Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (Aviation)
To incentivise those interested to join or re-join, as well as already working in, the aviation sector to attend course(s) and sit for examinations(s) that are being offered by various education institutions, professional or trade bodies to raise their professionalism and competency, the Government has launched the Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme under MATF to support the manpower training of the maritime and aviation industries. With effect from 1 April 2021, each successful applicant will be refunded 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum of HK$30,000 (whichever is less)Note for the pre-approved course/examination.
Note: The subsidy ceiling of $30,000 would apply on an ad personam basis. Insofar as applications submitted before 1 April 2021 are concerned, MATF would process these reimbursement claim applications in accordance with the requirements stipulated before 1 April 2021 (i.e. 80% of the course/examination fees and subsidy ceiling of HK$18,000).
The scheme for aviation sector has been updated. Apart from in-service practitioners and those about to join the aviation sector, those re-joining the aviation sector are eligible to make an application for the courses/examinations completed/ passed during the specified period. Applications shall be made by individuals. Applications from company/organisation will not be accepted. Detailed requirements are tabulated below :
Please refer to the table above for the application period for different types of application. Late application will not be accepted. Applicants should complete and submit the (i) application form and (ii) copies of the required documents by post to the MATF, Transport and Housing Bureau at 20/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Hong Kong.
For Course Providers/ Examination Authorities
Course providers/examination authorities are required to submit applications to MATF for including the courses/examinations in the ProTERS. The approved courses/examinations will be included to the list and upload to the MATF website. Interested parties may complete the application form with copy of required documents and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make reference to the explanatory note to the assessment criteria when preparing the applications.
Should there be any change(s) to the information in the list of approved aviation-related courses/examinations, please be duly reminded to inform us by e-mail in advance. Otherwise, the processing time for reimbursing the fee to students may be affected.