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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



Vanuatu education sector boosts its leadership capacity nationwide

Oct 15, 2020

In collaboration with Vanuatu Education Support Program, the Ministry of Education and Training in Shefa Province has engaged APTC to deliver the Australian qualification BSB42015 Certificate IV Leadership and Management program across all its provincial stakeholders in Vanuatu.

This initiative will develop the capability of the Ministry’s managers and emerging leaders to ensure strong leadership and management strategies in the organisation. The training places particular emphasis on developing effective people skills, managing and leading a team, developing priorities and managing an operational plan.

The first group of participants completed their training in Port Vila in May 2020 with further cohorts from Malampa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces selected to complete the program throughout 2020 and 2021. In the program participants learn how to

  • communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • build workplace relationships and lead an effective, diverse team
  • manage people performance
  • develop work priorities
  • implement an operational plan
  • promote innovation and continuous improvement
  • manage risk and work health and safety

Mr Roy Obed (VESP) made special acknowledgement of the improvement he has seen from the Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) component of the program – “Learning from the Certificate IV Leadership and Management program has provided new structures, policies and procedures to increase the safety of students and staff in schools. This is an area where participants in the course often express they were unaware of the importance of WHS, but now, due to their learning, they understand their role and responsibility in ensuring schools are a safe environment for all.”

The outcome of this initiative will be the use of clear goal setting and planning tools in all the provinces to enhance the education sector and its activities. This initiative supports the development of a sustainable workforce with the ability to lead and manage school initiatives, projects and tasks to achieve successful outcomes. Importantly, the program sees a ‘whole of business’ approach, where standardised strategies will be implemented by all stakeholders in the organisation resulting in a continuum and quality of processes ensuring more efficiencies for the education sector of Vanuatu.

The BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management is an internationally recognised qualification certified under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) training framework and issued by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).

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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