Background

Identity

Programme requirement

Administrative requirement

Background

 

The Continuing Education Fund (CEF, 持續進修基金) is a HKSAR government initiative to subsidize local adult residents with learning aspirations in pursuing continuing education and training courses. Various CLC programmes have been added into the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes. Students who fulfilled the following requirement can consider applying for CEF to fund partly their study programme. Eligible students are entitled to 60-80% refund on course fee with a ceiling of HK$20000 per person in a lifetime (for courses opened on or after 1 April 2019).

 

Identity

 

The students should be: 

  1. Hong Kong residents who have the right of abode or the right to land or to remain in Hong Kong without restriction, i.e. “A” (right of abode), “R” (right to land) or “U” (remain in Hong Kong without restriction) should appear below the date of birth on the HK Smart ID card. For details of the meaning of symbols, please visit the website of the Immigration Department http://www.immd.gov.hk. Holders of one-way permit from Mainland China may also apply;

  2. 18 to 70 years old at the time of application and on seeking reimbursement of their fees;

 

Programme requirement

Programmes with Cantonese or Chinese reading elements for non-Chinese speakers 

 

CEF is only applicable to selected Cantonese programmes with Chinese reading elements. For native Chinese speakers, selected Cantonese programmes have been added to the list of reimbursable courses with intake from January 2020.

Foundation Certificate Programme in Chinese Reading
中文閱讀基礎證書課程
This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework  (QF Level two) 
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Registration number: 38C123634.

 

To study two 40-hour Chinese reading related modules or three 33-hour Chinese reading related modules. The minimum required number of study hours is 80. Please click here for course details.

Foundation Certificate Programme in Integrated Chinese Communication for Workplace
職業中文綜合溝通基礎證書課程
This course is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level two) 
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. Registration number: 38C123632

To study at least one Chinese reading related module and at least one Cantonese module. Depends on a student's schedule, one has to study 2 to 3 modules in fulfilling the programme's minimum 80 contact hours requirement.

Please click here for course details.

Chinese programmes (Putonghua) 

CEF is only applicable to selected intermediate to advanced level courses with HSK preparation course as a compulsory requirement. 

  • At least 2 modules: at least 1 from Group A and at least 1 from Group B. The total study hours should be at least 80 hours.

  • Attain a minimum of 70% in attendance for each course

  • Obtain pass grade in each of the modules;

  • The 3 courses above have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of those courses under the Qualifications Framework. 

  • Click here for course details. 

广东话证书及文凭课程 (华语人士对象)

 

本课程已加入持续进修基金可获发还款项课程名单内。

 
 

Administrative requirement

  1. ALL Students of the course are required by CEF to fill in and sign on a declaration before the start of the first lesson. 

  2. No other discount or concession can be used together with CEF in the same course

  3.  The study credits earned from the CEF course listing above are mostly non-transferable to other award-bearing programmes, such as (Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Programmes). Students are advised to consult CLC staff first before application

  4. Student should take good care of the receipt(s) pertain to the course. This is required during the reimbursement procedure and this must be done in person with the CEF office after finishing the course.

  5. The reimbursement application should reach the CEF office within one year after the course completion. 

Remarks: 

  • Some CEF reimbursable courses are not always available due to threshold enrolment requirement. A student is advised to have a flexible schedule and study scheme in line with the CEF requirement to increase the chance in getting course reimbursement.

  • Application forms, guidelines and checklist are available in the CEF home page at www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef. Enquiry can be forwarded to CEF hotline at 3142 2277 and the CLC general office.

  • Concerns and complaints handling mechanism (As required by CEF on course providers) 

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