In a joint COVID-19 response to the loss of jobs within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector across the Pacific, two short Microcredential courses are being offered through a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) and the Tourism Agencies within each participating country. These countries include Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
These two non- accredited Micro-credential courses are available until March 2021 and are being offered through the My Village online Learning Platform. Students are offered access to one online Micro-credential course.
Digital Literacy Essentials (MCC00013) provides an introduction to modern digital technologies, software and popular social media platforms. Communication technologies for Business Success (MCC00015) explores digital communication technologies and software used by industry today and how these can improve productivity and collaboration in the workplace.
Further information relevant to each country can be found using the links below including the Course Brochure.
Download the Frequently Asked Questions information sheet.
Frequently Asked Questions information sheet.
Our micro-credentials will help students improve their career prospects, and maintain currency in their field.
- Citizen of the country you are applying in
- Recently or currently employed in the Tourism Industry
- Good understanding of written and spoken English and with access to some
- form of technology that will enable you to complete the course online.
- Access to reliable internet
- An introductory level of Digital Literacy
- Current and valid up to date email address – this is critical
In order to successfully complete your online studies you must have access to a device with a reliable internet connection to access APTC’s learning management system ‘My Village’.
As the content includes audio, using a headset is recommended but not essential.
To ensure the best experience, we recommend using a computer or laptop with Microsoft Office applications. My Village also works well on a tablet or mobile phone but you may not be able to complete some of the activities that require use of Microsoft Excel and Word. Most web browsers support My Village. For more information on browser support for desktop, tablet and mobile support please visit the System Requirements for My Village link
The fees for each course within this project are subsidized and no fees are payable.
All Applications are to be made via an Online Expression of Interest process.
Please refer to the relevant country below for links and specific information that is applicable to you.
Countries Contact Details
1. Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
42 Gorrie Street
Email : email@example.com
2. Nauru Tourism Office
Meneng Hotel, Meneng District,
Republic of Nauru
Bernard Grundler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacobean Olsson: Olsson.email@example.com
3. Tourism Authority of Kiribati
Takoronga, Betio, South Tarawa,
Republic of Kiribati
Ereata Benson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petero Manufolau: email@example.com
4. Tourism Solomons
Mendana Avenue, Point Cruz,
Honiara, Solomon Islands
Fiona Teama: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Tonga Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism,
Ápi ko Lataánga, Hala Vuna,
Facebook: Tonga Tourism
Makitalena Fifita: email@example.com
Melaea Taufatofua: firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Tuvalu Tourism
Department Ministry of Transport,
Energy & Tourism Headquarters,
First Floor South Wing,
Government Building of Tuvalu,
Tepola Esekia: email@example.com
Tapua Pasuna: firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Vanuatu Department of Tourism
Port Vila, Vanuatu
Facebook: Department of Tourism Vanuatu
Mr. Jerry Spooner - Director
Mrs. Geraldine Tari – Principal Accreditation Officer
Mrs. Linda Sam – Principal Product Development