Organizational Structure

The governance of APACC will be vested in APACC Committee headed by the President. The President of APACC is the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of CPSC.

APACC accomplishes its purpose and activities through a Secretariat, APACC Accreditors, In-country Units headed by NCAs/NABs and TVET Institutions in member countries. APACC will conduct accreditation and certification of TVET institutions for higher technical and non-degree technical education, and vocational training in Asia and the Pacific region.


The organizational structure and functions are illustrated in

APACC Organizational Structure and Functions of the APACC Divisions.

APACC President 

The executive powers will be vested in the APACC President. The Department of Planning and Department of External Relations will be under the direct management of the APACC President.  The functions of each department are explicitly discussed in

Functions of APACC Divisions.

APACC Committee

The APACC Committee will be the decision/policy-making body with representatives from member countries. The Committee shall be composed of APACC President, Vice President, Specialists in Accreditation, National Coordinators for Accreditation (NCAs) and/or representatives from National Accrediting Bodies (NABs) in the member countries.  The Vice President will be selected by the President upon recommendation of the APACC Committee.  The Secretariat staff will be selected by the President in consultation with the Vice President.

APACC Secretariat 

The Secretariat is the central operating division of APACC. All operations and activities of the Secretariat will be conducted in conformity with the purpose and policies of APACC.

The Secretariat is composed of three (3) departments, namely: Department of Administrative Services, Department of Accreditors Management and Department of Field Operations.  The functions of each department are discussed in

Functions of APACC Divisions. These departments will be coordinated by the Vice President with support of trainers and assistants.

APACC accreditors are of primary importance for the APACC accreditation process. There will be a pool of APACC accreditors for external evaluation of TVET institutions. These regional accreditors are authorized by NCAs or NABs, and certified by APACC Committee for a fixed term. They will serve on an on-call basis.

A Committee for Final Recommendation composed of the Vice President and two department heads, (the heads of external relations and accreditors management) is also formed. The Committee will function as a body to give recommending approval after receiving accreditors evaluation report from NCAs towards the final approval of the APACC President. The members of the Committee shall not be a part of the accrediting team.  

National Accreditation Board (NAB)/Human Resource Development Agency (HRDA)
(In-Country Units) 

These focal units will be established in member countries located at an office, preferably in the Ministry of Education of the country, that is engaged or wanting to be engaged in the accreditation of TVET institutions. Each in-country unit of APACC shall be headed by one NCA.

TVET/HRD Institutions in Member Countries 

APACC will conduct accreditation and certification of TVET institutions of higher technical and non-degree technical education, and vocational training in Asia and the Pacific Region.

NCAs will identify and endorse potential TVET institution for APACC accreditation.

The organizational structure is described in the following figure:

Organizational Structure of APACC
Functions of the APACC Divisions
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