On 23th September, 2020, in Hanoi, the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET) organized a Consultation Workshop on the draft of the Implementation Plan for the Vietnamese Qualifications Framework (VQF) for VET.

 Attending the workshop were more than 50 participants including members of the Working Group on the Implementation of Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA),  Mutual Recognition of Skills (MRS), Vietnamese Qualifications Framework (VQF), ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF); representatives of units under MOLISA, MOET, MOIT, MOCST; representatives from international organizations (ILO, World Bank, British Council, Australian Embassy, New Zealand Embassy); representatives of professional associations, higher education institutions, VET institutions and many experts in the field of education and training.

Photo: Dr. Truong Anh Dung - Director General of DVET gave an opening speech

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Truong Anh Dung, Director General of DVET emphasized the importance of developing the implementation plan for the VQF for VET. In addition to the opportunities, there also are many challenges in the implementation of the VQF for VET, such as: stakeholders awareness, mechanisms and policies system, implementation progress and mobilizing resources, etc. Moreover, the Implementation Plan of VQF for VET need to be consistent with The Implementation plan for higher education qualifications which had been issued.

Photo: Overview of the workshop

Dr. Nguyen Quang Viet - Director of National Institute for Vocational Education and Training gave a presentation on the theoretical framework and draft of the implementation plan of VQF for VET. Accordingly, experiences in implementing the national qualification framework in some countries and the legal framework are analyzed as a practical basis for the implementation of the VQF in the 2021-2025 period. The first draft Implementation Plan covers objectives, requirements, tasks and implementation measures as well as assigns responsibilities to other stakeholders with the lead role of MOLISA.

At the workshop, participants shared and discussed many issues related to the legal basis, mechanisms, policies and implementation status of the VQF. They also provided feedbacks and comments to finalize the draft Implementation Plan. It is expected that the plan will continue to be consulted before submitting to the Government for approval.

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