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TCT licensing to be replaced by TPQI skills testing

Discussion in 'Qualifications & Courses' started by JimB, 26 Sep 2016.

  1. evl

    evl Active Member

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    This isn't correct (unless something changed recently). Teaching is not one of the professions currently included, for exactly that reason. A country such as Singapore with high standards doesn't want to open its doors to teachers they suspect have qualifications that aren't up to their standards.

    mycookiecrumbtrail: Foreign Teaching in Thailand: Why is Professional Teaching not Included in AEC’s Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA)?
     
  2. ttompatz

    ttompatz Just another teacher

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    Recognition of qualifications not recognition of services in one of the 7 "professions".

    A degree from a Philippine university is considered to be a degree just as a degree from Singapore or Brunei is considered to be a degree.

    Professional, regulated qualifications such as Doctor, Nurse, Dentist, Architect, etc... are in a different class and are in fact protected professions that are free to provide services in any of the 10 AEC signatory countries.

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  3. evl

    evl Active Member

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    I see what you mean about acknowledging a qualification, but I don't think it's quite that simple when using it to apply for a license: to be a professional teacher in an ASEAN country, you would have to apply for that country's license because licenses are not recognized in other ASEAN countries. Countries like Singapore, who are opposed to a single ASEAN license, are not going to hand out licenses that easily. In the past here in Thailand (less so for now), it's been unclear which qualifications would be accepted - there were even some Thai diploma courses run by universities that were cancelled. I think the content of Thai university degree courses must be approved/accredited before a person can apply for a license, so those may even be more regulated than qualifications from outside of Thailand. For now, it seems like most courses are being recognized in Thailand, but license requirements are always subject to change, such as professional knowledge tests even if you hold a qualification.
     

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