Institut Pendidikan Teknikal Brunei (IBTE) was established by the consent of His Majesty Paduka Seri Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan Brunei Darussalam during the Celebration of Isra 'and Mi'raj on the 27 Rejab 1435 Hijrah / 27th May 2014. IBTE's role is to replace the responsibilities mandated to the Department of Technical Education, in terms of transforming the existing administrative structure to a system that is based on the Board of Governance consitution. The rationale for the establishment of IBTE is to restructure the technical education system to be more responsive and relevant to the needs of the country. IBTE will continously contribute to the Government's agenda to make Brunei Darussalam a country that has educated and highly skilled people in addition to being economically dynamica nd resilient thereby making the high quality standard of living which is in line with Vision Brunei 2035.
Sixth Form Colleges
Students who have the necessary ‘O’ Level qualifications may proceed to do a two-year pre-university course leading to the Brunei-Cambridge Advanced Level Certificate of Education examination (GCE ‘A’ Level).Pre-university education prepares students for entrance to universities and other higher education institutions in Brunei Darussalam and overseas.Depending on their English Language ‘O’ Level grades, all pre-university students are required to take English Language at an appropriate level such as the ‘A/S’ Level General Paper, Thinking Skills, English A.S., English Language and English Literature or ‘O’ Level English. Students may choose a combination of three or more ‘A’ Level subjects according to approved subject combinations.
SEAMEO VOCTECH Regional Centre
The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VOCTECH) was established on 28 August 1990 by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), a chartered international organisation whose purpose is to promote cooperation in education, science and culture in the Southeast Asian Region.VOCTECH’s policy-making body is the Governing Board (GB), which is composed of a representative from each SEAMEO member country, such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.The representatives are nominated by their respective Ministers of Education and appointed by the SEAMEO Council. The SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) Director and VOCTECH Director serve as ex-officio members of the Board.The VOCTECH Governing Board is responsible for operational policies, strategic planning, and annual review and evaluation of the Centre’s programmes and budget within the framework of its approved Five-Year Development Plan.The Centre’s mandate is to strengthen and improve the quality of Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VTET) in Southeast Asia through human resources development.
Guided by its Vision and Mission, SEAMEO VOCTECH has identified six goals to be carried out through various training programmes, research and development, information sharing, networking, organisational capacity, financial viability and management.