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Specification of Competency Standards for the Fashion Industry 

The Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) for the Fashion industry comprises the key competency standards required for the present operations and future developments of the industry.  Developed with extensive industry consultation and consensus, SCS for the Fashion Industry in Hong Kong is representing the good practices and competency standards of the industry with clearly articulated performance requirements and outcome standards of different job functions at various QF levels.

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Distribution of UoCs at different levels

The competency standards are expressed in the form of Units of Competency (UoCs).  The second edition (the latest one) of Fashion SCS consists of 426 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.

List of UoCs by functional area

Functional Area QF Level Total *
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Total (after de-duplication of common UoCs): 8 32 57 116 133 25 3 374
Design 0 1 5 22 16 1 0 45 (8)
Product Development 0 5 6 18 9 0 0 38 (18)
Merchandising & Material Procurement 0 1 8 26 20 5 0 60 (25)
Sales & Marketing 0 1 5 19 21 11 1 58 (14)
Quality System & Sustainability 0 0 4 12 33 7 2 58 (0)
Technical Support 0 5 8 6 8 0 0 27(4)
Material Development 0 1 2 15 11 0 0 29 (7)
Production Planning and Control 0 1 2 8 12 1 0 24 (2)
Laundry Services 7 17 14 8 15 1 0 62 (4)
Auxiliary Skill 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 12 (1)
Personnel Management 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 13 (0)
Sub-Total (before de-duplication of common UoCs): 8 35 62 139 153 26 3 426

* The numbers of common UoCs are shown in parentheses.