Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) addresses the need for skilled manpower in both existing and emerging economic sectors to be able to compete globally. It targets an increasingly diverse population and includes both new entrants and in service members, with wide ranging educational and social characteristics.
The main provider of the TVET program is the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). The MITD offers various technical programs to provide human resource training to meet the needs of the world of work at the middle professional level. The MITD also currently provides courses at the level of National Diploma. In addition to MITD there are about 350 private training institutions, registered with the Mauritius Qualifications Authority (MQA), which offer training, mainly in management and information technology
The TVET sector is regulated by the Mauritius Qualifications Authority(MQA) which also develops and maintains the national Qualifications Framework (NQF). The MQA is responsible for ensuring the quality of all training( state or the private sector), and also deals with recognition and equivalence of technical qualifications. The MQA registers training institutions, managers, program officers and trainers and approves courses as well as accrediting training institutions and courses. The quality assurance mechanism allows for accreditation of the providers of training, which ensures that courses delivered at different levels are evaluated for high quality education and training.