FNU successfully concludes Virtual Outreach Activities

Press Release Posted On: October 22, 2021




FNU Pro-Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation, Professor Roland De Marco during the Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Information Session this morning as part of FNU’s Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA).


The Fiji National University (FNU) successfully concluded its information sessions with high school students, teachers and parents and guardians this morning with a final session for those interested in Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) courses. This was part of the University’s Virtual Outreach Activities (VOA).

The HDR session led by FNU’s Research Office also included the Associate Dean Research of each College who expanded on the programmes and areas of research that students could undertake.

Session participant Shivneet Vikash Chand expressed his appreciation of being able to attend a session dedicated to promoting the research opportunities at FNU.

“Thank you for the awareness of the respective areas of research and requirements,” he said. “With a background in Accounting and having a post graduate qualification in Accounting, I was able to raise queries on the Masters by Research courses.”

Chand, an Accountant, was also able to learn more about scholarships available for research students.

As a dual-sector University, FNU is committed to quality education through both its TVET (technical and vocational education and training) and Higher Education courses, with a focus on Education for Employability and a positive student learning experience.

Year 12 and 13 students and their teachers were able to learn in-depth about the courses on offer at FNU, the entry requirements and application process, flexible fee payment options and the study and career pathways available during the school outreach sessions.

Held from October 4th to 22nd, the VOA event featured academic presenters from FNU’s five Colleges – the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF), College of Humanities and Education (CHE), College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies (CBHTS), College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST), College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS), the National Training and Productivity Centre, (NTPC), Fiji Maritime Academy (FMA) and FNU’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training brand – TVET Pasifika.

The VOA sessions recorded high participation and engagement from urban, rural and maritime schools around the country and schools and interested participants from the region.

Special Information Sessions were also held for Parents and Guardians. This provided the platform for them to be informed of the tertiary studies at FNU and allow them to assist their children make informed decisions on their higher education learning. These sessions were held in the English, iTaukei and Hindi languages for better engagement with parents and guardians, who are vital stakeholders’ in the education of their children.

TVET Pasifika studies at FNU

Whilst the University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies, it also remains true to its deeply rooted legacy of providing technical and vocational training to students in Fiji and the region.

Through TVET Pasifika, prospective students have the opportunity to undertake Certificate and Diploma level courses at one of FNU’s five Colleges or FMA. These industry-driven qualification and training course are delivered in line with the changing demands for skills in the jobs market and enables FNU to fill the labour skills gap with job-ready TVET graduates.

Students completing or have completed Year 12 or 13 have the opportunity to undergo Certificate III, Certificate IV and Trade Diploma level studies in a TVET course at FNU through the 5,000 Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service (TSLS) placements.

Students eligible for TSLS-funded studies must have successfully completed Year 12 with a minimum mark of 200/400 or completed Level 1 and II studies from the Technical College of Fiji.

Prospective students can choose from a wide range of TVET courses offered by the University in various fields of study, including Engineering, Medical, Tourism and Hospitality, Entrepreneurship, Fashion and Design, Cooking and Patisserie, Carpentry, Construction, Graphic Arts and Design, Film and Television Production, Hairdressing, Automotive, Electrical and Electronics.

For more information regarding our TVET Pasifika programmes, the 5000 available TSLS placements and the FNU and TSLS application process, visit our website at https://www.fnu.ac.fj/tvetpasifika/ or contact our team via email on outreach@fnu.ac.fj

The University will be making further announcements in the coming weeks regarding its Industry Outreach activities and the reskilling and upskilling initiatives available to those in the workforce.