PROGRAM CODE: 23-24/WEB03 (Webinar)
DATE AND TIME: 17 May 2024
11:30am Afghanistan | 12:00nn Maldives, Pakistan | 12:30pm India, Sri Lanka | 12:45pm Nepal | 1:00pm Bangladesh, Bhutan | 1:30pm Myanmar | 2:00pm Thailand | 3:00pm China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore | 5:00pm Papua New Guinea | 7:00pm Fiji


Quality assurance (QA) is indispensable for the advancement of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems worldwide. By ensuring industry relevance, enhancing employability, standardizing accreditation processes, fostering continuous improvement, meeting global standards, building stakeholders’ confidence, and addressing skills mismatches, QA mechanisms play a pivotal role in creating a skilled workforce equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st-century economy. It is imperative for policymakers, educators, employers, and other stakeholders to prioritize and invest in quality assurance initiatives to unlock the full potential of TVET in driving socio-economic development and promoting sustainable livelihoods.

Accreditation serves as a hallmark of quality assurance within the realm of TVET. It is a systematic process through which institutions, programs, and qualifications are evaluated against predetermined standards to ensure quality, relevance, and credibility.

The Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) APACC is a regional accreditation and certification body established through the CPSC Seoul Declaration 2004, conceived by the Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC). It aims to accredit and certify the TVET institutions for human resources development through the standardization and harmonization of education and training systems which will facilitate the mobility of the workforce across national borders in Asia and the Pacific region. Recognized for its rigorous evaluation processes and adherence to international standards, APACC plays a crucial role in enhancing the quality and credibility of TVET institutions and programs.


  • To increase awareness among stakeholders about the importance of accreditation in ensuring quality assurance in TVET.
  • To showcase the role of APACC in promoting quality assurance and excellence in TVET across the Asia-Pacific region.
  • To share best practices and experiences related to accreditation processes and procedures in TVET institutions.
  • To discuss common challenges and issues faced by TVET institutions in the accreditation process and explore strategies for overcoming them.
  • To facilitate collaboration and networking among TVET institutions, accreditation bodies, industry representatives, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

Target Participants/Audience and Registration

  • Practitioners from TVET and other related fields
  • Academicians from different disciplines

Date and Time

The program is tentatively scheduled on 17 May 2024, Friday, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM (Philippine time) online through CPSC Zoom platform.

Resource Speakers

Dr. Kesavan Ulaganathen
Governing Board-Engaged Faculty Consultant
Colombo Plan Staff College
Building Blk. C., Department of Education Complex Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Engr. Mian Khuram Ahsan
Senior Faculty Specialist
Colombo Plan Staff College
Building Blk. C., Department of Education Complex Meralco Avenue, Pasig City 1600 Metro Manila, Philippines
Email: [email protected]