The VQA is governed by the VQA Board.
Under the direction of the VQA Board, the Chief Executive Officer provides leadership to the VQA Executive and has overall responsibility for four divisions:
- Office of the Chief Executive Officer,
- Corporate Services, Research, Planning and Monitoring Division,
- Quality Assurance and Compliance Division, and
- Standards and Qualifications Division.
The Corporate Services, Research Planning and Monitoring Division is currently led by the CEO. He has strategic oversight over a broad range of functions, and is also responsible for finance, administration and information and communications technology. The latter serves the VQA operations with a particular emphasis on data and records management. A strong and continuing monitoring and evaluation focus informs policy and planning decisions. The VQA's communication strategies are supported by a discrete information and marketing function.
The Quality Assurance and Compliance Division is responsible for the administration of the Vanuatu Quality Assurance Framework (VQAF) and regulates and facilitates provider registration, course accreditation, approval to deliver, and quality audit for all PSET providers operating in Vanuatu.
The Standards and Qualifications Division works in close collaboration with industry and productive sector organisations and individuals. Industry representatives and Industry Skills Councils are involved in the development and maintenance of courses and of nationally recognized industry endorsed units of competency.
This division also has responsibility to maintain the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework (VQF), which covers all post-school qualifications. The VQF complements the VQA quality assurance processes by enabling consistent alignment of nationally recognized units of competency and courses to relevant qualification levels.