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Launch of CAT Centralised Database on Qualifications Register

15 Oct 2018

In support of the implementation of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) initiative by the Education Bureau (EDB), HKCAAVQ is pleased to announce the successful completion and launch of the CAT centralised database (CAT database) of CAT information and articulation arrangements with a dedicated search function, as an integral part of the publicly searchable Qualifications Register (QR). This CAT database will enhance not only the transparency and dissemination of credit transfer information and articulation arrangements between institutions and programmes but also the availability of CAT arrangements on the quality assured qualifications contained in the QR.

Funded by the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme, this CAT database has been constructed in due consultation with representatives from major stakeholder groups to ensure the applicability, relevancy, and user-friendliness of its search interface and the CAT information being disseminated.  CAT database is an important QR initiative as well as a useful web-tool to minimise duplication of learning and facilitating the realisation of the Qualifications Framework’s policy directive in promoting life-long-learning.   

Please access via the QR ( for this new CAT search by selecting “Credit Accumulation and Transfer” under “Search” Menu. Its main features include (a) a new CAT search landing page; (b) a new type of CAT (Recognition of Prior Learning Qualifications) (i.e. CAT(R)); (c) the addition of both receiving programmes and sending qualifications as new search criteria; and (d) a newly designed QR Record Details Page for CAT Arrangement.