FNU launches TVET Pasifika to aid post-pandemic recovery in the region

Press Release Posted On: July 1, 2021

FNU staff while launching the TVET Pasifika brand.


The Fiji National University (FNU) has launched a new brand, TVET Pasifika, bringing together its full range of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to assist the post-pandemic economic recovery of the Pacific region.

TVET Pasifika aligns with FNU’s vision to be the leading dual-sector university in the Pacific, and its focus on Education for Employability. FNU Vice-Chancellor Professor Toby Wilkinson said TVET Pasifika aims to support Fiji and other Pacific island countries to bounce back from the economic impact of COVID-19 by re-skilling and up-skilling their workforces to meet the needs of the new labour market.

“TVET Pasifika is a one-stop-shop where students, employers and partners – local, national and regional – can browse, research and enroll onto programmes to boost their employability and fulfil their personal and professional aspirations,” said VC Wilkinson.

FNU is a modern, dynamic, dual-sector university offering a full range of TVET qualifications from short courses and apprenticeships to certificates and diplomas, and is already the leading provider of TVET in Fiji.

The University’s TVET programmes are tailored to support diverse industry sectors relevant to the Pacific region, including agriculture, the marine sector, hospitality and tourism, business and commerce, engineering and technology, education and community care.

“Our wide range of courses offer individuals and organisations opportunities to train, up-skill and re-skill to meet the changing requirements of national and regional labour markets, now and in the future,” mentioned VC Professor Wilkinson.

FNU Vice-Chancellor Toby Wilkinson during the launch of TVET Pasifika.

“TVET Pasifika will have a relentless focus on customer service and responsiveness to the labour market needs. Through active stakeholder engagement and feedback, we will shape our overall portfolio and our courses to meet the needs of students, employers and development partners across the Pacific.”

“It brings together the full range of FNU’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training in one place. It offers students, employers and partners an unrivalled choice of programmes, all designed to maximise employability and productivity.”

Having a successful track record of delivering high-quality, industry-relevant TVET, in all disciplines and aligned to every major employment sector, FNU will collaborate with partners to innovate, develop new courses and new teaching methods to enable individuals and businesses to become adaptable, resilient and sustainable.

TVET Pasifika draws on the collective strength and expertise of FNU’s constituent units, its five academic colleges, the National Training and Productivity Centre, and the Fiji Maritime Academy.

“Our focus on quality, employability and relevance will support our ambition to become the TVET provider of choice for the Pacific region,” added the FNU Vice-Chancellor.

Students and stakeholders can learn more by visiting https://www.fnu.ac.fj/tvetpasifika/