Introduction to HKIC
Hong Kong Institute of Construction (HKIC) is a member organisation of the Construction Industry Council (CIC). Inherited from our predecessor, the Construction Industry Training Authority, we have been providing quality construction training in Hong Kong for over 45 years and devoted to professional training for practitioners of the construction industry. As one of the major driving forces for Hong Kong's economic development, we have faith that future construction volume will steadily grow and the demand for knowledgeable workers will also be increased.
Since the establishment in 2018, HKIC is committed to programme revamping and campus enhancement. HKIC actively conducts programme accreditations under the Qualifications Framework, and moves forward towards the “Construction Pathway Project (CPP)”, aiming to provide graduates with a comprehensive articulation pathway and progressive development in the vocational and professional career.
In accordance with the CPP framework, HKIC has launched the revamped Full-time 1-year “Certificate in Construction” and “Diploma in Construction” programmes in 2021/22 academic year, and the Full-time 2-year revamped “Advanced Diploma” programmes as well as the new part-time “Diploma in Construction” programmes and the “Professional Diploma in Construction for Specialist Trades” programmes in 2022/23 academic year. Together with the well-structured apprenticeship under “Approved Technical Talents Training Programmes”, HKIC graduates could concurrently enhance their skills and academic qualifications. We are also exploring the articulation arrangement with other tertiary institutions, so as to provide our graduates with a “through-train”, gradual study path for them to plan their own further education and career development.
A total of 29 qualifications are being recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF). They include 4 Advanced Diploma Programmes, 5 streams of Professional Diploma in Construction for Specialist Trades being recognised as QF Level 4, 10 streams of Diploma in Construction and 2 programmes for construction safety supervisors being recognised as QF Level 3, and 8 streams of Full-time Certificate in Construction being recognised as QF Level 2.
Certain enhancements had been made for one-year and two-year full-time programmes, such as strengthening the whole-person development module, adding study hours on sport training and volunteer service, foundation skills subjects, the comprehensive application module, site practice module and strengthening safety training and awareness. It aims to enrich students’ learning experience, equip them with good health and positive mindset to serve the community. Meanwhile, HKIC has incorporated construction innovations in our programmes, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology and welding simulator. We wish to equip our students with the latest industrial knowhow, so that well-trained workforce will enhance the overall productivity and quality in construction.
In 2020, HKIC also set up the School of Professional Development in Construction (SPDC) (previously known as "Centre for Professional Development"), to provide advanced professional and continuous education for the industrial practitioners. SPDC is currently offering courses on various areas such as, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Contract Administration and Construction Management, as well as expanding on Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) and Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA) related courses to cater for the industry’s development and market needs.