PQF – National Coordinating Council (NCC)

Philippine Qualifications Framework-National Coordinating Council (PQF-NCC)
Chair: The Secretary, DepEd
Members: The Secretary, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
The Chairperson
The Director General, TESDA
The Chairperson, PRC
One (1) representative of the economic sector
One (1) representative of the industry sector
The PQF-NCC shall be chaired by the DepED Secretary and shall have the following powers and functions:
(1) To harmonize qualification levels across basic, technical-vocational and higher education;
(2) To align education standards and learning outcomes with the level descriptors contained in the PQF;
(3) To promote the PQF and its elements, including the principles, key features, definitions or terminologies, structure, and governance arrangements, and provide information and guidelines in the implementation of the PQF;
(4) To rationalize the quality assurance mechanisms in Philippine education;
(5) To develop and recognize pathways and equivalencies;
(6) To maintain the national registry of qualifications;
(7) To ensure the international alignment of the PQF with the qualification frameworks of other countries or regions;
(8) To create technical working groups in support of the development and implementation of the PQF;
(9) To represent the country in international fora or negotiations in line with qualifications agreements or arrangements;
(10) To review and update the PQF;
(11) To submit to the Office of the President, the Senate of the Philippines, and the House of Representatives an updated report on the progress and accomplishments in relation to the PQF; and
(12) To perform such other functions that may be related to the implementation of the PQF.