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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.
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Consultation on the draft SCS-based training packages for the Catering (Chinese Restaurants), Electrical & Mechanical Services and Property Management industries
2015-16 QF Award Scheme for Learning Experiences is open for application

The Award Scheme aims to encourage outstanding or emerging practitioners to engage in learning activities in different places around the world with a view to broadening their horizons and developing network with industry partners in and outside Hong Kong. It is now open for application from practitioners of 20 industries till 20 May.

RPL Promotion Day cum Celebration for the 10th Anniversary of the Property Management Industry Training Advisory Committee

RPL Promotion Day cum Celebration for the 10th Anniversary of the Property Management Industry Training Advisory Committee was successfully held on 11 March 2015.

QF Promotion Day for the Beauty and Hairdressing Industry

The Beauty and Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) aims to promote Qualifications Framework to enhance the competitiveness of the workforce in the industry. A QF Promotion Day hosted by ITAC and Qualifications Framework Secretariat was held on 22 January 2015 to introduce the latest QF development and encourage participation of industry practitioners.

Industry Consultation on the draft SCS for the Banking Industry - Private Banking

The draft Specification of Banking Industry - Private Banking Competency Standards (SCS) completed by the Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee (ITAC) is now ready for industry consultation. The consultation will last for 3 months from 1 Jan 2015 to 31 March 2015.

Restructuring of Industry Training Advisory Committees (ITACs)

Starting from 1 January 2015, the Beauty ITAC and Hairdressing ITAC have merged to become the Beauty & Hairdressing ITAC; and the Chinese Catering ITAC has extended its ambit to cover the whole catering industry and is renamed as the Catering ITAC. As a result of the said merger, the number of ITACs has now become 19, still covering 20 industries though (with the beauty and hairdressing industries counted separately). Moreover, with the expansion of the Chinese Catering ITAC to become the Catering ITAC, the 20 industries with ITACs established now cover about 52% of the working population in Hong Kong.

Technical Alignment of Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF) and European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
Award Scheme for Learning Experience 2014-15
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