The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) officially launched the Qualifications Framework (QF) in Hong Kong on 5 May 2008. Within the QF, Industry Training Advisory Committees (ITACs) or Cross-Industry Training Advisory Committee (CITAC) have developed the Specification of Competency Standards (SCS) that set out the skills, knowledge and competency standards required of the practitioners to perform various job functions in industries effectively. They have been designed to serve as useful benchmarks and references for education and training by providers. Likewise, they are adopted by employers and human resources managers for the development of in-house training programs, competency based job specifications, appraisal of staff performance and criteria for recruitment, along with a range of other applications.
LRES Training Management produces training and assessment materials developed around the Specification of Competency Standards for use by education and training providers to support the training and learning activities of their program participants. The Training and Assessment materials are designed to cover both the theory and practical aspects of the underpinning Specification of Competency Standards. Each training resource includes subject area content, assessment tasks with observation checklists for practical tasks, competency records, benchmark answers and mapping of the assessment tasks to the Specification of Competency Standards.