Development of Maldives National TVET Policy Framework

Date: June 2-6, 2024 /
Program Type: In-Country Program /

Main Contents

To achieve the objectives set forth, the following strategies will be employed in a consultative nature:

Theme Papers & Presentations on the following:

  • Special Lecture: Introduction to TVET Policy and its Key Component in Global Perspective
  • Presentation 1: Current Status of Maldives TVET system
  • Presentation 2: Focus of Maldives TVET System for Future Development
  • Presentation 3: Maldives TVET Policy Structure & Policy Formulation Process
  • Presentation 4: Review of Sri Lanka & Singapore TVET Policy
  • Presentation 5: Review of Philippines & Pakistan TVET Policy
  • Presentation 6: Review of Malaysian & India TVET Policy
  • Presentation 7: Importance of Qualification Framework in National TVET Policy
  • Presentation 8: Introduction to TVET stakeholders and aligning TVET pillars for a successful TVET Policy
  • Presentation 9: Governance Methods for Ensuring TVET Policy Validity and Reliability
  • Presentation 10: TVET Policy Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanisms
  • Presentation 11: Resource Identification: Infrastructure and Training Needs
  • Presentation 12: Capacity Building: Training Educators and Assessors
  • Presentation 13: Strengthening Industry Role as Social Partner in TVET Policy from Creation to Implementation
  • Presentation 14: Policy Framework: Establishing Legal and Regulatory Structures
  • Documentation: Crafting the Draft National TVET Policy of Maldives

Exercises and workshops on the following:

  • External Analysis for identifying policy objectives, issues and challenges through Matrices
  • Reviewing the Previous Maldives TVET Strategic Plan for Structuring Effective Policy Framework
  • Creating Priority Pillars for TVET Policy with Objectives and Guidelines
  • Action Plan for Policy Framework: Establishing Legal and Regulatory Structures


The participants are expected to:

  • Identify the key components of a national TVET policy;
  • Gain insights into the best practices in the well-established TVET systems in other, regions;
  • Appreciate the need and importance of a national TVET policy;
  • Identify best practices in TVET quality assurance systems and frameworks of member countries;
  • Formulate a draft of the national policy on TVET of the Maldives, along with the national framework for TVET
  • Develop an action plan to prepare the final draft of the national TVET Policy and I framework.

APACC International Accreditors' Training Program

Date: May 20-24, 2024 /
Program Type: Online Program /

Main Contents

In order to achieve the above objectives, the following topics will be covered:

  • Overview and Rationale of Updates on APACC Instrument and Procedures
  • Desirable Characteristics of APACC Accreditors and Rules in Institutional Evaluation
  • Updates on APACC Criteria
    • Criterion I: Governance and Management
    • Criterion II: Teaching and Learning
    • Criterion III: Human Resources
    • Criterion IV: Research and Development
    • Criterion V: Image and Sustainability
    • Criterion VI: Other Resources
    • Criterion VII: Support to Students
  • Roles and Responsibilities of APACC Team before, during, and after institutional evaluation
  • Parts of Evaluation Report and Tips in Report Writing

Quality Assurance thru Accreditation

Date: May 17, 2024 /
Program Type: Webinar /

11:30am Afghanistan | 12:00nn Maldives, Pakistan | 12:30pm India, Sri Lanka | 12:45pm Nepal | 1:00pm Bangladesh, Bhutan | 1:30pm Myanmar | 2:00pm Thailand | 3:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 5:00pm Papua New Guinea | 7:00pm Fiji


Quality assurance (QA) is indispensable for the advancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems worldwide. By ensuring industry relevance, enhancing employability, standardizing accreditation processes, fostering continuous improvement, meeting global standards, building stakeholders’ confidence, and addressing skills mismatches, QA mechanisms play a pivotal role in creating a skilled workforce equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st-century economy. It is imperative for policymakers, educators, employers, and other stakeholders to prioritize and invest in quality assurance initiatives to unlock the full potential of TVET in driving socio-economic development and promoting sustainable livelihoods.

Accreditation serves as a hallmark of quality assurance within the realm of TVET. It is a systematic process through which institutions, programs, and qualifications are evaluated against predetermined standards to ensure quality, relevance, and credibility.

The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) APACC is a regional accreditation and certification body established through the CPSC Seoul Declaration 2004, conceived by the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC). It aims to accredit and certify the TVET institutions for human resources development through the standardization and harmonization of education and training systems which will facilitate the mobility of the workforce across national borders in Asia and the Pacific region. Recognized for its rigorous evaluation processes and adherence to international standards, APACC plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality and credibility of TVET institutions and programs.


  • To increase awareness among stakeholders about the importance of accreditation in ensuring quality assurance in TVET.
  • To showcase the role of APACC in promoting quality assurance and excellence in TVET across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • To share best practices and experiences related to accreditation processes and procedures in TVET institutions.
  • To discuss common challenges and issues faced by TVET institutions in the accreditation process and explore strategies for overcoming them.
  • To facilitate collaboration and networking among TVET institutions, accreditation bodies, industry representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders.