Celebrating 10 years of APTC

It is a very exciting time for us at APTC - in many ways, a milestone moment.  This year marks APTC’s 10-year anniversary!  

The celebrations were launched in Samoa following the Pacific Island Forum (PIF) Leader’s Meeting in September. This is where the APTC was first announced back in 2006. 

Over the last 10 years, APTC has made great strides in delivering Australian skills and qualifications to over 11,000 Pacific women and men who are now contributing to the development of their families, workplaces and countries. 

We have planned a series of events and activities in our campus countries with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved and celebrate together. We invite our alumni to join us as we celebrate your accomplishments and those of APTC during our 10-year anniversary. 


Meet Avikash Singh, an emerging talent in the culinary industry in the Pacific

Avikash, who graduated in 2011 with a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery qualification, is one of the many outstanding graduates trained by APTC. He believes that his APTC training has had a major impact on his career.

Watch him tell his story

Meet Erinah Kalo

Erinah says studying at APTC has developed her communication, customer service and time management skills, boosted her self-confidence and helped her to think creatively. 

Ms Kalo, who graduated with a Certificate III in Tourism in 2016, is a Business Development Executive at Holiday Inn Resort in Vanuatu. 

In this role, she works towards building the profile of the resort through developing and maintaining relationships with industry stakeholders, supervises the operation team for events, report and monitor sales activities and successes and assist with other marketing activities. Read more


Solomon Islands alumni assist with cleaning of Memorial Garden

Members of the APTC Alumni Solomon Islands Chapter are working with Solo Enviro Beautification (SEB) to upgrade the Solomon Islands Memorial Garden in Henderson, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal.

The Chapter, which takes on a community initiative every year, is very excited to assist SEB with the Solomon Islands Memorial Garden project. Read more

PNG alumni benefit from interview skills workshop

Our alumni in PNG were excited to participate in an ‘Interview Skills’ workshop organised by the APTC Alumni PNG Chapter in May. In opening the workshop, Human Resources Director for The Stanley Hotel and Suites, David Hannan, shared important tips to help an individual prepare for a job interview.

The workshop was described as “very informative” by the APTC Alumni PNG Chapter Chair, Xavier Loipio who said, that one of the key things he learnt was to have a more positive outlook. For Dominic Sipapi, our Electrotechnology Electrician graduate, it was a privilege to learn from the professionals speaking at the workshop.

Vanuatu alumni participate in CV writing workshop

Around 20 of our graduates in Vanuatu took part in a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Writing workshop in August hosted by APTC. The workshop mainly focused on developing writing skills to showcase graduate's strengths and achievements on their CVs and resumes.

During the workshop, the graduates shared personal experiences of their struggles and successes in using and building the document, and how such skills would help them secure employment.

Fiji alumni participate in World Elder Abuse Awareness Day celebrations

As part of their community service and to celebrate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, APTC alumni in Fiji participated in a workshop hosted by APTC to raise awareness on elder abuse on 31 May in Suva. 

More than 25 alumni took the opportunity to learn more about elder abuse issues during the workshop which was facilitated by APTC Individual Support Trainers, Sandy O'Brien and Margaret Bulivorovoro. Read More


Tracer Survey Winner: John Kela

Congratulations to Mr John Kela, from Solomon Islands who has won a mobile phone worth AUD800 for participating in the APTC 2017 Graduate Tracer Survey.

“I am so pleased to win this award. I would like to thank Anna Pullman, my trainer in the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, for the experience and skills learnt in responding to the survey,” Mr Kela says.

We thank all our graduates who took part in the survey. The feedback received through the survey will contribute towards improving our training and support services.We encourage you to continue your association with APTC as an Alumni member.

Impact Stories - Samoa

Recently, the APTC Impact Stories for Samoa was launched to commemorate APTC's 10-year anniversary.  

This collection of Samoan graduate profiles highlights the impact of learning at APTC on individuals and communities, and the contribution to strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training across the Pacific. 

 Read the publication


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