TVET teachers Salary scale in Kenya, job responsibilities and Frequently asked questions

Vocational education teachers

Vocational education teachers teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects in adult and further education institutions and to senior students in secondary schools and colleges. They prepare students for employment in specific occupations or occupational areas for which university or higher education is not normally required

Who employs TVET teachers?

The Public Service Commission (PSC)

How much do TVET teachers get paid in Kenya?

The majority of Vocational education teachers earn a salary between Ksh26,065 and Ksh135,946 per month in 2023. A monthly wage for entry-level Vocational education teachers ranges from Ksh26,065 to Ksh91,441. After gaining 5 years of work experience, their income will be between Ksh40,744 and Ksh159,105 per month

Is TVET under Ministry of education?

TVET in Kenya is under the Ministry of Education, and its State Department for Vocational and Technical Training. The State Department has two directorates i.e. the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and Directorate of Vocational Education and Training (DVET).

What is the difference between TVET and college?

TVET colleges typically offer vocational qualifications and apprenticeships equivalent to a high school diploma or associate degree. Meanwhile, universities offer their students graduate degrees, which are equivalent to a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Another difference is the type of courses offered.


Developing curricula and planning course content and methods of instruction

Determining training needs of students or workers and liaising with individuals, industry and other education sectors to ensure provision of relevant education and training programs

Presenting lectures and conducting discussions to increase students’ knowledge and competence

Instructing and monitoring students in the use of tools, equipment and materials and the prevention of injury and damage

Observing and evaluating students’ work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement

Administering oral, written or performance tests to measure progress, evaluate training effectiveness and assess competency

Preparing reports and maintaining records such as student grades, attendance rolls, and training activity details

Supervising independent or group projects, field placements, laboratory work, or other training

Providing individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction

Conducting on-the-job training sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects


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