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Date Event
28.6.2019 Implementation of QF Credit for Learning Programmes at QF Levels 5 to 7
25.6.2019 Signing of a Letter of Intent on Qualifications Framework (QF) Co-operation between the Education Bureau and the Department of Education of Guangdong Province
3.9.2018 Launch of recognition of professional qualifications under HKQF
19.1.2018 Announcement on 17 Oct 2017 in the Chief Executive’s 2017 Policy Address that $1.2 billion would be injected into the QF Fund for the continued implementation of various initiatives under the QF. The Finance Committee of the Legislative Council approved the injection proposal in January 2018.
1.1.2018 Establishment of "Travel Industry Training Advisory Committee"
15.3.2017 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals & Plastics) industry
1.10.2016 Establishment of "Arboriculture and Horticulture Industry Training Advisory Committee"
23.9.2016 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Qualifications Framework between the Education Bureau and the Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
3.2016 Completion of the Comparability Study of the Hong Kong QF and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)
15.12.2015 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Electrical & Mechanical Services industry
7.12.2015 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Testing, Inspection & Certification industry
1.9.2015 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Elderly Care Service industry
1.9.2015 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Import and Export industry
13.7.2015 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development and implementation of Qualifications Frameworks between Qualifications Framework Secretariat and Thailand Professional Qualification Institute
1.7.2015 Establishment of "Fashion Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.1.2015 Beauty ITAC and Hairdressing ITAC merged to become the Beauty & Hairdressing ITAC; and the Chinese Catering ITAC extended its ambit to cover the whole catering industry and is renamed as the Catering ITAC
1.12.2014 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Retail industry
1.9.2014 Establishment of the Qualifications Framework Fund and Steering Committee on QF Fund
23.7.2014 Announcement of Credit Accumulation and Transfer Policy and Principles
2.7.2014 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Beauty industry
1.7.2014 Establishment of "Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee for the Human Resource Management Sector
28.3.2014 The Education Bureau and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) signed the Cooperation Arrangement on the Development of Qualifications Framework in Wellington, New Zealand
18.3.2013 The Education Bureau and Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP) co-organised QF Conference on "Global Mobility - Making it Happen"
7.1.2013 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Chinese Catering industry
1.1.2013 Establishment of "Security Services Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.1.2013 Establishment of Review Panel on Award Titles
24.10.2012 Implementation of Award Titles Scheme and Use of QF Credit
16.3.2012 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the Development of Qualifications Framework between the Education Bureau and the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership
15.3.2012 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Logistics industry
1.2.2012 Establishment of "Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee"
15.11.2011 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Automotive and Jewellery industries
15.8.2011 Establishment of "Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals & Plastics) Industry Training Advisory Committee"
18.7.2011 Improvements to Qualifications Framework Support Schemes were launched
24.5.2011 Signing of the "Letter of Intent on Enhancing Exchange on and Transferability of Vocational Standards and Qualifications Recognition" between Hong Kong and Guangdong Occupational Skill Testing Authority (OSTA)
15.3.2011 Launch of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism for the Property Management industry
1.2.2011 Establishment of "Insurance Industry Training Advisory Committee"
3.1.2011 Launch of "Industry-specific Webpages" in QF Website
15.9.2010 Establishment of "Retail Industry Training Advisory Committee"
15.8.2010 Establishment of "Testing, Inspection & Certification Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.10.2009 Establishment of "Import & Export Industry Training Advisory Committee"
2.6.2008 Launch of the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism in three pilot industries, namely Watch & Clock, Printing and Publishing and Hairdressing
5.5.2008 The Education Bureau has introduced various financial support schemes (Qualifications Framework Support Schemes
5.5.2008 The Qualifications Register (QR) became officially operational
5.5.2008 The Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (Cap. 592) came into operation. The Qualifications Framework (QF) was officially launched on the same date
1.10.2007 Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (Cap. 1150) came into effect. Effective from the same date, the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation has been renamed as Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.
2.5.2007 Passage of the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Bill
1.8.2006 Establishment of "Banking Industry Training Advisory Committee"
2.5.2006 Establishment of "Logistics Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.4.2006 Establishment of "Beauty Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.2006 Launching of HKQF Website
15.12.2005 Establishment of "Automotive Industry Training Advisory Committee"
10.2005 Bills Committee started the discussion of the "Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Bill"
15.7.2005 Establishment of "Information and Communications Technology Industry Training Advisory Committee"
6.7.2005 Submitted the "Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Bill" to LegCo
1.7.2005 Establishment of "Jewellery Industry Training Advisory Committee"
3.2005 Consulted LegCo Manpower Panel about the recommended revision of the "Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Bill"
1.1.2005 Establishment of "Electrical and Mechanical Services Industry Training Advisory Committee"
15.10.2004 Establishment of "Property Management Industry Training Advisory Committee"
1.5.2004 Establishment of "Hairdressing Industry Training Advisory Committee"
15.4.2004 Establishment of "Chinese Catering Qualifications Framework Advisory Committee"
1.4.2004 Establishment of "Watch & Clock Industry Training Advisory Committee" and "Printing & Publishing Industry Training Advisory Committee"
2.2004 The Executive Council endorsed the establishment of a cross-sectoral QF and its associated quality assurance mechanism.
11.2002 Issued a public consultation paper on "Proposed establishment of a Qualifications Framework (QF) and its Associated Quality Assurance Mechanism in Hong Kong".
11.2002 Consulted LegCo Manpower Panel about the establishment of a Qualifications Framework (QF) and its Associated Quality Assurance Mechanism in Hong Kong.