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Amendment to Accreditation Service Agreement

01 Aug 2017

The Service Agreement for accreditation exercises conducted under the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (Cap. 592) has been amended and the amended agreement will be used for all new exercises contracted from 1 August 2017.

The attention of operators is drawn to the following sections of the amended service agreement:

  • Section 5 of the agreement now includes the definition of an accreditation report and Section 5.5 provides elaboration on the conditions under which an accreditation report may be varied or withdrawn.
  • Section 6 on Appeals distinguishes an operator’s right of appeal against a determination contained in an accreditation report from the right of appeal on a decision to vary or withdraw an accreditation report.

Accreditation reports and notification letters on fulfillment of conditions issued to operators under the amended Service Agreements will adopt a new format to align with the abovementioned changes in the Service Agreements.  Consequential changes have been made to the relevant guidance notes and guidelines on accreditation.

For enquiries, you can contact the Heads of the two accreditation units. (Head of Academic Accreditation and Assessment: 3658 0136; Head of Vocational and Professional Accreditation: 3658 0119)