What is TVET?
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
TVET is an education, training or learning activity which provides knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant for employment or self-employment. TVET describes all kinds of formal, non-formal and informal training and learning wherever it occurs – institutes, schools, training centres or in the workplace/site of production.
In Vanuatu, TVET Centres are funded by the Australian Government, through AusAID. They provide flexible access to nationally accredited modular training and small business development services for people living in semi-urban and rural areas. A particular focus is placed on ensuring the equitable participation of women and people with disabilities.
The TVET Centres are developing new systems and approaches to better link training to economic outcomes for trainees. They are currently operating in two provinces, Sanma and Malampa, which were selected by the Government of Vanuatu following a competitive selection process in which all provinces participated. New TVET Centres are anticipated to be established in additional provinces from 2014.
The Centres work within the regulatory framework of the Vanuatu National Training Council (VNTC) and existing local processes. The TVET Centres are locally managed and are designed to operate as the service delivery arm for the national Ministry responsible for TVET to ensure a coordinated and decentralised approach to skill development for economic growth. They coordinate and finance a range of integrated training services delivered by local registered training providers and industry experts.
Local training providers are able to access the Centres’ Employment and Training Fund (ETF) to enable them to deliver nationally recognised demand-driven training in line with provincial development priorities.