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HKCAAVQ attends Launching Ceremony of Accredited Training Programmes of Hong Kong Customs College

25 Feb 2019

HKCAAVQ Council Chairman Ir Dr Alex Chan and Executive Director Mr Albert Chow were invited to attend the Launching Ceremony of Accredited Training Programmes of Hong Kong Customs College, which took place at Hong Kong Customs College on 25 February, 2019. This came after the HKCAAVQ’s approval of accreditation for the induction programmes for Inspectors and Customs Officers of the Customs and Excise Department (Hong Kong Customs) and the listing of the respective programmes in the Qualifications Register.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Chan congratulated the Hong Kong Customs College for the accreditation of the programmes, which showed the force’s commitment to quality talent training. Launching of the accredited programmes by the College has also marked a start for its further development, as the College continues to refine and reinforce its teaching for trainees amid the high expectations of the community, and the fast-changing front-line environment. In order to encourage the Department's officers to pursue continuing and lifelong learning, Hong Kong Customs College will explore credit accumulation and transfer as well as credit exemption arrangements with post-secondary education institutions to facilitate the further studies of accredited programmes' graduates.

The two programmes accredited are "Professional Diploma in Customs Management for Inspectors" at QF Level 5 and "Professional Diploma in Customs Operations for Customs Officers" at QF Level 4.    The first batch of new recruits enrolled in the accredited programmes, comprising 64 Probationary Inspectors and 124 Probationary Customs Officers, also attended the launching ceremony.

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The Commissioner of Customs and Excise, Mr Hermes Tang (left), and the Chairman of HKCAAVQ, Ir Dr Alex Chan (right) officiated at the plaque unveiling session of the Hong Kong Customs College’s launching ceremony which took place on 25 February, 2019.

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