August 31 - September 6, 2021
21-22/CPDBAC (Customized Program)
The participants of the program are Directors, Department Heads, supervisors, managers of TVET Centers/Institutions of the Don Bosco Tech ASEAN.


The issue on the “quality of TVET” for both institutional and program aspects are no longer perceived as an internal concern, thus, this becomes serious issues of all the concerned stakeholders. Quality Assurance (QA) system reinforces responsibility and accountability to all TVET leaders and also ensures quality program outcomes. Furthermore, QA underpins on effective managing and utilizing of all Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) resources and encourages participation of all in carrying out planned programs with unified mission, vision and goals.

Furthermore, accreditation requires self-assessment or self-evaluation to encourage the TVIs to conduct IQA (Internal Quality Assessment/Audit). This is to check TVI’s standard operations and work procedures. Moreover, accreditation involves gathering of information relevant to the required standards of the accreditation body.

It may likewise unearth the strengths and weaknesses of key personnel. Self-evaluation is regarded by many institutions as the most valuable of the entire accreditation process because it focuses the attention of key and senior administrators and remains the best way to assure academic quality and accountability (American Council on Education, n.d.), thus, the self-assessment or self-evaluation creates positive impact on the TVIs work process and procedures.

This program is designed to assist the Don Bosco Tech ASEAN in providing awareness on the concepts and principles of quality assurance in order to pursue baby steps towards harmonizing quality TVET standards among its ASEAN member countries of the Don Bosco Tech, a compliance committee and eventually establishing its accreditation systems.

The program is a training workshop type to provide capacity building in recognizing the difference between institutional accreditation and program accreditation requirements including assessing the TVIs’ general readiness to undergo

accreditation. Some group work activities will also equip the participants with deeper understanding and appreciation of the importance and benefits of quality assurance towards drawing up an accreditation system.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the difference between institutional accreditation and program accreditation requirements.
  • Assess the TVIs general readiness to undergo accreditation.
  • Identify the requirements of program accreditation.
  • Determine the requirements of institutional accreditation.

Expected Outcomes and Outputs

The expected outcomes of the Program are:

  • Answered short exercises
  • Assessed TVI Readiness to undergo accreditation
  • Basic accreditation guide

Main Contents

The delivery of the online program design follows a spiral learning approach, beginning with overview of core concepts, to be followed by progressively deeper application of the concepts and finally, a self-directed learning approach through action planning.

The main contents of the program are:


  • Presentation 1: TVET Quality Assurance Practices in Asia and the Pacific
  • Presentation 2: Overview of TVET Quality Assurance System
  • Presentation 3: APACC Accreditation as External Quality Assurance
  • Presentation 4: TVET Accreditation (Institutional and Program) Requirements
  • Presentation 5: Establishing Accreditation as Quality Assurance to Harmonize Quality TVET Standards/Criteria

Group Work Activities:

  • GWA 1: Answering Short Exercises
  • GWA 2: Accreditor’s Performance Task
  • GWA 3: Determine the TVI readiness to undergo accreditation
  • GWA 4: Develop basic accreditation guide

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

Different instructional methodologies will be utilized to effectively train the participants for this short-duration program. Some of these methodologies are listed below:

  • Virtual lectures
  • Group and individual tasks
  • Workshops and exercises
  • Role-playing and presentations
  • Case scenario

Program Facilities

To conduct the program smoothly, each participant should have:

  1. Laptop or desktop computer with the following minimum specifications:
    • Intel Core i3 CPU (equivalent or higher)
    • 8GB RAM
    • 240GB Storage
    • Webcam
    • Earphone with microphone (laptop speakers and mic can also be used)
  2. Zoom and HTML5 compliant web browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc.)
  3. HTML5 compliant smart phone (Android or iPhone)

Program Management and Resource Persons

Program Supervisor Ramhari Lamichhane, PhD ([email protected]) is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He has 30 years of experience in TVET starting as an instructor up to becoming the CEO of Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Nepal. He served as Project Manager in ADB projects and Program Coordinator in Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) funded projects. He was a key member in formulating the TVET Policy of Nepal in 2007 and 2012.

He is a dynamic leader, certified project assessor, strategic planner, experienced project manager, TVET Institution Quality Assessor, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager, attested by the awards received such as the Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the Late King Birendra Bira Bikram Shah Dev and Global Educational Leadership Award by the World Education Congress; scholarship from Ryutaro Hashimoto Foundation, Japan; and Humphrey Fellowship from Fullbright Foundation, USA.

He has presented papers in a number of international conferences and meetings on TVET. He has authored and co-authored publications on TVET in various thematic areas - accessibility, greening, entrepreneurship, financing, equality, and image building. Dr. Lamichhane earned his PhD and MPhil in Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal. He has a degree in Educational Administration, Planning and Policy from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Ms. Therese Tan Lee ([email protected]), has honed her expertise in TVET with her extensive work experience in the industry for 22 years. Presently, she is a Lead Consultant in UNESCO International Institute, as well as an External Validator for Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Philippines.

She was affiliated with the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) in 2018 to 2019 where she served as Faculty Specialist and Division Chair for Projects and Consultancy. During her involvement in CPSC, she has been a part of accreditation teams for APACC institutional evaluations of various TVET institutions, reviewed institutional Self-Study Reports, accreditation results and evaluation reports, and contributed to APACC board meetings as one of the board members. She also served as program coordinator and resource person to about 19 programs conducted by the CPSC in 2018 – 2019.

From 2009 to 2017, she had been involved as Curriculum Developer, Project Manager and Regional Coordinator to different projects and programs in TVET such as United Nation Educational Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO); TVET Project Manager Cardno Emerging Markets Australia – BEAM – ARMM Australian Aid Funded Project, and German International Cooperation (GIZ).

Ms. Lee graduated cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education from Laguna College of Arts and Trades in 1998. She also studied Master in Technology and Home Economics from Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) and is currently taking up Master of Public Affairs, Major in Education Management in University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB).

Resource Person Ms. Adrienne Abril ([email protected]) has been working at the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) since February 2007 and currently holds the position of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) Officer.

Prior to this, she held various administrative positions in CPSC such as Executive Secretary and Projects and Consultancy Division Officer.

As APACC Officer, she manages the administrative functions of APACC including planning and implementation of on-site visits, board meetings, accreditors’ training and retraining, and meetings of the Association of APACC Accreditees (AAA).

She acted as resource speaker in APACC orientations and accreditors’ training and coordinated study tour programs on behalf of CPSC. She was involved in 29 APACC institutional evaluation as documentation officer in India, Malaysia, Mongolia, and the Philippines from 2009 up to present.