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Namibia Training Authority

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2015

The Namibia Training Authority’s mandate is set out in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Act, Act 1 of 2008, which grants the Board of Directors overall responsibilities for the management and control of the affairs of the NTA.

As the regulating body of the VET sector in Namibia, the NTA is entrusted with the effective regulation of the provision of VET in Namibia. The NTA contributes to the establishment of an effective and sustainable system of skills formation aligned with the needs of the labour market and which provides the skills required for accelerated development. In this system, competencies are developed that are needed for productive work and increased standards of living.

Moreover, the NTA promotes access, equity and quality in VET.


It is the mission of the NTA to deliver quality VET by sustainably facilitating:

• Organisational Effectiveness;

• Funding;

• Regulation;

• Training and Related Services Provision and;

• The Administration of the Vocational Education Training (VET) Levy.

• Stakeholder Engagement and Communication.

It is the vision of the Namibia Training Authority to establish itself as our country’s national port of call for vocational skills.


• Achieving an effective and sustainable system of skills formation aligned with the labour market and which provides the skills needed for accelerated development, productive work and increased standards of living;

• Establishing a stable organisation and an efficient and effective management system that clarifies roles in and responsibilities for VET and is accountable to parliament through the Minister of Education; and

• Establishing and maintaining a sustainable partnership between the Namibian government, the private sector and civil society to resource the provision of VET.

Regular tasks

The NTA has a multi-faceted mandate, under which it regulates the VET sector in Namibia, funds the provision of VET services and renders training services though the seven formerly state-owned Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) placed under its supervision.

Its daily operations involve coordinating, providing and maintaining a wide range of Vocational Education and Training and related support services, including:

• Qualification and standards development;

• Quality assurance of training institutions;

• Assessment and certification services, including Recognition of Prior Learning;

• Industry and stakeholder engagement;

• The administration of a national training levy; and

VET advocacy and awareness.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
Primary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
Primary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
  Interested to contribute
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
Interested to lead

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Namibia Training Authority (NTA)
10 Rand Street, Khomasdal, Windhoek, Namibia
P.O Box 70407
9000 Windhoek


local time now: ~08:34 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Tobias Nambala
General Manager: TVET Regulations
TVET Regulations

UNEVOC Coordinator
Amon Haufiku
Manager: TVET Standards
TVET Regulations

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29 March 2022
WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 TVET Conference
WorldSkills Africa Swakopmund 2022 (WSAS2022) is a three-tier event hosted by WorldSkills Namibia in partnership with WorldSkills International and the African Union. It includes a Skills Competition, a Careers Exhibition, and a TVET Conference. The theme is “Promoting Skills Development in the 21st Century for Sustainable Economic Growth and African Ownership”. The TVET Conference runs from 29 to 31 March 2022.
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