The Directorate of Curriculum and Occupational Standards Development was established under the Directorate General of Skills Development in 1390 in MOLSA after the organizational reforms made by the respected Administrative Reform and Civil Services Office. The directorate has practically started working in 1391 with 14 employees in two departments, the Department of Curriculum Development and the Department of Occupational Standards Development and Technical Support, and has been working independently in standards and curricula development based on labor market needs. Furthermore, the directorate has been providing technical support to improve the quality of vocational trainings. In early 1396 after integration with NOSS and Curriculum Development department of NSDP, The Directorate worked on the development of National Occupational Skills Standards and Training Curricula based on Afghanistan National Qualifications Framework for the prioritized occupations in various sectors which are mentioned below.
Occupational Standards and Training curricula are developed and validated through DACUM (Develop A Curriculum) process through a number of workshops with the participation of specialists and subject experts, and Training of Trainers (TOT) workshops are conducted for vocational training centers’ trainers for implementation of NOSS and Curricula.
It is worth mentioning that, international organizations such as GIZ, MERCY CORPS, DACAAR, DRC and UNESCO has been financially and technically supported us in the development of NOSS and Curricula and Organizing DACUM and training materials Validation workshops.