Please 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).
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:
The Registration Validity Period (RVP) of the qualification is valid for learners to commence his/her study of the learning programme for that qualification.
The RVP of the qualification in the QR is in the future and has not yet started for learners to commence his/her study of the learning programme for that qualification.
The RVP of the qualification in the QR has come to an end and the registration has not been renewed.
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:
These learning programmes may not be quality-assured and are not recognised under the Qualifications Framework. It is up to individual learners to decide whether they wish to enroll in these programmes.
There is no provision for retrospective recognition of qualifications granted before the official launch of QF on 5 May 2008 which signifies the full commencement of the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (Cap. 592).
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).
If the operator delivers a learning programme under the Manpower Development Scheme or the Skills Upgrading Scheme Plus offered by the Employees Retraining Board, the operator will be identified as Operator (ERB) and Operator (SUS) respectively.
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.
The RVP of the qualification in the Qualifications Register is the period during which the qualification has been granted by the Appointed Assessment Agency.
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.
We welcome suggestions to improve the QR. You can contact us by phone (Tel.: (852) 3658 0001), by fax (Fax no.: (852) 2845 5951), or by email (QRAdmin@hkcaavq.edu.hk).