Saint John of God Institute of Vocational Training is a rehabilitation and vocational training Centre that offers Centre based and Community based vocational skills training to people recuperating from mental illness, those with disabilities and other special needs since 1995.


A society inspired by hospitality where the potential of each individual is achieved.


To identify, respond and support the needs of individuals in the manner of Saint John of God through Vocational skills training.

Competency Based Training Key in the Institute of Vocational Training

The programs in the Institute follow a competency based education training approach (CBET).This approach is regarded as the best as it addresses the individual needs. Trainees with special needs too respond better to skill based training in this approach other than the knowledge based system.

Basic principles of our Competency based Education and Training (CBET)

  • Individual assessment.
  • Learners are required to perform a task to a set standard.
  • Standards used in assessment are industrial / workplace based
  • Learners know in advance the assessment criteria.

Our Delivery process

  • We follow a continuous mode of assessment.
  • The main players in this process are; internal assessors, internal verifiers and External verifiers.


We follow a continuous process of assessment, which establishes measurable and clear student learning outcomes for learning, provisioning a sufficient amount of learning opportunities to achieve these outcomes, implementing a systematic way of gathering, analyzing and interpreting evidence to determine how well student learning matches expectations, and using the collected information to inform improvement in student learning.


Being integral in the skills training, placement provides a platform for skills improvement. After completion of initial modules in the first year of training, trainees are sent to different organizations for industrial placement. This improves not only in the skills area, but also their conduct, team work and behavioural modifications.


  • Assessment, advice and counselling.
  • Centre based Vocational training in ;
    – Carpentry and Joinery
    – Home Management
    – Horticulture
    – Bricklaying
    – Tailoring and Textile
  • Community based Vocational training in;
    – Beauty and hair dressing
    – Motorcycle repair
    – Shoe making and repair
    – Welding and Fabrication
    – Cellphone repair
  • Computer Studies
  • Education Resource Centre
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Internal and External Training Placements
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Life Skills
  • Pastoral Care


“The process is more important than the product.”
Competencies do not come at the end of training; but when the person is performing the task repeatedly, to the defined standards and by themselves in the work place. Our aim is to continuously strive to reach and improve performance.