QESS Funded Projects




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Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications The Creation of a Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) Centralised Database of CAT Information and Articulation Arrangements with a Dedicated Search Function on the Qualifications Register
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$2,445,934 Proposal
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In support of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer (CAT) initiative implemented by Education Bureau, HKCAAVQ will create a CAT centralised database of CAT information and articulation arrangements with a dedicated search function (CAT database), as an integral part of the publicly searchable Qualifications Register (QR). By providing such information in the QR, the CAT database will (1) enhance the transparency and dissemination of such information for institutions and programmes/qualifications; (2) assist learners to make informed decisions and thereby facilitating and improving student mobility in pursuit of life-long learning; and (3) facilitate employers to make informed and objective decisions in human resources management.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
School of Continuing and Professional Education, City University of Hong Kong English Language Centre of SCOPE
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$1,700,000 Proposal
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Setting up of the English Language Centre is part of the student development initiatives of CityU SCOPE. The Centre aims at enhancing the English proficiency level of undergraduate students by provision of diversified English learning opportunities. Both self-learning and face-to-face courses will be offered. Students can also make use of the self-access language laboratory and resource corner to learn English at their own pace. The wide range of English enhancement courses is to help students acquire English language skills cater for the need of their academic study and future career. Stringent measures on monitoring the programme quality will be administered.
Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education The Development of Learning Materials in relation to Chinese as a Second Language for Post-secondary Education
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$2,705,505 Proposal
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This project aims to enhance the Chinese proficiency amongst non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students studying in the self-financed post-secondary sector through the development of learning materials in relation to Chinese as a second language together with an associated online sharing mechanism. It is the first-ever joint effort in the sector to provide appropriate learning and teaching resources for improving NCS students’ proficiency in Chinese language. By building up their Chinese language skills, their standards will get closer to the employers’ expectation and thereby becoming more competitive in the society and employment market.
Vocational Training Council The Establishment of a VPET Repository for Collection of Materials relating to Vocational and Professional Education and Training in Hong Kong
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$1,997,030 Proposal
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This project aims to develop an electronic repository of “Vocational and Professional Education and Training” (VPET) resources, which contains:
(1)A VPET Subject Guide organised and cross-referenced according to a set of Thematic Categorisation Indices. The Subject Guide serves as a reference handbook for VPET practitioners.
(2)A repository which archives local VPET research outputs. The repository allows VPET practitioners to search for bibliographies with particular reference to the local environment and education system.
(3)A collection of resources and tools that assist VPET practitioners to build high quality training packages.
The repository facilitates local VPET practitioners to grasp the latest trends and development in Hong Kong’s VPET and to develop curriculum that really fits the needs of the community.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Hang Seng Management College
(Principal Applicant)
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Centennial College
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Tung Wah College
Joint-Institution Network for Student Success (JINESS)
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$20,418,243 Proposal
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This project aims to develop a “one-stop shop” by way of a platform for both students of self-financing institutions and employers in offering solutions to searching career opportunities and recruiting talents respectively. JINESS will be the first of its kind in Hong Kong, establishing a tri-partite relationship among employers, students and self-financing institutions. This relationship will help to establish a professional branding of students for prospective employers and the community at large, to enhance students’ self-confidence and self-image through network building and innovative programmes, and to achieve synergy among self-financing institutions through inter-institutional events, such as career fair, HR forum, research, etc.
College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University Outcome-based Approach in Whole Person Development Programme
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$1,890,246 Proposal
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At HKBU, we aim to educate our students into Whole Persons. CIE places great emphasis on Whole Person Education (WPE) and we are committed to provide an environment with diverse opportunities for students to develop all aspects of their life. The CIE Student Development Center (SDC) understands that education is far more than just simply providing students with professional knowledge. This 3-year project will develop an effective instructional kit using an outcome-based approach to evaluate student growth using the qualitative and quantitative approaches. An on-line platform will also be launched for different stakeholders to access the project details and to serve as reference for future student development service provision.
Hong Kong Shue Yan University Enhancement and Assessment of Students' Sustainable Life Skills (Phase I)
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$1,440,580 Proposal
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This project aims to leverage on previous research results to construct a new framework in measuring students’ sustainable life skills and to develop a database to keep track the growth in resilience for students of HKSYU. The second purpose of this project is to enhance students’ sustainable life skills by developing a set of interventions that includes self-understanding and emotion management workshops; experiential activities, a personal growth course; and individual vocational counselling services. The quality of student services is expected to be improved by enhancing the expertise of existing personnel through training supported by QESS and by integrating the interventions into a long-range plan for the whole-person development programme for HKSYU students.
Caritas Institute of Higher Education Development of Industry-aligned Programme to Support Internship
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$1,791,500 Proposal
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The general public has concern about employability of graduates from self-financing degree and sub-degree programmes. It is difficult for fresh graduates without any working experience to find their first job. In addition, the graduates generally lack of job-hunting skills. We will conduct a series of events to address these problems. We aim at enhancing students’ employability by macro and micro approaches. At the macro level, we ensure that the academic programmes meet employers’ needs. At the micro level, we strengthen students’ soft skills for career development. We are confident that students will be better prepared for the job market.
School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong An Integrated Scheme for Career Planning and Development
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$1,992,524 Proposal
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This scheme aims at promoting Higher Diploma students’ work-readiness and employability by integrating and expanding on existing career development services and activities. The consolidated infrastructure includes tailor-made initiatives to assess or explore students for clearer self-understanding; training workshops to coach students’ essential career-related skills; regular sessions to facilitate students’ individual career planning; engagement of business and industrial partners to offer mentorships and internships to broaden students’ exposure to the workplace; and an online platform accessible to public to facilitate individuals’ career development through the provision of information, resources and support.
Lingnan Institute of Further Education Career Guidance and Internship Enhancement Project
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$1,568,919 Proposal
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This project aims to enhance the employability of sub-degree students. Students will be given comprehensive career planning and career guidance. Internship and industrial attachment opportunities will also be provided to students through the establishment of networks with companies and corporations.
Students can establish personal career goals with the individual career planning and personality assessment services. Internship posts or industrial attachments will be individually arranged for each student based on the personality traits and disciplines of studies. Throughout the project, students will be given pre-job training and on-job support so as to equip them with knowledge and skills for challenges ahead.
The Open University of Hong Kong A Project to Integrate Internship Learning into Curriculum
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$7,967,480 Proposal
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This project aims to establish a sustainable delivery of an enhanced internship scheme, with more job opportunities and better quality of internship learning that can develop students’ employability skills and competence. Major components of the project include (i) expanded network with and better support for employers and (ii) feedback analysis to design a structured internship course to integrate the real world learning with the curriculum. Our long-term vision is to offer internship as a course that guides students all the way from preparing for to learning from the internship. The infrastructure and the course materials so developed will be ready for deliberation as a credit-bearing elective course.
Community College of City University Project CARATS (Career Advisory Resources and Training Services)
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$1,634,150 Proposal
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This project aims to equip students of CCCU for joining society’s workforce. It improves students’ employability upon graduation by providing them with comprehensive career-related skills training and support. For this purpose, the Project CARATS (Career Advisory Resources and Training Services) Office will be set up to organise a series of career preparation training seminars, workshops, company visits and internship programmes. Through these programmes, participating students will be able to develop essential job application and interview skills. They will also acquire practical knowledge and realistic understanding of the employment market, reflect on their interest in the relevant industry and enhance their personal attributes like self-confidence, communication and self-presentation skills.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Hang Seng Management College
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Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
A visual platform for the design, implementation, and analysis of collaborative business simulation games
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$6,600,140 Proposal

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Many studies showed that business simulation games can facilitate teaching and learning by bridging the gap between theoretical frameworks and real-life problems. Although the off-the-shelf business simulations are readily available, what is missing is the flexibility to design games and simulations around learning outcomes appropriate to specific teaching areas. In light of the diversity of courses in universities, it is important for academics to be able to tailor their own simulation games. The support of the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme allows for the development of our visual platform for collaborative business simulation games. It is the platform that allows academics to design, implement and share their business games.
Chu Hai College of Higher Education Setting up a digital teaching and learning enhancement platform
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$1,743,510 Proposal

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This project will provide a web-based platform for enhancing teaching and learning in the area of digital reporting focusing particularly on financial news. Our aim is to enable and empower students to a new level of learning by engaging them in digital content production through the use of emerging technologies. Moreover, this project enables our staff to upgrade and deepen their acquaintance with and indeed in-depth knowledge of online teaching and learning. Workshops and seminars will be organised for staff members and students to ensure the success of facilitating the project.
Hang Seng Management College The development of an education and research center with automatic virtual reality platform for 3D interactive learning and big data analytics
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$2,000,000 Proposal

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The increased complexity in data and operation processes in global organisations has posted a growing demand for big data and process analysis in most of the industries, especially in logistics and transportation, supply chain finance and healthcare logistics. The current mode of classroom teaching and learning with the help of textbooks and case studies, field studies and on-site visits, are not able to demonstrate the complexity of operations to students. Very often graduates, even practitioners, are not able to visualize the end-to-end process of the entire supply chain, finance, or medical operations. The government of Hong Kong is recently promoting the use of virtual learning initiatives to support education needs. To achieve the development of an interactive virtual reality platform for learning and big data analytics, a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment (CAVE) system is much needed in setting up various modules for a number of degree programs in Hang Seng Management College. This project aims to develop a cost-effective, fully immersive and interactive visualization CAVE system that provides extremely vivid stereoscopic views of sceneries in 3D design. The CAVE will be applied in teaching, learning and research. The operations of air cargo terminal operations will be first developed in the project.
The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications HKCAAVQ IT infrastructure development project (Phase 3)
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$4,000,000 Proposal
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The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) IT Infrastructure Development Project (the Project) is a three-phase project that will strengthen and improve quality assurance and assessment services provided to education and training institutions, course providers and the general public. Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the project focus on the development of the system to facilitate the accreditation and assessment services. It also enhances the communication between the operators and HKCAAVQ through the creation of an on-line portal for the upload of submission documents for accreditation and applications for assessment. In Phase 3 of the project, the portal will be extended to provide on-line applications for individual qualification assessment services. A Human Resource Information System will be implemented to assist with the organisation, monitoring and recording of training and professional development to strengthen staff competency in quality assurance, and enhance employee information management more generally. A Staff Intranet will also be created to facilitate knowledge and information sharing and improve internal communications.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Vocational Training Council
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Caritas Bianchi College of Careers
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
The Open University of Hong Kong
Development of effective pedagogical practices and a cross-institutional online sharing platform for Hong Kong’s Vocational Education and Training (VET)
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$20,956,580 Proposal

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This project aims to develop the suitable Vocational Education and Training (VET) pedagogical practices in Hong Kong, devising the suitable e-learning means for more effective workplace-based learning, and illustrating the findings with concrete examples on a series of trade-specific learning and teaching materials. Specifically, this project will 1) Identify learning and teaching needs of VET in Hong Kong to generate innovative pedagogical practices related to workplace learning, 2) Develop a series of Teaching and Learning Packages (TLPs) from selected programmes to cater for the needs of students, teachers and workplace mentors, 3) Establish an online learning and teaching platform to share the exemplary TLPs as Open Educational Resources (OER) and 4) Develop and deliver continuous professional development programmes, mentorship and co-teaching workshops and mentoring guidebooks to equip VET teachers and workplace mentors across institutions and industries with the most updated pedagogical strategies.
Project website: https://vpetcity.vtc.edu.hk
Centennial College Enhancing students’ communicative competence in academic contexts: Adopting a blended approach to teaching and learning of English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
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$1,568,000 Proposal

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The project aims to develop and employ MOODLE-based English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses that integrate face-to-face teaching and learning with comprehensive online resources. These courses, which are intended for second language learners of English, focus on improving students’ English proficiency so that they can meet the language requirements of an undergraduate education. Online tasks, vocabulary enrichment exercises, quizzes, forums and audio-visual materials will be carefully incorporated with traditional teaching and learning materials so as to promote students’ interest in learning, facilitate active student participation, and enhance interaction between students and teachers to achieve academic goals, thereby enhancing future pedagogical practices in EAP courses.
Tung Wah College Centre for Academic and Professional Language Enhancement (CAPLE)
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$1,674,280 Proposal

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Adequate English language ability is a sine qua non for success in tertiary education and any future career in Hong Kong, though many students are not yet equipped with it by the time they embark on their college studies. This project aims to enhance learning effectiveness by bringing together the merits of life-wide learning, independent learning and collaborative peer-learning, as well as providing individual guidance in specific areas of English language use. Students will relaxingly learn and use English through participation in various activities, attending workshops, and learning from online resources with their progress monitored by a learning management system.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Caritas Institute of Higher Education An integrated approach for whole-person development 
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$1,395,000 Proposal

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This project aims to transform the existing student hostels into an ideal living and learning community which supports the whole person development of the students, including both residential and non-residential members. Hostels will be refurbished as residential halls to provide more and better facilities which will enhance the learning environment. Student Affairs Office will help to recruit residential and non-residential members. Each residential hall will organise regular activities and social gathering functions for their members. Various team-based social engagement activities will also be organised for the students. Volunteer services will also be organised for the students to enhance their spirit of serving and social skills.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications HKCAAVQ IT infrastructure development project (Phase 2)
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$4,000,000 Proposal

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The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) IT Infrastructure Development Project (the Project) is a three-phase project that will strengthen and improve quality assurance and assessment services provided to education and training institutions, course providers and the general public. Phase 1 of the Project focuses on accreditation services and is being implemented now. Phase 2 of the Project will extend to the assessment of Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursable courses, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, Non-local courses and Qualifications. Internet portals will also be developed to provide a web interface for efficient communication and sharing of documents between operators and the HKCAAVQ, as well as accreditation panels and Specialists and the HKCAAVQ.
Tung Wah College Location aware e-portfolio system
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$1,886,542 Proposal

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Clinical placement experience, particularly clinical hours for nursing students, is the requirement for their professional registration. Reflections from clinical placement are also important for preparation of their professions. It would be effective if the hours of the students can be recorded on the placement site together with their reflections.
With the location component of the app for student activities, a portfolio of student’s placement, student work, community service programmes and other extra-curricular activities can be recorded in a map.
For those who do not have smart phones, they can still use the web interface of the system for manual input.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education Limited Towards a sub-degree general education framework - Facilitating credit recognition and transfer
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$3,172,685 Proposal

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Building on the success of the General Education (GE) project “Models on Sub-degree General Education Curriculum and Exemplary General Education Courses”, this project aims to:
a.Further enhance the quality of GE courses in the sub-degree sector in Hong Kong
b.Continue effective communication between the sub-degree and degree sectors in Hong Kong
c.Take sub-degree GE further towards the goal of achieving smoother credit recognition by, and articulation to, the degree sector, with a view to facilitating credit recognition and transfer.
The following major activities are proposed:
1.To study the GE practices of local degree and sub-degree institutions and attempt to conceptualize a few widely accepted GE frameworks/ curricula and their respective ILOs for the reference for local sub-degree sector
2.To carry out
(a) survey on the learning experiences of local sub-degree students/ graduates regarding GE training and its effectiveness on their whole person development, actual GE exemption granted
(b) comparative study of prevailing practices in GE exemption, transfer and implementation in other countries
3.To organize events such as conferences, seminars and forums for sharing and exchange among GE practitioners and other relevant stakeholders
Hang Seng Management College Developing language proficiency for post-secondary students: Online assessment and self-learning of Putonghua through gamification and automation
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$1,995,284 Proposal

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This project aims to set up the online assessment and self-learning of Putonghua not only to provide students with out of class opportunities to practice Putonghua, but also to ‘humanize’ and improve the interactivity of online learning through gamification and automation. In addition, there will be opportunities for a more social experience. Through this new development, we hope to change the one-way online teaching mode for Putonghua where teaching materials and test instruments are simply uploaded to encourage reflexive responses, and instead to create a motivating experience for students whilst also providing online assessment tasks and self-learning through certification.
Hang Seng Management College “Glocality” and cultural literacy: HSMC English enhancement project
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$1,657,200 Proposal

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In cosmopolitan Hong Kong, it is important for us to be competent in intercultural communication, and able to express our “glocal” identity in English. The current project aims to boost students’ cultural literacy through English language use. Second, we would like to develop students’ awareness of the “glocal” culture, and teach them how to express such a perception in English effectively. We also encourage senior students to share such literacy competency and “glocal” awareness with incoming freshmen as well as other post-secondary students to foster a sustainable intercultural environment in Hong Kong.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Caritas Institute of Higher Education Strengthening the system for assurance and enhancement of educational quality
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$1,928,300 Proposal

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This project aims to strengthen the quality assurance (QA) system of Caritas Institute of Higher Education and its sister institution, Caritas Bianchi College of Careers. Objectives of this project are:
(1) to strengthen the QA system of the two institutions by revision of its various schemes and mechanisms;
(2) to strengthen the student feedback system within the QA system;
(3) to enhance the documentation system in association with QA practices;
(4) to promote within the two institutions a quality culture encompassing both quality assurance and quality enhancement; and
(5) to strengthen the links with alumni and employers.
Chu Hai College of Higher Education Enhancing quality assurance in teaching and learning and related measures: Assessments and strategies
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$1,563,423 Proposal

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This project aims to strengthen the operation of the quality assurance (QA) system and the effective implementation of Outcome-Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL) methodology in 3 areas: teaching, learning and QA in teaching and learning.
We shall reinvigorate the staff development programme and organise sharing sessions on outcome based approach to course design, implementation and assessment issues. In addition, we shall support staff to pursue discipline-specific, teaching related mini-research projects.
Furthermore, we shall design and conduct task-based and event-based activities for students to enhance their learning.
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications Enhancing quality culture and quality assurance in post-secondary education: Trends and models from international and local quality assurance practices
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$1,978,940 Proposal

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Three interrelated initiatives will be launched to improve the quality assurance (QA) practices and promote quality culture within the post-secondary education sector. A series of forums will be organized to facilitate sharing of good practices among local institutions. Workshops on international QA perspectives will be organized for HKCAAVQ’s staff to enrich them with the latest knowledge about international developments and practices. The good practices presented in the forums and workshops will be consolidated and disseminated through a web-based knowledgebase that serves as an information portal to help inspire local institutions in further enhancing their internal QA capability.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Centennial College Development of Career Planning and Support Services
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$1,944,200 Proposal

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The Office of Student Success of Centennial College is intended to provide quality career development and support services to students. With the support of the Quality Enhancement Support Scheme, a series of career preparation programs and support services will be developed to help students in career planning and prepare them for their future employment. These include career assessment, career counselling and consultation, skill training workshops, company visits, internship program, service learning program, guest sharing sessions and job fair. A resources corner and an e-platform will also be developed to facilitate students in planning their career and gain information about the employment market.
Hong Kong Institute of Technology Supports to students with Special Educational Needs
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$1,060,550 Proposal

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With the support of QESS funding, we can enhance our supports to Special Educational Needs (SEN) students. The project will be achieved through the following deliverables:
‧conducting a study on the needs of SEN students at tertiary education institutions
‧developing pilot student support plans for SEN students at tertiary education institutions
‧training staff to apply the action plans to better support the SEN students
‧fostering an inclusive atmosphere in the campus to accommodate SEN students with other mainstream students
The Project will help our SEN students to achieve their potential in college education.
The Open University of Hong Kong Establishment of Career Advisory Resource Centre (CARC) and provision of Project STRIDE to post-secondary students
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$1,709,035 Proposal

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The project aims to enhance student support and career guidance services for the institution’s students of full-time Higher Diploma and Bachelor degree programmes. It will provide sufficient training and knowledge to prepare the students to be good employees. It will also assist them in job hunting such as internships, placements and part-time jobs which is their first step in career development. Career Advisory Resource Centre and Career Preparatory and Counseling Services are the two main components designed in the project to work towards this goal.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
The Open University of Hong Kong (Principal Applicant)
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
Chu Hai College of Higher Education
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Tung Wah College
Collection Sharing and Information Discovery System with Enriched Digital Content
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$50,772,660 Proposal

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The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Tung Wah College will collaboratively develop an online collection-sharing and information discovery system to enable faculty members and students to easily find and access library and e-book collections among the five libraries through a one-stop search interface. The OUHK will take up the responsibility of developing the new systems and platforms and will coordinate the purchase of e- books according to the needs of the individual participating libraries. This will allow each of these libraries to promote reading while enriching their digital contents. It is expected that more than 20,000 e-books will be acquired through the Project.
Hong Kong Art School (a division of Hong Kong Arts Centre) Art Span - Online Research Platform
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$1,757,000 Proposal

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An online research platform will be constructed for digitized art readings and materials, with a focus on local references by Hong Kong Art School (a division of Hong Kong Arts Centre) through this Project. The need of online research has been growing in the education sector; however, online information on local art resources for academic purpose has always been rare. This platform is constructed with an aim to facilitate public and students’ research and to enrich their reading experience in art-related subjects, by including publications of local art milestones and various researches. It is deemed to be the first of its kind in Hong Kong; and it will be composed of an Online Art Resource Centre (open for public access) and an Online School Library (mainly accessible by HKAS students).
Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications HKCAAVQ IT Infrastructure Development Project
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$4,000,000 Proposal

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The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) IT Infrastructure Development Project is a three phase project that will strengthen and improve quality assurance and assessment services provided to education and training institutions, course providers and the general public. A new IT system will be designed and implemented to enhance the Council’s work efficiency, communication and exchange of information both internally and externally. The system will incorporate an integrated centralized repository and database for capturing and storing operational data such as information on specialists and operators. It will also facilitate on –line applications, data analysis and reporting for all business processes.
Name of InstitutionProject titleGrant ApprovedProject
Vocational Training Council (Principal Applicant)
The Open University of Hong Kong
Development of Transitional Modules Towards Post-secondary Science Education via Interactive E-learning Platform
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$4,113,820 Proposal

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The newly-designed DSE curriculum allows students extend the scope of learning and have wide post-school pathways but some students may lack a comprehensive foundation in science due to their choices of elective subjects. This innovative project aims to develop a free and open access E-learning platform that prepare this group of DSE graduates to pursue their academic development in traditional post-secondary education programmes of Science. The platform incorporates science knowledge into games and virtual laboratories and allows students to learn in a live, interactive and practical way in order to ease students’ difficulty of transiting to post-secondary studies.
Chu Hai College of Higher Education Enhancement of Learning Good Practices in Business Social Responsibility
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$1,823,062 Proposal

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A strong ethical environment on campus and stimulus from out-of-campus sources is important for the development of students’ ethical standards. The project aims to help a student:

(1) Learn the importance of business ethics and the knowledge on ethical concepts;
(2)Understand the disastrous consequences of ethical misconducts and the benefits of good practices;
(3)Foster ethical culture and behaviours on campus;
(4)Integrate business ethics with various business skills, across different business disciplines;
(5)Enhance ethical awareness and sensitivity; and
(6)Compile and share findings of good practices and/or misconducts of business social responsibility with the community.
Tung Wah College Developing effective and interactive clinical simulation learning and teaching kits
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$1,844,000 Proposal

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Currently, most of the trainings available for patient simulator users are technical training on maintenance of a simulator and a nursing curriculum developed by the manufacture which focuses on the operation of a patient simulator. There is a need for an effective interactive learning and teaching kit for students and teachers to make the most benefit of a patient simulator in the training of safe and competent health care practitioners. In this project, 10 common clinical scenarios which are life threatening clinical situations that demand absolute safe and competent practice of our health care professionals will be developed. Moreover, we will develop the respective learning objects to facilitate the learning process and all the materials will be made available on e-platform.
Vocational Training Council Enhancing Outcome-Based Learning and Teaching with Contextual Learning Approach and e-Learning Support
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$1,618,875 Proposal

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This QESS funded project is to develop supplementary on-line learning materials and activities for the core business module of Economics using the Contextual Teaching and Learning Approach so as to support and enhance the notional learning of students studying in this module.
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Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education Teacher Competency Framework and related outcome-based professional development programme for teachers of self-financing post-secondary education sector
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$2,863,000 Proposal

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This project, building on the strengths of the QEGS project entitled “Development of Joint Teacher Training and Staff Development Project” awarded to FSTE in 2009, aims at addressing issues emerged from the QEGS project.

The deliverables of the QEGS project were well received by both the administrators and practitioners of the Sector. Feedbacks from various channels reflected the needs of the Sector:
a.The Programme should include diversified topics and training modes to address different training needs of practitioners
b.The Programme should offer flexible modes of attendance and carry a credit accumulation system to accommodate the busy schedules of practitioners
c.There should be a well-structured framework with progressive ladders so that practitioners will know their present positions and the subsequent movement

It is anticipated that deliverables of this Project will include: a.A Teacher Competencies Framework for self-financing post-secondary education sector in Hong Kong which contains a number of knowledge and skills dimensions, a progressive ladder within each dimension and descriptors for each level
b.A set of exemplary professional development programmes, such as startup programmes for new and potential teachers, structured taught programmes, workshops on development of specific skills, sharing of good practices, teachers’ network of common subjects, etc.
c.A credit accumulation system across modules of the programme for the certification of participants attending and/or completing respective training modules
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Caritas Bianchi College of Careers Comprehensive Career Development Programme
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$1,849,080 Proposal

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The Comprehensive Career Development Programme aims to enhance sub-degree graduates’ employability through a series of personal, social and career development training workshops, seminars and activities. Apart from internal training provided by the career counsellor, academic staff and the Student Affairs Office of the College, external cooperation will also be arranged with NGOs and companies to provide a series of programme with volunteer services, mentoring scheme and referral service. Students' interpersonal skills, management skills, leadership skills and organizing skills will be enhanced. Hence, the Programme would help students to develop their career path and climb the professional ladder.
Caritas Institute of Higher Education Laboratory for Self Understanding and Growth through Awareness and Reflection Project (SUGAR)
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$1,209,000 Proposal

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This Project aims to provide students with the chance to review their past life experiences and various shaping forces such as their families and societal systems so that they will be brought to develop alternative insights towards the “failure” which they have gone through, and to identify the strengths they have missed and the constraints that have inhibited their growth and development. Students will be helped to build on their strengths, to acquire insights for future development, and to rewrite their new, positive life scripts that will prepare them for their future career.
Hong Kong Shue Yan University Enhancement of Career Guidance Services
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$1,894,098 Proposal

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The career guidance services unit of Hong Kong Shue Yan University is dedicated to provide well-round career services and training for students in exploring, planning and preparing their career. With the support of Quality Enhancement Support scheme, we will strengthen the career support services by providing professional personality assessment, setting up a Co-curricular Achievement Transcript scheme, organizing agency visit, guest sharing and job fairs. We will also organize skills enhancement workshops such as leadership training, career skill related training. Moreover, we will set up a self-help career resource corner, webpage and electronic display boards in facilitating the employment information sharing.


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Contact Information:
Address
Self-financing Post-secondary Education Fund Secretariat, 7/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong

E-mail
self_fin_edu_fund@edb.gov.hk

Telephone No.
3509 7423
Last Review Date: 07/03/2017