Qualifications Framework

The Hong Kong Qualifications Framework

The Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF), introduced by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government in 2008, is a seven-level hierarchy covering qualifications in the academic, vocational and professional as well as continuing education sectors. Qualifications recognised under the HKQF are quality-assured and level-rated in accordance with objective and well-defined standards. The Qualifications Register (QR) is a centralised online database which provides information on all qualifications recognised under the HKQF. For details of the QR and HKQF, please visit the respective websites at www.hkqr.gov.hk and www.hkqf.gov.hk.