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May 6, 2021

National Qualification Framework: Leveling the Qualifications Playing Field

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PNG is yet to follow a standard National Qualification Framework to assess competency in trainee trades persons.

This is from President ofthPNG Training & Development Society, George Arua.

Yesterday,thPNGTDS held its monthly breakfast meeting to get members attuned tothPNG National Qualification Framework for Business Competency Standards.

Mr Arua saidthe framework will allow nationals to havethe same qualifications as anyone else aroundthe world.

Mr Arua ran throughthe details ofthe framework and how member organizations could use it to assess competency in trainees.

The National Qualification Framework is an internationally accepted structure adopted to oversee competency training. The framework was adopted bPNG in 2009.

The meeting yesterday focused onthe technical and vocational training sector.

Mr Arua said most people inthe industry are well aware ofthe framework but he doubtsthey understand how it works.

He said this is an opportunity for nationals to be employed overseas.

Mr Arua said it was important for their members to understandthe units of competencies andtheir elements, sothey can build uptheir performance criteria asthey go.


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