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  1. Sectoral councils and models of entering of HE qualifications in an NQF RegisterBarbi SvetecBHQFHE meetingTuzla, 15 September 2016

  2. Sectoral councils Sectoral councils are advisory and professional bodies ensuring the development of human potential in line withlabour market needs within respective sectors.Sectoral councils:- validate proposals of units of learning outcomes, occupational standards and qualifications standards;- analyse existing and required competences covered by a sector;- give recommendations to the National Council about admission policies, admission quotaandfinancing of qualifications from public sources, by qualification and bycounty;- give recommendations to the ministry responsible for education and science about changes in qualifications standards based on changes detected in occupational standards;- give recommendations to the ministry responsible for labour about changes in the National Classification of Occupations;- propose recommendations for sector development to the National Council;- follow and analyse implementation of recommendations given to the National Council;- propose the annual action plan and submit reports on its implementation to the National Council

  3. Members of sectoral councilsEach sectoral council comprises a president and 10 members appointed for a four-year period. A sectoral council is composed of:3 representatives of competent institutions:• 1 representative of the ministry responsible for a respective sector• 1 representative of the Croatian Employment Service• 1 representative of the agency responsible for science and higher education / agency responsible for vocational education and adult education / agency responsible for education and teacher training8 sectoral experts appointed on grounds of a public call:• 2 representatives of employers• 3 representatives of educational institutions• 1 representative of a union representing the economic sector• 1 representative of a union representing the education sector• 1 representative of a professional association

  4. Selection of members of sectoral councils (public call)Candidates can apply for membership as individuals or can be proposed by a relevant institution.Selection is done by the Committee for selection of members of sectoral councils.Candidates have to meet the following basic criteria prescribed by the Ordinance on the CROQF Register:- have at least 5 years of experience in jobs relevant for the area of expertise of a specific sectoral council;- have a qualification relevant for a specific sectoral council.

  5. Additional elements taken into account by the Committee are the following: - motivation for membership in a sectoral council; - performing work of social value; - practical experience in the development of a sector; - experience which includes various practices (public/private sector); - experience coming from work within a sector; - international activities; - special achievements.  In the process of selecting candidates, special account is taken of - representation of maximum number of areas within a sector; - proportional representation of different levels of education.

  6. Sectoral councils I. Agriculture, foodandveterinary medicine II. ForestryandwoodtechnologyIII. Mining, geologyandchemicaltechnologyIV. TextilesandleatherV. GraphictechnologyVI. Mechanicalengineering, shipbuildingandmetallurgyVII. ElectricalengineeringandcomputingVIII. ConstructionandgeodesyIX. EconomyandtradeX. TourismandhospitalityXI. Transport andlogisticsXII. Health XIII. Personal andotherservicesXIV. Art XV. Mathematics, physics, geography, geophysics, chemistryandbiologyXVI. BasictechnicalsciencesXVII. Aviation, rocketandspacetechnologyXVIII. InformationandcommunicationXIX. Law, politicalscience, sociology, stateadministrationandpublicaffairsXX. Psychology, educationalrehabilitation, speechpathologyandsocial workXXI. EducationandsportsXXII. Philosophy, theologyandreligionsciencesXXIII. History, artscience, archaeology, ethnologyandanthropologyXXIV. SecurityanddefenceXXV. Philology

  7. Work of sectoral councils • Rules of Procedure adopted by the minister responsible for education and science • General work plan for 2016 • meetings of sectoral councils • coordination meetings of presidents of sectoral councils • consultationworkshops with project beneficiaries developing proposals of standards • coordinated by the sectoral councils coordinator (MSES, member of the National Council)

  8. Support: MinistryofScience, EducationandSports, MinistryofLabourandPensionSystem • educationofmembersofsectoralcouncils: • introductoryworkshops on theconcept, mechanismsandtoolsofthe CROQF • workshops on themethodologyofdevelopmentandvalidationandoccupationalstandards • workshops on themethodologyofdevelopmentandvalidationofqualificationsstandards • workshops on validationofunitsoflearningoutcomes • consultationworkshopswithprojectbeneficiaries • Guidelines for validationofoccupationalstandards(MLPS) • Guidelines for validationofqualificationsstandards(MZOS) • Guidelines for makingrecommendationsforchangesandimprovementsinthe National ClassificationofOccupations(MSES and MLPS) • continuousmonitoringandadministrativesupport (MSES)

  9. Models for entering of higher education qualifications in anNQF Register Twinning project inMacedonia (MK 13 IPA SO 02 15) MODEL A: • A qualification standard developedby a consortium of HEIs and labour market and other representatives • The proposal of a qualification standard submitted to the related SQC • SQC assesses the proposal and issues an opinion on the entry of the qualification standard in the MQF Register • The National Board for the MQF takes the final decision on entry of the qualification • HEIs propose study programmes corresponding to the related qualification standard • HE Accreditation and Evaluation Board evaluates study programmes in relation to the respective QS and issues opinions on the entry of the study programs • The National Board for the MQF takes the final decision on entry of the studyprogrammesin the MQF Register

  10. MODEL B: • A HEI submits a study programme to theHE Accreditation and Evaluation Board • HE Accreditation and Evaluation Board asks the relevant SQC for an opinion on its relevance to the labour market needs. • HE Accreditation and Evaluation Board evaluates the study programme in relation to the minimal standards of quality criteria and level of learning outcomes prescribed by the MQF Law and respective ordinances. • HE Accreditation and Evaluation Board approves the entry of the qualification to the MQF Register

  11. MODEL C: • A HEI submits a study programme to theHE Accreditation and Evaluation Board • HE Accreditation and Evaluation Board evaluates a new study programme with respect to satisfying minimal standards of quality criteria and level of learning outcomes prescribed by the MQF Law and respective ordinances in HE. • Accreditation and Evaluation Board issues the approval for qualification/study program. • The Minister of Education and Science issues the final decision on approval of the study program and on entry in the Register

  12. MODEL D: • The MLSP develops a system of collecting information on current and future labour market needs and required competences. • Consortium of relevant stakeholders proposes the occupational and qualifications standards. • SCQs assess occupational and qualifications standards and issueopinionsabouttheir entries into the MQF Register. • Final decision on entry of occupational and qualifications standard to the Register is issued by the responsible ministry. • HEI’s propose the study programmes. • Accreditation and Evaluation Board assess study programs developed in accordance with qualifications standard. • Accreditation and Evaluation Board issues the final decision on entry of the study programs in the Register

  13. Conceptualissues • Do weneedstandardizationinhighereducation? Shouldstudyprogrammesbeentirelyundercompetenceofuniversities? Orshouldtherebestandardsofqualityandrelevance to thelabourmarketneeds as thebasis for developmentandassessmentofstudyprogrammes? • ShouldstudyprogrammesbeevaluatedbytheAccreditationandEvaluationBoard or bytheSectoralQualificationsCouncils/MQF Board?