Department of Occupational Standards

DOS
Department of Occupational Standards (DOS)

Background

The department was created in June 2003 as the Bhutan Vocational Qualifications Authority (BVQA) at the time of the creation of the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. It was renamed as the Department of Occupational Standards (DOS) in January 2006.

The mission of the department is to develop high quality skilled workforce to drive and sustain economic growth through setting of National Competency Standards and regulating the quality of Technical and Vocational Education & Training in the kingdom.