For the Government of Malaysia to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global environment and to become a high-income nation by 2020, it is imperative that it embarks on an integrated approach which involves government and Economic Transformation Programme. This programme is important on intensifying human resource development in order to produce a workforce which is well-equipped to face a competitive global market. The Government of Malaysia has determined that the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector as the main route in providing highly-skilled human resources and contribute towards economic growth. This article explores general overview of the TVET system in Malaysia, the current quality assurance governance for the TVET qualification and its development based on desk research, documents analyses and interview with stakeholders related. This article also identifies strengths and main issues in current systems and provides suggestions and proposal for improvement of quality assurance system for TVET qualifications in Malaysia.
Principle Assistant Director
Malaysian Qualifications Agency
The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), was established on 1 November 2007 with the coming in force of the Malaysian Qualifications Agency Act 2007. The main role of the MQA is to implement the Malaysian Qualifications Framework (MQF) as a basis for q
Field of expertise/main research projects:
Experiences in the quality assurance through involvement in accreditation process and evaluation. As an officer at Policy and Strategic Planning Division, I’m directly involved in reviewing current policy and developing new policy in higher education which collaborate with Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). I also responsible in strategic planning development of MQA.