Issue 18: Self-reliant learning by implementing work-based and work-related learning approaches

Annika Behrens, Badaruddin Bin Ibrahim, Sureewan Rajchasom, Georg Spöttl

Annika Behrens

TU Dortmund University

Badaruddin Bin Ibrahim
University Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia
Sureewan Rajchasom

Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, Thailand

Georg Spöttl
University of Bremen, Germany

TVET@Asia Newsletter

About TVET@Asia

TVET@Asia is an open content online journal for scientists and practitioners in the field of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Vocational Teacher Education (VTE) in the East and Southeast- Asian region.

Its main purpose is to provide access to peer reviewed papers and thus to enhance the dissemination of relevant content and the initiation of open discussions within the TVET community.

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Jan 25, 2016 | Uncategorised

Call for Papers

Quality Assurance as Basis of Trust and Labour Market Relevance of TVET Qualifications

TBC (UNESCO Bangkok)
Andrea Bateman (Independent consultant)
Mike Coles (Independent consultant)
Anne Busian (TU Dortmund University)

As Asia moves towards greater socio-economic integration, mutual recognition of qualifications and their quality assurance is becoming ever more important. Countries that have developed National Qualification Frameworks (NQF) are now shifting attention to their implementation including through the establishment of quality assurance mechanisms which are the foundation for mutual trust, relevance and recognition across borders. In that context, exploring quality assurance in Asia is a timely endeavour.

UNESCO Bangkok is therefore inviting authors interested to contribute to the 7th issue of TVET@Asia (, an online TVET journal. The articles (10-15 pages) can be research-, practice- or policy-based and address one or more of the following themes related to quality assurance of TVET qualifications at national level:

  • Evolution of quality assurance development in TVET;
  • Policies, institutional arrangements and legislation related to quality assurance of TVET qualifications;
  • Assessment that underpins qualification arrangements of learners and providers in TVET;
  • Employer, employee and civil society organisations involvement in assuring the quality of TVET qualifications;
  • Capacity development to support quality assurance of TVET qualification;
  • Funding quality assurance of TVET qualifications;
  • Quality assurance as a way to increase labour market relevance of TVET qualifications.

Open to any interested author.

Copyright and Charges: 

TVET@Asia will publish the submission under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License, copyright stays with the authors.

This journal does not charge article processing or submission charges.


  1. Please send an abstract of no more than one page, a short CV/profile (half page) and a list of publications to the editorial board via by February 29th, 2016;
    Please use “form-abstract_tvet-online.docx” which you find with other forms for download at
  2. Submit a draft by March 31st, 2016.
  3. Your draft will be reviewed by a peer and sent back as soon as possible.
  4. Send the finalised paper by May 15th, 2016.
  5. Tentative publication date: end of June/beginning of July 2016

Thank you very much for your contribution.

Sincerely yours,
TBC, Andrea Bateman, Mike Coles, Anne Busian
Chief Editors, Issue 7

Editors of issue 7:




> the template for the article: docTemplate TVETAsia i7189 KB

> the form for the abstract: docxform-abstract_tvet-online.docx24.36 KB

> the form to submit the authors profile: docxprofile48.39 KB

> the full Call for Papers for Issue 7: pdfCfP Issue-7 TVETAsia225.01 KB


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