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Effective from 1 April 2019, enhancement measures of CEF will apply to all new, currently valid and closed accounts. The enhancement measures will only be applicable to CEF courses that commence on or after 1 April 2019. Learners enrolling on CEF courses that commenced before 1 April 2019 will have their CEF reimbursement claims processed in accordance with the old regulations and arrangements.

 

 

Existing requirements and arrangements (applicable to CEF courses that commenced before 1 April 2019)

Enhancement measures

(applicable to CEF courses that commence on or after 1 April 2019)

Subsidy Ceiling

$10,000 per applicant

$20,000 per applicant

Co-payment Ratios by Learner

20% of the course fee

  • 20% of the course fee (applicable for the first $10,000); and
  • 40% of the course fee (applicable for the second $10,000)*

Currently Closed CEF Accounts

Nullified upon closing of individual CEF accounts

  • To be re-activated
  • May re-apply for the unused balance, with co-payment ratio of 20% by learner*
  • Will be given an additional subsidy of $10,000, with co-payment ratio of 40% by learner*

Age Limit

Between 18 and 65

Between 18 and 70

Scope of CEF Courses

  • Within the eight specified domains of CEF;
  • Business Services
  • Creative Industries
  • Design
  • Financial Services
  • Languages
  • Logistics
  • Tourism
  • Specification of Competency Standards-based (SCS-based) courses under the Qualifications Register (QR)
  • All eligible courses registered under the QR
  • SCS-based courses;
  • Specification of Generic (Foundation) Competencies-based (SGC-based) courses;
  • non SCS/SGC-based courses which are divided into 14 classified Areas of Study and Training
  • The programmes funded by University Grants Committee and provided by Employees Retraining Board are not included.

Validity period of CEF accounts

Four years since the opening of CEF accounts

No validity period

Maximum number of CEF claim submissions

Four claims

No limit

Application procedures

To submit the application for opening an account before commencement of the applicant’s first CEF course.

  • To submit application for opening an account together with application for the first reimbursement claim after the successful completion of the applicant’s first CEF course.
  • Applicants are required to submit their reimbursement claims within one year upon successful completion of a CEF course.

 

* For details about the Enhancement Measures and calculation of subsidy, please refer to the:

1. Online example on CEF webpage
https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/news/news_20180516.htm

 

2. “Subsidy Calculator” for Continuing Education Fund online
https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

 

Enquiry

 

For details about the eligibility and application procedures of the CEF, please contact:

 

Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF)

Tel: 3142 2277

Website: www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef

 

 

 

持續進修基金現行安排與優化措施的比較

 

所有優化措施,將在2019年4月1日起一律應用於新開立的、現時有效的或已結束的帳戶。優化措施只適用於2019年4月1日當天或以後開課的基金課程。學員如報讀於201941日前開課的基金課程,基金資助申請將按現行規定及安排處理。

 

 

現行規定及安排

(適用於201941日前

開課之基金課程)

優化措施

(適用於201941日或以後

開課之基金課程)

資助上限

每名申請人10,000元

每名申請人20,000元

學員的共付比率

課程費用的20%

  • 課程費用的20%(適用於首10,000元);以及
  • 課程費用的40%(適用於次10,000元)*

現時已結束的基金帳

個別帳戶結束當日起失效

  • 將獲重新啟動
  • 可申請未動用的結餘,學員的共付比率為20%*
  • 將獲增加10,000元資助,學員的共付比率為40%*

年齡限制

18歲至65歲之間

18歲至70歲之間

基金課程範疇

  • 在基金八個指定範疇之內;
  • 商業服務
  • 創意工業
  • 設計
  • 金融服務業
  • 語文
  • 物流業
  • 旅遊業
  • 資歷名冊下登記的《能力標準說明》為本(「能力為本」)課程
  • 所有在資歷名冊下登記的合資格課程
  • 「能力為本」課程
  • 《通用(基礎)能力說明》為本(「通用能力為本」)課程;
  • 分屬14個學習及培訓範疇的非「能力為本」/ 「通用能力為本」課程
  • 不包括獲大學資助委員會資助的課程和僱員再培訓局提供的課程。

基金帳戶的有效期

自開立基金帳戶起四年內

不設有效年期

向基金遞交申領申請的次數上限

申領四次

不設次數限制

申請程序

申請人須在第一項報讀的基金課程開課遞交開戶申請

  • 申請人可於成功修畢第一項基金課程,一併遞交開戶申請及第一次申領發還費用的申請
  • 申請人必須在成功修畢一項基金課程後的一年內就該項課程遞交申領資助的申請。

 

*有關優化措施的詳細資料以及資助計算方法, 請參閱 :

 

1. 持續進修基金網上的例子:
https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/tc/news/news_20180516.htm

 

2. 持續進修基金網上的「資助計算器」
https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/tc/index.htm

 

查詢

 

如欲查詢持續進修基金的申請細則,請聯絡:

 

持續進修基金辦事處

電話    : 3142 2277

網址    : www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef