Standards and Compliance

The core mandate of this Directorate is to establish standards and benchmarks for training, inspect institutions to ascertain compliance with set standards and recommend curriculum review. It is headed by a Director and assisted by two managers.

The functions of the directorate are:
1. Establish standards for training.
2. Categorize and schedule institutions for standards compliance assessments.
3. Inspect institutions for compliance with set TVETA standards and guidelines.
4. Co-ordinate evaluation of standards compliance assessment reports.
5. Liaise with National and County Governments on compliance with TVETA standards.
6. Co-ordinate field offices and liaise with field officers on mapping of TVET institutions.
7. Monitor advertisement by TVET institutions in print and electronic media for enforcement and compliance with standards.
8. Update TVET database for standards compliance.
9. Enforce industrial attachment and internship policies as per the TVET Act, 2013.
10. Advise on the development of schemes of service for trainers.
11. Benchmark best practises on training standards compliance.
12. Develop guidelines for TVET training facilities.
13. Curriculum review for programmes or course of study.
14. Monitor examinations by various examining bodies for standards compliance.
15. Vetting of foreign examining bodies for compliance with TVETA standards.

Accreditation and Outreach Services

The functions of the directorate:
1. Evaluate applications for accreditation of institutions and licensing of programmes and courses.
2. Categorize and schedule institutions for assessments.
3. Assess TVET institutions and prepare reports.
4. Co-ordinate evaluation of assessment reports.
5. Accredit institutions.
6. License programmes and courses.
7. Develop and maintain database of accredited institutions, and programmes and courses licensed.
8. Liaise with TVET examining bodies and curriculum developers on the examination centre.
9. Maintain and disseminate updated record of all courses examined by various examining bodies.
10. Equate certificates and undertake recognition of prior learning.
11. Evaluate applications for registration and accrediting of trainers.
12. Develop, manage and maintain register of TVET trainers.
13. Liaise with professional bodies on accreditation of programmes.

Strategy, Planning and Research

The core mandate of this Directorate is to advise on TVET policies, conduct and contribute to TVET research and publish information on TVET issues; to initiate and engage in development and innovative projects; they also develop and participate in networks and collaborations within and outside the country. The directorate is headed by a Director assisted by two managers.

The functions of the directorate are:
1. Advise on policies, plans and guidelines for implementation of the TVET Act, 2013 66
2. Conduct research on TVET.
3. Initiate and engage in development and innovative projects.
4. Collect, examine and publish information relating to TVET.
5. Establish linkages and collaborations for best practice in TVET.
6. Coordinate tracer studies of TVET graduates.
7. Determine training needs and objectives in TVET to inform policy.
8. Enhance public private partnership in TVET and industry.
9. Develop and participate in relevant local, regional and international networks and partnerships.
10. Monitor implementation of policies guiding TVET.

Corporate Services

The core mandate of the Directorate is responsibility for Human Resource issues, Organizational capacity, Finance matters, administration, legal matters, and ICT services. It is headed by a Director, assisted by three managers.

The functions of the directorate are:
1. Staff Recruitment and placement.
2. Staff training and development.
3. Staff welfare, discipline and remuneration.
4. Advice on legal matters concerning the Authority.
5. Coordinate the development of SOPs and Manuals.
6. Ensure implementation and reporting of the Performance Contract.
7. Financial management of the Authority.
8. Ensure the Authority obtains goods and services in a timely manner.
9. Management and coordination of ICT services and ICT technical support.
10. Maintaining of professional standards and practices in procurement.
11. Coordination and management of all aspects of corporate communication.
12. Managing the audit function.
13. Coordinate the risk management function.
14. Ensure the smooth logistical operation of the Authority

A number of staff and functions within this Directorate will work closely and directly with the DG and/ or the Board (e.g., Internal Audit/Risk Management, Legal, M&E).