FNU offers short courses in construction sector

Press Release Posted On: September 8, 2022


Interested and eligible students are encouraged to apply for short course offered at the Fiji National University by Friday, 16 September 2022.

The two-week short courses are funded via study grants provided by the Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS).

FNU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lyn Karstadt said the short courses would provide students with the skills set needed to address the growing needs of the construction industry.

“Given the industry’s socioeconomic importance in post-COVD economic recovery, the construction sector has a huge demand for a workforce with various specialised skills,” Professor Karstadt said.

“The short courses funded by TSLS will be undertaken at FNU’s, National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) and students can choose to undertake one of eight courses.”

“The eight courses on offer are in the fields of Plastering, Block Laying, Tile Laying, Painting and Decorating, Sheetmetal Works, Basic Furniture Making, Basic Plumbing and Construction Fundamentals.”

Prof Karstadt emphasised that interested students will need to immediately apply to undertake the short course of their choice at FNU.

“It is important that students apply now as they will need the Offer Letter from FNU as part of their application to TSLS to qualify for the scheme.”

“There are 200 awards available via TSLS and we encourage Fijians to take advantage of the opportunity to reskill or upskill themselves in the construction field.”

Students interested in the two-week short courses can apply now at FNU to receive an Offer Letter.

The Offer Letter is required in their application to TSLS before the study grant deadline next Friday 16 September, 2022.

In addition, eligible applicants must be a Fijian citizen, be ordinarily resident in Fiji for at least three years before the award commencement date and be fully vaccinated or exempted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services if above the age of 18.

For further information, applicants can contact the University representatives on the details below:

Narere Campus, Nasinu: Merelita Delasau, Email: Merelita.delasau@fnu.ac.fj , Ph: 3392000 Ext: 4765

Naceva Campus, Lautoka: Sovaia Kubukodrau, Email: Sovaia.kubukodrau@fnu.ac.fj , Ph: 6667000/665021 Ext: 7300