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Vocational and Professional Accreditation

The HKCAAVQ provides accreditation and quality assurance services for vocational education and training (VET).  VET operators come from different sectors including private education/training institutes, public organisations, non-government organisations and commercial corporations.  The HKCAAVQ undertakes vocational accreditation exercises in accordance with the Four-stage Quality Assurance Process. 

The process for a combined exercise of Initial Evaluation (IE) and Learning Programme Accreditation (LPA) will normally be completed in 14-20 weeks (from receipt of the accreditation document to the issuance of the accreditation report).

To submit online applications for Initial Evaluation (IE), Learning Programme Accreditation (LPA) and Learning Programme Re-accreditation (Re-LPA), please go to the “e-Portal” for details.

The HKCAAVQ offers various training workshops to operators who plan to seek accreditation services from the HKCAAVQ.  For more information, please refer to the webpages under the “Training” section.

For Accreditation of Vocational Learning Programmes (for submissions with due date before 1 April 2019)

  • Guidelines on Four-Stage QA Process under QF PDF
  • Guidance Notes on Initial Evaluation, Learning Programme Accreditation and Learning Programme Re-accreditation PDF History of changes
  • Initial Evaluation (IE)
  • Learning Programme Accreditation (LPA)
  • Combined IE & LPA
  • Learning Programme Re-accreditation
  • Guidance Notes on Programme Area AccreditationPDF History of changes
  • Guidance Notes on Periodic ReviewPDF | History of changes.
  • Generic Level Descriptors (2008 version) | Link to HKQF Website

For Accreditation of Vocational Learning Programmes (for submissions due on or after 1 April 2019)

  • Manual for the Four-stage Quality Assurance Process under HKQF PDF
  • Evidence Guide for Vocational and Professional Accreditation | MS Word 
  • Revised Generic Level Descriptors (2018 version) | Link to HKQF Website

The Evidence Guide for Vocational and Professional Accreditation is also available by individual stages at the following links: 

1. Notes to Operators 
2. Initial Evaluation (IE)  
3. Learning Programme Accreditation (LPA) / Learning Programme Re-accreditation (Re-LPA)   
4. Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) 
5. Periodic Institutional Review (PIR)  
6. Explanatory Notes (for IE / LPA / Re-LPA) 

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