On September 23, in Hanoi, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) (Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs) coordinated to organize a workshop to implement the national qualification framework of Vietnam for vocational education and training.
The workshop was attended by working group members on the Implementation of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA), Mutual Recognition Agreement of Skills (MRS), Vietnam Qualifications Framework (VQF), ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework (AQRF); Delegates from Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Culture - Sports and Tourism, experts in the field of education and training, representatives of international organizations (GIZ, ILO ...), representatives of vocational education and training institutions, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME), Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, professional associations, enterprises, ...
Speaking at the workshop, Dr. Truong Anh Dung - Director General of the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training said: "From 2016 up to now, DVET has developed the minimum amount of knowledge, the capacity requirements that learners must obtained after graduating from intermediate and college, considered as output standard in the field of vocational education and training. DVET has coordinated to issue 320 outcome standards for 160 skills. It’s expected that in the coming time DVET will develop more about 100 outcome standards for different skills. Staff, resources and funding for developing Vietnam qualification framework is a big challenge. In Vietnam, there only have some individuals participating in this process while in other countries there is a board to do this task. Moreover, cross-level pathway is not clear. In the coming time, there will be many difficulties and obstacles in the context that the implementation progress is too slow compared to that of some countries such as Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia ... "
According to Dr. Nguyen Quang Viet - Director of the National Institute of Vocational Education and Training, some problems arising when implementing the national qualification framework of Vietnam are the need to statistic and classify to develop lists and training occupations classification. In addition, there are no conditions to ensure qualification quality. Outcome standard is a set of knowledge, skills or competencies that an individual obtains after completing a learning process in the form of formal, non-formal or informal ...
According to Mr. Nguyen Quang Viet, the factors affecting the development of the national qualification framework of Vietnam for vocational education and training include the different needs of localities in terms of population size, density, and labor market, economic condition, ethnic composition, traditional culture, education ... The purpose of developing the national qualification framework of Vietnam is to classify and standardize the capacity and learning volume. Minimum qualifications and qualifications suitable for vocational education qualifications, at the same time, improving the quality and competitiveness of human resources, creating pathway across training levels, establishing relationships with national qualifications frameworks of other countries through regional qualification reference frameworks as the basis for mutual performance of qualifications.
The workshop aimed to consult on the implementation plan of the Vietnamese qualification framework (content of vocational education and training) for the period 2020-2025, draft component reference report of Vietnam in ASEAN reference framework, the draft of plan to implement the national qualification framework of Vietnam for vocational education and training qualifications in the period 2021-2025, highlighting a number of key tasks and solutions, specifically, to develop and issue documents to implement the national qualification framework for vocational education and training levels, to develop and promulgate outcome standards according to the vocational training sector at the same time, to deploy, to update and to develop the vocational education and training program according to the national qualification framework.
(On September 23, in Hanoi, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) (Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs) coordinated to organize a workshop to implement the national qualification framework of Vietnam for vocational education and training.)