1. Application Procedures
      Complete the application form 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.


    1. Application form
      Application form can be obtained through the following ways:
      (i)      in person at the office of the RPL Unit;
      (ii)     by post (enclosed with a return envelope affixed with sufficient stamp fees); or
      (iii)    download from this website


    1. 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.


    1. Payment
      The applicants may choose to pay the assessment fees through one of the following methods:
      (i)      By crossed cheque payable to "Vocational Training Council";
      (ii)     By cash at the office of the RPL Unit


    1. 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).


    1. Apply in person
      Please provide original copies of the supporting documents for verification at counter.


    1. For more details, please refer to "Note to Applicant" and "Guide to RPL Application" or contact our hotline.


  1. 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:
    Mondays to Fridays 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:30
    Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays closed
Guidelines and Application Forms
  Introduction to Recognition of Prior Learning Mechanism (Available in Chinese only)
  Application Form and Guidelines (Available in Chinese only)
  Application Form (For applications submitted via VRSVM of EMSD in Automotive Industry) (Available in Chinese only)
  Sample of Filling in an Application Form (Available in Chinese only)
  Sample Work Experience Certification Letter (Available in Chinese only) 
  Sample Work Experience Certification in Excel (Available in Chinese only)
  Sample of Individual Portfolio (Available in Chinese only)
  Notes to Applicants (Available in Chinese only)
  Re-issuance of RPL certification letters (Available in Chinese only)
  Re-issuance of Duplicate Receipts / Detailed Lists of Applied Clusters (Available in Chinese only)
  Re-assessment Fees
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