General Department of Education Testing and Accreditation (GDETA)

Membership Type: Full
Email: ttnbich@moet.edu.vn
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 2003
Countries/regions/states of operation: Vietnam

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Ass. Prof. Dr
First Name: Van Trinh
Surname: Mai
Job Title: Director General
Phone: +84 915047889
Fax: +84 4 868 3700
Email Id: mvtrinh@moet.edu.vn

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

Title: MA
First Name: Thi Ngoc Bich
Surname: Tran
Job Title: Deputy Head, Division of Higher and Professional Secondary Education Accreditation
Phone: +84 905556609
Fax: +84 4 868 3892
Email Id: ttnbich@moet.edu.vn
Alternative Email Id: bichtran812003@yahoo.com

Organisation Details

General Department of Education Testing and Accreditation (GDETA)
Address: 30 Ta Quang Buu, Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam
Website: http://moet.gov.vn/

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Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: GDETA is responsible for developing standards/criteria of accreditation for both institutions and programmes. Up to now there have been 5 regulations for institution accreditation and 2 regulations for programme accreditation.
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: GDETA has missions as â??Assisting the Minister of MOET to do the government management functions specifying in testing and accreditation all over the country; doing the services in term of testing and accreditation.â? and some objectives as â??Developing and showing Minister to promulgate the legal documents and guidelines in term of quality assurance, testing and accreditation.â?
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: The staff of GDETA includes one Director General, three Deputy Directors General. There are four Divisions in GDETA: Division of General Tasks (six members), Division of Education Accreditation (ten members), Division of Education Testing (eight members) and Item Bank Center (four members). Each division has one head and one or two vice-heads.
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: All the leaders of GDETA and 10 staff have been trained as reviewers (1 staff was trained to be an international accreditor by APQN on 28-30 November, 2007 in Manila, Phillipines). Besides GDETA also trained 256 staff of HE institutions as reviewers.
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: GDETA belongs to MOET, but it works independently. No other parties can interfere with its reports or recognition.
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: GDETA gets budget from the government and other projects ro run its operations (paying salary for staff; organizing workshops of internal assessment; external review; quality assurance, etc.)
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: The accreditation process in Vietnam follows the international one, including (1) Self evaluation of the institution. (2) External review. (3) Recognition. All the things here are transparent and publicly avaible.
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: GDETA was established in 2003 and is a new QA agency. However, we have done some work in term of QA and accreditation in Vietnam. We step by step perfect QA measures.

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $300 Member Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member (if not INQAAHE Member)
I will be applying for support for: Both Initial Joining Fee and Membership Fee

Documents Submitted

Report_GDTEA.doc
Framework_of_GDETA.doc
Framework_of_GDETA.doc
Report_GDTEA.doc
Framework_of_GDETA.doc
Report_GDTEA.doc
Report_GDTEA.doc
Report_GDTEA.doc







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