Development of Implementation/Action Plans to Enhance Mobility of ASEAN Professionals on Surveying Services

Status: Completed. Implementation of the Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs) is an important measure in achieving the free flow of services and skilled labour towards the AEC in 2015. The currently agreed Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on surveying services only provide the framework and procedures for Member States to work together to further develop bilateral or plurilateral MRAs. The Project is expected to study and suggest a way forward to transform its existing Mutual Recognition Framework, as well as other relevant initiatives, into a well-functioning mechanism to facilitate mobility of professionals by developing the appropriate roadmap/implementation plan. This project is now completed. Please contact ASEAN’s Services and Investment Division for further information on the report. Related Project: Handbook on Core Competencies and Domestic Regulations in the Engineering, Architecture, Accounting and Surveying...

Training of ASEAN Master Trainers and Assessors for Front Office, Food & Beverage Service and Food Production Divisions

Status: Completed. This project is a follow-up to the Toolbox Development for Front Office, F&B Service, and Food Production Divisions project which was completed in February 2014. The project is designed to provide training to master trainers and master assessors from each ASEAN Member State on the use of the specially designed training resources known as ‘toolboxes’, focus on the development of skills and knowledge in the areas of front office, food and beverages services and food production. The trainers will then provide training in their respective countries, while the master assessors will take part in the national certification process and provide training as necessary. Through this project, a series of national level pilot training programs for Trainers and Assessors for Front Of­fice, Food and Beverage Services and Food Production Divisions, was conducted from 4 June to 27 July 2015 in three ASEAN Member States; Lao, Cambodia and Myanmar. This project concluded in 2016.                  ...

Gap Analysis on Implementation of MRA on Tourism Professionals

This project analyses the status of each ASEAN Member State in supporting the implementation of the MRA. It will identify gaps and opportunities for improving harmonisation of the qualification system applied by tourism training and education institutions in each ASEAN Member State, and recommend follow-up actions. It will also identify capacity building needs, particularly regulatory and institutional arrangements. The recommendations will be the basis for the subsequent Capacity Building for MRA adoption by Tourism Educational Institutions in AMS project planned for the future. This project was completed in 2013. To access the full report, please contact the ICT & Tourism Division of the ASEAN Secretariat.                    ...

Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Regional Secretarial for Tourism Professionals

To oversee the implementation of MRA on Tourism Professionals, an ASEAN Tourism Professionals Monitoring Committee (ATPMC) was established in 2010. To support the ATPMC, a regional secretariat needs to be established. The regional secretariat will be responsible for managing the ASEAN Tourism Professional Registration System (ATPRS), including the ASEAN Qualifications Equivalent Matrix. This project aims to clearly define roles and responsibilities of the regional secretariat, identify linkages and processes, and formulate funding schemes that ensure the secretariat’s sustainability once established. This project has been completed in 2013        ...

Training of ASEAN Master Trainers & Assessors for Housekeeping Division

Once the toolbox for housekeeping is completed, support will be required for the training of master trainers and master assessors for the housekeeping division to assist them on the use of the toolbox. The master trainers will then provide training in their respective countries, while the master assessors will take part in the national certification process and provide training as necessary. Training of ASEAN Master Trainers and Master Assessors for the Housekeeping division had been conducted in Bali, Indonesia, in the month of November and December 2012. 27 Master Trainers and 30 Master Assessors are now available to provide training, in the effort establish a pool of trainers and assessors in the ASEAN Member States.          ...

Toolbox Development for Tourism Div.: Front Office, F&B Services, Food Production

This project aims to develop the second set of training toolboxes comprising of the three competencies in front office, food & beverage services and food production divisions. The toolboxes contain resources/manuals that will be directly used by tourism training and education institutions in ASEAN Member States in delivering standardised competency-based training under the MRA on Tourism Professionals. This project has been completed. The toolboxes can be obtained through the ASEAN Secretariat Tourism and Transport Division, or downloaded through the ASEAN website.        ...