Hong Kong

Flag of Hong KongNew Zealand is working with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to reference the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) and the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (HKQF).

NZQA and the Education Bureau of Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region (EDB) signed a Cooperation Arrangement on 28 March 2014. The Cooperation Arrangement will enable both organisations to develop a greater understanding of, and confidence in, each other’s quality assurance and qualifications systems and share what we have learnt on the development and implementation of our national qualifications frameworks.

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The NZQA-EDB Working Group met between 2014 and 2016. Both countries are working on the comparative analysis of the framework levels and learning outcomes of each countries’ national qualification frameworks and the referencing report.

Why we’re referencing our national qualifications frameworks

We are doing this work as part of the New Zealand-Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (NZ-HK CEP).

More about the project

The NZ-HK CEP came into effect on 1 January 2011.

In 2012, NZQA welcomed the EDB’s request to enter into a formal arrangement to explore cooperation in developing and implementing qualifications frameworks under the NZ-HK CEP.

Since then, NZQA has met with officials from the EDB, the Qualifications Framework Secretariat and the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, to share information on each other’s quality assurance and qualifications systems and to explore areas of cooperation. This led to the signing of the NZQA-EDB Cooperation Arrangement and an agreed programme of work.

More about the NZQF, the HKQF and the NZ-HK CEP

For more information, see:
New Zealand-Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership,
New Zealand Qualifications Framework,
Hong Kong Qualifications Framework,
NZQA-EDB Cooperation Arrangement (PDF, 156KB).

Contact us

For more information, or to give us feedback, please email internationalunit@nzqa.govt.nz.

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