Certificate for Module (Business Aviation International Operations) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Aviation courses
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Certificate for Module (Business Aviation International Operations)
證書 (單元 : 商務航空國際營運)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Nov 2021 (Tue)
10 weeks
Course Fee
HK$12,000 per programme
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Deadline on 11 Oct 2021 (Mon)
28678408 / 28678320
This programme is on the list of <Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme> under <Maritime and Aviation Training Fund>. Eligible applicants will be refunded 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum of HK$18,000 (whichever is less) of the fees.

This programme has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).*

此課程已列入<海運及空運人才培訓基金>的<專業培訓課程及考試費用發還計劃>名單,「基金」最多可獲發還80%或上限18,000港元的費用 (以數額較小者為準) 。
此課程已列入持續進修基金 CEF 認可課程。

The programme aims to introduce to students a comprehensive and structured knowledge of flight operations in the business aviation sector, including flight coordination management, flight dispatching management, flight planning and scheduling, crew administration, business aviation aircraft model types, configurations as well as the regulatory requirements and laws. The programme also introduces a wide range of operational environments of business/private aircraft in different places (e.g. Hong Kong, The Greater China, US, Europe, Middle East, Africa).


(a) Maritime and Aviation Training Fund
The $100 million Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) approved by the Legislative Council in January 2014 came into operation on 1 April 2014. The Fund is to sustain and enhance existing training schemes and scholarships, as well for launching new initiatives for the aviation sector. The aim is to build up in due course a vibrant, diversified and competitive pool of professionals and technical personnel to support Hong Kong’s future development in the aviation sector. Each eligible applicant of Professional Training and Examination Refund Scheme (ProTERS) is refunded with 80% of the fees after completing approved courses or passing examinations, subject to a cap of $18,000 (whichever is less) for the pre-approved course/examination (LINK). Please note that the eligible applicant should be full-time employment in the aviation sector with an organization/company in Hong Kong.
此課程已列入<海運及空運人才培訓基金>的<專業培訓課程及考試費用發還計劃>名單,「基金」最多可獲發還80%或上限18,000港元的費用 (以數額較小者為準) 。

(b) Continuing Education Fund (CEF) CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

This programme has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
此課程已列入持續進修基金 CEF 認可課程。

*According to the terms and conditions of the Continuing Education Fund, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicity-funded financial assistance, such as MATF, for the same module to avoid double benefits.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. identify business aviation aircrafts and their related certification and insurance;
  2. describe flight coordination and dispatching procedures;
  3. explain the planning, scheduling and management of flights and flight crew;
  4. identify the local and international regulatory bodies and analyze the operational environments; and
  5. evaluate the emerging trends and challenges of business aviation international operations.

Programme Structure


Contact Hours


Details of Module

Business Aviation International  Operations



1. Introduction of Business Aviation and its Aircraft

2. Introduction of Business Aircraft Registry and Insurance

3. Flight Coordination Management

4. Flight Dispatching Management

5. Crew Scheduling and Management

6. Flight Planning & Scheduling System

7. Electronic Flight Bag (EFB)

8. Challenges of Business Aviation Flight Operations Management


Upon completion of the programme, students are required to achieve 70% attendance and pass all the assessment and a Certificate for Module (Business Aviation International Operations) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.


All coursework of the programme will be completed in English. It is a combination of Online Exercises and Individual Report


The module will be taught in English. Lecture notes, teaching materials and assessments will be in English as well. Classes will be held on weekday evenings (07:00pm to 10:00pm) or weekends day time.

The programme targets for

  1. commercial airline/ business aviation practitioners who aspire to have career advancement to enter business aviation sector with a recognized academic qualification;
  2. commercial airline/ business aviation practitioners and management personnel seeking to gain systematic and comprehensive management skills and knowledge in the planning and operation of business aviation;
  3. people who have interests in the growing field of business aviation management regardless of their industry background and/or academic disciplines; and
  4. professionals who are interested in or have some involvement in business aviation field, e.g. marshall/ lawyer, commercial Pilot/captain, aviation consultants, airport security & safety manager, air traffic controller, president/owner business jet aviation management company, engineers/managers with aircraft engineering and manufacturing etc. 
  5. executives and managers from airports, regulatory bodies, airlines, air traffic control service providers and other aviation-related organizations who wish to enhance the operational and management professional training and would like to get a credential.

tenative timetable

Session Date Time  
1 02 Nov 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
2 09 Nov 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
3 16 Nov 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture

23 Nov 2021 (Tuesday)

7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
5 30 Nov 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
6 07 Dec 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
7 14 Dec 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
8 21 Dec 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
9 04 Jan 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
10 11 Jan 2021 (Tuesday) 7:00pm - 10:00pm Lecture
Application Code 1955-HT011A Apply Online Now
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Experienced teachers:

Our teachers come from strong hospitality and/or business aviation industry background, and students will gain extensive industrial knowledge with a lot of insights from teachers.

Ms Sarah Kalmeta

Founder and Coach of Pivot Point
Former Board of Governors, Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA)

Areas of expertise: General management, Flight Services and Operations, Coaching & Training

Mr West Chun


Vice President, Operations, Sino Jet Management Limited

Areas of expertise: Business Jet Operations Management, Flight Dispatch and Operations Control, Customer Services, Tourism and Travel Management

Applicants shall

  1. have gained in the HKALE Grade E in 1 AL subject and in the HKCEE Grade E in 4 subjects, and Level 2 in English Language*, or equivalent; Or
  2. have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including English Language; Or
  3. hold a Certificate in Private Jet Hospitality Service Management awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE, or equivalent; Or

Applicants aged 21 or above and with at least 3 years of relevant work experience in the aviation, hospitality and tourism industry will be considered.  They should have Level 2 in English Language* in HKCEE or Level 2 in English Language in HKDSE Examination or equivalent. They may be required to attend an interview. With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in the case of English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in these two subjects at HKCEE.

* Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Course Fee
  • HK$12,000 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Business Aviation International Operations)
證書 (單元 : 商務航空國際營運)
COURSE CODE 33C131161 FEES $12,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8408
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Business Aviation International Operations)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.


  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, WeChat Pay, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 

About Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA)

The Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is a non-profit association representing business and general aviation companies and individuals based in Asia and around the world. AsBAA's members include major aircraft manufacturers, business aircraft operators, business aviation service providers, aviation financial services, aviation legal services, aviation insurance providers, and individual business aviation professionals. Through AsBAA, its members receive support with operational challenges and in turn, also support the advancement and development of the business and general aviation industry in Asia.

AsBAA’s mission is to represent the needs of its members and the industry through its three core pillars: Advocacy, Representation, and Community. AsBAA actively advocates the benefits of business aviation to key stakeholders such as government, transport ministries, and the media. AsBAA represents the interests of all sectors of the business aviation industry across the region. Finally, AsBAA creates a community in which its members can network, access B2B opportunities, and tackle common operational issues with greater collective influence.