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CHAPTER: 47:04





                1.         Short title

                2.         Interpretation


Establishment, Constitution and Membership of Botswana Training Authority

                3.         Establishment of Botswana Training Authority

                4.         Principal objectives of Authority

                5.         Establishment of Board

                6.         Disqualification for appointment as a Board member

                7.         Vacation of office

                8.         Filling of vacancies

                9.         Payment of members


Meetings and Proceedings of the Board

               10.         Meetings of Board

               11.         Declaration of interest by members

               12.         Validity of acts or proceedings

               13.         Signification of documents

               14.         Power to delegate

               15.         Committees

               16.         Appointment of officers and employees


Functions, Powers and Duties of Authority

               17.         Functions and powers of Authority

               18.         Directions by Minister

               19.         Power to require information

               20.         Botswana National Vocational Qualifications Framework


Vocational Training Fund and Financial Provisions

               21.         Vocational Training Fund

               22.         Funds of the Board

               23.         Powers to borrow money

               24.         Imposition of training levy

               25.         Evasion of levy



               26.         Symbol or design of Authority

               27.         Issue of certificates

               28.         Annual Report

               29.         Protection from personal liability

               30.         Penalties

               31.         Power to make Regulations

               32.         Transitional provision

               33.         Savings


Act 22, 1998,
Act 4, 2012.

An Act to provide for the integration and promotion of vocational training and for matters connected or incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 4 January 2000]

Part:I Preliminary ss 12

1.       Short title

            This Act may be cited as the Vocational Training Act.

2.       Interpretation

            (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

            "apprentice" means an employee bound by a contract of apprenticeship;

            "Authority" means the Botswana Training Authority established under section 3;

            "Board" means the Board of the Authority established under section 5;

            "Chief Executive Officer" means the chief executive officer of the Authority appointed under section 16;

            "equivalences of vocational qualifications" means the same value of awards among various qualifications within the vocational training system being developed;

            "Framework" means the Botswana National Vocational Qualifications Framework established under section 20;

            "Fund" means the Vocational Training Fund established under section 21;

            "levy" means a training levy imposed under section 24;

            "national internship programme" means a programme which provides opportunities for experiential training by employers for graduate interns for a period of time specified by the Minister;

            "retooling" means to retrain and re-organise for the purposes of updating and improving skills;

            "technician level" means a training level leading to qualifications higher than those specified in the Framework under section 20;

            "trainees" means employees enrolled in and undergoing an approved programme in vocational training;

            "training institution" means a private or public centre, organisation, employer or person, providing vocational training; and

            "vocational training" means provision of skills, knowledge and attitudes up to certain specified levels of qualification below the technician level.

            (2) For the purposes of section 21 of the Act, the national internship programme and retooling shall be deemed to be vocational training.