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  1. Watchdog raids certification firm

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beijing A mainland watchdog said it raided the offices of a United States-based certification and accreditation company in Dongguan and confiscated what it said were illegal documents. The raid followed a ruling by the Certification and Accreditation Administration last month that USA International Standard Certification was not authorised to provide certification ...

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    Insight: greater clarity needed about what professional qualifications mean

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Katherine Forestier

    ... professional competencies for the workplace. The awards should not be seen as another certificate to list on a CV, but as a measure of competency Yet the lines between academic and professional ... not enough to secure their future employability. Many need to start some professional training and prepare for another set of qualifications. Universities in Hong Kong have traditionally worked hand ...

  3. Certification bodies have teachers regulating themselves

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Diving certification for beginner through to instructor levels is issued by prominent worldwide organisations such as PADI, which rely largely on self-regulation. About 70 per cent of divers in Hong Kong have received their diving certificates through the PADI system. According to the system, people select a training course that has been certified by PADI- the Professional ...

  4. Winning the numbers game

    Posted Dec 11th 2010, 12:00am by Christine Gonsalves

    ... Christine Gonsalves Becoming a certified practising accountant (CPA) is a real plus for your career, according to Low Weng Keong, president and chairman of professional accounting body CPA ... the profession. If you have the size, you wield the biggest stick. If you are a large professional body, as we are, it implies that your opinions will be more representative of the profession and you ...

  5. CPA qualification may 'guarantee success'

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... to continuing professional development, an obligation undertaken by all CPAs, provides a useful tool and networking opportunities that help him to stay up-to-date with knowledge and the skills necessary ...

  6. Protecting the bottom line

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... in Hong Kong to provide courses, including the Chinese University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Hong Kong Management Association. The United States-based Institute of Management Accountants also runs a certified management accountant certification programme. The institute has a chapter on the mainland, offering courses in Beijing and Shanghai. Many finance ...

  7. What's the Point of a Postgraduate Certificate?

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:38pm by Cayleigh MayForbes

    ... of Professional and Continuing Education is also a world leader with their Corruption Studies programme, offered as a PgCert. So What Can You Do With a Postgraduate Certificate? Some students choose ... of study (individual institutions can advise on this). Many students also choose to enter or return to the workforce with their certificate. People entering the professional domain for the first ...

  8. People can keep their jobs by working at self-improvement

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of improvement, they should consider a wide range of aspects, such as language skills, IT and acquiring additional professional qualifications. They should conduct their own in-depth review ... in order to perform better in the workplace, people should enrol in vocational training. For example, accountants could study for certificates that are recognised internationally. ...

  9. Engineers can learn from selfless nuclear plant workers

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the government to stimulate more technology development and help engineering education grow so that we can develop professional human capital and enhance Hong Kong's competitiveness in the long run. ... shown us the importance of maintaining high professional work ethics. They have also shown us that professional engineering education is an important part of nation-building. Professor Wengcho ...

  10. Profession's role is evolving

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Ajay Shamdasani

    ... evolving with modern accountants functioning more as business advisers than number crunchers. His comments come as finance, accounting and business professionals gather today for the CPA Congress ... 'They confide their plans and strategic views to us and expect sound advice. They value our judgment. And multinational professional services firms have a wide knowledge of industries ...




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