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About the ASEAN MRA

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Slides about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

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About the ASEAN MRA

  1. 1. ASEAN TOURISM AGREEMENT (ATA) ASEAN TOURISM AGREEMENT (ATA) ASEAN COMMON COMPETENCY STANDARDS (ACCSTP) ASEAN COMMON COMPETENCY STANDARDS (ACCSTP) COMMON ASEAN TOURISM CURRICULUM (CATC) COMMON ASEAN TOURISM CURRICULUM (CATC) MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENT (MRA) MUTUAL RECOGNITION AGREEMENT (MRA)OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION
  2. 2. ASEAN Tourism Agreement signed by the region’s Head of States at the 8th ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh on 4 November 2002• promoting ASEAN as a single tourism destination with world-class standards, facilities and attractions enhancing mutual assistance in human resource development and training in the tourism sector OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  3. 3. ASEAN Common Competency ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP) Professionals (ACCSTP)• Arranged sets of competencies required by qualified professionals who seek to work in various divisions of labor that are common across various sectors of tourism in ASEAN member countries OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  4. 4. ACCSTP ACCSTP Six Labor Divisions Six Labor Divisions Primary Division Second Labor Division (First Labor Division) Hotel Services Front Office Housekeeping Food Production Food and Beverage Services Travel Services Travel Agency Tour OperationsOFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION
  5. 5. ACCSTP Framework ACCSTP Framework Objectives Objectives Stand as benchmark for users and provide a common denominator for the development of tourism competency standards in ASEAN member states. Include the basic and essential requirements for a person to be considered as qualified in a particular job. Represent a common agreed set of job titles and minimum competency standards. Provide a set of basic foundation for a competency-based training approach for tourism in ASEAN region. OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  6. 6. ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS //ACTIVITIES DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACTIVITIES ACCSTP Project on Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) Development and Regional Qualifications Framework & Skills Recognition System (RQFSRS) June 2006, Bangkok, Thailand In-Country Workshop on Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) 4 December 2006, Hotel Philippine Plaza Workshop for Technical Reference Groups on Capacity Building for an ASEAN MRA in Tourism (CBAMT) 12-14 December 2006, Bangkok, Thailand OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  7. 7. ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS In-Country CBAMT Workshop in Manila 15-16 February 2007, Manila Pavilion Technical Reference Group (TRG) Meeting with Consultants 3-4 May 2007 , DOT Auditorium Manila OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  8. 8. ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER ASEAN TASK FORCE ON MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS 2nd In-Country Workshop on CATC 7 May 2007, Manila Pavilion CBAMT Meeting 10-11 January 2008, Jakarta, Indonesia Conduct of the Final In-Country CATC Workshop 8 March 2008, Traders Hotel Manila OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  9. 9. The ASEAN MRA for Tourism Professionals wassigned by the ASEAN member-states on January 6, 2009 inHanoi, Vietnam.Mutual Recognition Arrangements arearrangements between two or more parties tomutually recognise or accept some or allaspects of one another’s conformity withassessment results... (in our case tourism certificates and qualifications)OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION
  10. 10.  To facilitate mobility of Tourism Professionals /Workers; To exchange information on best practices in competency-based education and training for Tourism Professionals; and To provide opportunities for cooperation and capacity building across ASEAN member countriesOFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION
  11. 11. Market access Free flow of trade Competition and innovation Reduced compliance costs Good practice and cooperation Discipline in standardsOFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION
  12. 12. MRA on Tourism Professionals Schematic outline of a ATPMC mechanism to support an MRA NTB A NTB B Country A ATPRS Country B Job Job Seeker Job Industry Seekers Registration Opportunities Employers Assessment Certification Verification Matching Equivalents TPCB (TESDA) Conformity Matrix [CATC] NTPB (TIBFI) Job Interview Work PermitLegend:• ATPMC – Asean Tourism Professionals Monitoring Committee (Asean level)• NTPB – National Tourism Professional Board (National level)• TPCB – Tourism Professional Certification Board (National level)• ATPRS – Asean Tourism Professional Registration System (Asean level)
  13. 13. UPDATES UPDATES Coordination/ Facilitation of ASEAN MRA for Tourism Professionals Participation at the ASEAN Workshop on the Implementation of the Mutual Recognition Arrangement last June 14-15, 2011 in Palembang, Indonesia by DOT, TESDA and TIBFI representatives. Participation at the ASEAN – AUSTRALIA DEVELOPMENT COOP PROGRAM (AADCP) Phase II - Toolbox Development for a Priority Tourism Labour Division Project Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand on October 19, 2011 (TESDA representative) Conduct of the National Workshop on ASEAN Toolbox Development of a Priority Tourism Labor Division Project on June 13, 2012 @ Diamond Hotel Philippines (review & gather feedback on the draft toolboxes on Housekeeping) OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  14. 14. UPDATES UPDATES Coordination/ Facilitation of ASEAN MRA for Tourism Professionals Participation at the ASEAN-Australia Regional Workshop on Toolbox Development for Priority Tourism Labor Division in Bangkok last 8 August 2012 (review of national workshops’ inputs & feedback on master trainers and master assessors selection criteria / qualifications) Conduct of the National Workshop on ASEAN Toolbox Development for the Priority Tourism Labor Division Project, 3-4 September 2012 at Pan Pacific Hotel (re gap analysis on implementation of MRA on tourism professionals and feasibility study for the establishment of a regional secretariat for ASEAN tourism professionals) 2nd Tourism HR Congress, 2 0ctober 2012 at Intercontinental Manila OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS AND REGULATION
  15. 15. Thank you!OFFICE OF TOURISM STANDARDS ANDREGULATION

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