Creating Skills for life

Short Courses Micro-Credentials


Course Overview 

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. 

Career Opportunities 

Our micro-credentials will help students improve their career prospects, and maintain currency in their field.

Entry Requirements 

  • 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


Resources Required 

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.

Application Process

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
      Fiji Islands
      Email :

2.   Nauru Tourism Office
      Meneng Hotel, Meneng District,
      Republic of Nauru
      Bernard Grundler:  
      Jacobean Olsson:

3.   Tourism Authority of Kiribati
      Takoronga, Betio, South Tarawa,
      Republic of Kiribati
      Ereata Benson:    
      Petero Manufolau: 

4.   Tourism Solomons 
       Mendana Avenue, Point Cruz,
       Honiara, Solomon Islands
       Twitter:                       visitsolomons 
       Fiona Teama:    

5.   Tonga Ministry of Tourism
       Ministry of Tourism,
       Ápi ko Lataánga, Hala Vuna,
       Nukuálofa, Tonga.
        Facebook:                   Tonga Tourism 
       Makitalena Fifita:
       Melaea Taufatofua: 

6.   Tuvalu Tourism
       Department Ministry of Transport,
       Energy & Tourism Headquarters,
       First Floor South Wing,
       Government Building of Tuvalu,
       Tepola Esekia:  
       Tapua Pasuna:

7.   Vanuatu Department of Tourism
       PMB 9099
       Port Vila, Vanuatu
       Facebook:   Department of Tourism Vanuatu 
       Mr. Jerry Spooner - Director
       Mrs. Geraldine Tari – Principal Accreditation Officer
       Mrs. Linda Sam – Principal Product Development




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