The Vocational Educational and Training Authority (VETA) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 1 of 1994 charged with broad tasks of coordinating, regulating, financing, Promoting and providing vocational education and training in Tanzania.

The history of VETA dates back to 1940 when the Apprenticeship Ordinance was enacted to guide training in the industry. The Vocational Training Act of 1974, which established the National Vocational Training Division, was replaced by the Vocational Educational and Training Act. Of 1994.

The vision of VETA is to develop an excellent Vocational Education and Training (VET) system that is capable of supporting national social economic development in the global context.

The Mission of VETA is to ensure provision of quality VET that meets labour market needs, through effective regulation, coordination, financing and promotion, in collaboration with stakeholders.