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Civil & Building Trade Tests for Skilled Workers

Test Format and Test Fee

The Council is currently conducting the following trade tests for Skilled Workers.


The mock test paper of each trade below is for reference only, actual test content and dimensions should be based on the test paper to be used on the test day. Mock test paper of three ethnic minority languages, Hindi, Urdu, Nepalese, are provided in various trade for reference only. For Candidates who required interpretation service during trade test, please contact us at 2100 9000 / by WhatsApp at 5720 0072.

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  Trade Name Trade Test Videos   Test Format Test Fee
(HK$)
      Written Test Practical Test  
1 Bricklayer
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
2 Plasterer
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
3 Tiler
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
4 Tiler (tile)
Mock Written Paper
Mock Practical Paper
  0.5 hour 3 hours $500
5 Tiler (mosaic)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 3 hours $500
6 Carpenter (Formwork - Building Construction)
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $700
7 Carpenter (Formwork - Civil Construction)
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $700
8 Joiner
Mock Written Paper
Mock Practical Paper
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
9 Plumber
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours 45 mins. $500
10 General Welder
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
11 Leveller
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
12 Metal Worker
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
13 Bar Bender and Fixer
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $700
14 Marble Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 7.5 hours $500
15 Marble Worker (Dry Fixing)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 4 hours practical test $500
16 Marble Worker (Wet Fixing)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 4 hours practical test $500
17 Bamboo Scaffolder
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
  0.5 hour 6.5 hours $500
18 Metal Scaffolder
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
19 Construction Plant Mechanic
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
20 Drainlayer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 5 hours $500
21 Ground Investigation Operator Starting from July 2014, the new certificates issued for Ground Investigation Operator Trade Test are no needed to be revalidated for every 5 years. Holders of the old Certificates (with an expiry date) need to apply for renewal with the new Certificates. Both new certificates and old certificates (prior to the expiry date) are valid.
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
22 Asphalter (Road Construction)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 3 hours $500
23 Concrete Repairer (Spalling Concrete)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 5 hours $500
24 Trackworker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 3 hours $500
25 Painter and Decorator
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Written Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Written Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Written Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Mock Written Paper(Urdu)
Video Link 0.5 hour 6 hours $500
26 Structural Steel Erector
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
27 Concretor
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Video Link Only 3 hours practical test $500
28 Window Frame Installer
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
Video Link Only 6 hours practical test $500
29 Rigger / Metal Formwork Erector
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
30 Mason
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
31 Waterproofing Worker (adhesive-type felt)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
32 Waterproofing Worker (burn-type felt)
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
33 Waterproofing Worker (liquid membrane)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
34 Marine Construction Plant Operator - Derrick
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
35 Marine Construction Plant Operator - Boom-grab Bucket
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
36 Marine Construction Plant Operator - Boom-hook
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
37 Pipelayer
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
38 Shotcretor (Dry Mix)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
39 Shotcretor (Wet Mix)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
40 Carpenter (Fender)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 5 hours practical test $500
41 Plant & Equipment Operator (Percussive Pile)
Mock Written Paper
  Only 1 hour written test $500
42 Plant & Equipment Operator (Bored Pile)
Mock Written Paper
  Only 1 hour written test $500
43 Piling Operative (Percussive Pile)
Mock Written Paper
Mock Oral Paper
  20 minutes written test and
40 minutes oral test
$300
44 Piling Operative (Bored Pipe)
Mock Written Paper
Mock Oral Paper
  20 minutes written test and
40 minutes oral test
$300
45 Prestressing Operative
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
46 Plant and Equipment Operator (Tunnelling) - Tunnel Boring Machine   By exemption $200
47 Plant and Equipment Operator (Tunnelling) - Jumbo Drilling
Mock Written Paper
  Only 1 hour written test $500
48 Plant and Equipment Operator (Tunnelling) - Segment Erection
Mock Written Paper
  Only 1 hour written test $500
49 Rock Breaking Driller
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
50 Grouting Worker
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
51 Paving Block Layer
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
52 Curtain Wall Installer
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
53 Glazier
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
  Only 5 hours practical test $500
54 Floor Layer (Timber Flooring)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
55 Floor Layer (PVC Flooring)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
56 Asbestos Abatement Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
57 Tunnel Worker
Mock Practical Paper(English)
Mock Practical Paper(Nepali)
Mock Practical Paper(Hindi)
Mock Practical Paper(Urdu)
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
58 Hand-dug
Caisson Worker
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
59 Demolition Worker (Building)
Mock Practical Paper
  1 hour 1 day refresher course
and 1 days practical test
$800
60 Plasterer (Floor)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
61 Carpenter (Formwork – Civil Construction) (Striking)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 4 hours $500
62 Carpenter (Formwork – Building Construction) (Striking)
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 4 hours $500
63 Joiner (Assembling )
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 3.5 hours $500
64 Painter and Decorator (Roller Painting)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1 hours practical test $500
65 Painter and Decorator (Surface Filling)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1.25 hour practical test $500
66 Painter and Decorator (Emulsion Painting)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1 hour practical test $500
67 Painter and Decorator (Brushing Lacquering)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 2.25 hour practical test $500
68 Painter and Decorator (Synthetic Painting)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1 hour practical test $500
69 Painter and Decorator (Clear Lacquering)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 2.25 hour practical test $500
70 Painter and Decorator (Texture-spray)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 3 hours practical test $500
71 Painter and Decorator (Metal Paint Spray)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 2 hour practical test $500
72 Painter and Decorator (Paperhanging)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1.25 hours practical test $500
73 Painter and Decorator (Sign writing)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 1.25 hour practical test $500
74 Partition (Metal Frame) Installer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 4 hours $500
75 False Ceiling Installer
Mock Practical Paper
Mock Written Paper
  0.5 hour 6 hours $500
76 Marble Worker (Polishing)
Mock Practical Paper
  Only 6 hours practical test $500
           

Eligibility

  • Applicants have to be Hong Kong residents who are at least 18 years of age;
  • Applicants must have a minimum of four years relevant working experience. Applicant who possesses the corresponding Intermediate Trade Test Certificate should only need at least 1 year of relevant working experience after the qualification.);
  • Applicants with three years relevant working experience (instead of four) are also eligible to take the test if applicants possess a relevant Craft Certificate awarded by:
    1. The Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or
    2. The Construction Industry Council;
  • Applicants who possess:

    • a relevant Craft Certificate awarded by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, or
    • any other qualifications deemed by the Building and Civil Engineering Training Board to be equivalent to (1) above may be exempted from the trade knowledge part of the trade test. (Please call 2100 9000 for details.)

Award of Certificate

  1. Trade Test Certificate - passed all the test papers;
  2. Intermediate Trade Test Certificate - failed the practical test but the results reached the required skill level of the relevant Intermediate Trade Test (If Intermediate Trade Test is available for the trade).

Last Updated: 2019-11-04 10:00:09