National Conference on Quality Assurance in PSET

National conference on quality assurance in post-school education and training


Photo - Group phot taken on Thursday 13th September 2017 during the official opening of the Quality Assurance Conference on Post-School Education and Training in Vanuatu, hosted by the Vanuatu Qualifications Authority at Holiday Inn Resort, Port-Vila.

The Vanuatu Qualifications Authority (VQA) has hosted for the second time, a National Conference on Quality Assurance in Post-School Education and Training. This event was held at the Holiday Inn Resort on 13-14 September 2017.

The purpose of this conference is to provide a platform for the registered providers to exchange best practices, to help them discuss how an internal quality assurance can be processed, how to maximize the effectiveness of an organization by using the quality management system (QMS), and to learn from each other’s challenges, experiences, failures and successes. This forum will help providers find a better way to enable pathways for learners and graduates to better employment and further education.

The event gathered around 80 participants including representatives from each registered PSET provider, VQA Board members, the DG of the Ministry of Education and Training, Mr. Jesse Dick Joe, and VQA Staff.

 The keynote speakers of this event were Ms Melesete Lino Mariner, Assistant CEO, Quality Assurance Division of the Samoan Qualifications Authority, and Ms Emoni Togamau Tesese, Director of Tesese Institute of Administrative Studies, Apia, Western Samoa.

PSET Advisor Mr. Peter Morris and Professor Jeannette Baird, Vice President of Quality Assurance at Divine Word University in Papua New Guinea have also made a short presentation.   

During the conference, 60 students from 3 different secondary schools in Port-Vila had the chance to explore possibilities of higher education through an exhibition of photos of some of the registered providers including Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, APTC, CNS, Vanuatu Police College, and Vanuatu College of Nursing Education.  

The VQA wishes to thank the two main sponsors: the Australia-Pacific Technical College and the Skills For Economic Growth Program (TVET). Thank you also to all who have helped make this event a success, particularly for the hard work and dedication of the VQA staff.