In compliance with the Award Titles Scheme under the Qualifications Framework (QF), the English award title of the programme has been changed from “Yi Jin Diploma” to “Diploma Yi Jin”, with the Chinese award title remains unchanged. The recognition of the programme as a QF Level 3 qualification is not affected.
The new Secretariat office was opened, with Secretary for Education as the Officiating Guest of the Office Grand Opening. Click HERE for more photos.
Commissioned by the Qualifications Framework Secretariat to design and implement two Pilot Projects on QF Promotion for Industries in Schools – Logistics and Insurance Industries.
Commissioned by the Government to undertake pilot exercises for the development of Credit Accumulation and Transfer System.
Celebrated 20th Anniversary with a Conference on Self-financing Tertiary Education and published the Special Edition of Public Administration and Policy (in collaboration with the Hong Kong Public Administration Association). Click HERE for more details.
Launched a second Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) project on General Education Framework, a continuation of the previous Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme (QEGS) project. Click HERE for more details.
Global Perspectives: Philosophy and Practice in Lifelong Learning was published, in collaboration with UNESCO Beijing.
Launched a project under Quality Enhancement Support Scheme (QESS) on Teacher Competency Framework. Click HERE for more details.
Implemented the Guidelines on Recruitment and Admission Practices. Click HERE for more details.
Published General Education Guidebook. Click HERE for more details.
Published Inspiring Teaching – a publication comprises 50cases on outstanding teachers of self-financing post-secondary education sector. Click HERE for more details.
The Secretary for Education visited the new FSTE Secretariat office.
Launched Yi Jin Diploma for the students of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education, 5,000 full-time students enrolled in this programme in the first cohort.
Commissioned by the Government to undertake a pilot exercise on the Use of Credits and Standardization of Award Titles under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework, and to provide workshops in the use of QF Credits. Click HERE for more details.
The new Secretariat office was opened, with the Permanent Secretary for Education as the Officiating Guest of the Office Opening Ceremony. Click HERE for more details.
Renamed to “Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education” (FSTE) to better reflect its representation in the four sectors – self-financing degree education, self-financing sub-degree education, continuing education and non-local education.
Commissioned by the Government to revise the Common Descriptors of Associate Degrees and Higher Diplomas under the New Academic Structure.
Launched the third project under Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme (QEGS) on compiling exemplary General Education courses for the sub-degree sector in partnership with Fulbright Scholars from the United States. Click HERE for more details.
In partnership with the British Council on a survey on “Transnational Education at the Turning Point” which was followed by seminars and roundtables in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Click HERE for more details.
Launched two projects under the Quality Enhancement Grant Scheme (QEGS) －Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness; and on Teachers Training and Staff Development. Click HERE for more details.
Celebrated 15th Anniversary with a roundtable discussion on “Challenges for Post-secondary Education, Threats, Opportunities and Trends”. Click HERE for more details.
Commissioned by the Education Bureau (EDB) to develop Yi Jin Diploma (Later Diploma Yi Jin) for the New Academic Structure.
In partnership with Tripartite Committee, including EDB, HKCAAVQ and JQRC, a conference on “Sub-degree Education in Hong Kong: From Quality Assurance to Quality Enhancement ” was held.
Signed “Exchange and Collaboration Memorandum of Understanding with the China Continuing Education Association of Higher Education Institutions” in Beijing, China.
Supported and organized “The WTO and International Trade in Education Services: The Opportunities and Challenge of Transnational Higher Education”.
Participated in implementing Qualifications Framework, including formation of Common Descriptors for Associate Degree and (Comparability of) Career- Oriented Curriculum.
Launched Yi Jin/Secondary Schools Collaboration Project
Celebrated 10th Anniversary with a 3-day conference on “Internationalization of Lifelong Education: Policy and Issues”. Click HERE for more details.
With the launch of Continuing Education Fund (CEF), Member Institutions provided the majority of CEF courses.
Supported the development of Sub-degree programmes and the subsequent Common Descriptors for Associate Degrees. Many of the first-generation Community Colleges were established by Member Institutions.
Launched Project Yi Jin (equivalent to the completion of local secondary school qualification) by collaborative efforts with the Education Bureau (EDB).
Incorporated in Hong Kong with six founding Member Institutions.