COMMUNITY EDUCATION DIVISION
INSTITUTE OF BRUNEI TECHNICAL EDUCATION
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Contact Info

Community Education Division
Spg 347, Jalan Pasar Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan BE1310
Brunei Darussalam
Tel: 2422493
Fax: 2422491

Organistional Structure

Head of Community Education Division

  • HAJAH ERIE ABDULLAH

Head of Finance Unit

  • NURULHUDA IZZATI ABDULLAH

Head of Academic Upgrading Unit

  • PG ZUANA BINTI PG MANSHOR

Head of Skills Training

  • SOPHAN BIN AFANDI

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The Community Education Division (CED) provides lifelong learning opportunities which allow learners to acquire further knowledge and skills in relevant fields. By studying voluntarily with experienced teachers using structured/organised curriculum based on informal and non-formal education for instance, adult learners are able learn to develop their self-interests. The CED’s programmes offered are divided into two categories; academic and skills based programmes.

Objective

  • To identify the training needs and coordinate the training and education programmes for the public.
  • To promote education for the communities.
  • Forge close cooperation with government agencies or NGOs to provide education and relevant skills training.

Programmes

  • BGCE ‘O’ & ‘A’ Level
  • Languages (Arabic, English, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, French, Malay for Foreigners)
  • London Chamber of Commerce Level I, II and III
  • Cookery
  • Dressmaking (Sewing)
  • Handicraft
  • Weaving
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Typing and Shorthand
  • Religious Class (Tarannum, Al-Qur’an & Muqaddam)

*The above are 1 year full-time programmes

Short Courses

  • Cookery (traditional Malay food, modern style food, cakes, desserts)
  • Beauty Regiment (manicure & pedicure; make-up, facial basic)
  • Weaving
  • Handicrafts (decorative items)
  • Sewing (cushion, curtains, dressmaking)
  • ICT course*
  • Arts – Islamic Calligraphy*
  • * upcoming courses (subject to changes)

    Achievement of CED’s students

    • Some of the CED’s ex-students have now become part-time teachers at CED:
      a. Japanese Language Part-Time Teachers

      • Ms Lim Ya Hui
      • Mr. Marvin Ang Ket Siong
      • Mohd Nazriman bin Abd Rahman (up to 2014)
      • Hj Mohd Ali-Sufi bin Hj Mohd Alifah
    • b. Sewing & Embroidery (Machine) Class Part-Time Teachers

      • Dayang Bini binti Ahmad (since 2002) – sewing
      • Hjh Zubaidah binti Hj Zakaria (since 2002) – sewing
      • Hjh Noraishah binti Haji Gharif (2003) – sewing & handicrafts
      • Hjh Wati binti Hj Kifli (since 2009) – sewing
      • Jamila binti Mahari (since 2009) – sewing
      • Noraini binti Muhammad Yahya (since 2013) – sewing
      • Nurul Izzah Akmal binti Setia (2003 to 2009) – sewing (now working in the private sector)
      • Dayang Minah binti Abdullah (since 1976) – sewing (now have her own tailoring business in Kampong Keriam, Tutong)
      • Rahemah binti Abu Bakar (1980’s) – sewing (now have her own tailoring business in Kampong Telamba, Tutong)
      • Saripah binti Haji Minggas (since 2008) – sewing
      • Lamiah binti Hj Ibrahim (since 2000) – embroidery (machine)
      • Rau’ah @ Rubiah binti Hj Abd Kadir (since 2013) – embroidery (machine)
      • Hjh Salmah binti Hj Sulaiman (since 2013) – embroidery (machine)
      • Puspa sari binti Ibrahim (since 2013) – embroidery (machine)
      • Dayang Zaluha binti Md Salleh (2000 to 2012) – embroidery (machine) (now have her own tailoring business in Kampong Bukit Salat, BSB)
      • Ajitah binti Hj Lampong (since 2004) – embroidery (machine)
    • c. Typing & Shorthand Class Part-Time Teachers
      • Hjh Nurul Afifah binti Hj Lakat (2012 to 2014) – shorthand
      • Hjh Maslina binti Hj Sidup (since 2012) – typing
      • Norazrina binti Abdullah Mambang (since 2013) – typing & shorthand
      • Rozita binti Rasit (2012 to 2013) – typing
    • d. Al-Qur’an Class
      • Awg Aliuddin bin Hj Serbini (2013: 2nd place Al-Qur’an Reading Competition in Iran). Awg Aliuddin was the Champion of Al-Qur’an Reading Competition conducted by CED in 2012.
    • e. Some of the GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level CED’s ex-students (19 students) who are able to pursue higher education at local or overseas higher institutions from 2011 to 2014:

      • Dyg Nurul Khalilah binti Hj Moksin – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2011
      • Mohammad Raffi bin Duming – Bachelor Degree Programme (KUPUSB), 2012
      • Muhd Abd Azim Syukri bin Hj Abu Bakar – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2012
      • Nurul Azimah binti Metassan – Bachelor Degree Programme in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2012
      • Safrinah binti Hj Samat – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2012
      • Nurlizan binti Hj Simat – Bachelor Degree Programme in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2012
      • Ahmad Azizan bin Md Jinan – Higher Diploma in Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Shahrin bin Hj Matnor – Higher Diploma in Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Dk Nuramalina binti Pg Matzin – Higher Diploma in Syariah/Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Nurul Hamizah binti Hj Awang – Bachelor Degree Programme in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Mohd Zainul Akhir bin Hj Mohidin – Bachelor Degree Programme (UBD), 2013
      • Dk Nurhafilah binti Pg Matzin – Higher Diploma in Syariah/Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Muhammad Zul Rafiuddin bin Talip – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Nurulhazirah binti Mohd Din – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2013
      • Mohammad Amirul Rahmad bin Hj Mohammad – Higher Diploma in Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2014
      • Syahhirah binti Hashim – Higher Diploma in Usuluddin (KUPUSB), 2014
      • Abd Azim bin Hj Suhaili – Higher Diploma in Syariah (KUPUSB), 2014
      • Nur’ain binti Hj Suhaili – Bachelor of Business Management (Asia Pacific University, KL), 2014
      • Fauziah Nurul Izwah binti Tahir – Diploma in Computing (IGS), 2014

    ACADEMICS UPGRADING UNIT

    This unit offers Brunei Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level classes twice a year.

    • a. ACADEMIC CLASSES

      FIRST INTAKE ‘O’ LEVEL CLASS

      Eligibility
      School leavers (dropouts) or students who did not complete their studies up to ‘O’ Level.

      Requirements
      Passed Penilaian Sekolah Rendah or its equivalent.

      Duration
      Must have completed/attended academic classes for a minimum of 2 years before permitted to register for GCE ‘O’ Level examination as required by The Department of Examination, Ministry of Education ref: BE/G/1/2010 Pt.II (30) dated 9 Muharam 1432/15th December 2010.

      Fees
      • Citizen $17.00 per subject
      • Non-Citizen $25.50 per subject

      FIRST INTAKE ‘A’ LEVEL CLASS

      Eligibility
      • Students who wish to further their studies up to GCE ‘A’ Level.
      • Students who wish to improve their previous examination results.

      Requirements
      • At least 3 credit GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent.
      • Passed GCE ‘A’ Level / repeater(s).

      Duration
      Must have attended classes for 1 year before permitted to register for GCE ‘A’ Level Examination.

      Fees
      • Citizen $33.00 per subject
      • Non-Citizen $49.50 per subject

      SECOND INTAKE ‘O’ LEVEL CLASS

      Eligibility
      Repeater(s) student.

      Requirements
      Had sat for Brunei Cambridge GCE ‘O’ Level examination / reached Form 5 or Year 11 SPN21 in secondary school level.

      Duration
      Must have attended classes for 1 year before registering for GCE ‘O’ Level Examination.

      Fees
      • Citizen $17.00 per subject
      • Non-Citizen $25.50 per subject

      SECOND INTAKE ‘A’ LEVEL CLASS

      Eligibility
      Repeater(s) student.

      Requirements
      Had sat for Brunei Cambridge GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent.

      Duration
      Must have attend classes for 1 year before registering for GCE ‘A’ Level Examination.

      Fees
      • Citizen $33.00 per subject
      • Non-Citizen $49.50 per subject

      Application procedures
      i. Registration for 1st intake will be opened around September / October for four districts, i.e Brunei & Muara, Tutong, Belait and Temburong every year.

      ii. Registration for the 2nd intake will be opened to public as soon as the Brunei Cambridge GCE ‘O’ & A’ Levels (November) results have been released.

      Terms and Conditions
      i. School leaver;
      ii. Citizen / Permanent Resident / Non – Citizen (Green ic holder) 15 years old above;
      iii. Applicant need to pay $3.00 for student pass;
      iv. All subject fees are as stated.

      For the purpose of verification and record, CED requires all applicants to submit the following documents:
      i. 2 copies of passport size photo
      ii. 1 copy of identity card
      iii. 1 verified copy of academic certificates; and school leaving certificate

      Further information on the date of registration and where to submit documents will be published via Radio Television Brunei, TV ticker Brunei and Pelita Brunei.

      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

      i. At least 2 credit GCE ‘O’ Level to join the army or uniformed personnel in Brunei Darussalam.

      ii. At least 3 or 4 credit GCE ‘O’ Level to apply for relevant jobs in the public sector or join the job market in the private sectors.

      iii. Further studies in the mainstream education (formal education) or join the many technical and vocational training programs offered by Brunei Darussalam technical schools/colleges or public schools.

      iv. Further studies at higher education institutions, either locally or abroad.

    • b. LANGUAGE CLASSES

      Community Education Division, Institute of Brunei Technical Education, Ministry of Education offers language classes such as Arabic language, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, English and Malay for Foreigners.

      Fees (Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin & English Conversation)
      • Citizen $33.00
      • Non-Citizen $49.50

      Other Fees
      • English Secondary: $14.00 for Citizen $21.00 for Non-Citizen
      • English Primary: $11.00 for Citizen $16.50 for Non-Citizen
      • Malay for Foreigners: $17.00 for Citizen $25.50 for Non-Citizen

      Entry requirement:
      • Aged 15 years and above

      Employment targets:
      • Interpreter
      • Foreign Embassy Officer/Staff
      • Tourism guide

    • c. LONDON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (LCCI)

      LCCI programme currently courses offered are:
      • LCCI – Level 1 (Foundations of Business) Fee: $28.00
      • LCCI – Level 2 (Diploma in Book-Keeping and Accounts) Fee: $51.00
      • LCCI – Level 3 (Diploma in Business Studies) Fee: $99.00

      Entry requirements:

      • LCCI – Level 1: Completed Secondary School or having basic knowledge in related subjects such as Mathematics, English and Business.

      • LCCI – Level 2: 3 BGCE ‘O’ Level passes in related subjects such as Mathematics, English, Principle of Accounts, Economics, Commerce and Business Studies.
      Career Opportunities:
      • Opportunities to work in the government and private sectors e.g. book-keeper, account assistant, banker, cashier and businessman.
      • Level 3 graduates can go for further studies to Diploma in Accounting or Higher National Diploma, HNTEC in relevant field of study.

    2. SKILLS TRAINING UNIT

    This unit offers three categories of programmes:

    a. Home Science – The programme offers knowledge and skills in cooking, sewing, weaving and handicrafts classes which help either directly or indirectly to the economic prospect of the learners.
    b. Muqaddam & Al-Qur’an Classes – Students learn how to read the Muqaddam and Al-Qur’an systematically.
    c. Short courses in home science are also offered to the public and the fee is set from minimum $5.00 to $10.00 per hour according to the nature and complexity of the course itself.

    Eligibility
    • Brunei citizen / permanent resident / non-citizen (Green ic holders)
    • Aged 15 years and above
    • Paying student pass $3.00 (long course only)

    Documents:
    • 1 copy of the smart card (i.c)
    • 2 pcs of smart card-size photo (for the use of student pass and registration form)

    d. Typing and Shorhand Courses – These courses provide opportunities for secretary, stenographer and administrative staff to upgrade their skills and knowledge. Those who have completed their courses are eligible to sit for the public examination which can enhance their chances for promotion or salary increment besides gaining skills for personal improvement or self-satisfaction.

    Fees:
    Courses Levels Citizen Non-Citizen Duration
    Typing
    Beginner
    $ 20.00
    $ 30.00
    1 year
    Intermediate $ 20.00 $ 30.00 1 year
    Higher $ 24.00 $ 36.00 1 year
    Shorthand
    Beginner
    $ 20.00
    $ 30.00
    1 year
    Intermediate $ 20.00 $ 30.00 1 year
    Higher $ 24.00 $ 36.00 1 year

    Registration:
    • In September/October yearly (Brunei & Muara/Tutong/Belait & Temburong).

    • Applicants can get the registration form from CED during office hours from 7.45 am to 12.15 pm and 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm (Mon to Thurs & Saturday).

    • Documents needed: 2 photocopies of identity card & 2 photos (IC size).

    • Additional document: Students who have passed examinations at a lower level class for typing & shorthand are required to submit a copy of their examination results so they can proceed to study at the next level of relevant course.

    • Payment should be made during registration with additional charge of $3.00 for student pass.

    Entry Requirement:
    • Open to public (Citizen & Non-Citizen)
    • Must be 15 years old and above (students/school leavers/adult learners)
    • For typing class: student need to have his/her own a manual typewriter

    Additional Requirement:
    • Private sectors workers who are interested to enroll onto Typing or Shorthand Courses are advised to get permission or approval from their respective supervisor/employer before applying.

    Other Information:
    • Examination is usually taken in June and November, twice yearly. The registration & examination is conducted solely by the Examination Department, Ministry of Education.

    Career Opportunities:

    • Opportunities to work in the government and private sectors e.g. clerk, secretary, stenographer, and office administrator.
    • For promotion purposes/salary increment.

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