A Training Providers Working Workshop for non-registered providers is currently underway in Port Vila.
The one-month long workshop which is jointly organised by Vanuatu Skills Partnership, Vanuatu Qualification Authority (VQA) and Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) gathers training providers across the country, who are offering courses but are not registered under the relevant authorities, and the courses that they are providing are not accredited.
Mrs. Anne-Rose Tjiobang, the Director of Tertiary and Higher Education explained that this workshop is very important because it comprises of training providers who are representing Rural Training Centers, Theological Schools and Senior Secondary schools that are providing technical courses.
The workshop coves three main components. This includes an intention to register, which covers the different steps that the training institutions will need to go through with Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA).
The second component is the initial registration and finally, it will also focus on the providers’ application to deliver the accredited courses.
They will go through all the processes and other requirements required in order to have their programs registered.
The process is quite lengthy and could be difficult for some, but having everyone to share ideas and experiences will help them to complete the registration process.
Director Tjiobang said the whole purpose of this workshop is to ensure these training providers are fully registered and their courses must be accredited.
“At the end of the day, we want to see that a student from the rural area can obtain a quality program.
“Once all processes are completed, students who are in the islands and are undertaking any course from any of these training providers will be able to obtain a certificate that is certified and recognised nationally.”
On October 16 when the workshop ends, all the training providers should have their documents prepared and submitted to the Ministry of Education.