1. Application Procedures
    Completed the application forms and submit together with the assessment fees and photocopies of supporting documents by mail, proxy or in person to Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Unit.
  2. Application form
    Application form can be obtained through the following ways:
    (i)      in person at the RPL Unit Office;
    (ii)     by post (enclosed with a return envelope affixed with sufficient stamp fees); or
    (iii)    download from the website.
  3. Proof of Qualifications
    Years of working experience and relevant experience (experience correlates with the cluster of units of competency for which recognition is sought) form the basic requirements for recognition of qualifications under the RPL mechanism. The requirements on the years of working experience and relevant experience for every cluster are formulated by the respective ITAC. Applicants should provide proof of qualifications regarding their years of service in the industry and relevant working experience as required.
  4. Payment
    The applicants may choose to pay the assessment fees through one of the following methods:
    (i)      By cheques or cashier orders which must be crossed and made payable to the “Vocational Training Council”;
    (ii)     By cash at the Recognition of Prior Learning Unit office
  5. Apply by mail
    Please attach a photocopy of (a) Hong Kong Identity Card (HKID card) or (b) One-way Permit and HKID Card (non permanent Hong Kong residents).
  6. Apply in person
    Please provide original copies of the supporting documents for verification at counter.
  7. For more details information, please refer to “Note to Applicant” and “Guide to RPL Application” or contact our hotline.
  8. Recognition of Prior Learning Unit, VTC
    Office Address:
    Unit A, 29/F., Billion Plaza II, 10 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
    3907 6868
    Fax No:
    3755 4522
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    Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:30
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays closed
Guidelines and Application Forms
  Guidance Notes (Available in Chinese only)
  Application Form and Guideline
  Reissue of RPL (Available in Chinese only)
  Reissue of Copy of Receipt/UoC List (Available in Chinese only)
  Re-assessment Fee
Cluster Information
  Automotive Industry 
  Catering Industry (Chinese Cuisine) 
  Catering Industry (Western Cuisine) 
  Electrical & Mechanical Services Industry 
  Hairdressing Industry 
  Jewellery Industry 
  Property Management Industry 
  Printing and Publishing Industry 
  Retail Industry
  Watch and Clock Industry 
  Certificate of Seniority
  List of Samples for Seniority