Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 過往資歷認

 

Basic Step of applying RPL recognition and reimbursement:

Step

Description

Step 1

Select Clusters of Units of Competency – Logistics

(http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/e1_3_7.aspx)

Step 2

Apply RPL assessments

(Application Form: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/formdn.aspx?idIndex=61)
(Sample for Certification of years of service issued by employers:
http://www.haffa.com.hk/portal/Pub/PageFile.aspx?uid=51b17f94-097d-4437-a3b5-5c5db5ae1b72

(Fee Schedule: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/doc/ecost.pdf)

Step 3

Successful completion of RPL assessments

Receive recognition

Step 4

Apply Reimbursement for RPL assessments application fee
(Reimbursement Form: http://cra.vtc.edu.hk)

l   75% to be reimbursed upon successful completion of RPL assessments

l   25% to be reimbursed after completion of a QF-recognised training course

 

 

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To           : All HAFFA Members

Ref          : HAFFA News 18 (2015-2016)

Date                : 19 Aug 2015

 

1.       RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) – QUALIFICATIONS FRAMEWORK (QF)

 

·      Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism of the Logistics Industry (Level 1 to Level 4) 過往資歷認可機制 - 物流 (第一級 第四級)

·      Transitional period of 5 years – only proofs of years of relevant working experience for Levels 1 to 3, and assessment is not required  物流業設有5年過渡期。在過渡期內,從業員可根據過往的相關工作經驗,申請確認資歷架構第一至三級的資歷而毋須接受評估

·      Transitional period of the Logistics Industry ends 14 March 2017  物流業的過渡期將於2017314屆滿

·      Assessment is required for Levels 1 to 4 after transitional period

·      Application Form: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/formdn.aspx?idIndex=61

·      Fees: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/doc/cost.pdf

·      Reimbursement (up to 75% - 100%): http://cra.vtc.edu.hk

·      Full details: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/1_1_1.aspx

 

Background

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a mechanism under the Qualifications Framework (QF) whereby participation is on a voluntary basis.  It aims to enable practitioners with various backgrounds to receive formal recognition under the Qualifications Framework (QF) of the knowledge, skills and experience already acquired, and it is based on industry competencies (SCS based) with a view to promoting continuing education and lifelong learning.. Aspiring practitioners can determine their starting points for learning and progression based on the qualification levels they have already acquired to minimize the need for repetitious training of the same skills.  Employers may also formulate training programmes in respect of the competencies and qualification levels attained by their employees to meet organizational needs.

 

The RPL mechanism was launched on 15 March 2012 and QF representatives have given all members a full presentation at the HAFFA AGM back in April 2012.  Trust that RPL to recognize the rank-and-file workforce (Levels 1 to 4) competence, followed by professional bodies and training schools for advancement in training, and more important to ultimately upgrade the qualification levels of employees for career promotion and development.

 

Practitioners working in Airfreight and Express, as well as Shipping sectors can apply for recognition of different qualifications according to their job nature and years of service.  A “Statement of Attainment” would be issued to the RPL applicant who has passed through the assessment verification by Vocational Training Council.  Title and QF level of competencies recognized will be listed in the Statement. 

 

1, 3, 5 and 6 years of services are set for QF Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4 respectively; below is an extract (Chinese version only) from the QF website for your kind information. 「過往資歷認可」以年資及相關工作經驗作為認可先決條件,各級要求如下:

 

QF Level
級別

Pre-requisite for Recognition under RPL
資歷認可的先決條件

Recognition Criteria
確認條件

Years of Service in the Logistics industry
物流業年資

Relevant working experience
in the Logistics industry
物流業相關專項經驗

Level 1第一級

N/A

1 year

文件查證 *

Valid proof of relevant working experience *

Level 2第二級

3 years

1 year

Level 3第三級

5 years

2 years

Level 4第四級

6 years

3 years

文件查證及評估

Valid proof of relevant Logistics experience plus assessment

*    There is a 5-year transition period for each industry during which employees may apply for recognition of QF qualifications at levels 1 to 3 based on their past relevant working experience, without the need to take any assessments. 過往的相關工作經驗,申請確認資歷架構第一至三級的資歷毋須接受評估

*     The transition period for the Logistics industry "Air Freight & Express" and "Shipping" Branch will last until 14 March 2017. 每個行業均設有5年過渡期。在過渡期內,從業員可根據物流業的過渡期將於2017314屆滿

 

Application for recognition and reimbursement

 

Step 1: Identification of Clusters of Units of Competency – Logistics

Based on the SCS formulated by the Logistics Industry, the RPL mechanism will be conducted in the form of clusters of units. Applicants may decide on the level of qualification for the clusters they wish to apply In order to promote QF and encourage more practitioners to apply for RPL, the Education Bureau has introduced a five-year transitional period and the Qualifications Framework Support Scheme (QFSS) to facilitate participation.  During the transitional period, applicants may apply for recognition of QF qualifications at Levels 1 to 3 through only verification of supporting documents of years of working experience.  No assessment is required for Levels 1 to 3, but applicants can opt for assessment if so prefer.  Assessment is required for Level 4 (e.g. interview and/or practical assessment).  Please note there will be additional transcript for applicants choosing assessment for recognition based on their prior working experience and relevant experience.

 

For the full list of Clusters of Units of Competency – Logistics, please find the website at http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/e1_3_7.aspx.

 

Step 2: Fees for Verification of Supporting Documents

In order to promote QF and encourage more practitioners to apply for RPL, the Education Bureau has introduced a five-year transitional period and the Qualifications Framework Support Scheme (QFSS) to facilitate participation.  During the transitional period, applicants may apply for recognition of QF qualifications at Levels 1 to 3 through only verification of supporting documents of years of working experience.  No assessment is required for Levels 1 to 3, but applicants can opt for assessment if so prefer.  Assessment is required for Level 4 (e.g. interview and/or practical assessment).  Please note there will be additional transcript for applicants choosing assessment. 

 

For recognition of Level 1 to Level 3 of the QF by assessment of years of working experience and work relevance, the following assessment fees shall apply:

QF Level

One Unit Cluster

# Two Unit Clusters

# Three Unit Clusters

# Four Unit Clusters or More

Level 1 to Level 3

$290

$490

$690

$890

# Discounts are offered to applications for the assessments of two unit clusters or above in the same industry at one time.

 

For assessment fees on level 4 and above, please refer to this link: http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk/doc/ecost.pdf

 

Step 3: Successful completion of RPL assessments

Receive recognition.

 

Step 4: Fee Reimbursement

In addition, successful applicants can enjoy up to 100% reimbursement of RPL assessment fees in two stages:

(i)        75% of assessment fee to be reimbursed upon successful completion of RPL assessments; and

(ii)       (2) remaining 25% of assessment fee to be reimbursed after completion of a QF-recognised training course (after the RPL applicant received the recognition and pursued further training under QF-recognised training course).

There is no limit for the reimbursable amount* and the number of times for your applications

*If your Statement(s) of Attainment was/were issued before 1 September 2014, you should apply for reimbursement of assessment fees under the Qualifications Framework Support Schemes and the maximum amount reimbursable to each applicant is HK$3,500.

 

Reimbursement Form: http://cra.vtc.edu.hk/doc/form.pdf

 

Further Enquiries

For full details, please visit the website: http://www.hkqf.gov.hk/ind/tc/logistics.aspx or http://rpl.vtc.edu.hk or call the hotline of Qualifications Framework (QF) Secretariat at Tel: 2836 1700 or Recognition of Prior Learning Unit (Reimbursement Office) at Tel: 2573 1023.

 

For members’ easy reference, the above information has been uploaded onto the HAFFA website http://www.haffa.com.hk/portal/Education/Qualification.aspx.

 

 

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