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Aim
​To provide a flexible and effective system of certification and accreditation of vocational and technical qualifications which are responsive, relevant and accessible to the local needs of industry, individuals, society and the economy of Brunei Darussalam

Vision
​Quality Vocational and Technical Education and Training Programmes, recognized both nationally and internationally

Mission

Introduction
​Executive Secretary of Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council​Yang Mulia Dayang Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Ismail
​Address​BDTVEC Secretariat
3rd Floor, Institute of Brunei Technical Education Building
Simpang: 347, Jalan Pasar Baharu
Gadong BE 1310
Brunei Darussalam
​Contact​Tel : +673 2422208
Fax : +673 2422303
E-Mail Address : bdtvec@moe.gov.bn

Description
​The Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council (BDTVEC) was established in May 1991, and it acts as the national awarding body for technical and vocational qualifications in Brunei Darussalam. Through this local awarding body, the provision of technical and vocational education in the country has become more flexible and effective.

For a number of years, technical and vocational qualifications had been provided by foreign accrediting bodies such as the Business and Technician Education Council (BTEC) and the City and Guilds (C&G) of London Institute to name a few.  In view of the local economic and industrial developments, and to respond to the demand for varied and quality technical and vocational education and training locally, the Council main responsibility is to provide Bruneians with skills related technical and vocational qualifications needed to develop competence in their choice of career or special interest.

The first programme submissions for the Council awards were introduced in August 1992. 

The Council has approved 103 programmes at various qualification levels in areas such as Applied and Agriculture Science; Business and Administration; Civil and Built Environment; Design, Textiles and Clothing; Electronic and Info-Communication Technology, Engineering; and Hotel, Services and Tourism Studies.

In the transformation of Technical and Vocational Education Training, IBTE has the autonomy to award their own programmes, replacing the awarding body Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council (BDTVEC).  The BDTVEC programmes in all levels: Higher National Diploma, Diploma and Skill Certificates programmes are replaced by IBTE Higher National Technical Education Certificate (HNTec), National Technical Education Certificate (NTec) and Institutional Skills Qualification (ISQ)


Functions
To formulate and maintain coherent and effective policies and a framework for vocational and technical education at the national level.
To award national qualifications for vocational and technical education.
To market and promote awareness of vocational and technical education, training and qualifications to the wider community.
To establish an effective trade testing infrastructure and service for the workforce of the private and public sectors.
To enhance the collaboration, cooperation and partnership between vocational and technical institutions or centres as well as industrial training organisations.
To validate and verify vocational and technical courses and programmes to be offered by public and private vocational and technical institutions.
To maintain and extend international relationships with accrediting, validating and awarding bodies overseas.


Duties & Responsibilities
The Council shall, be responsible for all or any of the following matters

a) To evaluate and continuously review the policies of vocational and technical education in order to develop a unified system of vocational and technical courses and programmes;

b) To devise or approve suitable courses and programmes to be offered by public and private vocational and technical institutions/centres;

c) To establish and assess national competency standards by employing expertise from government agencies, industry, commerce, professional organisations and instructional staff to ensure that the course/programmes are of high quality, flexible enough to respond to changing circumstances and technology and to the needs of employers;

d) To regulate the assessments to be conducted at vocational and technical institutions or centres for the purpose of certification; 

e) To award national vocational and technical education qualifications based on the following levels of Pre-SPN 21 certification:
Higher National Diploma 
National Diploma
National Certificate
Pre National Diploma
National Trade Certificate Grade 2 
National Trade Certificate Grade 3
National Vocational Certificate 

f) To award national vocational and technical education qualifications based on the following levels of certifications for the programmes under SPN 21:
Higher National Diploma (HND) 
Diploma (Dip)
Skilled Certificate 3 (SC 3)
Skilled Certificate 2 (SC 2) 

g) To regulate and accredit all vocational and technical institutions. 

h) To maintain and extend international relationship with accrediting, validating and awarding bodies to ensure wider recognition and greater student mobility and progression to higher levels of professional qualification.


​Organization Structure
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