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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism

As a measure to recognise work experiences and competencies acquired by practitioners at the workplace, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) mechanism under the QF provides an alternative route for practitioners to obtain QF-recognised qualifications without undergoing a training programme and facilitates their subsequent progression in learning, and probably in careers.  Assessments under the RPL mechanism in each industry will be conducted by independent assessment agency/agencies (AA). The AA is appointed by Secretary for Education (SED) in accordance with the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (AAVQO) (Cap.592) on industry basis.  

Eligibility requirements for an organization to undertake the role of AA for the RPL mechanism:

List of Appointed Assessment Agencies

Appointed Assessment Agency Industry Term of Appointment
Caritas Institute of Community Education Beauty 2.7.2019 - 1.7.2022
Hong Kong Association of Gerontology Elderly Care Service 1.9.2015 - 31.8.2023
Hong Kong Productivity Council Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals & Plastics) 15.3.2017 - 30.6.2025
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education Import & Export 1.9.2018 - 31.8.2021
Information & Communications Technology 1.7.2021 - 30.6.2026
Logistics 15.3.2017 - 30.6.2025
Security Services 1.7.2021 - 30.6.2026
School of Science and Technology
the Open University of Hong Kong
Testing, Inspection & Certification 1.11.2015 - 31.10.2023
Shipping Research Centre of
the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Import & Export 1.9.2015 - 31.8.2018
Vocational Training Council Automotive 15.11.2011 - 14.11.2021
Beauty 2.7.2014 - 1.7.2019
Catering (Chinese Cuisine) 7.1.2013 - 6.1.2023
Electrical & Mechanical Services 15.12.2015 - 30.6.2026
Hairdressing 1.6.2008 - 30.6.2026
Jewellery 15.11.2011 - 14.11.2021
Logistics 15.3.2012 - 14.3.2017
Printing & Publishing 1.6.2008 - 30.6.2026
Property Management 15.3.2011 - 30.6.2026
Retail 1.12.2014 - 30.11.2024
Watch & Clock 1.6.2008 - 30.6.2026

Contact of Appointed Assessment Agencies

Appointed Assessment Agency Telephone
Caritas Institute of Community Education (852) 2239 6363
Hong Kong Association of Gerontology (852) 2775 5756
Hong Kong Productivity Council (852) 2788 5749

HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

-- Import & Export
-- Information & Communications Technology
-- Logistics
-- Security Services

 

(852) 2508 8862
(852) 2587 3225
(852) 2975 5686
(852) 2508 8865

School of Science and Technology of the Open University of Hong Kong (852) 3120 2710
Shipping Research Centre of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (852) 2766 7151
Vocational Training Council (852) 3907 6868