Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (Aviation)
To incentivise those interested to join or 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. Each successful applicant will be refunded 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum of HK$18,000 (whichever is less) for the pre-approved course/examination.
The scheme for aviation sector has been updated on 1 September 2020. Apart from in-service practitioners in the aviation sector, those about to join the aviation industry are eligible to make an application for the courses/examinations taken on or after 1 September 2020.
Application shall be made by individuals. Application from company/organisation will not be accepted. For each application,
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, within four months after completing the course / passing the examination. Late application will not be accepted.
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 email@example.com. 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.