About The TEVET Authority: What is TEVET Authority?
The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority is a regulatory body that was established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament to promote and regulate sustainable provision of quality technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training for the Malawian workforce in a socially responsible manner.
The Authority’s operations are guided by following:
An adequate and competitive workforce for export-led socioeconomic growth of Malawi
To promote and regulate sustainable provision of quality technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training for the Malawian workforce in a socially responsible manner.
- Completeness: TEVET programmes shall be all-embracing covering various trades, occupations and professions.
- Demand-driven: TEVET Authority shall support training programmes that are relevant to the needs of stakeholders.
- Participation and Partnership: TEVET programmes are premised on the active partnership and participation of our key stakeholders.
- Flexibility: TEVET programmes shall permit flexibility in response to market demands
- Transparency and Accountability: TEVET Authority shall ensure that the funds are used for their designated tasks.
- Ethics: TEVET Authority activities will be run professionally with integrity, diligence, and responsibility.
a. To promote an integrated, demand driven, competency-based modular technical education and training system;
b. To monitor gaps between supply and demand for skills;
c. To support the adoption and application of appropriate technologies;
d. To promote managerial and business skills, and a spirit of entrepreneurial culture with regard to both wage and self-employment;
e. To facilitate sound and sustainable financing and funding mechanisms for technical education and training; and
f. To facilitate and bring together the expertise and moderate the different interests of stakeholders of technical education and training.
2. Setup and Organisational Structure
The TEVET Authority comprises of a Board with representatives from various sectors, a Secretariat and regional TEVET service centres which are implementation arms.
3. Scope and Areas of Focus
a. Increasing access and equity to TEVET
b. Improving quality and relevance
c. Governance and Management
d. Promoting cross-cutting issues on the environment
4. Expertise and Services
A. Regulatory and compliance
B. Programme planning and implementation
C. Labour market information services
D. TEVET advisory services
A. Public and Private Sector Training Programme: Provision of support to TEVET Levy compliant employers by addressing skills and performance gaps at the workplace to increase productivity and delivery of good quality products and services.
B. Formal Apprenticeship Programme: Facilitation and regulation of Formal Apprenticeship Programme using the Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) approach to make it more flexible and responsive to the demands of the labour market.
C. Informal Sector Skills Development Programme: TEVET Authority facilitates the development of quality skills training aimed at equipping youth and disadvantaged groups in local communities with skills that would enable them become employable through wage or self-employment.
D. Quality Assurance Framework: TEVET Authority registers, accredits and conducts inspection of TEVET Institutions and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Assessment Centres to ensure adherence to the required standards and quality of training.
E. TEVET Levy Collection and Management: In order to fulfill its mandate, the TEVET Authority gets funding through the collection of TEVET levy that employers from both the public and the private sector submit to the Authority. TEVET Levy is 1% of the basic payroll which an employer pays in respect to the previous financial year.
F. Information, Education and Communication: To ensure awareness of its programmes and activities, the TEVET Authority develops key corporate messages and selling propositions to market and promote the authority’s corporate image to its various internal and external stakeholders. It also publishes IEC materials such as documentaries, newsletters, brochures to ensure that easy access to TEVET information is guaranteed.
G. Planning, Monitoring and Research: The division is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of all TEVET Authority programmes and coordination of planning and review meetings and research.
6. Key Operations and Programme Facilitation Partners
The TEVET Authority cherishes the cooperation existing with its local and international development partners in the improvement of the TEVET System in Malawi. The Authority works in cooperation with existing bilateral donors, local and international NGO’s, civil society organisations and district assemblies.
7. General Position in Government’s Development Plans and Initiatives
TEVET programmes have been given weight in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy II (MGDS II) and prominence in the National Skills Development Plan and the National Export Strategy (2013-2018).
For more information contact:
Private Bag B406
Tel: (+265) 1 773 784/ 775 211/775 245
Fax: 1 774 797
|Northern Regional TEVET Service Centre
P. O. Box 20138
Luwinga, Mzuzu 2
Tel: (+265)1 320 811/ 814/819
|Central Regional TEVET Service Centre
P. O. Box 1267
Tel: (+265)1 724 893/ 894
|Southern Regional TEVET Service Centre
P. O. Box 301559
Tel: (+265)1 879 613/14
The Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority