It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC).
Over 15,000 Pacific Islanders from 14 Pacific Island
Countries have graduated with an Australian qualification since APTC commenced
delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in 2007.
In 2017, APTC achieved a
milestone of reaching 10 years of providing TVET in the Pacific.
We offer programs and
qualifications from Certificate III to Diploma level in the automotive,
manufacturing, construction, electrical, tourism, hospitality, education,
management, and health and community services industry sectors.
The success of APTC is
measured by the achievements of our students. Skills and qualifications assist
individuals to gain employment or advance their careers or even start their own
small business. Graduates across the Pacific region are sought after for their
skills and knowledge; skills that they so readily share in their workplaces. Furthermore,
this internationally recognised qualification assists those who wish to seek
work opportunities abroad. This is very important to us at APTC but it is
really only part of the story of success.
APTC does not operate in
isolation. Real success is underpinned by strong partnerships based on shared
interests, mutual respect and trust. This is why we collaborate with many
employers and industries across the region. We are demand driven, that is, we
offer courses to develop real skills for employment, so important to the
economic prosperity of Pacific Island Countries. We are active supporters of a
broad range of industry associations and willingly participate in industry
forums in order to gain feedback and ensure that our training is relevant.
We partner with training
institutions and provide them access to the mature Australian TVET system to
assist in building their own capacity in the delivery of TVET. The demand for
skills development across the region is high and as such APTC actively supports
the development of Pacific TVET systems. APTC seeks to partner with governments
and their various agencies across the region in order to support TVET and to
ensure we align with existing policy wherever possible.
Most importantly, we
partner with students themselves. We appreciate that our students are adults
who come to APTC with a wealth of experience. All at APTC, our managers,
trainers and tutors and administrative staff, are grateful for the opportunity
to share in the learning experience. We encourage all our students to make the
most of the training and to develop new networks and professional friendships
with others from across the region. APTC has active Alumni with Chapters
located in many of the Pacific Island Countries that promote APTC with
Success is best expressed
by the words of one of our graduates. When asked what APTC did for him he
replied, ‘It enabled me to
believe in myself’. Through continued partnership, I am
confident that success will be shared into the future.
Chief Executive Officer