Free Reskilling and Upskilling short courses at FNU

Press Release Posted On: April 8, 2022

Eligible Fijians have until Friday, April 15 to apply for a Free short course at the Fiji National University (FNU) as part of the Fijian Government’s reskilling and upskilling initiative.

The free short courses are available to those who had lost employment due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would assist Fijians with re-employment and or entrepreneurial ventures.

FNU Acting Vice-Chancellor, Dr William May said the University had successfully delivered two rounds of the short courses to applicants and would begin the next set of courses in May.

“Fijians who meet the criteria are encouraged to apply as this is an opportune time for them to upskill themselves or venture into a new field of learning that would add to their skills and knowledge base,” Dr May 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.”

“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 or a letter signed by a JP (Letter by the student stating they are unemployed, and the name of a referee and their phone number), a Valid Photo ID, TIN Details, Birth Certificate. Visit this link to complete the form:

The eight-week short courses will begin in May.

The courses offered are as follows:

 National Training and Productivity Centre

  • Management Development & Leadership – Hospitality
  • Payroll Management
  • Strategic Planning, Effective Budgeting & Cost Control
  • Construction Fundamentals
  • Plumbing Basics
  • Tile Laying
  • Brick Laying
  • Plastering Basics
  • Certificate of Attainment in Care Giving
  • Fundamentals of Baking & Patisserie
  • Fundamentals of Cookery
  • Fundamentals of Food & Beverage
  • Creating Screen Printing Artwork & Design
  • Household & Sanitary Plumbing
  • Domestic Electrical Installation

College of Engineering, Science and Technology

  • Analysis of Cloud Data Management
  • Office Automation
  • Diagnose & Repair AHVAC
  • Cyber Security Digital Platform
  • Data Communication & Networking
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Explore the Uses and Applications of Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive Light Machinery Repair

College of Business, Hospitality and Tourism Studies

  • Business Startups
  • E-Commerce & Digital Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • New Tourism Soft Skills
  • Basic Operations in a Call Centre (Level 3)

Semester 1 studies

Applications for Semester 1, 2022 studies closes on Friday, 15 April.

For enquiries, students can visit our website on email the Academic Team via or call 9555760 or Text (Toll-Free) 857 for Vodafone and Inkk users.

In addition, students, parents and guardians can visit our FNU KONA Express Booths today (8 April) and tomorrow, Saturday 9 April from 9AM to 4PM at Tappoo City, Suva, Shop & Save Supermarket in Navua, My FNPF Centre in Nadi and Sugar City Mall, Lautoka for application requirements and academic counselling and queries.

Students can also visit our campuses in Koronivia, Nasinu, Derrick (Samabula), Namaka (Nadi), Natabua (Lautoka), Ba and Labasa to complete their enrolment process.