Important Notice of Manufacturing Technology (Tooling, Metals & Plastics) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Mechanism

  • From 15 March 2022, the document verification for RPL qualifications at QF levels 1 to 3 will be cancelled. Applicants are required to undergo assessment and pass it in order to obtain the certificate.

Special Notice:

  • In view of the latest situation of the COVID-19 epidemic, the counter service of the RPL Unit will only handle hotline and email enquiries with immediate effect. Please submit your application by post. All bookings for verification of documents and assessment are required to be made in advance. Kindly note the latest updates on our website.
  • “Vaccine Pass” Arrangement: Starting from 24 February 2022, all visitors (except for exempted persons) must show their vaccination record with at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine for entering the HKPC Building. Persons who are unfit for vaccination due to health reasons must show relevant medical proof/Exemption Certificate issued within the last three months and a valid proof of negative test result within 72 hours issued by a government-recognised testing institution for entry.


Measures of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Support Scheme

  • All successful RPL applicants can apply for full reimbursement of assessment fees in a lump sum after obtaining the Statement of Attainment (SOA). All applications should be submitted within two years from the date of issuance of SOA. Late applications will not be accepted.

*It refers to the date applicants submit RPL application forms to assessment agencies or the postmark date on envelope.


Application for Reimbursement of RPL assessment fees should be submitted to the Qualifications Framework Secretariat (QFS).

Address: Units 901-903, 9/F, Dah Sing Financial Centre, 248 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

For details, please visit or contact (852) 2836 1700.