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


EU Sugar Project New Namaka Office

EU Funded Training Support to the Sugar Industry Project on track for 2016

May 15, 2017

The European Union (EU) funded Training Support to the Sugar Industry Project 2014-2017, which has now entered its third year of operation, is progressing well. The project aims to improve productivity and efficiency by upgrading the technical and management skills of sugar industry workers across the sugar supply chain in Fiji.

The Training Support to the Sugar Industry Project is an agreement of delegated cooperation between the EU and the Australian Government to provide training support to the Fiji sugar industry in alignment with the EU “Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol (AMSP 2013)” goals. The Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) was engaged by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to deliver the training for the project with funding supplied by the EU.

On Thursday 28 January, Training Support to the Sugar Industry Project Leader Mr Kevin Wyatt, welcomed the EU Co-ordination Office members to the newly located project office in Namaka. The project is now operating out of a shopfront which enables a higher level of visibility and provides an additional facility for training delivery.

The project is tracking well and is meeting all the project outcomes. 2016 is off to a strong start, with 23 participants from Lautoka, Rakiraki, Ba and Labasa commencing training in Diesel Fitting and Fitting and Machining in Suva, on 18 January.

To date, 741 people have participated in training programs conducted at the Lautoka, Penang, and Rarawai Sugar Mills, and other locations across Fiji. The final target is to engage with 1500 people from across the 23 sugarcane sectors in Fiji.

The first graduation ceremony for the project was held on 27 November, 2015 for 82 students graduating with Certificate IV Frontline Management.

Epeli Kikau, who completed the Certificate IV Frontline Management course, said he was especially grateful to APTC for the course training he had received from APTC Business trainer Ms Natasha Duncombe, adding that, “the training was great, the learning material were simple enough and easy to understand. Concepts and knowledge were easy to grasp as these were orchestrated well by the facilitator’s style of teaching. The teaching and learning resources were excellent; especially being provided with laptops to foster learning”.

Key stakeholders in this project include Fiji Sugar Corporation, Sugar Industry Tribunal, Sugar Research Institute of Fiji, Sugar Cane Growers Council, Sugar Cane Growers Fund, Cane Producer Associations (Lautoka, Labasa and Rarawai/Penang), Ministry of Sugar, GIS, NIR, EU Coordination Unit, FSC Advisory Officers and Leader Farmers.

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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