Creating Skills for life
APTC Project

TVET Projects and Bespoke Training


APTC’s expertise in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is sought after by Pacific employers, TVET institutes and governments.

APTC offers bespoke course and program design. Through collaboration we tailor programs to build on the capabilities and specific needs of clients across the Pacific region.


Key TVET projects and bespoke training delivered since 2018 include:

  • International Skills Training (IST) courses – training for TVET trainers focused on competency based training principles, bringing Australian standards to Pacific trainers.
  • BSB24015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management  – training for emerging Pacific leaders with responsibility for organising and monitoring team outputs, solving problems, analysing and evaluating information, and providing guidance and support to others. (See case study)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programs in Construction, Business, Automotive and Community Services – these programs work with individuals and employers to give accredited recognition to the knowledge and skills gained through a range of formal and non-formal learning endeavours.
  • FSK20119 Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways – accredited Australian training providing foundation skills development for new workforce entrants who require a pathway to employment or further training.
  • Enterprise skills programs – with content ranging from language, literacy and numeracy skills, digital literacy, workplace health and safety, workplace communications and basic financial literacy, these programs are tailored to the needs of the client and assist to prepare new entrants to the workplace.
  • Labour mobility programs – supporting the Pacific governments engaged in the Australian Pacific Labour Scheme, the seasonal worker and other labour mobility programs, we provide capability building programs focused on the skills needed for applicants to prepare for international work.
  • Curriculum development programs – collaborating with industry and TVET providers to build resources and national training packages in demand sectors such as construction, tourism, plumbing, aged care and TVET training of trainers. 
  • Remote learning programs micro-credentials and accredited skill sets in a range of fields including infection control, food service, customer engagement and digital literacy.
  • Bespoke accredited courses for Australian qualifications  – fee-for-service group training that is tailored to your workplace and provides successful participants with an accredited Australian qualification.  (See case study)




Recent clients include:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Brian Bell PNG
  • ChildFund NZ 
  • Contract Electrical Queensland
  • Edai Town Development Ltd (PNG)
  • Fiji Higher Education Commission
  • Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
  • Fiji Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • World Bank International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Kiribati Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • NCS Group Holdings
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Pacific Community (SPC)
  • Pacific Islands Emergency Management Alliance (PIEMA)
  • Pacific Labour Facility (PLF)
  • Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project
  • PNG Counsellors Association
  • PNG Motu Koitabu Assembly
  • Reeves Envico
  • Samoa Tourism Association (STA)
  • Samoa Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)
  • The Pacific Police Professional Development Program
  • Tonga Maritime Polytechnic Institute
  • Tuvalu Ministry of Education and Youth Services
  • United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • United Nations Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption Project (UN-PRAC)
  • Vanuatu Ministry of Health




Related Project News


Labasa Graduation 2016

Fiji Sugar Corporation workers graduate with Australian qualifications

Dec 01, 2016

A total of 37 employees of the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) Labasa Sugar Mill graduated with qualifications in six different courses from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Labasa on Thursday, 1 December.

These was the third cohort of graduates who have completed their studies in internationally recognised Australian courses under the European Union (EU) funded Training Support to the Fiji Sugarcane Industry project implemented by the APTC.

The project focuses on providing a training program that improves the livelihoods of the sugarcane dependent populations by promoting income generation through sugarcane farming or alternative livelihoods.
The European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Andrew Jacobs said: "I congratulate the 37 graduates from the Fiji Sugar Corporation. This is another milestone of the EU-APTC partnership, of which we should be proud. With each new cohort of graduates, the milling capacity of the sugarcane industry is being strengthened.''

Of the total graduates, 18 students graduated with Certificate III level qualifications in the trades, including Fabrication, Electrotechnology, Diesel Fitting and Fitting and Machining, while 19 students graduated in business courses in Certificate IV in Frontline Management and Certificate IV in Project Management Practice.

The keynote speaker at the graduation, FSC Labasa Sugar Mill General Manager, Mr Karia Christopher acknowledged the pivotal role that the EU plays in supporting the continuous improvement in the Fiji sugarcane industry.

He added that the benefits of the Training Support to the Fiji Sugarcane Industry project for the students include receiving an internationally-recognised qualification and gaining up-to-date knowledge and skills that would enable them to improve their productivity and efficiency in the workplace and share skills and knowledge with other colleagues.

Mr Christopher encouraged graduates to assertive with the skills and knowledge that they have gained from their training and to be the “agents of constructive change within the sugar industry and work towards building a better nation.”

Australian High Commission representative, Ms Tina Seniloli, congratulated the graduates on their achievements.

“I am pleased that the Australian Government and the EU through our support for APTC have played an important role in these graduates’ achievements.  I am confident that they will have many opportunities to use their new skills and knowledge to create positive changes to enrich their communities,” said Ms Seniloli.

The Australian Government engaged APTC to deliver training to the Fiji Sugarcane Industry project, when the Delegated Cooperation with the EU was signed in 2013.

The graduation ceremony was attended by guests from the Australian High Commission, EU Programme Coordination Unit, APTC staff, employers and industry stakeholders.

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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