An Australian Government funded program
delivered in partnership with the Vanuatu Government

What is TVET

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

TVET is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes for the world of work. In the past, various terms have been used to describe elements of the field that are now conceived as comprising TVET. The second International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education held in Seoul in 1999 decided that the best, most comprehensive term to use is Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

What we do

  • The TVET Program in Vanuatu in its current modality has been funded by the Government of Australia, through the Aid Program, since 2009. It aims to develop new approaches to better link skills training to economic outcomes for trainees within a nationally-recognised system in support of broader economic growth. It is currently operating in four provinces, Sanma, Malampa, Torba, and Tafea.
  • Implementation is focused on the operations and localised management of provincial TVET Centres. These TVET Centres are designed to facilitate access to a range of targeted skills training and business development services in line with provincial economic development priorities. The TVET Centres have been now been formally established as the service delivery and provincial coordination arms of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry responsible for TVET.
  • The Centres work within the regulatory framework of the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) and operate alongside VQA established Provincial Training Boards (PTB). The PTBs function as skills advisory bodies for the TVET Centres and are comprised of representatives of key productive sectors and industry. The PTBs advise the TVET Centres as to the employment and productivity opportunities at the provincial level which could be maximised through access to training and business development services.
  • Through the financing mechanism of an Employment and Training Fund, the TVET Centres contract national training providers and industry experts to deliver a range of integrated skill development services according to the identified productive sector and industry demand.

The TVET Centres provide the following services:

  • Accredited Training Services Accredited short-course training – demand-driven trainings leading to certification delivered by local registered training providers in provincial workplace settings;
  • Business Development Services (BDS)  Targeted coaching and workshops to assist existing and start-up businesses and cooperatives with business planning and management, and improved productivity;
  • Training Provider Support Services (TPSS) Support for training providers to  become registered and to develop and deliver accredited short courses that are targeted to provincial development and economic outcomes;
  • IT Services, providing access to computers, internet, printers and photocopiers to TVET Centre clients to reinforce the effectiveness of the other services.

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Who we are

Port Vila Office Staff


Team Leader – Fremden Yanhambath

Implementation Advisor – Anna Gibert

Technical Director – Peter Morris

Training Provider Support Services Manager – Marian Loughman

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager – Collin Tavi

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Jamine Makikon

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist – Sara Webb

IT Officer – Tom Nako

Program Coordinator – May Garae

Office Assistant – Jenny Dick

Sanma Centre Staff

Centre Manager – Moulin Tabouti

Finance & Administration Manager – Ruth Seketa

Business Development Service Coordinator / Coach – Ellise Sailas

Provincial Training Coordinator – Jimmy Lava

Administration Officer – Pelina Tagaro

Finance Officer – Sheryl Tamata

Field Communication Officer – Elton Barley

Malampa Centre Staff

Centre Manager – Kalowie Robert

Business Development Services Coordinator – Simeon Bage

Provincial Training Coordinator – Dorah Willie

Finance Officer – Tom Ollie

Administration Officer – Sani Bebe

Torba Centre Staff

Centre Manager – Albert Ruddley

Provincial Training / Business Development Services Coordinator – Jimmy Kelvin

Finance & Administration Officer – Monic Silas