The QR is a register established by the Secretary for Education under the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance for entering qualifications recognised under the QF. The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) has been specified in the Ordinance as the authority for developing and maintaining the QR.
The QR provides information on qualifications recognised under the QF, including the learning programmes leading to these qualifications and the relevant operators. It also provides information on qualifications which are awarded by assessment agencies appointed for conducting Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessments. For more information about the RPL mechanism, please visit the HKQF website at www.hkqf.gov.hk.
It is not mandatory for operators to register their qualifications in the QR. All qualifications registered in the QR have been quality assured by an appropriate accreditation authority including the HKCAAVQ or a self-accrediting operator.
Since its launch in 2008, QR has undergone various developments to cope with the needs of stakeholders. You may have a quick view of its development in the following video: