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.
Who we are
Port Vila Office Staff
Sanma Centre Staff
Malampa Centre Staff
Torba Centre Staff