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Aim
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.
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 Hajah Fatimah bintiHaji Ismail
Address:BDTVEC Secretariat
3rd Floor, Institute of Brunei Technical Education Building
Simpang: 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu
Gadong BE 1310
Brunei Darussalam
Contact:Tel : +673 2422208
Fax : +673 2422303
E-Mail Address : bdtvec@moe.gov.bn

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

For a number of years, vocational and technical qualifications had been provided by foreign accrediting bodies such as the Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC) and the City and Guilds (C&G) of London Institute to name a few.  In view of the local economic and industrial developments, and to respond to the demand for varied and quality vocational and technical  education and training locally, the Council assumed its main principal responsibility to provide Bruneians with skills related vocational and technical  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, and the process of full take-over from foreign awards has been successful in the trade, technician as well as higher technician level programmes.

To date, 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 and Tourism Studies.
 
With the establishment of Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), BDTVEC programmes have been replaced by newly developed IBTE programmes offered at Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HNTec) to replace Diploma level and National Technical Education Certificate (NTec) to replace SC3 and SC2 levels.  

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 establish an effective trade testing infrastructure and service for the workforce of the private and public sectors.
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.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Council shall, be responsible for all or any of the following matters:

- 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;
- To devise or approve suitable courses and programmes to be offered by public and private vocational and technical institutions/centres;
- 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.
- To regulate the assessments to be conducted at vocational and technical institutions or centres for the purpose of certification;
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 
To award national vocational and technical education qualifications based on the following levels of certifications for the programmes under SPN 21:
  • Diploma (Dip)
  • Skilled Certificate 3 (SC 3)
  • Skilled Certificate 2 (SC 2)
To regulate and accredit all vocational and technical institutions.
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.
To maintain quality assurance systems and maintain the standards of vocational and technical course/programmes through employment of external moderators.
To market and promote greater awareness and interest among secondary school students, employers and the greater community of vocational and technical education, training and qualifications.
To maintain quality assurance systems and maintain the standards of vocational and technical course/programmes through employment of external moderators.