Diploma in Aviation Operations

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20 Sep 2021
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Diploma in Aviation Operations

Who should attend

People aged 18 or above by 31 October 2021 and have completed Secondary 6 (under the New Senior Secondary academic structure) or equivalent

DIPA3001 MATF Approved Course
21/08/2021 (13 months) Cantonese
HKD 24,000 HKIAA (QF3 Level)
Application Deadline:
Diploma in Aviation Operations

Diploma in Aviation Operations is a 13-month programme welcomes Secondary 6 graduates who are aged 18 or over and interested in pursuing a career in aviation, providing them with an accredited qualification, professional skill set and experience, as well as a steady income.


The diploma programme integrates structured classroom learning and industry placement, consisting of a one-month classroom study that includes lectures, experts’ sharing and site visits, followed by a job interview session and a 12-month industry placement in one of the aviation professions. Two school days per month during placement are required to equip student with knowledge and skills.


Upon completion, successful graduates will receive a recognised qualification equivalent to Level 3 of the Qualification Framework (QF3). Graduates are also encouraged to enrol the part-time Professional Diploma in Aviation Management, acquiring a higher qualification recognised at Qualification Framework Level 4.


Programme Highlights

  • Welcome applications from Secondary 6 graduates
  • 1-month classroom learning + 12-month industry placement
  • Progressive study path to acquire higher qualifications
  • All-round career support and placement-matching service
  • About 90% of the students in 2019 and 2020 intakes attained one of their top three placement choices

Study Path

Study Path Study Path

Application Procedure

Complete application form 

Submit the completed application form with required supporting documents

Academy will contact selected applicants for the interview

Modules and Placement Categories


Course modules:


  • Introduction to Aviation Industry
  • Customer Services in Aviation
  • Aviation Placement
  • Passenger Handling Operations
  • Ground Handling Operations
  • Aviation Safety and Security
  • Aviation Services
  • Interview and Communication Skills in Aviation
  • Basic English
  • Aviation English
  • Practical Putonghua in Aviation
  • Information Technology and Applications


Placement category options:


  • Aircraft engineering
  • Customer / ground handling services
  • Ramp / flight operations
  • Air cargo
  • Airlines catering
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation development

MATF-approved Programme

This programme is included in the Aviation Operations Training Incentive Scheme of Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF). For details please refer to the Scheme or http://www.matf.gov.hk 


  1. The Academy reserves all rights to make revisions or alterations to the course schedule, content, instructor, placement arrangement, interviews or other details if necessary
  2. The final placement position is subject to the assessment by employer and mutual agreement between the student and the employer
  3. Applicants with other equivalent qualifications and relevant work experience will be considered on individual merit
  4. Diploma in Aviation Operations is a Qualification Framework Level 3 Programme, Qualification Registration No.: 19/000804/L3 and Validity Period: 01/08/2019 – 31/07/2022
  5. Professional Diploma in Aviation Management is a Qualification Framework Level 4 Programme, Qualification Registration No.: 19/000805/L4 and Validity Period: 01/08/2019 – 31/07/2022
  6. Advanced Master in Air Transport Management is a Qualification Framework Level 6 Programme, Qualification Registration No.: 20/000618/L6 and Validity Period: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2023