Creating Skills for life




Updated: Tuesday 19 May 2020


This page contains important information about COVID-19 and is applicable to APTC students. 

As APTC students, your health and safety remains of utmost priority to us.

On advice from Pacific national authorities regarding COVID-19, APTC ceased training across our regional locations on Wednesday 25 March 2020, with staff working from home wherever required by national authorities.

Since then, APTC Country Offices have re-opened in accordance with national public health regulations in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Samoa and PNG, with plans underway to re-open in Fiji.

Across our operations, we are transitioning to remote learning and where face-to-face training is permitted by national public health authorities, we are abiding by COVID-19 prevention protocols.

We continue to take precautionary measures and monitor health and travel advisories throughout the Pacific.

As developments occur, we will keep you advised and informed through our training and student services personnel. 

Student Updates

APTC continues to demobilise international students where possible. We are making arrangements for the return of international students to their home countries as travel becomes available. Details are being communicated to students studying abroad through APTC’s student support and travel services.

We will keep you advised via APTC Country Directors and student support services as to the continuation and completion of your training.  

All graduations have been cancelled until further notice. Please check the 2020 Graduation Dates webpage for further details.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a WhatsApp messaging service with the latest news and information on COVID-19 including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others. It also provides the latest situation reports and numbers in real time to help government decision-makers protect the health of their populations. You can access this through a link that opens a conversation on WhatsApp.To get started, simply type “hi” to activate the conversation. This will prompting a menu of options that can help answer your questions about COVID-19. You can also check the WHO website’s Advice for the Public.   

Student Queries

If you have any queries or concerns, we encourage you to raise them with your trainers and student welfare officers in the first instance. You can also email or contact Student Services in the country where you are studying by the following telephone numbers:

FIJI  3300967 / 7021705
KIRIBATI  73030508
NAURU  5563406
PNG  76405600 / 76404318
SAMOA  26844 ext 111 / 7752951
SOLOMON ISLANDS  21313 / 7697845
TONGA   771350 / 8612682
TUVALU  20060 / 7113345
VANUATU    24066

Student Resources

    APTC Student Handbook 2020

APTC is an Australian Government initiative in partnership with the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

APTC is implemented by TAFE Queensland (RTO 0275)

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