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Vision
Quality Vocational and Technical Education and Training Programmes, recognized both nationally and internationally

Mission
To provide and ensure the quality of vocational and technical education are in accordance with BDTVEC policies

Introduction
Executive Secretary of Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council
Yang Mulia Dayang Yap Biaw Hwee (Acting Executive Secretary)
Address
BDTVEC Secretariat,
3rd Floor, Institut Pendidikan Teknikal Brunei Building (IBTE)
Simpang: 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu
Gadong BE 1310
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Contact
Tel : +673 2422208 / +673 2422296
Fax : +673 2422303
E-Mail Address : bdtvec@moe.gov.bn

Description
The Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council (BDTVEC) was established in May 1991, and it acts as the national awarding body for technical and vocational qualifications in Brunei Darussalam. Through this local awarding body, the provision of technical and vocational education in the country has become more flexible and effective.

BDTVEC is responsible in providing locals and residence with skills related technical and vocational qualifications needed to develop competence in their choice of career or special interest.

The first programme submissions for the Council awards were introduced in August 1992.

Before the introduction of National Education System 21 (SPN21), BDTVEC has approved 107 programmes at various qualification levels such as Higher National Diploma (HND), National Diploma (ND), Pre-National Diploma (PND), National Technical Certificate 3 (NTC 3), National Technical Certificate 2 (NTC 2) and National Vocational Certificate (NVC). Some of the programmes offered were Building Trades; Business and Finance; Building and Construction; Engineering; Hospitality and Tourism; Information & Communication Technology (ICT); Science; Secretarial, etc.

With the introduction of SPN21, programmes offered at National Diploma (ND), Pre-National Diploma (PND), National Technical Certificate 3 (NTC 3), National Technical Certificate 2 (NTC 2) and National Vocational Certificate (NVC) levels were phased out and replaced with new programmes at Diploma (Dip), Skills Certificate 3 (SC 3) and Skills Certificate 2 (SC 2) levels. As of today, the Council has approved 103 programmes at various qualification levels in areas such as Applied and Agriculture Science; Business and Administration; Civil and Built Environment; Design, Textiles and Clothing; Electronic and Info-Communication Technology, Engineering; and Hotel Services & Tourism Studies.

In the transformation of technical and vocational education, all BDTVEC qualification levels were phased out and have been replaced with IBTE qualifications such as Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HNTec), National Technical Education Certificate (NTec) and Institutional Skills Qualification (ISQ). Meanwhile, Higher National Diploma (HND) was replaced with Advance Diploma (AD) and offered at Polytechnic Brunei.

BDTVEC programmes were last offered in September 2015 and the last cohort have been awarded in September 2018.


Objectives

To provide a flexible and effective system of certification and accreditation of vocational and technical qualifications which are responsive, relevant and accessible to the local needs of industry, individuals, society and the economy of Brunei Darussalam

Functions
  • To formulate and maintain coherent and effective policies and a framework for vocational and technical education at the national level.
  • To award national qualifications for vocational and technical education.
  • To market and promote awareness of vocational and technical education, training and qualifications to the wider community.
  • To enhance the collaboration, cooperation and partnership between vocational and technical institutions or centres as well as industrial training organisations.
  • To validate and verify vocational and technical courses and programmes to be offered by public and private vocational and technical institutions.
  • To maintain and extend international relationships with accrediting, validating and awarding bodies overseas.


Units
  • System Quality Unit
  • Registration and Certification Unit
  • Administration and Finance Unit

    Duties & Responsibilities
    The Council shall, be responsible for all or any of the following matters

    a) To evaluate and continuously review the policies of vocational and technical education in order to develop a unified system of vocational and technical courses and programmes;

    b) To devise or approve suitable courses and programmes to be offered by public and private vocational and technical institutions/centres;

    c) To establish and assess national competency standards by employing expertise from government agencies, industry, commerce, professional organisations and instructional staff to ensure that the course/programmes are of high quality, flexible enough to respond to changing circumstances and technology and to the needs of employers;

    d) To regulate the assessments to be conducted at vocational and technical institutions or centres for the purpose of certification; 

    e) To award national vocational and technical education qualifications based on the following levels of Pre-SPN 21 certification:
    Higher National Diploma 
    National Diploma
    National Certificate
    Pre National Diploma
    National Trade Certificate Grade 2 
    National Trade Certificate Grade 3
    National Vocational Certificate 

    f) To award national vocational and technical education qualifications based on the following levels of certifications for the programmes under SPN 21:
    Higher National Diploma (HND) 
    Diploma (Dip)
    Skilled Certificate 3 (SC 3)
    Skilled Certificate 2 (SC 2) 

    g) To regulate and accredit all vocational and technical institutions. 

    h) To maintain and extend international relationship with accrediting, validating and awarding bodies to ensure wider recognition and greater student mobility and progression to higher levels of professional qualification.


    Organization Structure
    BDTVEC Secretariat OC.PNG
    *Updated 18.06.2019