This programme aims to equip in‐service and pre‐service vocational trainers with instructional competencies required for a career as a Trainer in a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) environment. The programme recognises the major attributes that a TVET trainer must possess at a foundational level that would enable him/her to transfer knowledge and skills to vocational trainees in a student‐centred manner. The programme provides an opportunity for artisans who wish to pursue further studies in the field of TVET and become competent trainers in their respective occupations. Additionally, students will be able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge relevant to facilitate competency‐based training to individuals as well as groups, work effectively within the legislative and regulatory imperatives applicable to education and training in Namibia, and comply with the requirements of competency‐based assessment. Upon completion, graduates should be able to participate actively in instructional activities and assessment of performance standards within a formal training environment such as Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) and, thereby, make a contribution to the development of the national economy.
Applicants will be considered for admission to this programme provided they meet the General Admission Requirements of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) (GI2.1 in Part 1 of the Yearbook).
Mature age applicants will be considered provided they meet the requirements and pass the mature age entry examinations of NUST (GI2.2 in Part 1of the Yearbook).
Additionally, potential candidates must be qualified in a designated trade with at least three years of relevant industrial experience. Prerequisites for admission to this programme must first be obtained before registration for the programme can take place. In addition to the above‐mentioned requirements, potential candidates who wish to study in the distance education mode must be employed in a training environment to be considered for the study programme. Final selection into the programme will be determined by interviews conducted by the Department with the shortlisted students.
Professional Vocational Instructors