10th Regional Policy Dialogue on TVET

Advancing the quality of TVET in ASEAN – the practice of quality development and quality assurance

14. Nov 2019 - 15. Nov 2019

Yangon, Myanmar

GIZ-RECOTVET, Ministry of Education Myanmar, ASEAN Quality Assurance Network

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About the Event

Agenda Documentation Joint Yangon Recommendations List of participants Speaker bio

Pictures 13. Nov Pictures 14. Nov Pictures 15. Nov


Plenary 1: Expert input “Quality development as a pillar of quality improvement”
  • Prof. Dr. Georg Spoettl, Director of Centre of Technology, Work and TVET, University of Bremen, Germany - Presentation
Plenary 2: Quality Development and Quality Assurance in TVET – Experience from ASEAN and beyond

Key note:

  • Ms. Andrea Bateman, Director of Bateman and Giles Pty Ltd, International higher education and TVET specialist, Australia - Presentation
  • Mr. Bruce Poh, Executive Deputy Chairman of WorldSkills Singapore Council and Chief Executive Officer of ITE Education Services, Singapore - Presentation
Plenary 3: Presentation on “TVET System Review of Myanmar”
  • Ms. Naing Yee Mar, Deputy Head, Promotion of TVET Programme in Myanmar, GIZ Myanmar - Presentation
Plenary 4: Innovative TVET delivery for better employability

Setting the scene:

  • Dr. Loukas Zahilas, Head of Department for VET systems and institutions, CEDEFOP - Presentation
Plenary 5: Presentation on Joint Yangon recommendations

Joint Yangon recommendations

  • Dr. Moe Kyaw Thu, Deputy Director General, Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DTVET), Ministry of Education, Myanmar
  • Prof. T. Basaruddin, President, ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN).
  • Dr. Athippatai Potang, Human Resource Officer, Senior Professional Level, OVEC, Thailand
  • Mr. Panya Chanthavong, Director General of Education Standard Quality Assurance Centre (EQAC), Lao PDR
  • Ms. Maria Susan P. Dela Rama, Executive Director of Certification Office, TESDA Philippines
Breakout 1: TVET quality to meet national standard and industry requirement

Breakout session 1A: Ensuring adequate implementation of national quality standard for better learning outcomes (quality assessment and accreditation)

  • Prof. Dr. Wahid, Councillor/Rector, UTHM, Malaysia - Presentation
  • Ms. Sabrina Loi, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Corporate), Institute of Technical Education, Singapore - Presentation
  • Mr. Panya Chanthavong, Director General of Education Standard Quality Assurance Centre (EQAC) Lao PDR - Presentation
  • Fr. Jose Dindo Vitug, Executive Director, Don Bosco – One TVET Philippines, Philippines - Presentation

 Breakout session 1B: Empowering teaching staff to be the agent of quality improvement (Teacher training, capacity development for teachers)

  • Ms. Idama Tiurria, Head of Programme Section, Directorate of Teacher development, Ministry of Education, Indonesia - Presentation
  • Dr. Than Zaw, Principal, Technical Promotion Training Center (TPTC) Baelin, Ministry of Education, Myanmar - Presentation
  • Dr. Yok Sothy, Director of National Technical Training Institute (NTTI), Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Cambodia - Presentation
  • Ms. Yoojeong Seo, Programme Specialist, Division of Educational Innovation and Skills (EISD), UNESCO Bangkok - Presentation
Breakout 2: Quality development practices at TVET centres

Breakout session 2A: Shaping quality culture from the classroom - Engaging teachers and learners in quality development

  • Dr. Ade Setiawan, Vice Principal, Batam Vocational School, Indonesia - Presentation
  • Mr. Phone Kyaw, Principal, Industrial Training Centre (Sinde), Ministry of Industry, Myanmar - Presentation
  • Mr. Htet Aung Myo, Manager, Local Vocational Training, Vocational Skills Development Project, Swisscontact, Myanmar - Presentation

 Breakout session 2B: Student-centred and self-reliant learning for better learning outcomes

  • Mr. Ngan Cheng Hwa, Specialist Technical Training Officer, German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), Malaysia - Presentation
  • Dr. Nay Zar Aung, Principal, the School of Industrial Training and Education (SITE), Ministry of Education, Myanmar - Presentation
  • Mr. Vongsa Chayavong, Head of Planning and Cooperation department, TVET school of Luang Namtha province, Lao PDR - Presentation
  • Ms. Phung Thi Nga, Teacher, Information Technology Department, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Vocational College, Viet Nam - Presentation
Breakout 3: Quality improvement practices towards regional recognition

Breakout session 3A: Transferring regional QA frameworks into the quality system of TVET centres – quality improvement for regional mobility

  • Prof. Zita Mohd Fahmi, former Secretary of AQAN - Presentation
  • Engr. Federico Monsada, President, Philippine Technological Council (PTC), Philippines - Presentation
  • Ms. Therese Tan Lee, Faculty Specialist, Colombo Plan Staff College - Presentation

 Breakout session 3B:  Regional initiatives to develop teachers’ capacity on QD and QA

  • Ms. Raihan Tahir, CEO, Exzellent Profis Institute, Malaysia - Presentation
  • Dr. Athippatai Potang, Human Resource Officer, Senior Professional Level, OVEC, Thailand - Presentation


In 2012 the Third International Congress on TVET of UNESCO formulated the “Shanghai Consensus” to offer “strategic directions for cooperation among countries and with the international community to support TVET for all”. It called for efforts to enhance quality across the various types of TVET and in the multiple settings where it takes place, including through the definition of quality standards and benchmarks.” It also called for policies aimed at improving teaching and learning processes and the development of policies and frameworks for professionalizing TVET staff. In the same year the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) invited TVET stakeholders from the ASEAN region for the first regional TVET conference to discuss “TVET Quality Breakthrough”.

In the context of the ASEAN Work Plan on Education 2016 – 2020 the “advancement of quality TVET transformation” and “regional quality assurance and recognition” are priority areas of cooperation. In line with those events, policy makers from Southeast Asia in cooperation with international partners have taken various initiatives to develop regional quality frameworks and guidelines to promote the quality assurance of TVET and lay the foundations for the mutual recognition of qualifications and skills in the ASEAN region.

At the national level, the quality of TVET has remained high on the agenda of ASEAN member states (AMS). Governments have devoted considerable efforts and resources to advance the quality assurance of their TVET systems. The rapid changes in technology and related transformations of the world of work promise to raise the stakes for TVET quality. In response to these dynamic, TVET centres in the ASEAN countries have been working continuously to develop and improve the quality of their training delivery in order to adapt it to the changing labour market demands. The development of quality at this level requires vigorous engagement and strong commitment of the different stakeholders. Teaching staff, content and methods of teaching and learning are among the most important factors influencing the extent to which TVET quality is achieved. Continuous work on quality at TVET centres is imperative.   

To address the importance of quality improvement at this level, RECOTVET implemented by GIZ in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Myanmar (MOE) and the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network (AQAN) will hold the 10th Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD) on TVET. The conference focuses on topic “Advancing the quality of TVET in ASEAN – The practice of quality development and quality assurance”. Policy makers, TVET experts and relevant stakeholders from the ASEAN region and beyond will get together to exchange their views, share national strategies and experience to support the development and assurance of quality in TVET.


The 10th RPD will take stock of the practice of quality development (QD) and quality assurance (QA) in the region. It extends the perspective from regional quality assurance frameworks and their national application to the process of quality development at the facility level and in the interaction of teachers and learners. Overall, the 10th RPD aims:

  • To provide a platform for public discourse highlighting the national and regional policies and strategies to support the quality improvement practices at TVET institutions;
  • To have a close look into the existing models and approaches applied in TVET institutions in order to ensure the delivery of quality TVET;
  • To bring together regional TVET policy making representatives from the AMS to jointly discuss recommendations for the improvement of QD and QA in TVET.

The outcomes of the event will be made available here on SEA-VET.NET and reported to the Senior Officials Meeting on Education of ASEAN.


To achieve a lively and open discourse of this high-ranking event, the 10th RPD features a variety of interesting inputs and inspiring formats as well as room for dialogue, discussion and peer-learning. The latter will mostly take place in breakout sessions where smaller groups can engage in intensive expert discussions.


Participants in the event include the focal points of the Senior Officials Meeting on Education (SOMED) and the Senior Labour Officials Meeting (SLOM) of ASEAN, representatives of business and industry from ASEAN Member States as well as TVET experts and representatives of relevant regional and international organisations.


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