The Functions of the Council are:

  1. to advise the Minister on the measures required to ensure a comprehensive system of Technical and Vocational Education and Training that is suited to the development needs of Guyana;
  2. to establish, develop and monitor schemes for the training of craftspersons, technicians and technologist needed to sustain and enhance economic growth;
  3. to develop a national system of Competency-based Modularized Training and initiate its implementation;
  4. to expand the scope of industrial training within industry;
  5. to monitor and evaluate the delivery of all programmes;
  6. to monitor the Technical and Vocational Education and Training of apprentices;
  7.  to undertake curriculum analysis and design and cause to establish training and apprenticeship programmes and vocational qualifications that are relevant to the needs of Guyana and where appropriate the needs of CARICOM member states;
  8. to establish national training standards and performance testing;
  9. to ensure through its inspectorate that curricula, standards, schemes and guidelines formulated by it are implemented by every Registered Training Organization and technical institute;
  10. to licence and keep a register of training organizations which it considers suitable to receive apprentices, and to licence and keep a register of public and private technical institutes which offer training that meets the requirements of the TVET Act;
  11. to approve organizations as Supervising Registered Training Organizations;
  12. to monitor all registered technical institutions and other tertiary institutions and regulate their facilities;
  13. to provide information and vocational guidance to persons about the choices available during their transition from general education to post-secondary Technical and Vocational Education and Training;
  14. to assist persons in finding placement for apprenticeship in industry and admission to technical institutes;
  15. to facilitate the provision of the facilities (which may include residential accommodation) for the successful training of those persons whom the Council considers need assistance of such facilities and in doing so shall have regard to any facility otherwise available to those persons;
  16. to promote the use of the distance mode of delivery for technical programmes;
  17. to cancel licences and certificates issued under this Act, when in its opinion there is cause to do so;
  18. to take appropriate steps to increase and improve the training of instructors, examiners and other training functionaries;
  19. to carry on or assist other persons in carrying on research into Technical and Vocational Education and Training or any matter relating to apprenticeship or training for employment in industry;
  20. to ensure the availability of labour market information on which training decisions may be made;
  21. to review the TVET Act of 2004 from time to time and make recommendations to the Minister for any amendments thereto; and
  22. to do all such acts and things as in its opinion are necessary for, or conducive to the proper discharge of its functions.