Highlights of the Year

     ARP 2010
Consultancy agreement with the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department

The HKCAAVQ was commissioned by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) in April 2010 to conduct a three-year Comparative Study of Veterinary Qualifications in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Mainland China and Taiwan. A report on the study framework was submitted to AFCD in January 2011 to lay down the parameters for on-site visits to the study targets in 2011 and 2012.
Briefing on the Qualifications Framework

The HKCAAVQ organised a briefing session for operators on the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) and our accreditation services on 23 April 2010. The event was well attended by over 170 participants from 118 operators.

     MAY 2010
Briefing on Non-local Learning Programme accreditation

A briefing session on Non-local Learning Programme (NLP) accreditation was held on 18 May 2010. During the event, the HKCAAVQ shared with 120 participants the processes and indicative schedule for NLP accreditation for Art and Design programmes.

     JUN 2010
Qualifications Register system enhancement

The HKCAAVQ, as the Qualifications Register (QR) Authority, launched enhancements to functions of the QR on 14 June 2010. New features covering all interfaces of the QR were introduced with an aim to enhance the user-friendliness of the system. A briefing was held on 18 June 2010 to introduce these new features to over 200 representatives of operators whose programmes are on the QR.

Launch of NLP accreditation service

The HKCAAVQ officially launched the NLP accreditation framework in June 2010. The first discipline covered was Art and Design with the participation of three local operators involving 25 programmes provided by institutions from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

     AUG 2010

Workshop for the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan

The Director of Accreditation and Assessment of the HKCAAVQ delivered a two-day workshop to the staff and specialists of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan in mid-August 2010. The workshop covered a wide range of topics relating to accreditation, including the accreditation system and principles of Hong Kong, report writing, the engagement of accreditation panels and case studies.

Launch of QALink

The HKCAAVQ launched its bi-monthly e-newsletter QALink in August 2010 to keep specialists and other stakeholders informed of the latest developments in our services as well as the latest developments in international practices and standards in quality assurance.

     SEP 2010

HKCAAVQ 20th Anniversary Conference

About 150 guests, Council Members and staff of the HKCAAVQ joined the HKCAAVQ 20th Anniversary Conference Quality Assurance at the Crossroads °V A Critical Reflection after Twenty Years on 14 September 2010 to discuss the HKCAAVQ°¶s past achievements and future endeavours. The conference also included in-depth discussions on the world trends in quality assurance and challenges that lie ahead.

Signing of MoA with the Malaysian Qualifications Agency

The HKCAAVQ and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency entered into a Memorandum of Arrangement in September 2010 to establish closer relations and enhance mutual collaboration and support.

     NOV 2010

Training to the Employees Retraining Board

The HKCAAVQ conducted 12 training sessions for the staff of the Employees Retraining Board and representatives of its training bodies to equip them with skills and knowledge in determining QF levels. The training sessions took place from June to November 2010 and were well attended by more than 240 participants.

HKCAAVQ granted support for relocation of office

The Education Bureau agreed to support the application of the HKCAAVQ for the allocation of three storeys of a primary school in Siu Sai Wan for use as an office. The new office conversion and renovation is under way and the project is expected to be completed by the second half of 2012.

     DEC 2010
Conducting an Operators°¶ Survey

To ensure our services meet the needs and standards of the academic and vocational industries, the HKCAAVQ conducts an Operators°¶ Survey annually to gather views for continuous improvement. Starting from the end of 2010, all HKCAAVQ services provided to institutional operators are covered in this survey.


     MAR 2011
HKCAAVQ Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner of the HKCAAVQ was held on 17 March 2011. More than 100 guests including client institutions, stakeholders, Council members and staff of the HKCAAVQ attended this gala event to celebrate and enjoy a memorable evening.
Specialists Appointment Ceremony

The Specialists Appointment Ceremony was held on 25 March 2011. More than 100 professionals, experts and practitioners from various industries attended the ceremony and to advise the HKCAAVQ on the latest developments in their respective industry areas.
Briefing to Chinese Catering operators

The HKCAAVQ joined hands with the Qualifications Framework Secretariat to conduct a briefing on Specification of Competency Standard-based programmes accreditation for operators in the Chinese Catering sector on 30 March 2011.