IT Courses & Activities

A number of computer training courses and activities are offered by the Government and other organisations to help you develop your IT skills. Here you can learn about these courses and where to find them.

Free IT Activities Provided by Public Libraries

The Hong Kong Public Libraries organise IT activities to give knowledge on information technology to members of the public. These activities are provided free of charge.

IT Activities Held at Hong Kong Public Libraries

IT Courses Offered by the Employees Retraining Board

Part-time courses on subjects such as elementary computer skills, keyboard operation and Chinese word processing are available from the Employees Retraining Board. Courses from the Board target the unemployed aged 15 or above and with education attainment of sub-degree or below, those with disabilities, new arrivals from mainland China and those in full-time employment who want to upgrade certain skills.

You can search for relevant IT courses and details on enrolment through the Board's online course enquiry system.

Online Course Enquiry System (Available in Chinese only)More on Enrolment Requirements (Available in Chinese only)

IT Programmes Offered by the Vocational Training Council

The Vocational Training Council provides a multitude of IT training programmes at various levels through its member institutions. The programmes help young people equip themselves with professional knowledge and skills for career development after graduating from Secondary 3 or above.

  • Post-Secondary 3 Programme: Diploma in Vocational Education Programme (Information Technology)
  • Post-Secondary 6 Programmes: Bachelor of Science (Honours) Programme in Multimedia Technology and Innovation, Higher Diploma Programmes in Information Technology, Foundation Diploma Programme (Computing), and Diploma in Vocational Education Programme (Information Technology)
More on VTC Programmes

Other IT Courses Provided by Government-Funded Organisations

A number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong also provide courses and activities intended for different groups in the community to help citizens develop IT skills. These NGOs receive funding from the Government and their courses are usually free or provided at a nominal cost. You may find out more from the following websites:

Caritas Elderly CentresChinese YMCA of Hong KongChristian Action Community Information and Cyber Centre (Chinese Only)Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers (Chinese Only)
Last revision date: January 2019
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