Creating Skills for life

Short Courses Micro-Credentials


Courses Overview 

In a joint COVID-19 response to the loss of jobs within the Tourism and Hospitality Sector across the Pacific, four 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 four non- accredited Micro-credential courses are available until March 2021 and are being offered through the My Village online Learning Platform. 

What are the four Micro-credential courses?

  1. COVID Safe for Personal Services (Beauty and Nails) (NEW)

    This course has been designed for those who work in the beauty, nail salons, massage (therapeutic and non-therapeutic), tanning, tattoo parlours, spas, saunas and bathhouses sector. It will give you a deeper understanding of COVID-19, and how to keep yourself, your colleagues and your customers safe from the virus in the work environment.

  2. COVID Safe for Dining In (NEW)

    This course has been designed for those who work in the Hospitality Sector. It will give you a deeper understanding of COVID-19, and how to keep yourself, your colleagues and your customers safe from the virus in the work environment.

  3. Digital Literacy Essentials (MCC00013)

    This course provides an introduction to modern digital technologies, software and popular social media platforms that are currently in use across many careers and industries. It also explores pathways for learning and ways to keep current with rapid advances in technology in today's modern world.

  4. Communication Technologies for Business Success (MCC00015)                                         Being able to clearly and effectively communicate with colleagues over diverse, dispersed and  dynamic organisational structures and environments is more important than ever before. This course explores some of the most popular digital communication technologies and software used by industry today and how you can use these tools to help improve productivity and collaboration in any workplace.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions information sheet. 
Frequently Asked Questions Information Sheet_v2

Career Opportunities 

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

Entry Requirements 

  • Citizen of the  following countries (Fiji, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Tonga)
  • Those from the Hospitality and Tourism and associated sectors in the Pacific Region who have been affected by COVID-19
  • APTC Alumni who have completed Tourism, Cookery, Hospitality qualifications
  • Those who have previously completed APTC Micro-credentials
  • Current and valid email address - Essential
  • A good understanding of written and spoken English
  • Access to a laptop/smart phone or device with reliable internet to complete the course online
  • Introductory level of Digital Literacy


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

APPLY ONLINE All Applications are to be made via the APTC website by completing the   ONLINE APPLICATION FORM  

Participating Tourism Authorities

1.   Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association
42 Gorrie Street
      Fiji Islands 

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

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 
       Apimasiva Kivalu
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 
        Laurana Rakau



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