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


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Training project to improve skills of Fiji sugar industry workers

May 15, 2017

An initiative by the European Union (EU) in partnership with the Australian Government is providing a training program for the Fijian sugar industry that improves the livelihoods of the sugar cane dependent populations by promoting income generation through sugar cane farming or alternative livelihoods. 

The training, which is part of the EU’s Support to the Sugar Industry Programme (SSIP), is delivered by the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC). 

APTC is a development initiative funded by the Australian Government to deliver training and to increase the supply of skilled workers in targeted sectors in the Pacific region. APTC has campuses in Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.

The training program, which runs till 2017, will focus on upgrading skills of workers employed in the Fiji sugar industry including skilled and unskilled mill workers, middle and senior level staff of the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC), leader farmers and agricultural extension officers. 
Project Leader for the training delivery, Kevin Wyatt said that APTC had engaged with sugar industry stakeholders to develop a training program to address skills gaps across the sugar supply chain.

He added that the qualifications and skill sets for the training is drawn from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) to ensure that it is demand-driven and enhances workforce development outcomes.

The training program has started earlier this month with the first set of around 70 workers from the sugar mills and other stakeholder groups around the country undertaking the Certificate IV in Frontline Management course. 

The Certificate IV in Frontline Management is an internationally recognised qualification accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). 

Business Studies Trainer, Kerri Leadbitter says that this qualification is particularly relevant to individuals who work at the operational level of management in their role, in a wide range of organisational and industry contexts. 

“The course is very much based around the workplaces of participants who use real work scenarios in all their learning, and in most cases, can take the skills they learn and apply them directly to their day-to-day job roles,” she added. 

Participants like Eremasi Tuinimata and Vinita Devi are learning innovative business tools and methods for their workplaces including high-level skills in areas like communications, teamwork, problem-solving, initiative and enterprise, planning and organising, self-management and coaching and mentoring.

“The course is helping me improve my knowledge and understanding of management and leadership qualities which are directly applicable to the key result areas of my job,” mentioned Eremasi.

Similar comments were shared by Vinita, who said that the course assignments are relevant to workplace situations and help identify weaknesses and strengths. 

The training courses are conducted in a flexible manner to allow a lighter study load that is customised to meet the workload of learners.

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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