Future of TVET Occupational Standards and the 15th AASVET International Conference 2019 (OSAIC2019)

TVET Occupational Standards and Qualification in the Era of Digital Economy

6. Oct 2019 - 9. Oct 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ministry of Human Resources, Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training, and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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About the Event

An international conference on TVET - Future of TVET Occupational Standards and the 15th AASVET International Conference 2019 (OSAIC 2019), will be held from 6-9 October 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The conference is jointly organised by Malaysia Department of Skills Development (Ministry of Human Resources), AASVET and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) and a collaboration with other institutions. 


Information about OSAIC 2019

Date:  6th - 9th October 2019

The 15th AASVET Conference:  8th October 2019

9th October 2019: Post Conference Tour


The theme of the conference is TVET Occupational Standards and Qualification in the Era of Digital Economy.

The conference is a joint effort of the following:

  1. Department of Skills Development, Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) Malaysia.
  2. Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET); and
  3. the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


Day 1: Sunday, 6 October 2019

Venue: Tuscany Italian Restaurant, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel​

15:30 - 17:00 

VIP Registration

20:00 - 22:00    

Welcoming Dinner (by Invitation Only)

Welcoming Greetings by President of AASVET 

Welcoming Remarks by Secretary-General, Ministry of Human Resources

Day 2: Monday, 7 October 2019

Venue: Grand Ballroom, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel


Registration (Invited Participants)

08:30 - 09:30

Keynote Speech 1

ASEAN Occupational Standards and Its Impact on Economy and Employability


09:00 - 9:30

Keynote Speech 2

Producing Career Ready Students With Easily Obtained Technology

Mr. Tim Bergmeier [InPlace - Smart Employability Solutions]

9:30 - 11:00

Plenary I

TVET Occupational Standard and Qualification for Digital Economy

1. Prof. Dr. Seung-II Na [Seoul National University, Korea]

2. Mr. Zaihan Shukri [Department of Skills Development, Malaysia]

3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chingpu Chiao [National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan]

4. Prof. Dr. Moch Bruri Triyono [Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta]

5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Razali Hassan [Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia] 

Moderator: Ts. Dr. Mohamad Naim Yaakub [Department of Polytechnic and Community College, Ministry of Education, Malaysia]

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee Break

11:20 - 12:50 

Plenary II

The Rise of Digital Workers:  Are TVET Curricula Still Relevant?  

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Pavlova [Education University of Hong Kong, UNESCO-UNEVOC]

2. Prof. Dr. Jailani Md Yunos [MyRIVET - Malaysia]

3. Mr. Abd Ghani Japlus [Boustead Heavy Industry Corporation Berhad, Malaysia]

4. Ts. Ir. Dr. Azmi bin Ahmad [Ministry of Youth & Sport, Malaysia]

 Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapha [AASVET]

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30    

Plenary III

Asian and Global Best Practices of TVET Curriculum and Industrial Partnership        

1. Prof. Dr. Weiping Shi [East China Normal University]

2. Prof. Ts. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Hakim Juri [German-Malaysian Institute]

3. Prof. Dr. Ganefri [Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia]

4. Prof. Dr. Wei-Te Liu [National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan]

5. Mr. Shahrir Shafiek [LabTECH  Ltd]

Moderator: Dr. Nurul Amin Bin Badrul [CIAST, MOHR]

15:30 - 16:30 

National Anthem 

Prayer Recital                         

Welcoming Speech

President of AASVET

Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Secretary-General, Ministry of Human Resources

Opening Speech

YB Minister of Human Resources

Montage Presentation

Photo Session and Coffee Break 

16:30 - 17:30  


Future of TVET Graduates: Developing Talent for the Digital Economy

1. Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapha [President of AASVET]

2. Mr. Tim Bergmeier [Director - Asia, InPlace - Smart Employability Solution]

3. Mdm Hjh Mahuran Saro Dato' Haji Sariki [TalentCorp]

4. Prof. Dato Dr. Norazah Nordin [UKM]

Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ridzwan Che Rus [UPSI]

Running Coffee Break

17:30 - 18:00    

Resolution and Closing Remarks 

Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Sattar Rasul [Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia]

20:00 - 22:00

Dinner and Cultural Performance



Day 3: Tuesday, 8 October 2019  [The 15th AASVET Conference]

Venue: Ballroom, Putrajaya Marriott Hotel​

08:00 - 09:00 


09:00 - 09:15

Inaugural Speech  by the 5th President of AASVET

Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapha

09:15 - 09:45     

Keynote Speech 3

The Roles of TVET in Digital Economy

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schröder [Technische Universitat Dortmund, Germany]

Session Chair: Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Sattar Rasul [University Kebangsaan Malaysia]

09:50 - 10:20 

Keynote Speech 4 

Greening TVET for Sustainable Development

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Margarita Pavlova [The Education University of Hong Kong, UNESCO-UNEVOC]

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapha [President AASVET]

10:25 - 10:35  

The Announcement of the 16th AASVET Conference

10:35 - 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 - 12:00

Plenary IV

TVET and The Future of Work

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Takaaki Horai [Takada Junior College, Japan]

2. Prof. Dr. Wei-ping Shi [East China Normal University, China]

3. Dr. Paryono [Deputy Director SEAMEO VOCTECH]

4. Mr. Roshan Thiran [Leaderonomics]

5. Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Sattar Rasul [University Kebangsaan Malaysia]

Moderator: Dr. Rahayu Ahamad Bakhtiar [Institut Aminuddin Baki, Ministry of Education]

12:00 - 13:30  

Concurrent Session 

13:30 - 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:45

Concurrent Session II

Running Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:15    

Concurrent Session III



17:30 - 18:30


18:30- 19:30

AASVET Annual Meeting


Day 4: Wednesday, 9 October 2019 

Conference Activity: Field Trips (For Foreign Delegates)





07:30 - 08:00

Registration participants for excursion


Lobby Putrajaya Marriott Hotel

08:00 - 12:00

HICOM, Shah Alam


HICOM, Shah Alam

12:00 - 13:00

Depart to Putrajaya



13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break


Tasik Putrajaya

14:00 - 14:30

Visit Putrajaya Mosque




Depart to KLCC



15:15 - 17:15

Visit KLCC


KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


Depart to Hotel












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