If you want your staff to upskill, make sure that they enrol in a VQA accredited course with a registered Post-School Education and Training (PSET) provider who has approval to deliver the course.
Similarly, if you employ new staff, make sure that they have achieved their qualifications by studying one or more accredited courses with a registered PSET providers. This guarantees that the qualifications of your staff members have been developed with and for industry, are quality assured, and meet national and regional standards.
The Vanuatu Qualifications Framework (VQF) is a nationally approved structure for all post-school qualifications in Vanuatu, including TVET and higher education. It is important for employers and other industry representatives to understand this framework, so you can employ the right people for your business.
In the VQF, a Qualification defines what skills a person will have once s/he has successfully completed a particular course. To get the skills, a person will need to enrol in an Accredited Course at a Registered PSET Provider that offers the course.
Each VQF qualification has a level. The level defines the complexity of the skills a graduate will have once s/he has completed a qualification at a certain level. The higher the level, the more complex the skills will be.
For example, the graduate of a level 1 qualification of Certificate I in Building and Construction (General Construction) will be able to participate in building and construction projects. S/he will be able to perform basic tasks, like laying bricks for a wall. S/he will take instructions from a supervisor on what the wall should look like and how it should be structured.
However, a graduate of a level 4 qualification of Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Supervisor), will be able to be the supervisor on the construction site, who determines what work should be done, who should do it, and make sure that it is all done well and according to the plan.
To find out more about the levels of the VQF, continue reading here: The Levels of the VQF.
To download to full document with all the information on the VQF, download the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework document.