Qualifications registered in the Qualifications Register are all QF-recognised and they have been quality assured by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications or a self-accrediting operator.
Please check the Qualifications Register (QR) Registration Number of the qualification provided by the operator against the record in the QR. QR Registration Number. is a single, unique set of code assigned for every qualification listed on the QR.
If no QR Registration Number is provided, you may click the “Qualifications Search” button on the Main page and use one or more search criterion(a) (e.g. Title of Learning Programme) to search for the programme(s).
Registration Validity Period (RVP) is the period a qualification is registered in the Qualifications Register (QR). Learners should commence the study of the learning programme for a qualification listed on the QR during its RVP, such that the qualification so acquired will be recognised under the Qualifications Framework.
The three types of Registration Status are 1) Current, 2) Prospective and 3) Archived. The definition for each status type is:
Important Note: If a learner commences his / her study of a learning programme for a qualification on the QR on a date that the Registration Status is “Archived”, the qualification so acquired will NOT be recognised under the Qualifications Framework.
The three types of Registration Status are illustrated in the diagram below:
The RVP represents the period a qualification is registered on the Qualifications Register. So long as a learner commences the study of the learning programme for a qualification on the QR on a date during its RVP, the recognition of that qualification under the Qualifications Framework shall remain even after the RVP has expired.
You may approach the relevant professional bodies to ascertain whether the qualification you possess is recognised by the body(ies).
You may go through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism that has been developed by respective industries under the QF. Upon successful assessment, the industry specific Appointed Assessment Agency will grant you a qualification by means of a Statement of Attainment. For more information about the RPL mechanism, please visit the QF website at www.hkqf.gov.hk.
Appointed Assessment Agency can be searched in the Qualifications Register by the following method:
1. Click “Search” under the Navigation Bar of the Main page;
2. Select “Operators / Assessment Agencies” leading to the search page “Operators / Assessment Agencies Search”;
3. Select “Assessment Agencies” under the search field “Provider Type”;
4. Click the “Search” button.
Important Note: Appointed Assessment Agency will include the label of “(AAA)” at the end of their name.
You can get the information from the Specifications of Competency Standard (SCS) of that industry. The SCS is drawn up by the relevant industry and it specifies the competencies requirements and outcome standards at various levels under different functional areas of the industry. For access to all the available industry specific sets of SCS, please visit the QF website at www.hkqf.gov.hk.