Welcome to TVEC
The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission was established in 1991 as the apex body in the technical and vocational education and training sector under the provisions of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No 20 of 1990. Its primary responsibility is policy formulation, planning, quality assurance, coordination and development of tertiary and vocational education in the country.
The amendments introduced in December 1999 to the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990, ensures that 10 out of 17 members of the TVEC including its Chairman, represent the Employer Associations and Private Sector entrepreneurs. This provides a forum at the highest level for the private sector to contribute towards developing policies and programmes that would help achieve the vision of the Government of maintaining a demand-driven training system.
The Chairman and the Director General of the Commission are assisted by a team of Directors, in charge of development functions and a Secretary who oversees the personnel, financial and administration functions.
Registration & Accreditation
To All Technical & Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institutions Online submission of New / Renewal applications for Center Registration and Course accreditation of NVQ Qualifications is now effected. Please ensure your applications are sent through online.
Registration & Accreditation Help Desk number 0117608016
Category 1 : Vocational Training Center-Public Sector - Application
Category 2 : Vocational Training Center-Private Sector - Application
Category 3 : Employer award for Apprenticeship Development - Application
Category 4 : Work-based Training Provider - Application
Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC),
Nipunatha Piyasa, 354/2, 3rd floor, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05.
Join UNESCO-UNEVOC in celebrating World Youth Skills Day 2019
Flexible Learning Model (FLM)
Further Information :- http://ssdd.skillsmin.gov.lk
Call for nominations UNESCO-Hamdan Prize
2019-2020 (6th Edition)- Appel à candidatures pour le Prix UNESCO-Hamdan 2019-2020 (6ème Édition)
The sixth edition of the UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers has opened
the call for nominations.
The prize is awarded every two years and it recognizes initiatives that contribute to improving educational practices around the world, with priority given to developing countries and to marginalized
and disadvantaged communities.
The Prize of $300 000 will be divided between three winners.
I invite you to disseminate this information widely to your networks and relevant stakeholders in order to give all potential candidates the opportunity to participate. Candidates should be organizations,
international or national non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
institutions or local, national and regional communities who are working to enhance the performance and effectiveness of teachers.
The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2019-2020 Prize is 31 October 2019 (midnight, Paris time). Applications are to be emailed to: email@example.com with the mention in the subject
“UNESCO-Hamdan Prize application”.
To submit a nomination, please download the guide, the application form and the nomination form.
Download the Statutes of UNESCO-Hamdan Prize.
The Secretariat of the Prize stands ready to provide you with any additional information that you may require (tel.: +33 1 45 68 23 22 - fax: + 33 1 45 68 56 26; e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Further information about the Prize can be found at: https://en.unesco.org/news/call-nominations-2019-2020-unesco-hamdan-prize-now-open and www.ha.ae
Pass list of NCT and NCIT Viva-Voce Interview conducted in the month of May and June in 2019 for awarding of Equivalence of NVQ Level 5
(Certificates can be collected from TVEC)
Transparency and Efficiency
Please send your grievances/suggestions/appreciations to email@example.com while outstanding of Institute Registration, Course Accreditation,Issuing NVQ Certificates and development of National Competency Standard (NCS) & Curricula. We believe in quality and total customer satisfaction.
Draft Final Report :- National Vocational Qualifications Framework of Sri Lanka
කාර්මික හා වෘත්තීය අධ්යාපනය පිළිබඳ ජාතික ප්රතිපත්ති ප්රකාශය ජනපතිට පිළිගන්වයි …
|If a hard copy is required, please contact:
Mr.D D C Kalubowila Senior Policy Research officer firstname.lastname@example.org National Education Commission web : www.nec.gov.lk secretary: 0112815703
*All comments for improvements in the next edition may be sent to Dr.T.A. Piyasiri ,Vice Chairman (Planning), National Education Commission (NEC)
*Suggestions/offers towards implementation of the Plan could be sent to Prof.Dayantha S Wijeyesekera,Chairman, Tertiary Vocational Training Commission (TVEC)
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN, Vidya Jyothi Emeritus Professor Dayantha Wijeyesekera
The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission which was established under the provisions of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Parliamentary Act No 20 of 1990 ( and its amendment No 50 of 1999) is the apex body in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector. Its primary responsibility is policy formulation, planning, quality assurance, coordination and development of tertiary and vocational education in the country. Having been the first Chairman of the Commission in 1991 for the period of four years, I am very pleased to be re-appointed for a third term as its Chairman. The Commission has made vast strides since its inception, having Registered over 2500 .
Tertiary institutes and Accredited over 1890 programmes of study according to the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework together with deciding on occupations for the preparation of new National Competency Standards for the award of NVQ qualifications at Certificate and diploma level respectfully. Some of them lead to a Degree qualification at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC). In addition, the TVEC also map non- NVQ qualifications into the NVQ through the Sri Lanka Qualification framework (SLQF). The TVET Guide (website www.tvec.gov.lk) published annually by the Commission gives all the details of such courses on an island-wide provincial, basis, indicating occupations at different levels with all other relevant contact details etc for those interested in such programmes of study. As a person always enthusiastic in alternate avenues of tertiary and technological education for those who did not enter a conventional Higher Education institute or a University in Sri Lanka. I invite all those who wish to be aware of and pursue such qualifications and avenues to visit the website and obtain the relevant information. The TVEC is a ISO certified institution by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. The Commission continuously produces a Labour Market information bulletin and also in the preparation of the Development Plan for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Sri Lanka and the participation of all concerned are solicited.
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, Mr.R.D.S Kumararatne
The Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission, popularly known as TVEC was established in 1991 under the Tertiary and Vocational Education Act No. 20 of 1990 and reconstituted as a statutory body by the TVE (Amendment) Act. No 50 of 1999. The TVEC is the Apex for of Tertiary and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector deciding the Policy and Regulations of the sector. The TVEC Registers TVET institutes and Accredits Courses mainly on the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) framework leading through Certificate, Diploma and finally at Degree qualifications at NVQ level at the University of Vocational Technology (UNIVOTEC). The courses at UNIVOTEC also grants lateral entry to students at NVQ levels 5 & 6 to proceed for the degree.
It is legally imperative that all Tertiary and Vocational Educations in Sri Lanka, obtains Registration of the respective institute and thereafter obtains Accreditation of the programmes they conduct. All these institutes and Accredited courses are available in the TVET guides published by the TVEC and also available online currently on a Provincial basis for the benefit of the learners / trainees, their parents, school teachers, School Principals, employers and also Resource persons including who can contribute to the TVEC for the development of TVET.
MESSAGE FROM THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL, Mr.Janaka Jayalath
The overall objective of the national Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) strategy is to create a competent, motivated, adaptable and innovative workforce that plays pivotal roles in the poverty reduction and socio-economic development efforts of the country. This is achieved through facilitating demand-driven, employment oriented, relevant and outcome based TVET at all levels.
TVEC as the apex body in TVET sector in Sri Lanka, is empowered to accomplish its mandate through the main goals, that is to formulate, review, update and implement robust TVET policies & strategies, planning of TVET activities, develop and maintain information systems and develop institutional capacity of TVEC to establish and maintain a credible and quality assured National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) system. The global TVET environment is becoming increasingly borderless, making quality assurance of education and qualifications more important and necessary. In this context, TVEC is geared to respond local and global challenges making the NVQ system robust, flexible, coherent and comprehensive.