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Qualifications Framework

Not sure if your qualification(s) obtained from Hong Kong is quality-assured?

All qualifications listed on the Qualifications Register (QR) are quality assured and recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF).

What is QF?

The QF is a seven-level hierarchy set up by the Education Bureau, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region which defines clear and objective standards applicable to qualifications in the academic, vocational and professional, as well as continuing education sectors. The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), in its statutory role as the Accreditation Authority, is entrusted to implement the quality assurance work to underpin the QF development. For more information, please visit the QF website at

What is QR?

QR is a centralised online database containing information on quality assured qualifications and their operators including assessment agencies for Recognition of Prior Learning. All qualifications listed on the QR are quality-assured and recognised under the QF. Under the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance, the HKCAAVQ is specified as the QR Authority.

The Qualifications Register was launched on 5 May 2008. For information on QF-recognised qualifications, please visit the QR website at