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Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme


To enhance the teaching of English Language and increase exposure of students to English, a Native-speaking English Teacher (NET) Scheme has been implemented in public-sector secondary and primary schools since the 1998/99 and 2002/03 school year respectively.


The Education Bureau conducts NET recruitment exercise annually to recruit qualified candidates for the selection and appointment by public-sector schools.


For application for the NET positions, please click the following:



NET Appointment Matters

[EDB Circular Memorandum / Forms / Information on Appointment and Re-appointment, Letter of Appointment, Employment Visa, Recruitment Subsidy, Teacher Registration and other related matters] 


Remuneration Package

[EDB Circular / Application Forms / Information on Salary Matters, Fringe Benefits, Retention Incentive and Payment of Contract Gratuity]


Letters to Schools 

  • Letter of 11 December 2013
    [Extension of Service of NETs beyond the Retirement Age in Aided Secondary/Primary Schools in the 2014/2015 School Year]
    Application form   


  • Letters of 3 July 2012 [Primary Schools] [Secondary Schools]
    [Extension of Contract Period for NETs / Sexual Conviction Record Check Scheme / Teacher Registration / Employment Visa / Work Outside School / Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the NET Scheme in Primary Schools / Reply Proforma of Teachers Employed under the Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools / Application for Fringe Benefits]


  • Letters of 8 July 2011 [Primary Schools] [Secondary Schools]
    [Appointment of temporary NETs to fill vacant NET posts / Teaching of English as a Foreign Language or a Second Language (TEFL/TESL) Qualifications / Certificate of No Criminal Conviction / Leave Arrangements]


Useful Links

[Immigration Department / Hong Kong Police Force, Home Affairs Department / Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications / Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) Scheme Authority / Inland Revenue Department]


Frequently Asked Questions


For further enquiries on the above, please contact the NET Administration Team at:
Tel No.: (852) 2892 6495 or (852) 3540 6933
Fax No.: (852) 2123 1239
E-mail address:


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Mar 2014


*  Introduction

NET Scheme in Primary Schools
Enhanced NET Scheme in Secondary Schools
  • School-based Support

RNCT School-based Support Brochure pdf


Application Form pdf



 The Primary NET Scheme 10th Anniversary Conference


*  Reports

*  Newsletters

*  Contact us

Last revision date: 31 March 2014
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