Class Regulations

Programme Administration

Enrollment

  • Please use the specified enrollment form and follow the “Notes to Applicants” in the form to apply for programmes.
  • Applicants should show the Hong Kong Identity (HKID) Card / Passport / Travel Document, or valid visa / entry permit for study issued by the Immigration Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) for enrollment.
  • Individual programmes may have specific admission requirements. Applicants should refer to the admission requirements of the individual programmes.
  • All places are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Incomplete forms and forms received without payment will not be processed.

 

Deadline for Application

The deadline for application is 7 working days## prior to the class commencement date (The enrollment deadline might be subject to change depending on the enrollment status).  

 

Notification of Class Commencement

Successful applicants will be notified of the class confirmation and relevant information by the contact method specified on the enrollment form at least 3 working days## before class commencement.  PEAK will not be responsible for the loss of class notification sent by mail.  For in-person application for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes that have already been confirmed to commence at the time of enrollment, the applicants will be given a “Confirmation of Class Commencement” immediately after completing the enrollment procedures at PEAK reception counter.  Please contact us at 2836 1906 if you do not receive the notification 3 working days## before the class commencement.

 

Programme Fees / Receipt

For a programme commencing within 7 working days## at the time of enrollment, students are required to settle the programme fees by cash.

Programme fees paid are non-refundable, except for cases of unsuccessful applications and programme cancellation or rescheduling. Fees paid and places enrolled are also not transferable, and request for programme swapping will not be entertained.

Students will collect and sign to acknowledge collection of the receipts at the first lesson. Fees paid after the enrollment deadline may result in delay in receipt issuing. For those who have not collected the receipts during the first lesson, our staff will contact them for the receipt collection arrangement. If students choose to collect the receipts by mail, PEAK will not be responsible for any loss in mailing. Students will be required to pay an administrative charge of HK$100 for their requests for each additional receipt copy. Please send crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council” with a written application to “The Programme Team” of the Institute. For enquiry, please contact us at 2836 1862.

 

Class Venue

Unless otherwise specified, all classes will be held at VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Please refer to the venue directory at PEAK before attending classes, or call us at 2836 1922 for enquiry.

 

Medium of Instruction

Except language programmes, programmes specified to be conducted in English, and Professional Certificate, Professional Diploma, degree and Postgraduate Diploma programmes, all classes are conducted in Cantonese and supplemented with English terminology. Programme handouts will be provided in Chinese or English. 

 

Attendance-Taking Procedures

Students are required to take attendance at the Reception Counter of PEAK or venue specified in the class confirmation letter for the first lesson. For the remaining lessons, attendance will be taken in the classroom. Taking attendance for another student is strictly prohibited. If found, PEAK has the right to terminate the study of such student and the fees paid will not be refunded. For Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes, the CPD / CPT hours of students who are late for class will be deducted on a pro-rata basis. PEAK has the right to ask the students to present the valid identification documentations (HKID Card / Passport / Travel Document, or valid visa / entry permit for study issued by the Immigration Department of HKSAR) for identity verification purpose. In particular, CPD Students should read and observe the “CPD Programme – Notes to Students” carefully.

 

CPD Programme – Notes to Students

MPFA / SFC / HKMA / IA 

  1. Students of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes are required to sign in and out on the attendance sheet for every single class. CPD / CPT hours will be given to students according to the attendance record. Students who have not signed in and / or out on the attendance sheet for a particular class will be deemed to have been absent from that class.
     
  2. Students who are late for a CPD class should go to PEAK’s Reception Counter at 9/F VTC Tower or to the Registration Desk right outside the classroom (where applicable) to sign on the attendance sheet. The CPD / CPT hours of students who are late for class will be deducted on a pro-rata basis.
     
  3. CPD / CPT hours for students will be calculated on a pro-rata basis according to the attendance record. Please note that the minimum unit of CPD / CPT hour is 0.5. Hence, for students who are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends, even for less than 30 minutes, a minimum of 0.5 hour will be deducted. 
     
  4. To comply with Guidance Notes on Assessment of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Activities under the CPD Programme of the Insurance Intermediaries Quality Assurance Scheme (IIQAS) published by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), the following regulations are effective from 1 May 2019. Students who are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends cumulate 15 minutes or more, 0.5 IA-CPD hour will be deducted. 
     
  5. Students will not be given any IA-CPD hours, if they are late for class for 30 minutes or above. 
     
  6. Time spent on recess, lunch or assessment such as test or examination will not be counted as CPD hours.
     
  7. Students should arrive PEAK’s Reception Counter at 9/F VTC Tower or to the Registration Desk right outside the classroom 15 minutes before the class commencement time for registration.
  8. Students must fulfil the above requirements of HKCAAVQ for obtaining the CPD hours and Certificate from PEAK.
     
  9. Students will not be given any MPFA, SFC and ECF hours if they are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends in total for MORE than the specified time shown in the following table:
Duration of Course(Hours)

No MPFA, SFC and ECF hours will be given if students are late for class, absent from class or leave before the class ends for more than the specified time below

1 15 minutes
2 15 minutes
3 30 minutes
4 30 minutes*
5 1 hour*
6 1 hour*
7 1 hour*
10 2 hour*

*Note: For programmes which comprise 2 lessons, MPFA, SFC and ECF hours will be given based on the total duration of the programme that the students have attended.

    10. Students will not be given any CPD / CPT hours of the “Law Society of Hong Kong" if they are absent or late for more than 10 minutes for a programme of less than 3 hours in duration.

    11. Students should refer to the digital clock displayed at PEAK for signing in and signing out purpose.

    12. No eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms.

Estate Agents Authority (EAA)

  1. Students of EAA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes are required to sign in and out on the attendance sheet for every single class. EAA CPD points will be given to students according to the attendance record. Students who have not signed in and / or out on the attendance sheet for a particular class will be deemed to have been absent from that class.
     
  2. Students who are late for a CPD class should go to PEAK’s Reception Counter at 9/F VTC Tower or to the Registration Desk right outside the classroom (where applicable) to sign on the attendance sheet.
     
  3. EAA CPD points for students will be calculated according to the attendance record. Please note that the minimum unit of EAA CPD point is 1. Hence, for students who are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends for any reason in total for more than 15 minutes, a minimum of 1 EAA CPD point will be deducted.
     
  4. Students will not be given any EAA CPD points if they are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends in total for over 1 hour.
     
  5. For multi-session programmes with 11 EAA CPD points or more, students will not be given any EAA CPD points if they are late for class, absent from the class or leave before the class ends in total for more than 20 % of the total hours of the programme.
     
  6. Students should refer to the digital clock displayed at PEAK for signing in and signing out purpose.
     
  7. No eating or drinking is allowed in classrooms.

 

Certificate

Students of short courses with over 80%* attendance will be issued an Attendance Certificate. Normally, certificates will be distributed to students at the end of the class. However, the certificate will not be ready at the end of the class in the following cases:

  • Students enroll in a programme in less than 3 working days## before the class commencement date; and / or

  • Students who are late and leave from the classroom (including leaving the course before the end of the course) cumulate 15 minutes or more of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course

For the cases mentioned above, the certificate will be issued within 7 working days## after the end of the programme and our staff will contact respective students for the collection arrangement. If students choose to collect the certificates by mail, PEAK will not be responsible for any loss in mailing. Students who lost their certificates and would like PEAK to reissue a certificate to them will be required to pay an administrative charge of HK$100 and with a written application to “The Programme Team” of the Institute. If payment is made by cheque, a crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council” should be sent to PEAK. For enquiry, please contact us at 2836 1825.

(* Programmes may have different attendance requirements. Please refer to the programme brochures.)

Student Handbook for PEAK's Postgraduate Diploma/Professional Diploma/Professional Certificate/Certificate Programmes

Please click here to download the Student Handbook. All students of Postgraduate Diploma/ Professional Diploma/Professional Certificate/Certificate Programmes (including students who enroll in individual modules) must read the Student Handbook carefully and comply with the guidelines stipulated in the Handbook. If any student needs a hard copy of the Handbook, please contact us at 2836 1922 during office hours.

 

Guidelines on Prevention of COVID-19

You are reminded to be vigilant against COVID-19 and to closely observe and strictly follow the necessary measures to prevent its spread. Please click here to download the Guidelines on Prevention of COVID-19.
 

Fees

Apart from programme fees, fees will be charged for provision of other programme-related services to students upon a student’s request. These services include the handling of module exemption, appeal on assessment results, replacement of award / attendance certificates etc. Students are advised to contact PEAK direct at 2836 1922 on matters relating to administrative fees.

All administrative charges or programme fees quoted are subject to change without further notice.

 

Classroom Discipline

  1. No eating or drinking is allowed in all classrooms.

  2. Smoking is prohibited in all areas of PEAK and VTC Tower.

  3. Prior approval should be granted by the programme director for audio recording in the class.

  4. Principal of the Institute has the authority to terminate the study of any student who violates PEAK’s policies.

 

## Working days (exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays)