The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is a centre for training excellence and collaboration. It was announced as an Australian Government initiative at the Pacific Islands Forum in 2006 and welcomed by the Pacific Island leaders.
As Australia’s flagship Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) investment in the region, APTC works collaboratively with national governments, development partners, private sector, organisations for people with disabilities, civil society organisations and Pacific TVET institutions across ten countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
APTC also works closely with industry representatives around the region to ensure its training programs are relevant and aligned with current and future career opportunities for graduates – careers where skilled employees are in high demand.
APTC offers Australian qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in various vocational areas. Courses are delivered by highly regarded and qualified trainers, and graduates will enjoy the benefits of an internationally recognised and accredited Australian qualification.
APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste. It is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275).
Goal and Program Outcomes
The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is currently in its third stage (2018-2022).
Our goal is: ‘A more skilled, inclusive and productive workforce that enhances Pacific and Timor-Leste prosperity'.
Our supporting purpose is: ‘The skills and attributes available to employers from Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) systems align with labour market requirements’.
Our goal and purpose are supported by the achievement of three end-of-program outcomes (EOPOs):
a) Graduates have improved employment outcomes
b) Co-investment in skills training increases
c) Selected TVET partners demonstrate quality TVET provision.