Why registration and accreditation?

By registering with SEFOPE training providers have the opportunity to become part of the vocational training system in Timor-Leste. By going through the registration process,  and where appropriate the accreditation process,  training providers are ensuring  that beneficiaries are getting the best chance to move ahead whether into employment or further training.

The standards for registration and accreditation were developed in 2009 and are being gradually implemented over a 2 to 3 year period. Providers who are not yet ready for registration can use the Training Provider Guide to Registration and Accreditation to plan and prepare for registration in the future. Officers from DNAFOP can help in this process.

Registration and accreditation is based upon quality standards. When training providers meet these quality standards, the employers, the community and individuals can have confidence that good quality training is being delivered in Timor-Leste.

What is the difference between registration and accreditation?

All organizations delivering training in Timor-Leste should be working towards formal registration with SEFOPE. The registration standards represent the minimum standards that a training provider should have to deliver good quality training. Only those training providers wishing to deliver national qualifications, including national foundation courses, need to seek accreditation to deliver national qualifications, courses and certificates.

The SEFOPE Directorate of Vocational Training (DNAFOP) is responsible for the registration of vocational training providers. The INDMO is responsible for the accreditation of registered training providers to deliver National Qualifications. National Competency Based Qualifications are based upon INDMO approved competency standards.