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



Solomon Islands youth workers to gain Australian qualification

Oct 15, 2020

APTC is delivering an Australian Certificate IV in Youth Work for Honiara City Council to 20 volunteer youth workers in Solomon Islands, in a skills development program funded by the Australian Government with tuition fees paid by ChildFund NZ.

ChildFund NZ and Honiara City Council identified the need for specialist skills and knowledge to create and facilitate programs that address the social, behavioural, health, welfare, developmental and protection needs for young people in Solomon Islands. In line with the Solomon Islands' Government focus on youth through the National Youth Policy 2017 – 2030 the partners have established a Youth Hub that will offer a counselling service and wellbeing programs for young people.

The partners approached APTC to request support for this initiative through high quality training for youth workers. APTC’s 22-week program resources and delivery were tailored to the individual learning needs of the participants and drew on the participants own experience and local examples, such as the services and programs provided by Honiara City Council, to ensure the training was highly relevant and applicable.

Training in this field will help me to identify young people that are at risk as a consequence of drugs, alcohol and substance abuse. Such technical skills are crucial for me to support towards youth development in Honiara.’

Dudley Tauwauri (course participant)


The class has hosted guest speakers from local youth and community services organisations including Seif Ples, Save the Children, Oxfam, Dream Cast, Social Welfare Division, Honiara Youth Council among others, and students have curiously and respectfully engaged with these industry representatives to gain further insight into the course work and build their professional network. As an essential part of the program, students have undergone work placement at the Honiara City Council, Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association, Honiara Youth Council, Live and Learn, Dreamcast and Family Support Centre.

Students are developing personally as well as professionally. Throughout the course students are encouraged to reflect on their own values and attitudes and the issues faced by their communities to make sense of the frameworks of youth work practice. The course explores concepts such as equality, accessibility, transparency and empowerment.

‘As a woman I will help the other women in the community to see that women and girls have the opportunity to work and they can speak out on community issues.’

Sepi Alu (course participant)

APTC is proud to provide the participants with the professional skills, knowledge and employability skills to build their capability to support Solomon Islands youth and improve their employment opportunities. Trainer Samantha Cooper comments, “It has been inspiring to see students analyse and explore how to apply youth work practices to their cultural and community context.”

On completion of the program, successful participants will be eligible to receive the Australian qualification CHC40413  Certificate  IV  in  Youth  Work,  issued  by  TAFE Queensland  (RTO 0275). They will deliver wellbeing programs and workshops within the youth centre and outreach programs into the community.

‘We are discussing real issues that young people are facing today. To me, it is not just about employment. To me it is what I am passionate about. I really believe that our future depends entirely on the next generation. I should try to create that environment where young people can utilize their potential but they haven’t had the chance to realise it. I will work for the betterment of our people, tribe and country.’

                 Brad Puia (course participant)

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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