Tertiary and Vocational Education
Commission (TVEC), in association with the Skills
Development Project (SDP) funded by the Asian
Development Bank (ADB), introduced the national
certification system for the Technical and Vocational
Education and Training (TVET) sector of Sri Lanka, which
is called the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ)
framework with effect from January 2005.
The Tertiary and Vocational Education
act no. 20 of 1990 under which the TVEC was established
requires it to establish systems for granting of
tertiary and vocational education awards including
certificates for the TVET sector.