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Qualifications Framework

The "Qualifications Framework" (QF) was established and officially launched by the Government on 5 May 2008. QF-related quality assurance is undertaken by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). The QF is a cross-sectoral hierarchy designed to put in order qualifications in the academic, vocational and continuing education sectors with a view to facilitating life-long learning and assisting individuals to set personal goals and directions in continuous studies for obtaining recognised qualifications.

Recognised qualifications are uploaded onto the "Qualifications Register" (QR), which is a web-based database on learning programmes leading to such qualifications and the relevant operators, granting bodies, QF Levels, modes of delivery, etc.

To promote recognition of the qualifications of ERB graduates, ERB courses have been submitted to the HKCAAVQ for accreditation. There are now around 300 courses accredited by the HKCAAVQ, which are QF-recognised. In addition, ERB has obtained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status at QF Levels 1 to 3 in the "Catering, Food and Beverage Services" sub-area since 2018-19 and then obtained the second PAA status at QF Levels 1 to 3 in the "Computer Science and Information Technology" sub-area in 2022. The ERB also successfully gone through the Periodic Institutional Review in the "Catering, Food and Beverage Services" sub-area in 2022. It demonstrates that ERB has a track record of managing and assuring the quality of its learning programmes within the approved scope.