Qualifications Required for Grades of Appointment
in Aided Secondary Schools
The guides to appointment in respect of the grades Principal I, Principal II, Principal Graduate Master/Mistress, Senior Graduate Master/Mistress, Graduate Master/Mistress, Principal Assistant Master/Mistress, Senior Assistant Master/Mistress, Assistant Master/Mistress and Certificated Master/Mistress are shown in Attachments A to I. With effect from the 2004/05 school year, aspiring principals are required to attain the Certification for Principalship in addition to complying with the appointment conditions in force at the time before they could be considered for appointment to principalship.
2. Educational Psychologist I and II
The guides to appointment in respect of the grade of Educational Psychologist in the rank of Educational Psychologist I and II are at Attachment L and M. (updated on 1 November 2012)
3. Laboratory Technician III
To be eligible for appointment to the post of Laboratory Technician III, a candidate must have:
(a) Level 2 or above attained in five subjects, including English Language and two science education subjects (i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Combined Science Note 1) in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent; OR
(b) Level 2 Note 2 / Grade E or above attained in five subjects, including English Language and two science subjects (e.g. Physics, Chemistry or Biology) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE), or equivalent.
1. For the purpose of appointment of Laboratory Technicians in aided schools, ‘Level 2’ or above in both components of the Combined Science subject in the HKDSEE can be counted as two science subjects. Applicants should also possess four other subjects at ‘Level 2’ or above, or equivalent.
2. For the purpose of appointment of Laboratory Technicians in aided schools, ‘Grade C’ and ‘Grade E’ in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B) in the HKCEE before 2007 are accepted administratively as comparable to ‘Level 3’ and ‘Level 2’ respectively in Chinese Language and English Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth.
(updated on 1 September 2017)
4. Laboratory Technician II
This is a promotion post for Laboratory Technician III. The conditions for promotion are set out in Appendix 9.
5. Laboratory Technician I
This is a promotion post for Laboratory Technician II. The manning scale of Laboratory Technicians is set out in Appendix 2/Attachment C, the terms of employment in Appendix 5 and the conditions for promotion, in Appendix 9.