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


Students who graduated wiith Australian qualifications under the EU-funded Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry Project in Labasa today.

Over 30 Sugarcane Industry Workers Graduate with Australian Qualifications

Jul 20, 2017

A total of 33 graduates successfully completed qualifications in internationally recognised Australian-courses from the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Labasa today.

This was the fifth cohort of students to graduate under the European Union (EU)-funded Training Support to the Fijian Sugarcane Industry Project. 

To date, more than 1,600 people have been trained under the project, which 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 Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation for the Pacific, Mr Corrado Pampaloni said, "The EU is proud to support this tailor-made training which truly responds to the needs of the people working in the sugar sector, in particular the farmers and workers in the industry. Partnering up with the Australian Government and the APTC has proven highly effective in enhancing the capacities and skills of these people. And this is a crucial contribution that ensures people have safety nets and earn their living with dignity."

The graduates included staff of the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC), the Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF), Sugar Cane Growers Council (SCGC), Sugar Industry Tribunal (SIT), and the Sugar Research Institute of Fiji (SRIF). 

The students graduated in Certificate III and IV level qualifications in four different areas, including leadership and management, electrotechnology, plumbing and engineering.

In his keynote address, FSC Labasa Mill General Manager, Mr Karia Christopher said, “The training that APTC has provided is internationally-recognised, providing up-to-date industry knowledge and skills that will enable Fiji’s sugarcane industry employees to improve their productivity and efficiency at the workplace and share these skills and knowledge with their colleagues.”

Of the total number of graduates, 24 students graduated with Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, seven students gradated with Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, and one each in Certificate III in Plumbing and Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade (Diesel Fitting – Heavy). 

This was the second APTC graduation ceremony to be held in Labasa after a total of 37 employees of the FSC Labasa Mill had graduated with qualifications in six different courses in December last year. 

The project was established through an agreement of delegated cooperation between the EU and the Australian Government and complements EU’s Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol (AMSP 2013) programme. 

The Australian Government engaged APTC to deliver training to the Fiji sugar industry workers under the project. 

A graduation ceremony for the final cohort of 124 sugarcane industry employees trained under the project will be held in Lautoka next week. 

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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