Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (Aviation)

Introduction

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).

For Students

Eligibility

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 :

 

Target

Eligibility

Application Period

Type I application

  • In-service practitioners of the aviation sector

 

  • Those interested to join the aviation sector (only applicable to the courses/examinations taken on or after 1 September 2020)

  • The applicant must -

    • be a Hong Kong resident and lawfully employable in Hong Kong; and

    • be in full-time employment in the aviation sector with an organization/company in Hong Kong at the time of application;

  • the applicant has enrolled in or taken one of the pre-approved courses or examinations, and has completed the course to the satisfaction of the course provider or passed the examination; and

  • the applicant has not been granted any other forms of government subsidy or financial assistance for the relevant pre-approved course/examination.

 

  • must submit the application form within four months after completing the course/passing the examination

Type II application

  • Those re-joining the aviation sector

  • The applicant must -

    • be a Hong Kong resident and lawfully employable in Hong Kong; and

    • have left his/her employment in an organization/company of the aviation sector in Hong Kong on or after 1 March 2020, and re-employed full-time by an organization/company of the aviation sector in Hong Kong at the time of application, which must be submitted on or before 31 March 2022;

  • the applicant has enrolled in or taken one of the pre-approved courses or examinations, and has completed the course to the satisfaction of the course provider or passed the examination; and

  • the applicant has not been granted any other forms of government subsidy or financial assistance for the relevant pre-approved course/examination.

  • must complete the course/pass the examination during the period between 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2022 (both days inclusive) and submit the application form on or before 31 March 2022

Application Procedures

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.

List of approved aviation-related courses/examinations
Application form for aviation sector

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 matf@thb.gov.hk. 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.

Application form for aviation-related course provider/ examination authorities
Explanatory Notes to the Assessment Criteria

Enquiries
Email: matf@thb.gov.hk
Hotline: 3509 7261