TVET Nated Business Qualifications
Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
Richfield TVET Division operates in the occupational qualifications sub-framework, to roll out national occupational qualifications to learners who want a trade or occupation. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) equips them, not only with vocational skills, but with a broad range of knowledge, skills and attitudes that are now recognised as indispensable for meaningful participation in work and life.
TVET students obtaining both theoretical and practical training are preferred for employment by the engineering sector, according to research. The technical Nated programmes include the Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Chemical Engineering fields. Studies in Engineering provide opportunities in various sectors of the economy and addresses the national skill shortages and facilitates economic growth and development in the country.
The acquisition of technical skills makes one more employable in the formal labour market and also develops entrepreneurial skills across many disciplines.
The aim of the business studies Nated programmes is to equip learners with skills in general business practices. Learners will be able to select a programme that best suits their employment opportunities. The programmes for the business studies Nated courses available are Educare, Public Management, Human Resource Management, Management Assistant, Legal Secretary, Medical Secretary, Business Management, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Public Relations, Tourism and Hospitality and Catering Services.
National Accredited Technical Education Diploma (NATED) programmes are delivered under the auspices of the Department of Higher Education and Training. The programmes consist of 18 months theoretical studies at the college and 18 months relevant practical application in work places. Engineering studies range from N1-N6 while Business and Utility Studies range from N4 N6. The ultimate goal of the Nated courses is to award the student studying the course an N6 Diploma.
Technical and Vocational Education will contribute to greater access to technical and vocational programmes in the Higher Education band. The central question contained in the White Paper (DHET: 2013) refers to how skills development can support the creation of a development state. Technical education will make an individual a valuable asset to the changing technological global environment.