VTI (Mauritius) - Recognition and University Pathway

The Sydney Accord [Engineering Technicians-EngTech ]


The Dublin Accord is an agreement for the international recognition of Engineering Technician qualifications.

Flowing from the Washington Accord, a similar Agreement was developed for Engineering Technologists or Incorporated Engineers, called the Sydney Accord (SA), which was signed in June 2001.

Sinilarly, Signatories of the Dublin Accord have full rights of participation in the Accord; qualifications accredited or recognised by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

Recognition of equivalence of educational base for Engineering Technicians


For the purposes of this Agreement, and any future Rules and Procedures made under this Agreement, the educational base for engineering technicians is defined as the programmes through which practitioners normally satisfy the academic requirements for the engineering roles currently known amongst the initial signatories as:

Certified Engineering Technician


Engineering Technician

Republic of Ireland

Professional Engineering Technician

Republic of South Africa

Engineering Technician

United Kingdom




Exemplifying academic qualifications are Technician programmes which meet the criteria set out in the National Technology Benchmarks®.

·Republic of Ireland

Exemplifying academic qualifications are national or Technician Certificate in Engineering.

·Republic Of South Africa

Exemplifying academic qualifications are accredited National Diplomas in Engineering.

·United Kingdom

Exemplifying academic qualifications are Edexcell or SQA National Certificate or National Diploma, Advanced General National Vocational Qualification, National Vocational Qualifications at level 3 and City Guilds Part 3 qualifications in an engineering discipline. In each case specified pathways apply.

·Engineers Australia

Exemplifying academic qualifications are an accredited Advanced Diploma or an Accredited Associate Degree.

·Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea

Exemplifying academic qualification is the Associate of Science in Engineering Technology.

·Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand

Exemplifying academic qualifications are accredited New Zealand Diplomas in Engineering.

·Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology USA

Exemplifying academic qualifications are Associate level Engineering Technology Programs.


University Pathways ,recognition and higher studies continuation for the following. :

[A] City & Guilds of London

Very important :

1. Skills Recognition - General Occupations- Australia

Equivalence and acceptance of City &Guilds qualifications:

UK Qualification

Comparable to the educational level of the AQF qualification

Technician Diploma

Certificate IV

Advanced Technician Diploma


Full Technological Certificate


2. NEW Zealand; City & Gulds awards are considered to be equivalent to the "trade" qualifications in New Zealand as per IPENZ .

Level 5 City & Guilds qualifications Dublin Accord equivalence would depend on the discipline and the engineering content of the qualification and again these would be assessed on a case by case basis

1/ Automobile:

[a] http://cdn.cityandguilds.com/ProductDocuments/Transport_Maintenance/Automotive/3905/Additional_documents/3905_4101_Recognitions_List_v2.pdf

2/ Electrical and Electronics:


3/ Culinary/Hospitality ;Tourism :


4/ Refrigeration & Air conditioning :



universities Pathways: http://icm.ac.uk/student-information/icm-articulation-agreements-with-universities/

ICM Qualifications and progression http://icm.ac.uk/student-information/icm-qualifications-and-progression/ http://icm.ac.uk/awards/progression-routes/


CTH Propectus ; http://www.cthawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/CTH-Brochure-2014.pdf

University Pathways http://www.cthawards.com/about-us/university-pathways/

Industry Recognition http://www.cthawards.com/about-us/industry-recognition/

Academic recognition http://www.cthawards.com/about-us/academic-recognition/

[D] ABE-uK http://abeuk.com/index.php


VTI - Vocational Training Institute
  • Address : 99, John Kennedy Avenue, Vacoas, Mauritius
  • Tel : (+230) 696 6051
  • Fax : (+230) 696 2062
  • Email : vti@intnet.mu
Opening Hours
Monday ➜ Friday : From 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m Saturday : From 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m

For Registration, please bring along original Birth Certificate / I.D, Educational Certificates and a Registration Fee of Rs. 100.

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