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Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Drafting of SCS-based Training Packages for the Banking Industry02 FEB 2021

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Packages for the Banking Industry. Interested organisations should complete the following Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: alicepcwong@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035 on or before 5 March 2021.

Interested organisations are welcome to visit our website for further information about the Training Packages (https://www.hkqf.gov.hk/en/scs/scs_training_packages/index.html).

Expression of Interest Form

Qualifications Framework Secretariat and its public service will resume normal operation from 28 January (Thur)27 JAN 2021

Qualifications Framework Secretariat and its public service will resume normal operation from 28 January (Thur)

Industry Consultation on the Draft Specification of Competency Standards for Elderly Care Service Industry (Community Care and Support)07 JAN 2021

Industry Consultation

Industry Consultation on the Draft Specification of Competency Standards for Elderly Care Service Industry (Community Care and Support)

The Draft Specification of Competency Standards for Elderly Care Service Industry (Community Care and Support) prepared by the Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) is now ready for industry consultation. The consultation will last for two months from 7 January to 6 March 2021. The Elderly Care Service ITAC will hold an online briefing and consultation session on 20 January 2021 to gather views from stakeholders on the Draft.

The Draft Elderly Care Service Industry Specification of Competency Standards (Community Care and Support) consists of five main parts:

(in Chinese only)
(1) PEST scan (scanning of political, economic, social and technological factors) Download
(2) New and revised Units of Competency (UoCs) Download
(3) Major functional areas and associated UoCs Download
(4) Grouping of UoCs to UoC Clusters for future reference in the development of training programmes, job competency specifications, Recognition of Prior Learning, etc. Download
(5) The Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) including a roadmap for progression with major job positions and the respective competencies Download
Fill in the Online Questionnaire (in Chinese only)

If you have any other comments on the Draft Elderly Care Service Industry Specification of Competency Standards (Community Care and Support), please submit them to the Qualifications Framework Secretariat via the following channels:

E-mail: evatam@hkqf.hk
Fax: 3106 2035
Post: Units 901-903, 9/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


Online Briefing and Consultation Session on the Draft Elderly Care Service Industry Specification of Competency Standards (Community Care and Support)

Date: 20 January 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Mode: Online ZOOM meeting (login information will be sent to successfully registered participants later)
Medium: Cantonese

Programme Rundown (in Chinese only)

Register for the Briefing and Consultation Session
Industry Consultation on the draft SCS of the Beauty Industry – Update to the Units of Competency (UoC) on Beauty Care equipment28 DEC 2020

Update to the UoCs related to use of beauty care equipment for beauty treatments in the Specifications of Competency Standards (SCS) of Beauty industry has been drafted. The Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) is now conducting an industry consultation on the draft. The consultation will last for 6 weeks from 28 December 2020 to 7 February 2021. To join the online consultation session on 14 January 2021, please complete the registration form (Chinese version only). The Chinese version of the questionnaire and draft UoCs can be downloaded from this website.

Online Consultation Session (To be Conducted in Cantonese)

  • Date: 14 January 2021 (Thursday)
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mode: Zoom meeting (Login information will be sent to successfully registered participants later)
  • Online registration (Deadline for registration: 11 January 2021)
  • Questionnaire and UoCs for consultation (Chinese version only): PDF Download      Online version 
Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Drafting of SCS-based Training Packages for the Catering industry28 DEC 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Packages for the Catering Industry. Interested organisations should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: frankietang@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035 on or before 27 January 2021.

Industry consultation on the Draft Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) (Version 2) and UoC Clusters for the Fashion Industry 17 DEC 2020

The Draft SCS (Version 2) and UoC Clusters for the Fashion Industry prepared by the Fashion Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) is now ready for industry consultation. The consultation starts from 16 December 2020 to 16 February 2021. During the consultation period, the Fashion ITAC will hold a Consultation Session (click to ⇒ register online* and download rundownto collect opinions from stakeholders on the content and applicability of the draft.

If the online registration link cannot be opened, please contact the contractor for assistance (Whatsapp: 5562 7468 / Email: cs.fashion.scs@apollo-production.com ) , or you may fill in the registration form (scroll to the bottom of this page to download it) and send it back

1. Draft SCS (Version 2) and UoC Clusters for Fashion Industry

  • Full version of Fashion SCS (Version 2) (Draft)
  • Full version of Fashion UoC Clusters (Draft)
  • The draft Fashion SCS consists of 426 Units of Competency Standards (UoCs), which are distributed in 11 functional areas at QF levels 1 to 7. After de-duplication of common UoCs, the total number of unique UoCs amounts to 374.
Functional AreaQF LevelTotal
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 Total (after de-duplication of common UoCs) :83257114135253374
Design 0 1 5 22 16  1 0 45
Product Development 0 5 6 18  9  0 0 38
Merchandising & Material Procurement 0 1 8 26 20  5 0 60
Sales & Marketing 0 1 5 19 21 11 1 58
Quality System & Sustainability  0   0  4  12   33   7   2  58 
Technical Support (New) 0 5 8 5 9 0 0 27
Material Development (New) 0 1 2 15 11 0 0 29
Production Planning and Control (New) 0 1 2 8 12 1 0 24
Laundry Services (New) 7 17 14 7 16 1 0 62
Auxiliary Skill (New) 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 12
Personnel Management 0 0 0  5  8  0 0  13
Sub-Total (include common UoCs):
8 35 62 137 155 26 3 426

2. Web Consultation Session (To be Conducted in Cantonese)

  • Date: 11 January 2021 (Monday)
  • Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Mode: Live streaming online session
    (Login information will be sent to successfully registered participants)
  • Rundown
  • Online registration  or  Download the registration form   (Chinese version only) 
    (Deadline for registration: 4 January 2021)
Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Update of Units of Competency (related to Vocational Qualifications Pathway) for the Insurance Industry19 OCT 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Update of Units of Competency (related to Vocational Qualifications Pathway) for the Insurance Industry.

Interested organizations should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: cattao@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035 on or before 13 Nov 2020.

 

Expression of Interest Form

QF Forum for Banking and Insurance Industries - A Pathway to Professional Development (10.9.2020)10 SEP 2020

The Banking and Insurance Industry Training Advisory Committees jointly organised the QF Forum for Banking and Insurance Industries with the theme "A Pathway to Professional Development" on 10 September 2020. Besides providing an update on the development of Specification of Competency Standards for corporate/commercial banking, the event invited eminent speakers to share their views on the role of QF in enhancing professional development of the banking and insurance industries. Also, a presentation ceremony was staged for the awardees of QF Award Scheme for Learning Experiences in 2019/20 and 2020/21 from both industries. Over 200 industry stakeholders joined the event either onsite or online, providing a good exchange on the roadmap for QF development in the two industries.

  1. Programme
  2. Presentation Material
    PPT by Mr Ma Chan Chi
  3. Video on QF Award Presentation Ceremony
  4. Feature Article (Chinese Version only)
Hong Kong Institute of Bankers is appointed as assessment agency for issuing professional qualifications under Qualifications Framework03 AUG 2020
Appointment of Hong Kong Institute of Bankers as assessment agency for issuing professional qualifications under Hong Kong Qualifications Framework
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     The Education Bureau (EDB) announced today (August 1) the appointment of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) as an assessment agency for issuing professional qualifications for the banking industry under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF).
      
     A spokesman for the EDB said, "The appointment enhances the development of vocational and professional education and training in the banking industry in Hong Kong. The HKQF-recognised professional qualifications issued by the HKIB promote recognition of skill-based competence and qualifications for the banking industry and provide learners with quality-assured vocational pathways under the HKQF. The qualifications also facilitate the professional development of banking practitioners, which is conducive to maintaining the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international financial centre."
      
     "The HKIB has successfully completed the accreditation by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and has been appointed by the Secretary for Education as an assessment agency for issuing nine types of professional qualifications, namely, Associate Anti-Money Laundering Professional, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Professional, Associate Retail Wealth Professional, Certified Retail Wealth Professional, Associate Cybersecurity Professional, Associate Credit Risk Management Professional, Certified Credit Risk Management Professional (Commercial Lending), Certified Credit Risk Management Professional (Credit Portfolio Management), and Certified Banker, for a term of five years with effect from today. These qualifications are recognised under the HKQF, ranging from HKQF levels 4 to 6," the spokesman added.
      
     The EDB launched the initiative for recognition of professional qualifications under the HKQF in 2018 to widen the scope of the HKQF. Professional qualifications recognised under the HKQF refer to qualifications granted by bona fide local organisations and underpinned by requisite academic qualifications, prescribed years of industry or professional experience, and robust assessments. Eligible organisations including professional and regulatory bodies may apply to become assessment agencies for issuing professional qualifications under the HKQF. The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Marine Department were appointed as assessment agencies in 2018 for issuing professional qualifications under the HKQF in their respective domains.
      
     For more information about professional qualifications recognised under the HKQF, please visit the HKQF website: www.hkqf.gov.hk.

 
Ends/Saturday, August 1, 2020
Issued at HKT 14:30

 

Special Arrangements for Reimbursement of Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Fees (20 July 2020)19 JUL 2020

Special Arrangements for Reimbursement of Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Fees (20 July 2020)

In view of the latest development of the novel coronavirus, all application forms and supporting documents for reimbursement of Recognition of Prior Learning assessment fees can only be submitted by post until further notice.  For enquiries, please contact us on 3793 3957. 

*Please note that the processing time for reimbursement applications may be slightly longer .  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Drafting of SCS-based Training Package for Hairdressing industry16 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Package for the Hairdressing Industry.  Interested organisations should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: whlai@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035 on or before 15 July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the information note and relevant website.

Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Drafting of SCS-based Training Packages for Beauty industry16 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Packages for the Beauty Industry.  Interested organisations should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: whlai@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035 on or before 15 July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the information note and relevant website.

Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Packages for the Security Services Industry15 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Drafting of Specification of Competency Standards-based Training Packages for the Security Services Industry.  Interested organizations should complete the Expression of Interest form and return it to QFS by email: vivianypwong@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035  on or before 14 July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the information note and relevant website.

Invitation for Expression of Interest – Project on Development of Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) for Security Services Industry15 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Development of Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) for Security Services Industry. Interested organisations should complete the Expression of Interested form and return it to the QFS by email: vivianypwong@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106 2035 on or before 14 July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the information note and relevant website.

Invitation to Expression of interest – Assessment Agency (AA) for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism for the Catering Industry (Western Cuisine)10 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the role of AA for the RPL mechanism for the Catering Industry (Western Cuisine).  Interested organisations should complete the Expression of Interest Form and return it to the QFS by email: frankietang@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106 2035 on or before 10 July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Invitation to Expression of Interest – Project on Updating of Units of Competency (related to Vocational Qualifications Pathway) for the Printing and Publishing Industry03 JUN 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites interested organisations to express their interest in undertaking the Project on Updating of Units of Competency (related to Vocational Qualifications Pathway) for the Printing and Publishing Industry. Interested organizations should complete the  Expression of Interest  form  and return it to QFS by email: estheryau@hkqf.hk or fax: 3106-2035  on or before  3  July 2020.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Industry Consultation on Specification of Competency Standards for Banking Industry - Corporate/Commercial Banking16 MAR 2020

The draft Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) for Banking Industry - Corporate/Commercial Banking (Version 2) is ready for industry consultation.  Members of the banking industry are welcome to provide their views/suggestions on the draft SCS from 16 March to 15 June 2020.  The consultation documents can be downloaded below:

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Invitation to Expression of interest – Assessment Agency (AA) for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism for the Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry12 MAR 2020

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) invites organisations that are interested in undertaking the role of AA for the RPL mechanism for the Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry to express their interests by completing the Expression of Interest Form and returning it to the QFS by email: eddielee@hkqf.hk, by post (address : Qualifications Framework Secretariat, Units 901-903, 9/F., Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong) or by fax: 3106 2035 on or before 14 April 2020 (Tue).

Expression of Interest Form

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Consultation on the draft SCS for the logistics industry (10 February 2020 – 9 May 2020)03 FEB 2020

The Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) has revised the Specifications of Competency Standards (SCSs) for "Air Freight & Express" and "Supporting & Ancillary Services".  The revised SCSs are now ready for industry consultation which will last for 3 months from 10 February 2020 to 9 May 2020. 

Consultation Sessions (in Cantonese only)

Stakeholders from the Logistics industry including employers, HR personnel, members of trade associations/unions and related organisations are welcome to join the SCS consultation sessions to learn more about the revised SCS and its applications.

The consultation sessions originally scheduled for 11 February 2020 and 19 February 2020 are now postponed.  Please stay tuned for our latest arrangement.

SCSs for Consultation and Online Questionnaires (in Chinese only)

You may express your views on the revised SCSs through the relevant trade associations/unions/organisations, or complete the online questionnaires available on this website (in Chinese only) on or before 9 May 2020.  For download of documents, please refer to the Chinese webpage.                        

English version of the SCSs will be available after the official launch of the Chinese SCSs.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Industry Consultation on the Revised SCSs for the Logistics Industry – “Air Freight & Express” and “Supporting & Ancillary Services”23 JAN 2020

The Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) has revised the Specifications of Competency Standards (SCSs) for "Air Freight & Express" and "Supporting & Ancillary Services".  The revised SCSs are now ready for industry consultation which will last for 3 months from 10 February 2020 to 9 May 2020.  Stakeholders from the Logistics industry including employers, HR personnel, members of trade associations/unions and related organisations are welcome to join the consultation sessions.

The consultation sessions originally scheduled for 11 February 2020 and 19 February 2020 are now postponed.  Please stay tuned for our latest arrangement.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Industry Consultation on SCS-based Training Packages on Low Voltage Electrical Installation, Repair and Maintenance in Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry16 JAN 2020

The draft SCS-based Training Packages on Low Voltage Electrical Installation, Repair and Maintenance in Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry are now ready for industry consultation.  The consultation period will start on 16 January 2020 and end on 15 March 2020.  The Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry Training Advisory Committee will conduct a consultation session on 16 January 2020.

Consultation Session on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Insurance industry15 JAN 2020

The Insurance Industry Training Advisory Committee and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat jointly organized an industry consultation session on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathways (VQP) on 15 January 2020. Representatives of the Professional Writer introduced the content of the draft VQPs, and a guest speaker from the banking industry shared experience in the use of VQP. Over 60 representatives of employers, training providers and human resources management practitioners from the industry joined the consultation session and provided valuable comments on the contents and applications of the draft VQP.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Consultation on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Insurance Industry13 JAN 2020

The Insurance Industry Training Advisory Committee started two projects on Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) for Insurance industry (General Insurance) and (Life Insurance) respectively in 2019. The competencies and other relevant requirements for typical job roles in claims and underwriting along the VQP have been studied and recommended. The development of VQP aims to encourage practitioners to pursue suitable learning for their own career development, as well as to attract new blood to the industry by providing a clear roadmap for progression. VQP facilitates design of learning programmes which are relevant to employment which, as a result, enhances the quality of manpower training as a whole to support the development of the industry.

The draft VQPs drawn up for the Insurance industry are now ready for consultation (consultation period: 13 January - 29 February 2020). A consultation session will be held on 15 January 2020. The enrolment form of the consultation session can be downloaded at here.

Stakeholders wishing to express views on the draft VQPs can also complete the questionnaire and return it to the Qualifications Framework Secretariat by email (cattao@hkqf.hk), fax (3106 2035) or by mail (Units 901-903, 9/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong).

ItemQuestionnaire for industry consultation
Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Insurance Industry (General Insurance) Download PDF / Online
Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Insurance Industry (Life Insurance) Download PDF / Online

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Launch of Arboriculture & Horticulture SCS (1st Edition)09 DEC 2019

For details, please refer to the relevant website.

Get To Know Banking Industry with QF – Smart Banking (2)06 DEC 2019

The Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee organized a workshop for students to visit the newly established Experience Centre of the PricewaterhouseCoopers on 6 December 2019.  Around 30 students joined the workshop, enjoying the opportunity to experience business innovation with emerging technologies for the banking industry.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know beauty industry with QF: DIY Aroma Perfume and Holistic Massage Workshop23 NOV 2019

On 23 Nov 2019, Beauty and Hairdressing ITAC organised "DIY Aroma Perfume and Holistic Massage" workshop which aimed to enable students to know about the characteristics of aroma oil and understand the basic knowledge of aromatherapy massage.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Train-the-trainers Session on the SCS-based Training Package for the Hairdressing Industry21 NOV 2019

The Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) has completed development of a set of SCS-based Training Package for Hairdressing industry in 2019.  In order to encourage and facilitate use of the Training Packages by industry practitioners and training providers, the ITAC and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat organised a “Train-the-trainers” session on 21 November 2019 for the professional writer to provide an introduction on the features and applications of the Training Packages.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

QF Seminar on Import & Export15 NOV 2019

The seminar was held at HKTDC SME centre on 15th November 2019. Speakers including an economist as well as representatives from local enterprises and an education and training institute shared their views on global business environment and experiences in brand building, e-marketing and manpower development. Chairman of Import & Export ITAC, Mr Michael Hui, hosted a panel discussion session with representatives from local enterprise and Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment Agency as well as an awardee of QF Award Scheme for Learning Experiences to exchange their views on the importance of upgrading manpower capability nowadays. (Programme Rundown Chinese version only)

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know Watch & Clock industry with QF: Watch & Clock Workshop09 NOV 2019

On 9 November 2019, the Watch & Clock Industry Training Advisory Committee organised the second workshop of 2019-20 “Get to know Watch & Clock industry with QF” which aimed to enable students to know more about the progression pathways in the watch and clock industry, experience the watch assembling process by making a DIY watch and visit a watch craftsmanship studio.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know hairdressing industry with QF: 360° Image Lab02 NOV 2019

On 2 Nov 2019, Beauty and Hairdressing ITAC organised "360° Image Lab" workshop which aimed to enable students to learn the basic concepts of image-styling techniques, and to practise hands-on image design with the assistance of instructors.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Train-the-trainers Session on the SCS-based Training Packages for the Beauty Industry31 OCT 2019

The Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) has completed development of 2 sets of SCS-based Training Packages for Beauty industry in 2019.  In order to encourage and facilitate use of the Training Packages by industry practitioners and training providers, the ITAC and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat organised a “Train-the-trainers” session on 31 October 2019 for the professional writer to provide an introduction on the features and applications of the Training Packages.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know Watch & Clock industry with QF : Watch & Clock Workshop26 OCT 2019

On 26 October 2019, the Watch & Clock Industry Training Advisory Committee organised the first workshop of 2019-20 “Get to know Watch & Clock industry with QF” which aimed to enable students to know more about the progression pathways in the watch and clock industry, experience the watch assembling process by making a DIY watch and visit a watch craftsmanship studio.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know elderly care service industry with QF - "Dancing with the Golden Age" Experience-based Interactive Workshop24 OCT 2019

The Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee and Qualifications Framework Secretariat organised a "Dancing with the Golden Age" experience-based interactive workshop for secondary school students on 24 October 2019.  Students were given opportunities to experience the preparation of special meals for elderly with swallowing difficulties.  They learned to use different ways to enhance the visual attractiveness of food, such as proper use of thickening powder and different food processors and utensils to change the shape and texture of the food to increase the appetite of the elderly.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Seminar on Use of Credit and Credit Accumulation and Transfer under Qualifications Framework10 OCT 2019

The Education Bureau and Qualifications Framework Secretariat organised the Seminar on Use of Credit and Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) under Qualifications Framework (QF) on 10 October 2019 in the Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre.  The event aimed to provide an update on the latest development of use of credit and CAT under QF, and to get the participants familiar with the use of QF credit through sharing of experiences and good practices.  Over 180 professionals from the education and training sector joined the event, with a fruitful exchange on the topic.

For details, please refer to the relevant website.

Get To Know Banking Industry with QF – Smart Banking (1)04 OCT 2019

The Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee organised a workshop for students to visit the digital office of the Hang Seng Bank on 4 October 2019.  Through interactive activities, students enjoyed the opportunity to appreciate design thinking and integrate technological innovation with financial products.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Consultation Session on on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathway for the Printing & Publishing Industry cum QF Promotion Day 20 SEP 2019

The Printing and Publishing Industry Training Advisory Committee and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat hosted an industry consultation session on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathways(VQP) for the Printing and Publishing industry cum QF promotion day on 20 September 2019.  Representatives of the Professional Writers introduced the content of the draft VQPs, and the guest speakers shared their views on the usefulness of the VQPs. Furthermore, two awardees from “Award Scheme for Learning Experiences” shared their experiences in participating in the scheme. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Printing & Publishing ITAC, some former ITAC members also joined the event, and made this event memorable.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Launching Ceremony of the New Phase of Recognition of Prior Learning for the Beauty industry11 SEP 2019

The Launching Ceremony of the New Phase of Recognition of Prior Learning for the beauty industry was held on 11 September 2019, with participation of more than 100 guests.  Starting from 2 July 2019, Caritas Institute of Community Education has been appointed by EDB as the RPL Assessment Agency for beauty industry to enable practitioners to receive formal recognition of the knowledge, skills and experience already acquired.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Consultation on the draft Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Printing & Publishing Industry 06 SEP 2019

The Printing & Publishing Industry Training Advisory Committee started two projects on Vocational Qualifications Pathway (VQP) for Printing industry and Publishing industry respectively in late 2018.  The competencies and other relevant requirements for principal job positions along the VQP have been studied and recommended.  The development of VQP aims to encourage practitioners to pursue suitable learning for their personal career development, as well as to attract new blood to the industry by providing a clear roadmap for progression.  VQP facilitates design of learning programmes which are relevant to employment which, as a result, enhances the quality of manpower training as a whole to support development of the industry.

The draft VQPs drawn up for the printing and publishing industry are now ready for consultation (consultation period: 6 September – 18 October 2019).  A consultation session was held on 20 September 2019.  Please click here to view the photos of the event. 

Stakeholders wishing to express views on the draft VQPs can also complete the questionnaire (Chinese version only) and return it to the Qualifications Framework Secretariat by email (estheryau@hkqf.hk), fax (3106 2035) or by mail (Qualifications Framework Secretariat, Units 901-903, 9/F, Sunlight Tower, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong).

Item

(Chinese version only)

Questionnaire for industry consultation

(Chinese version only)

Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Printing Industry (Prepress function)

Download PDF / Online

Vocational Qualifications Pathway for Publishing Industry (Editorial function)

Download PDF / Online

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Sharing Session on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Retail Industry16 AUG 2019

The Retail Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) jointly organized a sharing session on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Retail industry on 16 August 2019.  Besides introducing Qualifications Framework and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism by representatives from QFS and RPL Unit, Ms. Doris Fu, Education & Training Manager, Mekim Limited, Ms. Lamon Lau, Assistant Talent Development Manager, Kee Wah Bakery Limited and Mr. Thomas Tsang, Senior Retail Operation Executive, were invited to share the benefits of RPL and their experiences of applying RPL in the area of human resources (HR) development.  About 50 representatives from employers, HR departments and education & training providers participated in this event.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding on the development and implementation of professional qualifications system and Qualifications Frameworks between Qualifications Framework Secretariat and Thailand Professional Qualification Institute.01 AUG 2019

On August 1, 2019, Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS) signed a second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thailand Professional Qualification Institute (TPQI) to enhance collaboration and facilitate exchange and experience sharing on qualifications frameworks. The MOU provides the framework for collaboration between Hong Kong and TPQI on the QF. It also further strengthens the partnership and collaboration that support the development and implementation of the QF of both places.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Train-the-trainers Session on the SCS-based Training Packages for the Watch & Clock Industry25 JUL 2019

The Watch & Clock Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) has completed development of 2 sets of SCS-based Training Packages in 2019.  In order to encourage and facilitate use of the Training Packages by industry practitioners and training providers, the ITAC and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat organised a “Train-the-trainers” session on 25 July 2019 for the professional writer to provide an introduction on the features and applications of the Training Packages. 

Download Watch & Clock industry – SCS-based Training Package  (Chinese version only)

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Catering Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) and QF Secretariat attended the Launch Ceremony of HKJC Membership Hospitality Academy23 JUL 2019

The Catering ITAC and the QF Secretariat attended the launch ceremony of the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) Membership Hospitality Academy on 23 July 2019.  In his officiating speech, the Secretary for Education, Kevin YEUNG, welcomed the establishment of the Academy and its provision of QF-recognised in-house training programmes to enhance professional development and encourage lifelong learning.  Riding on the platform of Qualifications Framework, the Education Bureau will continue to work with different stakeholders in promoting the Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) and diversity in qualifications.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Briefing Session on "Training Subsidy Scheme for the Staff of Residential Care Homes"08 JUL 2019

The Qualifications Framework Secretariat was invited by the Social Welfare Department to deliver briefings on Qualifications Framework (QF) to Residential Care Homes for the Elderly (RCHEs), Residential Care Homes for Persons with Disabilities (RCHDs) as well as training institutes on 5 and 8 July 2019.  The subsidised courses under the “Training Subsidy Scheme for the Staff of Residential Care Homes” launched by the Social Welfare Department must be quality-assured under QF, as one of the mandatory requirements.  Learners who successfully completed these courses will be awarded a QF-recognised qualification.

For more information, please refer to the relevant website.

Get to know elderly care service industry with QF - "Having Fun to be an Elderly" Experience-based Interactive Workshop (3)08 JUL 2019

The Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee organised the third session of "Having Fun to be an Elderly" experience-based interactive workshop for secondary school students on 8 July 2019.  Students were given opportunities to experience normal ageing and to use assistive devices for daily living of the elderly.  In addition, students formed groups and planned activities for the elderly.  They were also given to know the career progression of joining the elderly care service industry.  

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Get To Know Banking Industry with QF – Smart Banking05 JUL 2019

The Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee organized two workshops for students to visit the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and the Standard Chartered Bank on 5 July 2019 respectively.  More than 70 students joined the activities and had a fruitful exchange on FinTech development around the world and career planning in the banking industry.

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Industry Consultation on the Draft SCS-based Training Packages for Beauty Industry02 JUL 2019

The Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat co-organised an industry consultation session on the drafts of Hairdressing SCS-based Training Packages on 2 July 2019.  The Professional Writer introduced the content of the drafts.  Over 30 representatives of employers, training providers and human resources management practitioners from the industry joined the consultation session and provided valuable comments on the contents and possible applications of the draft Training Packages.

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Indication of QF Credit for Learning Programmes at QF Levels 5 to 7 on the Qualifications Register29 JUN 2019

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Launch of Operational Guidelines on Use of Credit under QF (2019)28 JUN 2019

QF credit serves as a common currency under the HKQF, measuring the volume or size of learning of a qualification. It enables learners to understand the extent of effort to be spent to complete the learning process and attain the learning outcomes of the relevant qualification. Under the HKQF, one QF credit consists of 10 notional learning hours. It takes into account the total time likely to be spent by an average learner in all modes of learning, including attendance in classes, on-line learning, practical learning, self-study, examination, etc.

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Enhancement Measures of RPL Support Scheme01 JUN 2019

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