PROGRAM CODE:19-20/WEB08 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME:27 Apr 2020
9:30am Afghanistan | 10:00am Maldives, Pakistan | 10:30am India, Sri Lanka | 10:45am Nepal | 11:00am Bangladesh, Bhutan | 11:30am Myanmar | 12:00nn Thailand | 1:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 3:00pm Papua New Guinea | 5:00pm Fiji
  • Officials of TVET Ministries/Departments
  • Heads and Officers of TVET Institutions
  • Heads and Officers of organizations supporting TVET
  • Webinar Presentation

    Webinar Rules

    1. Click only Ask to join button in Google Hangouts Meet app
    2. Do not click Present now button to avoid disruption during the webinar session.
    3. Keep your device microphone muted when it is not yet time for question and answer.

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    Due to the large number of registrations, some participants might not be able to join Hangouts Meet, streaming service will still be available in this page for the duration of the webinar session. You may post your comments or questions in CPSC YouTube channel by clicking the live stream video.

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    Background and Focus

    The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the 21st century play a significant role in the social and economic transformation of society. Critical to that role is a quality management system that assures quality throughout the input, process and output sequence, while providing feedback for continuous improvement to meet the changing needs of its customers. This will maximize the extent to which graduates from TVET institutions will meet the dynamic needs of stakeholders, including students, employers and the nation at large.

    Quality can be defined in many different ways. It can mean excellence, zero defects, uniform quality, satisfying customer needs or operational improvement. Quality is always bound to satisfying customer needs. Quality is about making organizations perform for their stakeholders – from improving products, services, systems and processes, to making sure that the whole organization is fit and effective.

    A quality management system (QMS) is a formalized system that documents processes, procedures, and responsibilities for achieving quality policies and objectives. QMS helps coordinate and direct an organization’s activities to meet customer and regulatory requirements and improve its effectiveness and efficiency on a continuous basis. Good quality management systems can enhance the organization’s brand and reputation, protect it against risks, increase its efficiency, boost its profits and position it to keep on growing.

    Accreditation, as one of the three primary modes of quality assurance, is often considered a step towards establishing a culture of quality – sustained and maintained by defining objectives, developing capacity to achieve them and evaluating whether they are achieved or not. Being a gatekeeper of quality at its threshold, accreditation determines the adequacy of human, physical, and information resources, reinforces results-based approach to evaluation, and provides a firm foundation for its institutions or programs.

    The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) is a regional accreditation and certification body established through the Seoul Declaration 2004, with the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) as the lead organization. It aims to provide international accreditation and certification services towards quality management system of TVET institutions. Its goal is to improve the quality of TVET institutions to produce competent and highly skilled workforce.

    In its continuous efforts to widen the reach and strengthen human resources within and outside Asia Pacific region, CPSC is organizing this webinar to enhance participants’ understanding of quality management systems, accreditation as a tool for improving the quality of TVET institutions, and overview of APACC accreditation system.


    At the end of the webinar, the participants are expected to:

    • Understand concepts and principles of QMS
    • Be aware of the overview of APACC accreditation system

    Facilities Required

    To join the webinar, each participant should have the following:

    • Minimum 2Mbps Broadband Internet
    • Desktop/Laptop Computer or Mobile Device with Earphones and Mic
      • Chrome Browser or any HTML5 Compliant Browser
      • Google Account (Gmail) for Hangouts Meet