Policy and Regulations in Serbia
The existing laws which regulate VET in Serbia are: The Law on Foundations of the Education System, the Law on Secondary Education, the Law on Dual Education, The Rule-book on Training Programme, Detailed Conditions and Other Issues of Importance for Taking Instructor Examination, Rule-book on the Organization, Composition and Operation of the Commission for the Verification of Eligibility Requirements for The Delivery of Work-Based Learning, the Rule-book on Placement of Students to Work-Based Learning, the Rule-book on Detailed Conditions, Operation, Activities and Composition of the Career Guidance and Counselling Team In Secondary Schools Delivering Dual Education Profiles, the Law on NOQ and the Rule-book on the Final Exam Program.
Each stakeholder has its specific role.
The school is in charge of monitoring and enhancing the career development of the student and has a full responsibility for realization of the curriculum in the school, as well as in the company. It realizes part of the curriculum related to the theoretic part and exercises; it monitors, in cooperation with the employer, parts of the curriculum related to the practical training in the company (at the employer’s)
The role of the company is that it participates in creating the part of the Curriculum concerning practical training in the company; it has the appropriate number of licensed instructors at its disposal in accordance with the Curriculum. It signs contracts with the school and contracts with the students: it participates in checking competences during practical training; it offers material (reimbursement of travel costs, unless the employer had already provided transportation; reimbursement of meals according to the general act of the company, insurance) and financial support of the students (the student receives a fee for each working hour, the fee is minimum 70% of the minimum net wage.).
The Chamber of Commerce of Serbia participates in creating the Draft of the Enrollment Plan based on the needs of the economy; It verifies and issues Certificates that the company had fulfilled the necessary conditions for conducting practical education in the company. It keeps a register of employees for which it is certified that they fulfill the conditions; It keeps a register of contracts signed between the school and company; It conducts training and exams for instructors; it issues licenses and keeps registers on issued licenses; It names the company representatives which take part in the final student exam.