The Qualifications Framework (QF) was officially launched on 5 May 2008. It aims to help Hong Kong people set clear goals and directions for continuous learning to obtain quality-assured qualifications. In the long run, it will help enhance the overall quality and competitiveness of the local workforce. The QF in Hong Kong is a seven-level hierarchy of qualifications covering the academic, vocational and continuing education sectors.
HKQF Conference "Qualifications Across Boundaries: Perspectives of Hong Kong Qualifications Framework and European Qualifications Framework"
The Education Bureau will organize the conference on 26 November 2014. The Conference aims to explore global trend and issues of developing qualifications framework (QF), and to kick-start the collaboration between the Hong Kong QF (HKQF) and the European QF (EQF).
Industry Consultation on the draft SCS (1st edition) Supplement for the Printing & Publishing Industry
The draft Specification of Competency Standards (1st edition) Supplement (SCS Supplement) completed by the Printing & Publishing Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) is now ready for industry consultation. The consultation will last for 3 months from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014. The full version of the draft SCS Supplement can be downloaded from this website.
Establishment of the Qualifications Framework Fund
The Education Bureau established the Qualifications Framework Fund on 1 September 2014 to provide a steady source of income to support the sustainable development and implementation of QF. The Fund will support industries, education and training providers, assessment agencies, quality assurance bodies, learners and practitioners to join QF.
Sharing Session on the Development of SCS-based Programmes for the Chinese Catering Industry
The Chinese Catering Qualifications Framework Advisory Committee and the Qualifications Framework Secretariat jointly organised a sharing session - "The Development of SCS-based Programmes for the Chinese Catering Industry" on 12th August 2014. The forum aimed to share the experiences and benefits of developing SCS-based programmes among institutions, companies and social welfare organization in the catering sector. Over 110 industry practitioners attended the event.