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TEVETA is an institution created under the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Act (No.13 of 1998) read together with TEVET (Amendment) Act No. 11 of 2005. The functions of TEVETA are defined in the Act as follows:-
  • Advise the Minister on the development of the quality of human resources in Zambia through technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;
  • Regulate and advise management boards;
  • Regulate and coordinate apprenticeship and trade testing facilities;
  • Provide technical consultancy to management boards and private training institutions;
  • Promote the technical capacity of management boards;
  • Develop the national curricula in consultation with all stakeholders;
  • Set minimum standards and qualifications for any occupation, skill, technology or trade for institutions in accordance with developments in industry;
  • Provide guidelines for the development of institutional curriculum;
  • Approve examinations to be taken by persons attending courses at an institution established or registered under this Act;
  • Regulate and conduct national examinations relating to technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training;
  • Charge and collect fees in respect of examinations set under this Act;
  • Award certificates to persons who succeed in examinations set under this Act;
  • Guide institutions in preparing rules for the recruitment of students and teachers;
  • Approve curricula and standards of certificates in institutions established or registered under this Act;
  • Register institutions;
  • Cancel the registration of an institution established under this Act; and
  • Do all such things connected with or incidental to the functions of the Authority.