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 recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF).

What is QF?

The QF set up by the Education Bureau, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is a seven-level hierarchy designed to order and support qualifications in the academic, vocational and 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 mechanism to underpin the QF development. For more information, please visit the QF website at www.hkqf.gov.hk.

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 www.hkqr.gov.hk.