. changes in teaching venues, time, instructors or tuition fee, etc.). The Institute also reserves the right to cancel a course if there is insufficient number of enrollments.
7) Our office address: LW004, Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, N.T., Hong Kong.

Tel: 3928 2777 Email: peec.hkdi@vtc.edu.hk

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