FNU extends Applications for Free Reskilling and Upskilling Short courses

Press Release Posted On: February 18, 2022

Eligible Fijians have until Sunday, February 20 to apply for a Free short course at the Fiji National University (FNU) as part of the Fijian Government’s reskilling and upskilling initiative.

As announced in the 2021 National Budget, the Government allocated $1 million to the national University to assist those who lost their employment due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would assist eligible Fijians with re-employment and or entrepreneurial ventures.

FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson said the institution began with the first round of short courses earlier this month to upskill and reskill Fijians in various fields such as business and marketing, e-commerce, tourism and science and technology.

“Applications have been extended for the second round of free short courses and I encourage every eligible Fijian to apply now and diversify or add to their knowledge and expertise,” Prof Wilkinson said.

“Given the current global economic situation and labour market adjustments, it is vital that FNU continuously evaluates our learning and teaching and provides Fijians with education for employability.”

“Each of the courses has been designed in partnership with the industry to meet the evolving needs of the labour market. These courses will help meet the demands of the post-pandemic economy.”

“At FNU, we endeavor to continue developing new courses and new teaching methods that enable individuals and businesses to become adaptable, resilient and sustainable. By studying with us, you will develop the skills you need to survive and thrive in a changing world.”


 To qualify for the Free Reskilling and Upskilling placement at FNU, prospective students will have to submit a Statutory Declaration of unemployability due to COVID-19, a valid photo ID, TIN details along with their birth certificate.

Applications are now open and will need to be submitted by Sunday, 20 February 2022. Visit this link to complete the form: www.fnu.ac.fj/study/apply

The eight-week short courses will begin in March.

The courses offered are as follows:

National Training and Productivity Centre

  • Management Development and Leadership – Hospitality
  • Manage Payroll
  • Strategic Planning, Effective Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Construction Fundamentals
  • Plumbing Basics
  • Tile Laying
  • Brick Laying
  • Plastering Basics

College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies

  • Business Startups
  • E-Commercial and Digital Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • New Tourism Soft Skills
  • Basic Operations in a Call Centre

College of Engineering, Science and Technology

  • Analysis of Cloud Data Management
  • Office Automation
  • Diagnose and Repair AHVAC
  • Cyber Security Digital Platform
  • Data Communication and Networking
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Explore the Uses and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Professional Certificate in Vehicle Inspection

For further information or clarification visit www.fnu.ac.fj or contact the following staff:


Eric Jioji eric.jioje@fnu.ac.fj Business and Hospitality courses
Vasenai Kereni vasenai.kereni@fnu.ac.fj Engineering courses
Sanjeshni Reddy info.ntpc@fnu.ac.fj NTPC courses
FNU Outreach team outreach@fnu.ac.fj TVET courses