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13 Dec 2019
Qualifications Register Facts and Figures for December 2019
The HKCAAVQ is appointed as the QR (Qualifications Register) Authority under the Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Ordinance (Cap 592) to maintain the QR – the free web-based database carrying the qualifications recognised under the Qualifications Framework.  The statistics of the QR as of 13 December 2019 is as below:   Qualifications Facts and Figures for December 2019    
10 Dec 2019
HKCAAVQ Council Member Wilfred Wong appointed as ordinary member of Travel Industry Authority (TIA)
The Government earlier announced that the Chief Executive has appointed Mr Ma Ho-fai as the Chairperson of the Travel Industry Authority (TIA) and 28 persons as ordinary members of the TIA, including 13 trade members and 15 non-trade members, for a period of two years with effect from January 1, 2020. The appointments were made in accordance with section 1 in Schedule 9 to the Travel Industry Ordinance (TIO) (Chapter 634). Mr Wilfred Wong Kam-pui, also Council Member of HKCAAVQ, has been appointed as one of the non-trade members of the TIA. The TIA is a new statutory regulatory body of the travel industry established under the Travel Industry Ordinance. It is primarily responsible for the licensing and regulation of travel agents, tourist guides and tour escorts. The trade members comprise individuals who are engaged in inbound and outbound travel agent business, tourist guides and tour escorts, and members of the Board of Directors of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC). Non-trade members come from various fields and can provide advice to the TIA with their expertise and experience in the respective areas, including law, accountancy, finance, education, consumer affairs and general administration, thereby contributing to the setting up of a comprehensive and effective regulatory regime for the travel industry.
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27 Nov 2019
HKCAAVQ renews Memorandum of Understanding with ASQA
HKCAAVQ is pleased to announce the renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), since the two agencies entered into a MoU in 2016.    The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr Irene Ioannakis, Commissioner for Regulatory Operations of ASQA, and Mr Albert Chow, Executive Director of HKCAAVQ, in Sydney, Australia on 27 November, 2019.    The MoU further strengthens the collaborative relationship of ASQA and HKCAAVQ in terms of improving the quality of vocational education and training in Australia and Hong Kong. With the implementation of the MoU, both parties will work even closer on sharing of good practices in quality assurance and regulatory approaches and exchange of information relating to vocational education and training (VET) in Australia and Hong Kong.    ASQA is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector, administering legislation to the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 (NVR Act). It aims at providing for national consistency in the regulation of VET and enhancing quality, flexibility and innovation in VET in Australia.