Higher and Further Education

Following the implementation of the QF, universities, higher education institutions as well as vocational and professional education and training providers have successively rolled-out QF-recognised programmes and adopted various QF elements in programme development and quality assurance, such as assigning QF credits, determining award titles, formulating policies on credit accumulation and transfer between different programmes and institutions, etc. to enhance the transparency and mobility of qualifications.  Some programmes are based on the Vocational Qualifications Pathway and Specification of Competency Standards, or developed with reference to Training Packages, which facilitate the matching of learning outcomes with industry needs.


Besides, the recently launched applied degree programmes and the Revised Common Descriptors applicable to Higher Diploma (HD) programmes allow for more flexible admission requirements for related programmes.  For instance, the “Recognition of Prior Learning” qualifications under the QF have been accepted as meeting programme entry requirements and/or for granting credit exemptions.