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Department of Quality Standards

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The Department of Quality Standards (DQS) strives to see The Fiji National University as the premier national university for higher education, technical and vocational education and training in Fiji and the South Pacific. The DQS supports the university in achieving its mission by providing an independent and objective quality assurance service designed to add value and improve all academic operations.

 

Our Services:

  • ISO Management
  • ISO Promotions
  • 5S Promotion and Audit
  • Best Practice Sharing
  • Internal Quality Circle Competition(IQCC)
  • Customer Complaint and Corrective & Preventive Actions
  • Quality Management System Internal Audit
  • Planning and Management Review Committee Secretariat
  • ISO Procedure Development, Implementation and Revision

 

Quality Planning

Identifies students’ needs through teaching and learning audits, internal and external evaluation and review of programmes; ensures that the offered programmes and services meet the needs and expectations of students and stakeholders; develops systems and procedures that are compliant with  the national and international requirements (wherever applicable) and achieve high standard of customer satisfaction.

 

Quality Control

Is performed through independent assessment (audits) of actual performance of colleges and organizational units of the University. Key audit scope may include but not limited to scheduled and unscheduled audits in regards to teaching and learning process, operation of university support services, ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, compliance with relevant national laws and regulations.  Compliance is regulated through FNU compliance register and quarterly on-the-ground checks. The DQS maintains and facilitates training & monitoring of QMS ISO quality auditors for internal QMS Audit.

 

Quality Improvement

Is done through analysis of audit results and recommendations on corrective and preventive actions followed by management review meetings to discuss the outcome of the quality audits and actions taken. As a way of improvement of services’ quality within FNU, QSO markets and organizes Annual Internal Quality Circle Competition that brings together the teams from support sections, colleges and departments of FNU to showcase the innovative ways to improve the quality of services and programmes at FNU. QSO also creates awareness about 5s workplace organization method.

In 2011 FNU introduced the Customer Complaints Corrective/Preventive Actions and Suggestions – CC/CPA Online System with the main objective to ensure continuous improvement in standards and constructive handling of complaints. CC/CPAS system enables the university community members as well as the general public to become actively involved in improving the services provided at the University. The DQS manages and processes online complaints, performs internal and external audit, evaluates and monitors the corrective and preventive actions. To increase the awareness about the system, the DQS conducts university-wide workshops and training sessions on CC/CPA.

 

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 00:00

Department of Productivity and Quality

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Overview

The Department of Productivity and Quality provides training and consulting services on strategies, techniques and tools for productivity and quality management in manufacturing and service organizations. Productivity and quality are integral components of organizations’ operational strategies. Productivity plays an important role at both macro and micro levels. At micro-level, firms use productivity as a performance measure to benchmark against best-in-class companies to identify best practices. Quality management has become an important part of management culture and allows organizations to continually improve its processes, products and services.

The Department delivers training courses which are specifically designed for the industry and ensures that the needs of our clients are met by training that equips them with the knowledge and skills demanded by rapidly transforming learning environment. The Department’s programmes offer innovative, research-based alternatives for the initial preparations and continuing development of the nation’s workforce at all levels. A strong emphasis is being placed on professional training and accreditation in various facets of training. The training courses are designed in consultation from the industry though our Industry Visits, Industry Discussion Forums and Industry Training Advisory Committee review.

The Department also provides consultancy services to organisations in various areas that help an organization to implement the learning’s of the training courses, and assists organisations in meeting new standards and levels of quality and productivity. The Department has arrangements with corporate alliances and international partners and continues to benchmark its services to prepare a new generation of workforce to meet the challenges of knowledge-based organisations.

To complement the quality and delivery of service, the department has a professional, experienced and dedicated team that provides outstanding service to its stakeholders and strives to continually improve service quality. The competency of the team is enhanced through continuous training and development.

 

Our Training and Consultancy Disciplines

The Department of Productivity and Quality Offers its training and consultancy services in the following disciplines:

Accounting and Finance Management

The Accounting and Finance Management of organisations is undergoing rapid changes. In order to function as an intelligent citizen or as a business entity, every individual needs an understanding of the principles of accounting and finance. Our goal is to present accounting and finance as an essential tool of the decision-making process for the business environment as well as for investors and for the socio-economic growth of our nation.

In this contemporary era, Accounting & Finance learning has become an absolute necessity. We offer a wide range of specialized Accounting & Finance courses to enhance your competencies. We have worked together with professional institutes such as the Institute of Internal Auditors – Fiji (IIA – Fiji) and Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA). Many of our courses are also given accreditation by the FIA for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. 

 

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQAF Accounting and Management of Fixed Assets 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Accounting for Payroll 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Accounting for VAT 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Budgeting for Projects 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Debt Collection Techniques 1 0.5 $150.00
PQAF Effective Cash Flow Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Effective Stock Taking Skills 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Finance for Non Finance Managers 2 1.0 $300.00
PQAF Introduction to Internal Auditing 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Inventory Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing Accounts Receivable 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing of Accounts Payables 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing Office Finance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Purchase and Supplier Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Warehouse and Storeroom management 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Environmental Management and Green Productivity

Environmental Management refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection. Green Productivity (GP) is a strategy for enhancing productivity and environmental performance for overall socio-economic development. It is the application of appropriate productivity and environmental management tools, techniques and technology to reduce the environmental impact of an organization’s activities, goods and services. GP leads to gains in profitability through improvements in productivity and environmental performance. GP attempts to increase productivity through environmentally sound and sustainable practices and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all.

We offer a variety of Environmental Management and Green Productivity related courses that have been developed to ensure that organisations meet and exceed the statutory and regulatory requirements on environmental laws, and also demonstrate a leading commitment to the protection of the environment and Green Productivity. We work with the Asian Productivity Organisation, Department of Environment, Department of Energy and other professional bodies in this area to ensure that our training programs are relevant and current.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQEM 5S-The Practice of Good Housekeeping 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Eco-Agriculture 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Energy Efficiency 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Environmental Regulation and Compliance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Essentials of Environment Impact Assessment 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Green Tourism 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Implementing Green Productivity 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Material Flow Cost Accounting 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Product Life Cycle Assessment 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Resource Management 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Waste Management and Pollution Control 1 0.5 $150.00

 

Food Safety Management

Food safety is a fundamental public health concern. Food Safety and Quality has become an area of priority and necessity for consumers, retailers, manufacturers and regulators. Changing global patterns of food production, international trade, technology, public expectations for health protection and many other factors have created a huge demand for food safety and quality professionals.

The Food Safety Management courses are designed to provide participants with a range of skills necessary in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling food safety related issues in a food production facility. The program consists of five modules covering various knowledge areas of importance such as Food Safety Pre-requisite Programs, Personnel Hygiene, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP and Food Safety Management Systems. A defining feature of this program is that it offers Certificate of Attainment in individual modules after successful completion of each module, in addition to a final Certificate Attainment in Food Safety Management to participants who complete the full program. The course material is aligned with CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, ISO 22000 standards and Fiji Food Act 2003.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQFS Basic Food Safety Management 2 1.0 $220.00
PQFS Implementing Hazard Analysis Control Points (HACCP) System 3 1.5 $350.00
PQFS Allergen Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQFS Understanding and Implementing ISO22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems 2 1.0 $300.00
PQFS Food Safety Management Systems Internal Auditing 2 1.0 $300.00

 

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering courses deal with the productivity improvement in a manufacturing or transactional process. It focuses on the process approach and advanced statistical tools and techniques to simulate various processes and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.

We offer a range of courses in this discipline.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQIE Statistical Process Control 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Demand Forecasting 1 0.5 $180.00
PQIE Effective Production & Operations Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Fundamentals of Lean Production Systems 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Structured Problem Solving 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Lean Six Sigma 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Total Productive Maintenance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Business Process Mapping 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Business Statistics for Supervisors 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety is an area concerned with the health, safety and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational health and safety programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OHS also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. Occupational Health and Safety programs are preventative approaches, and therefore, it requires careful planning, evaluation and reviews.

We offer a wide range of specialized OHS courses that enable an organization develop excellent management systems and processes related to OHS, as well as further courses that support the established OHS processes. Our training courses are aligned to the HASAW Act and the related regulations governing the OHS issues at a national level. We ensure that our Occupational Health and Safety trainers are accredited by the Ministry of Employment. We also work with the industry based OHS Committees and the National Safety Council of Australia.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQOH OHS Accident & Investigation 1 0.5 $120.00
PQOH Develop and Implement Emergency Response Plan: Module I 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Hygeine 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Induction for Employees 1 0.5 $150.00
PQOH OHS Module III- OHS Risk Management 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Module IV -Develop & Implement an OHS Management System 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Module V - Auditing an OHS Management System 2 1.0 $250.00
PQOH OHS Modules I and II- For Safety Representatives and Commiittee Members 3 1.5 $250.00
PQOH Responsible Service of Alcohol Health and Safety: Modules I and II 2 1.0 $190.00
PQOH Working at Heights 1 0.5 $150.00
PQOH Working in Confine Space Safety 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Project Management

The courses in Project Management discipline is designed to provide participants with a range of skills necessary in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects. The full program consists of six modules covering various knowledge areas of importance in project management. It is recommended that participants complete the first module, and then select the remaining modules in any order depending on their availability, within two years after completing the first module.

A defining feature of this program is that it offers Certificate of Attainment in individual modules after successful completion of each module, in addition to a final Certificate Attainment in Project Management to participants who complete the full program. The course material is aligned to “A Guide to Project Management (PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition)”.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQPM Project Management Fundamentals 3 1.5 $290.00
PQPM Writing Project Proposals and Reports 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Budgeting for Projects 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Planning Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Project Quality Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Advanced Project Management 5 2.5 $850.00

 

Quality Management

Quality Management deals with the organizations need to continually improve its systems and processes to be able to deliver its products and services better and faster, and using fewer resources. To be able to deliver quality results, an organization needs to establish, implement and review its key systems and processes related to quality. The four major components to a well-established quality management system are structured quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and learning and improvement.

We offer a range of specialized courses in the area of quality management. The courses enable organisations to meet and exceed its quality objectives. The courses are based on the quality management principles of ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQQM Implementing Continuous Improvement 2 1.0 $220.00
PQQM Understanding and Implementing ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Quality Management Systems Internal auditing 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Managing Office Productivity 1 0.5 $180.00
PQQM Writing Procedures and Work Instructions 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Quality Circles 2 1.0 $220.00
PQQM Root Cause Analysis 1 0.5 $150.00

 

Franchised Qualifications

We also offer Australian Qualification courses in Fiji, from our campuses in Suva, Lautoka, Rakiraki and Labasa. We have partnerships with the Western Sydney Institute, National Safety Council of Australia and Australian Institute of Management. 

Course Name Partner Duration (in Years) Number of Units
Advanced Diploma of Accounting WSI 1.5 14
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management WSI 1.5 12
Diploma of Work Health and Safety NSCA 1 9
Diploma of Project Management AIM 1 10
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety NSCA 1 12

 

Important Dates for 2016

Semester 1: 22 Feb – 26 May 2016

Enrolment Closes: 19/02/2016

Classes Commence: 22 February 2016

Withdrawals without Penalty: 11 March 2016

Fees Due: 18 March 2016

Semester 2: 18 July – 20 October 2016

Enrolment Closes: 15/07/2016

Classes Commence: 18 July 2016

Withdrawals without Penalty: 12 August 2016

Fees Due: 19 August 2016  

 

In- House Training Promotion

 If you have more than 10 staff to be trained in any of the listed courses, or on a course related to the above training disciplines, we are ready to assist you. We can offer full on delivery time, mode, cost and course content. We can tailor- make a training package to best suit your needs. Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 3311004 (EXT:4011) for more information.

       Enrolment Form In- House Request Form   Course Withdrawal Form  Enrolment Information    

 

Our International Partners


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Thursday, 30 January 2014 00:00

Aviation and Travel

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The Department of Aviation & Travel is based at the FNU NTPC Namaka Center in Nadi. We are also setting up training centers in almost every Hospitality, Aviation, and Travel & Tourism region around the country. We are proud to be associated with the industry and also work with them to help us develop specialized training programmes that would meet their needs. e.g. Tour Guide Operation, Recreation & TourismHair, Beauty & Spa Services, Personal Grooming & Social Education.

These courses are best suited to those who are looking for a job, a promotion, career change or adding extra knowledge and skills to their current competencies. The Department is able to deliver, through its industry-based courses and strategic training partners.

Non-award programmes like in-bound Travel Service, Customer Service, relating to the tourism industry are also on offer. We also tailor make programs upon requests by various organisations or through industry demands.

The programme structure has been reviewed to ensure compatibility with the requirement of National Training and Productivity Centre's Grant Scheme Five, registration of training staff and also to provide easier excess to programs by prospective participants.

National Training & Productivity Centre, Hair, Beauty & Spa Training Academy facilitates personal development and provides an introduction to the knowledge and practical skills of Hair Designing, Beauty Therapy & Spa Therapy, Customer Care and Salon Care with complimentary “YOGA SESSION”.

Due to immense growth of Beauty Industry in the Fiji Islands, the demand has increased for certified Beautician, Hair dresser, Makeup Artist and Massage Therapist.

It is useful as preparation for employment or possible future training in the hairdressing, beauty business and ayurveda massage therapy. Students can also apply the knowledge and skills acquired in improving their own personal presentation.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements as these courses are for anyone who wishes to have a career tourism industry or in a private organisation. 

Target Group
Industry workers and new recruit, unemployed youth and school leavers, employees who wish to pursue their career path in the Industry, front Line staff and other interested Employees.

Training and Methodology

This training will consist of presentation & discussion by the facilitator, practical sessions, group work, role Play, PPT, and DVD

Delivery Mode

Theory, practical, case studies, group discussion and video presentation and in-house Programmes (Note: delivery is  flexible according to the  training needs of an organisation).

 

Some courses in demand are as follows:

Hair and Beauty Short Course                       Certificate of Attainment in Beauty Therapy  

Certificate of Attainment in Hairdressing

 

Course Introduction - Tour Guiding Operations

The Tour Guiding programme is available to persons who wish to obtain formal qualifications in recreation and activities sector, the Cruise Industry, Inbound Tour Operations, Tour Guide and Adventure Travel segment. 

The course content has been divided into a series of training units which cover all the subject areas offered in the Statement of Attainment in Tour Guiding Operations. This training unit is one of the series, providing a comprehensive learning and review program of the skills and knowledge required to be qualified and effective personnel to wish to pursue a career in this field and also for industry personnel who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills 

The Statement of Attainment in Tour Guiding Operations Module I, II, II contains the following core curriculum training units:

Tour Guiding Operations
Unit Duration (Days) Credit Point Fees
 Tourism Industry and Tourist Guiding 3 3  $270.00
 General Knowledge Required by a Tour Guide 3 2  $270.00
 Roles and Responsibilities of a Tour Guide 3 2  $270.00
 Effective Tour Commentaries 3 2  $270.00
 Leading Tour Groups 3 2  $270.00
 Coordinating and Operating Tour Groups 3 4  $270.00

Course Introduction - Recreation and Tourism 

The Recreation and Tourism programme is available to persons who wish to obtain formal qualification in Recreation and Activities sector, the Cruise Industry and Adventure Travel segment. 

The course content has been divided into a series of training units which cover all the subject areas offered in the Statement of Attainment in Recreation and Tourism. This training unit is one of the series, providing a comprehensive learning and review program of the skills and knowledge required to be qualified and effective personnel to wish to pursue a career in this field and also for industry personnel who wish to upgrade their knowledge and skills 

The Statement of Attainment in Recreation and Tourism contains the following core curriculum training units.

Recreation and Tourism
Unit Duration (Days) Credit Point Fees
 Introduction to Recreation, Leisure and Sports Tourism 3 2  $272.00
 Customer Services – Focus on Recreation 3 2  $286.00
 Marine Education 5 2  $770.00
 Tourism Product Development 3 3  $282.00
 Tour Guiding Fundamentals 3 3  $230.00
 Child Care Fundamentals – Focus on Hospitality Industry 5 3  $350.00

Course Introduction - Aviation and Travel

The Aviation and Travel Industry has evolved into a major market segment within the whole tourism sector in Fiji. As such the Aviation training departments has set upon creating or tailor making our training programs to capture this exciting market of job opportunities. We offer holistic training in the area of booking relevant reservations, handling of dangerous goods, life skills such as customer services, working with colleagues and customers to give our participants basic but thorough understanding on the requirements for success as they venture into their professional careers within the Airline or Travel market.

Course Resource

National Training & Productivity Centre uses Official Training Manuals. These materials are developed and reviewed by our Industry Advisory Committee and ISO procedures to ensure they meet strict quality standards. The Aviation and Travel training section embraces the approach to adult learning and participants are expected to develop and nurture a mature attitude towards their learning. For it is in your participation that plays a big part of your success with all our aviation and travel modules/units that you undertake with us.

Aviation & Travel Programmes
Unit Duration (Days) Credit Point Fees
 Inbound Travel Service 2 12 2  $350.00
 Inbound Travel Service 3 12 2  $350.00
 Develop And Update Tourism Industry Knowledge 12 3  $350.00
 Sell Tourism Products And Services 12 4  $350.00
 Work With Colleagues And Customers 12 2  $350.00
 Provide Arrival And Departure Assistance 12 3  $350.00

Course Introduction - Beauty, Hair & Fitness Programme

The National Training & Productivity Centre, in partnership with the Style Gallery, Fiji Institute of Hair Design, Health & Beauty Therapy, is now offering the following Hairdressing and Beauty courses.

Beauty, Spa and Fitness qualified professionals are in demand especially in Fiji and other Pacific Island Countries where branded Resorts have facilities like Spa, Gym, golf and other training and fitness facilities.

With the large number of Spa and Beauty Therapist’s migrating to the US, New Zealand and Australia, there is a continuous need for training and providing qualified professionals to fulfil the demand of Beauty, Spa and Fitness Industry in Fiji.

Beauty, Hair & Fitness Programmes
Unit Duration (Days) Fees
 COA in Body Therapy 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Facial Therapy 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Nail Technology 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Waxing & Make-up 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Clinical Therapy 20  $4,060.00
 COA in Ladies Sculpture 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Men's Barbering 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Long Hair and Bridal Design 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Chemical Reformation 20  $2,610.00
 COA in Colour & Session Design 20  $2,610.00

Course Introduction - TAFE Hospitality & Tourism Award Programme

The National Training & Productivity Centre (NTPC), Award Tourism & Hospitality Section prides itself in the provision of award programs tailored to suit the industry and your employment needs. TAFE NSW Award Programs in Tourism and Hospitality Management are offered at our National Training & Productivity Centre - Namaka and delivered by locally based experienced and qualified staff. This means that our training is both up to date and relevant. This also means that we teach `hands-on’ skills or practical skills desired by industry.

TAFE NSW programs have an entry level of Certificate III through to Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Advanced Diploma of Tourism respectively. The Advanced Diploma program has a pathway to the Bachelor of Business Degree in most Australian Universities.

TAFE also has provisions for recognizing the skills and knowledge you have gained through previous studies, work and life experiences. We call this RECOGNITION. If you are given recognition for a unit/module you do not need to do it. In some cases recognition may allow you to complete your course faster. Your current skills and knowledge can be assessed and mapped onto the current competencies of a desired qualification. You may contact us for more information on RECOGNITION.

Certificate III in Commercial Cookery – 11570

Description: This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They use discretion and judgment and have a sound knowledge of kitchen operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organizations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.

Career Opportunity: Cook

Pre-requisites: FSLC or FSFE Pass or equivalent

Course Fee: $5760

Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)

TAFE Hospitality & Tourism Award Programme
Code Unit Nominal Hours Fees
 BSBSUS201A  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20  $200.00
 BSBWOR203B  Work effectively with others 20  $200.00
 HLTFA311A  Apply first aid 18  $180.00
 SITHCCC101  Use food preparation equipment 30  $230.00
 SITHCCC201  Produce dishes using basic methods of cookery 45  $290.00
 SITHCCC202  Produce appetisers and salads 25  $210.00
 SITHCCC203  Produce stocks, sauces and soups 35  $250.00
 SITHCCC204  Produce vegetable, fruit, egg and farinaceous dishes 45  $290.00
 SITHCCC301  Produce poultry dishes 25  $210.00
 SITHCCC302  Produce seafood dishes 30  $230.00
 SITHCCC303  Produce meat dishes 50  $310.00
 SITHCCC307  Prepare food to meet special dietary requirements 35  $250.00
 SITHCCC308  Produce cakes, pastries and breads 40  $280.00
 SITHCCC309  Work effectively as a cook 120  $560.00
 SITHKOP101  Clean kitchen premises and equipment 6  $140.00
 SITHKOP302  Plan and cost basic menus 30  $230.00
 SITHPAT306  Produce desserts 40  $280.00
 SITXFSA101  Use hygienic practices for food safety 15  $170.00
 SITXFSA201  Participate in safe food handling practices 20  $200.00
 SITXHRM301  Coach others in job skills 20  $200.00
 SITXINV202  Maintain the quality of perishable items 6  $140.00
 SITXWHS101  Participate in safe work practices 12  $160.00
 SITHCCC103  Prepare sandwiches 6  $140.00
 SITHCCC304  Produce and serve food for buffets 20  $200.00
 SITHIND201  Source and use information on the hospitality industry 25  $210.00
   Total 738  $5,760.00

Certificate III in Food & Beverage – 11569

Description: This qualification provides a pathway to work in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes and coffee shops. It provides options for specialisation in areas such as accommodation services, food and beverage and gaming. The qualification also allows an outcome for small businesses requiring multi-skilled employees.

Career Opportunity: Espresso coffee machine operator, food and beverage attendant, restaurant host, bar attendant, waiter.
Pre-requisites: FSLC or FSFE Pass or equivalent

Course Fee: $4100

Duration: 1 Semester

List of Units
Code Unit Nominal Hours Fees
 BSBWOR203B  Work effectively with others  20  $230.00
 SITHIND201  Source and use information on the hospitality industry  25  $240.00
 SITHIND301  Work effectively in hospitality service  110  $600.00
 SITXCCS303  Provide service to customers 20   $230.00
 SITXCOM201  Show social and cultural sensitivity 15   $200.00
 SITXFSA101  Use hygienic practices for food safety 15   $200.00
 SITXHRM301  Coach others in job skills 20   $230.00
 SITXWHS101  Participate in safe work practices 12   $180.00
 SITHFAB101  Clean and tidy bar areas 15   $200.00
 SITHFAB201  Provide responsible service of alcohol  $250.00
 SITHFAB203  Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20   $230.00
 SITHFAB204  Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30   $260.00
 SITHFAB303  Prepare and serve cocktails 20   $230.00
 SITHFAB307  Provide table service of food and beverage 110   $600.00
 HLTFA311A  Apply first aid 18   $220.00
   Totla of 15 units to complete 456   $4,100.00

Certificate III in Tourism 11790

Description: This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a range of well-developed tourism service, sales or operational skills. They use discretion and judgment and have a sound knowledge of industry operations. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.

Career Opportunity: attraction or theme park attendant, guide and salesperson in cultural center, inbound tour coordinator, operations consultant for a tour operator, reservation sales agent for a tour operator, sales consultant, visitor information officer

Pre-requisites: FSLC or FSFE Pass or equivalent

Course Fee: $3,800.00

Duration: 1 Semester

Certificate III in Tourism 11790
Code Unit Nominal Hours Fees
 SITTIND201  Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry  25  $230.00
 SITXCCS303  Provide service to customers  20  $220.00
 SITXCOM201  Show social and cultural sensitivity  15  $200.00
 ITXWHS101  Participate in safe work practices 12  $180.00
 SITTGDE302  Provide arrival and departure assistance 20  $220.00
 SITTGDE303  Lead tour groups  30  $250.00
 SITTGDE304  Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities  45  $250.00
 SITTTSL202  Access and interpret product information 65  $410.00
 SITTTSL303  Sell tourism products and services  35  $270.00
 SITTTSL304  Prepare quotations  30  $250.00
 SITTTSL307  Process travel-related documentation 30  $250.00
 SITTTSL306  Book supplier services  20  $220.00
 SITXCCS201  Provide visitor information  35  $270.00
 SBITU306A  Design and produce business documents 60  $290.00
 SITXHRM301  Coach others in job skills 20  $220.00
   Total of 15 Units to Complete 462  $3800.00
Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

National Trade Test

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Overview 

Trade Test

On-going development efforts by the National Trade Testing Department (NTTD), to continue to review the current Occupational Skills Standards (OSS), are in line with a larger national strategy to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Ensure that quality products are in accordance with national needs
  • Ensure that quality products are in accordance with national priorities of economic development and manpower planning.

It is the department’s policy to establish national standards in all the trades, and conduct national trade tests for both institutional and public candidates on a regular basis.

As an authority responsible for skills certification, the NTTD fulfils a number of tasks enabling workers in Fiji to obtain certification for their skills. Whilst operating under the Trade Testing Regulations (1976) of the Training and Productivity Authority Act (formerly the Fiji National Training Act), the NTTD:

  • Sets the standards for certification. It does this in consultation with representatives of employers, trade unions and relevant government bodies to ensure that the standards set are relevant and specific to the needs of the industry
  • Conducts the tests
  • Awards the Trade Test Certificates to successful candidates

Recognition of Trade Skills

Recognition of trade skills is a way of gaining formal recognition as a tradesman in Fiji. It allows tradesperson to have their skills fully recognised in this Country and region. On a broader outlook, the trade testing scheme awards recognition at three levels:

•    Class III: Assistant Tradesperson level
•    Class II : Qualified Tradesperson level
•    Class I  :  Supervisory level

Minimum Criteria for trade test

There are two sets of minimum requirements for tradesmen aspiring to sit a trade test. There is one exclusively for the Electrician Trade and a General one for all the other approved trades within the trade testing scheme (refer to subtopic on Trades Tested for full list of approved trades).

Criteria Prior Qualifications Minimum Experience Requirements 
 General       Class III  Class II  Class I
 No Formal Training  2 Years  4 Years  6 Years
 Vocational Candidates  Sit Direct  3 Years  5 Years
 Completion of NTPC Modular Programs  1400 Hours  3 Years  5 Years
 Successful Completion of Apprenticeship  Exempted  Sit Direct  2 Years + Post  Apprenticeship
 40 Years + 20 Years' Experience  Optional  Optional  Sit Direct
Electrician      No Formal Training  6 Years  9 Years + Refresher  Course  11 Years + Refresher  Course
 Completion of NTPC Modular Programs  1400 Hours  3 Years  5 Years 
 Trade Certificate  1 Year  Experience  4 Years  5 Years
 Vocational Candidate  Sit Direct  3 Years + Refresher  Course  5 Years + Refresher  Course
 Diploma  Sit Direct  4 Years  6 Years
 Valid Wireman's License  Sit Direct  3 Years  5 Years
 Successful Completion of NTPC Trade Apprenticeship  Program  Exempted  Sit Direct  2 Years + Post  Apprenticeship
 Successful Completion of NTPC Trade Technician  Program  Exempted  Sit Direct  3 Years + Post  Apprenticeship

Fees

   Normal Special
Class III  $75.00  $320.00
Class II  $115.00  $480.00
Class I  $145.00   $640.00

 

Normal Test:  is conducted based on the minimum number of candidates.

Special Test:  Candidates do not have to wait for the minimum number. All Special tests are conducted in the central division.

Note

  • NTPC Electrician Refresher training or similar is compulsory for these groups of candidates before they can sit for Classes II and I trade tests.
  • Prospective candidates are advised to contact the department for further clarifications on equivalent eligibility and exemption criteria that are in place.
  • These programmes do not fall under Credit Point System

Nature of Test

Trade Tests, which include both theoretical and practical components, are conducted fully in English and candidates will be expected to show by practical demonstration and a theoretical test that they have acquired the necessary skills and related knowledge of the trade.

For Class III theoretical tests only, candidates may opt between a ‘written’ or ‘oral’ test.

Trades Tested

Listed below trades established for testing:

  •  Carpenter (General)
  •  Signwriter 
  •  Spray Painting
  •  Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  •  Pipe Fitter (General)
  •  Lithographic Offset Machinist
  •  Joiner  
  •  Welding   
  •  Photo Mechanic
  •  Electrician
  •  Wood Machinist 
  •  Baking & Patisserie
  •  Blocklayer 
  •  Hand and Machine Typographer
  •  Panel Beating
  •  Fitter Machinist
  •  Plasterer
  •  Plumber (General)
  •  Sheetmetal Worker
  •  Painter & Decorator
  •  Cook
  •  Cabinet Maker
  •  Letterpress Machinist
  •  Electronics Technician
  •  Upholsterer
  •  Print Finishing (formerly Book Binder)
  •  Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  •  Motor Vehicle Electrical Electronics (New Trade)
   

Applying for Trade Test

Candidates intending to take a Trade Test are required to complete the appropriate ‘Application for Trade Test’ Form, which is obtainable from the Trade Testing Department (NTTD) or Online

 

 Trade Test Forms General      Trade Test Forms for Electricians        
Statutory Declaration Form  Trade Test Checklist for all Trades 
 

 

 

Trade Test Checklist for All Trades

Candidates must enclose with their Application Form the following:

 

  • 2 passport size photos 
  • Certified true copy of birth certificate
  • Job letter/ reference(s) (Full Time Experience)
  • If self employed
  • Provide Statutory Declaration signed by a JP
  • Copy of Business Registration/License
  • Log Book with Letter of Completion – NTPC Students from Technical Training (All Pages should be filled, stamped, signed by authorized Personnel only and showing minimum of 1400 hours of practical attachment)
  • Trade Test results for previous test(s) done
  • Company Address
  • Company Stamp
  • Employer Signature
  • Relevant sections filled (Date, signature, Fees, etc.)

Candidates whose applications are accepted will be notified of the date, time and place of the test in writing as soon as the necessary arrangements for the test have been finalised. Candidates whose applications are rejected will be notified accordingly.

Before applying for a Trade Test, candidates are advised to ensure that they are eligible and they are aware of the requirements of the test for which they are applying, particularly that they have covered the necessary skills and required the related knowledge given in the Approved Trade Tests Standards.

Standard ‘Application for Trade Test’ forms are available at the following offices around the country:

 

  • Central Division:    

o    National Trade Testing Department, NTPC Narere, Lot 1 Beaumont Road, Nasinu

  • Western Division:

o    Technical Training Department, NTPC Naceva Street, Lautoka

o    Hospitality & Tourism Industry Training Department, Namaka, Nadi

o    Technical Training Department, Lot 5 Marine Drive, Lautoka

  • Northern Division:

      o    Technical Training Department, Rosawa Street, Labasa

 

Contacts for application and queries:

Telephone: [679] 3392000 ext. 4982

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: [679]  9988573

Facsimile: [679] 3340184

All applications by post are to be sent to: 

The Director – NTPC
Att: Trade Test Department
P.O. Box 6890, Nasinu.

Monday, 20 January 2014 20:46

National Apprenticeship

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The National Apprenticeship Scheme was introduced in 1963 under the Ministry of Labour and known as the Fiji Apprenticeship Council. In 1974, the responsibility was passed to TPAF (then FNTC) for expansion. Transformation of FNTC to TPAF was carried out in 2003, the National Apprenticeship Training Department was passed on to the National Standards and Accreditation Council.

The role of National Apprenticeship Training Scheme is regulated and administered by the National Training & Productivity Centre through the support from the Industries to address the skills required and to produce competent and certified work force for the organisations.

Basic Entry Requirements

  • Must be capable of completing off-the-job theoretical training at FNU or other approved institutions
  • May be exempted in part(s) of off-the-job theoretical training which the apprentice may have done prior to joining the scheme
  • Minimum age for apprenticeship is 18 years
  • There is no maximum age limit for entry into the scheme but good health is necessary and valid medical certificate is required before registration

How to Join the Apprenticeship Scheme

  • Candidates may apply directly to the employer.
  • A list of employers authorised to engage in apprenticeship training is available on request from NTPC
  • New employers who wish to engage in apprenticeship training are required to apply to NTPC for permits to train apprentices

Contract of Apprenticeship

Apprentices are indentured under a form of contract conforming to the Apprenticeship Order under The Fiji National Training Order: Cap. 93 Section 21 as now it is under The Fiji National University (Amendment) Decree 2010
The contract is between the:

  • Employer
  • Apprentice; and
  • Director of NTPC

If the apprentice is under the age of 18 years, a parent or guardian will be required to sign as guarantor for the apprentice.

The contract is made under the Apprenticeship Order to enable the apprentice and the employer to fulfill their obligations and responsibilities during the term of apprenticeship. This contract, after being fully completed and signed by all parties is submitted to the NTPC for registration. After registration, the NTPC keeps its own copy and forwards the other two copies to the employer where:

  • The employer retains the original; and
  • gives the apprentice his copy

This contract is fulfilled on the successful completion of the apprenticeship when the apprentice becomes a qualified tradesman.

Probationary Period

A probationary period of 6 months is allowed from the date of registration of contract. This serves to:

  • allow the employer to assess if the apprentice has the right attitude for the chosen trade; and
  • give the apprentice a chance to decide whether to continue in the trade

The Trades in Apprenticeship

Trade Certificate Category
Trade Name  Duration (years)
Trade Name Duration (years)
 Aircraft Maintenance  4  Automotive Electrical   3
 Automotive Mechanic  3  Boilermaking   3
 Carpentry   3  Cook   3
 Electrical Fitter Mechanic   3  Electronics  3
 Fitting and Machining   4  Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanic  3
 Heavy Mobile Plant Mechanic   3  Industrial Sewing Machinery Mechanic  3
 Joinery and Cabinet Making   3  Panel Beating  3
 Plumbing  3  Printing  3
 Plant Maintenance Engineering  3  Saw Doctor  3
Refrigeration and Air conditioning   3  Welding and Fabricating  3
 Shipwright   4    

 

Technician Certificate Category
Trade Name  
Duration (years)
  Automotive Engineering  4
  Electrical Engineering  4
  Mechanical Engineering  4
  Plant Engineering  4
  Telecommunication Engineering  4
 Marine Engineering 4
 Navigation and Seamanship 4

Note: These programmes do not fall under Credit Point System

Apprenticeship Wage Rates
Trade Level
Wage Rate $/hour Technician Level Wage Rate $/hour
 First Year 1.94  First Year 2.05
 Second Year   2.05 Second Year 2.37
 Third Year  2.37 Third Year 2.68
 Fourth Year   2.68 Fourth Year 2.98

Apprenticeship Awards

The Best Apprentice of the Year Award Ceremony is also an important event held by the NTPC to honor the apprentices who have excelled both in academic studies and on-the-job performance.
The selections of award winners are based on the following criteria:

  1. Academic performance for all stages of theoretical training (50%)
  2. Employers assessment of on-the-job training of the apprentice (25%)
  3. NTPC’s Apprenticeship Officers assessment of reports of every on-the job inspection throughout the apprenticeship term (25%)

Some of these awards include:

  • Overseas trip to either New Zealand or Australia
  • One week tour of the industries Fiji wide 
  • Book and tool voucher or cash prizes

ADMINISTRATION OF APPRENTICESHIP

The National Apprenticeship Training Department of the National Training & Productivity Centre of Fiji administers the National Apprenticeship Scheme from:
1, Beaumont Road, Narere
P. O. Box 6890, Nasinu, Fiji
Tel:  3392000 ext: 4795/4792
Fax: 3340184
e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

Quality Awards

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QUALITY

Overview
The Department of Quality Awards under the 2005 Productivity Charter is required to work in close association with its social partners – government, employers and union representatives and assist in recommending appropriate productivity initiatives to be undertaken. In addition, the National Training & Productivity Centre is also required to carry out a number of key functions to raise productivity in the nation.
The National Training & productivity Centre is the National Productivity Organization of Fiji and is responsible for promoting and enhancing productivity and excellence in Fiji. The National Training & Productivity Centre also acknowledges that keeping itself abreast with changes both at a national and global level is necessary. The changes are manifold and require interventions through promotional initiatives and consultancy. This also requires the necessary human resources to execute plans that will be put into place to meet these challenges.

The major deliverables of the department are:

  • Fiji Business Excellence Awards
  • Productivity Promotion
  • Benchmarking
  • Productivity Measurement
  • The National Convention on Quality

Each of these deliverables is further broken down into a number of different activities. For instance The Fiji Business Excellence Awards comprises of the following activities:
1. Applicant Information Seminar
2. Application Process for Organisations
3. Applications from Evaluators
4. Training of Evaluators
5. Evaluation Process
6. Feedback and Panel of Review
7. FBEA Night
8. Face to Face Feedback
9. Best Practices Publication
10. Licensing of FBEA Logo
11. Preparing Reports for Council Meetings

Accomplishing the requirements of each of these activities each year is no mean accomplishment as it requires attention to detail and ensuring that it is completed in a timely manner. While each of the activities is completed at the end of each year, a lot more can be achieved in terms of:

  • Reviewing of the processes
  • Identifying ways to improve current offerings
  • Documenting the changes
  • Communicating the change to stakeholders

This can only be achieved and more meaningful changes can be brought about if there was an assistant to help carry out these kinds of reviews or activities. It will then be expected that more analysis, up to date data is made available not only to the department but also to the management team of the organisation.

Furthermore, under Productivity Promotion, the following are some of the major deliverables:

1. Quality Circle registration
2. Information Seminars for the National Convention on Quality
3. Compilation of Quality Circle reports for circulation to the industry
4. Excellence in Education and Green Productivity Programme for schools
5. Model Company Programme
6. Productivity Champion Awards
7. Spirit of Productivity e-newsletters
8. Productivity Awareness Campaign Launch
9. National Convention on Quality
10. Site visits for most of the programs above

Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

Productivity and Quality

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Overview

The Department of Productivity and Quality provides training and consulting services on strategies, techniques and tools for productivity and quality management in manufacturing and service organizations. Productivity and quality are integral components of organizations’ operational strategies. Productivity plays an important role at both macro and micro levels. At micro-level, firms use productivity as a performance measure to benchmark against best-in-class companies to identify best practices. Quality management has become an important part of management culture and allows organizations to continually improve its processes, products and services.

The Department delivers training courses which are specifically designed for the industry and ensures that the needs of our clients are met by training that equips them with the knowledge and skills demanded by rapidly transforming learning environment. The Department’s programmes offer innovative, research-based alternatives for the initial preparations and continuing development of the nation’s workforce at all levels. A strong emphasis is being placed on professional training and accreditation in various facets of training. The training courses are designed in consultation from the industry though our Industry Visits, Industry Discussion Forums and Industry Training Advisory Committee review.

The Department also provides consultancy services to organisations in various areas that help an organization to implement the learning’s of the training courses, and assists organisations in meeting new standards and levels of quality and productivity. The Department has arrangements with corporate alliances and international partners and continues to benchmark its services to prepare a new generation of workforce to meet the challenges of knowledge-based organisations.

To complement the quality and delivery of service, the department has a professional, experienced and dedicated team that provides outstanding service to its stakeholders and strives to continually improve service quality. The competency of the team is enhanced through continuous training and development.

 

Our Training and Consultancy Disciplines

The Department of Productivity and Quality Offers its training and consultancy services in the following disciplines:

Accounting and Finance Management

The Accounting and Finance Management of organisations is undergoing rapid changes. In order to function as an intelligent citizen or as a business entity, every individual needs an understanding of the principles of accounting and finance. Our goal is to present accounting and finance as an essential tool of the decision-making process for the business environment as well as for investors and for the socio-economic growth of our nation.

In this contemporary era, Accounting & Finance learning has become an absolute necessity. We offer a wide range of specialized Accounting & Finance courses to enhance your competencies. We have worked together with professional institutes such as the Institute of Internal Auditors – Fiji (IIA – Fiji) and Fiji Institute of Accountants (FIA). Many of our courses are also given accreditation by the FIA for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. 

 

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQAF Accounting and Management of Fixed Assets 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Accounting for Payroll 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Accounting for VAT 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Budgeting for Projects 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Debt Collection Techniques 1 0.5 $150.00
PQAF Effective Cash Flow Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Effective Stock Taking Skills 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Finance for Non Finance Managers 2 1.0 $300.00
PQAF Introduction to Internal Auditing 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Inventory Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing Accounts Receivable 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing of Accounts Payables 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Managing Office Finance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Purchase and Supplier Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQAF Warehouse and Storeroom management 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Environmental Management and Green Productivity

Environmental Management refers to the management of an organization's environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organizational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection. Green Productivity (GP) is a strategy for enhancing productivity and environmental performance for overall socio-economic development. It is the application of appropriate productivity and environmental management tools, techniques and technology to reduce the environmental impact of an organization’s activities, goods and services. GP leads to gains in profitability through improvements in productivity and environmental performance. GP attempts to increase productivity through environmentally sound and sustainable practices and ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all.

We offer a variety of Environmental Management and Green Productivity related courses that have been developed to ensure that organisations meet and exceed the statutory and regulatory requirements on environmental laws, and also demonstrate a leading commitment to the protection of the environment and Green Productivity. We work with the Asian Productivity Organisation, Department of Environment, Department of Energy and other professional bodies in this area to ensure that our training programs are relevant and current.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQEM 5S-The Practice of Good Housekeeping 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Eco-Agriculture 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Energy Efficiency 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Environmental Regulation and Compliance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Essentials of Environment Impact Assessment 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Green Tourism 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Implementing Green Productivity 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Material Flow Cost Accounting 2 1.0 $250.00
PQEM Product Life Cycle Assessment 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Resource Management 1 0.5 $150.00
PQEM Waste Management and Pollution Control 1 0.5 $150.00

 

Food Safety Management

Food safety is a fundamental public health concern. Food Safety and Quality has become an area of priority and necessity for consumers, retailers, manufacturers and regulators. Changing global patterns of food production, international trade, technology, public expectations for health protection and many other factors have created a huge demand for food safety and quality professionals.

The Food Safety Management courses are designed to provide participants with a range of skills necessary in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling food safety related issues in a food production facility. The program consists of five modules covering various knowledge areas of importance such as Food Safety Pre-requisite Programs, Personnel Hygiene, Good Manufacturing Practices, HACCP and Food Safety Management Systems. A defining feature of this program is that it offers Certificate of Attainment in individual modules after successful completion of each module, in addition to a final Certificate Attainment in Food Safety Management to participants who complete the full program. The course material is aligned with CODEX ALIMENTARIUS, ISO 22000 standards and Fiji Food Act 2003.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQFS Basic Food Safety Management 2 1.0 $220.00
PQFS Implementing Hazard Analysis Control Points (HACCP) System 3 1.5 $350.00
PQFS Allergen Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQFS Understanding and Implementing ISO22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems 2 1.0 $300.00
PQFS Food Safety Management Systems Internal Auditing 2 1.0 $300.00

 

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering courses deal with the productivity improvement in a manufacturing or transactional process. It focuses on the process approach and advanced statistical tools and techniques to simulate various processes and optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.

We offer a range of courses in this discipline.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQIE Statistical Process Control 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Demand Forecasting 1 0.5 $180.00
PQIE Effective Production & Operations Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Fundamentals of Lean Production Systems 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Structured Problem Solving 2 1.0 $220.00
PQIE Lean Six Sigma 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Total Productive Maintenance 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Business Process Mapping 2 1.0 $250.00
PQIE Business Statistics for Supervisors 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety is an area concerned with the health, safety and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational health and safety programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OHS also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. Occupational Health and Safety programs are preventative approaches, and therefore, it requires careful planning, evaluation and reviews.

We offer a wide range of specialized OHS courses that enable an organization develop excellent management systems and processes related to OHS, as well as further courses that support the established OHS processes. Our training courses are aligned to the HASAW Act and the related regulations governing the OHS issues at a national level. We ensure that our Occupational Health and Safety trainers are accredited by the Ministry of Employment. We also work with the industry based OHS Committees and the National Safety Council of Australia.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQOH OHS Accident & Investigation 1 0.5 $120.00
PQOH Develop and Implement Emergency Response Plan: Module I 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Hygeine 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Induction for Employees 1 0.5 $150.00
PQOH OHS Module III- OHS Risk Management 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Module IV -Develop & Implement an OHS Management System 2 1.0 $220.00
PQOH OHS Module V - Auditing an OHS Management System 2 1.0 $250.00
PQOH OHS Modules I and II- For Safety Representatives and Commiittee Members 3 1.5 $250.00
PQOH Responsible Service of Alcohol Health and Safety: Modules I and II 2 1.0 $190.00
PQOH Working at Heights 1 0.5 $150.00
PQOH Working in Confine Space Safety 2 1.0 $250.00

 

Project Management

The courses in Project Management discipline is designed to provide participants with a range of skills necessary in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects. The full program consists of six modules covering various knowledge areas of importance in project management. It is recommended that participants complete the first module, and then select the remaining modules in any order depending on their availability, within two years after completing the first module.

A defining feature of this program is that it offers Certificate of Attainment in individual modules after successful completion of each module, in addition to a final Certificate Attainment in Project Management to participants who complete the full program. The course material is aligned to “A Guide to Project Management (PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition)”.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQPM Project Management Fundamentals 3 1.5 $290.00
PQPM Writing Project Proposals and Reports 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Budgeting for Projects 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Planning Projects with Microsoft Project 2010 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Project Quality Management 2 1.0 $250.00
PQPM Advanced Project Management 5 2.5 $850.00

 

Quality Management

Quality Management deals with the organizations need to continually improve its systems and processes to be able to deliver its products and services better and faster, and using fewer resources. To be able to deliver quality results, an organization needs to establish, implement and review its key systems and processes related to quality. The four major components to a well-established quality management system are structured quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and learning and improvement.

We offer a range of specialized courses in the area of quality management. The courses enable organisations to meet and exceed its quality objectives. The courses are based on the quality management principles of ISO 9000 Quality Management Systems.

Course Code Unit Title Duration (days) Credit Points  Fees 
PQQM Implementing Continuous Improvement 2 1.0 $220.00
PQQM Understanding and Implementing ISO9001:2015 Quality Management Systems 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Quality Management Systems Internal auditing 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Managing Office Productivity 1 0.5 $180.00
PQQM Writing Procedures and Work Instructions 2 1.0 $250.00
PQQM Quality Circles 2 1.0 $220.00
PQQM Root Cause Analysis 1 0.5 $150.00

 

Franchised Qualifications

We also offer Australian Qualification courses in Fiji, from our campuses in Suva, Lautoka, Rakiraki and Labasa. We have partnerships with the Western Sydney Institute, National Safety Council of Australia and Australian Institute of Management. 

Course Name Partner Duration (in Years) Number of Units
Advanced Diploma of Accounting WSI 1.5 14
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management WSI 1.5 12
Diploma of Work Health and Safety NSCA 1 9
Diploma of Project Management AIM 1 10
Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety NSCA 1 12

 

Important Dates for 2016

Semester 1: 22 Feb – 26 May 2016

Enrolment Closes: 19/02/2016

Classes Commence: 22 February 2016

Withdrawals without Penalty: 11 March 2016

Fees Due: 18 March 2016

Semester 2: 18 July – 20 October 2016

Enrolment Closes: 15/07/2016

Classes Commence: 18 July 2016

Withdrawals without Penalty: 12 August 2016

Fees Due: 19 August 2016  

 

In- House Training Promotion

 If you have more than 10 staff to be trained in any of the listed courses, or on a course related to the above training disciplines, we are ready to assist you. We can offer full on delivery time, mode, cost and course content. We can tailor- make a training package to best suit your needs. Please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 3311004 (EXT:4011) for more information.

       Enrolment Form In- House Request Form   Course Withdrawal Form  Enrolment Information    

 

Our International Partners


AIM
 APO  NSCA TAFE 
Monday, 20 January 2014 00:00

Occupational Assessment

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Welcome to the Department of Occupational Assessment. We are pleased to offer you a wide variety of Aptitude Assessments and Short course trainings in the areas of Human Resource Development (HR) and Employment Relations (ER).

We provide Aptitude Assessments for Recruitment, Career Guidance Programmes and Personality Assessments for our industry partners and schools across Fiji. Aptitude Assessment measures critical occupational skills and hence are reliable predictors for success in the workplace for positions ranging from the floor level to management level. Ideally the measurement exercise should be an integral part of the recruitment process. This would ensure streamline of the process and safeguards interest against bad hiring and wrong choices made in the final selection of individuals.

The 30 years of testing experience with industries in Fiji and also the accreditation attained in occupational testing, allows the department to provide advice to employers on a professional level advising them on suitable testing tools and resources to lift the overall quality of recruitment and selection. Today, with the focus on improving individual and team performance, the department offers a range of personality testing from Myers Brigg Type Indicator (MBTI), Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and many more, to lift standards of communication and interpersonal interaction at the workplace.

Some critical success factors of the job include;
• Sequential and analytical thinking,
• Abstract Reasoning,
• Emotional Intelligence,
• Work and Management Styles,
• Personality Factors,
• Accuracy in Handling Data,
• Verbal communication skills,
• Mechanical Reasoning,
• Calculation Skills,
• Numerical Awareness and Estimation,
• Problem Solving & Decision Making,
• Space Relations,
• Technical Checking,
• Manual Dexterity.

Career Guidance Programme
This is offered to secondary schools students (especially Form 4/Year 10) to assist students choose subject combination at Form Five/Year 11 levels. In this programme students will sit two tests; respectively the IQ and the Career Interest Assessment. The test result provides information on career strengths and opportunities and thus enables a student to recognise and capitalise on their strengths. In this way they will be able to structure out a meaningful career plan.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is extremely helpful in implementing people management techniques and in valuing people strengths within an organization. The MBTI questionnaire has easy and flexible administration steps which makes it easy to be conducted in the workplace. The information obtained from the questionnaire is useful to individuals and the team as whole, whereby the best team dynamics can be formed depending on one another’s strengths and opportunities. The Department has an accredited MBTI Facilitator and Trainer whereby organisations can source assistance and advice from in implementing this effective management tool.

Training in Human Resources and Human Capital Development
The short course training offered by the department is geared towards enhancing human resources,
fostering good industrial relation and developing human capital for productivity. Sustaining performance
in the workplace is critical and one way of ensuring this is through the provision of on-going training and
facilitation of personal development. Listed below are the courses are offered by the department:

Code Programme Duration (Days) Credit Point Fee ($)
OAC-SM How to Channel Stress into Positive Energy for Optimal Per­formance 2 2 220.00
OAC-ACT Advanced Counseling Tools for People Support & Enhance­ment 2 3 290.00
OAC-KM Creating & Managing Corporate Knowledge 2 2 220.00
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The Department offers Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Stream programmes relating directly to the mechanical trade sectors for a diverse range of firms in the private sector. The programmes play a very crucial role in the overall efficiency and productivity of any organization in the industry.

Our programmes have been in existence since the inception of this University and the former Training & Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF). In line with changing engineering technology, we have also been constantly reviewing our programmes e.g. review of welding program by Australian Business Volunteers consultant in year 2009. We must note that we are leaders in NTPC in development of Competency Based Training concepts for the Technical Trades which directly impinges on our training role in the industry.

The programmes currently offered by our department comprises of the following: Welding & Fabrication, Refrigeration & Air Condition, Mechanical Engineering Industry Skills, and AUTOCAD. In-built into NTPC trade programs is a focused emphasis on practical training and assessments so as to ensure participants are well versed with industry practical requirements.

To meet dynamics of the contemporary labor market, the Department offers evening classes and short courses to suit existing workers in industry and also for new comers to industry. Apart from regular industry consultation, we also have close contact with the Industry Standard Advisory Council (ISAC).
All the programmes are taught by staff with appropriate trade qualification as well as with relevant industrial experience. We look forward to serving the needs of the industry by providing well qualified and trained office administrators.

Course Introduction - Welding Modular Trade Programme

This programme covers basic welding and fabrication skills and procedures carried out in the welding industry. Upon successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate the appropriate basic skills within the welding industry and coupled with relevant work experience align themselves to a Welding General Class III National Trade Test qualifications.
This program can also articulate into the Certificate IV Welding program in CEST( College of Engineering, Science & Technology) with the participant undertaking some additional modules of Mathematics, Ethics and Science modules.

Entry Requirements
A basic understanding of the English language with the desire to undertake practical training is required off all participants wishing to enroll into the program. Recognition would also be granted to mature aged applicants without any formal educational qualification but who have relevant work experience and have prior learning.

Welding & Fabrication Modular Trade Programme Modules
Code   Unit  Duration (days)  Credit Points Fees
MEFW100  Welding & Fabrication Level 1 30 18  $500.00
MEFW200  Welding & Fabrication Level 2 30 18  $500.00
FWOHS301A  OHS in Welding 4 2  $105.00
FWCAL302A  Engineering Calculation 4 2  $105.00
FWGAS303A  Gas Welding - Mild Steel 5 3  $130.00
FWMA1304A  Arc Welding Technology 1 5 3  $130.00
FWMA2305A  Arc Welding Technology 2 5 3  $130.00
FWMIG306A  MIG Welding Mild Steel 6 3  $175.00
FWMIG307A  MIG Welding Alumunium 6 3  $175.00
FWMIG308A  MIG Welding Stainless Steel 6 3  $175.00
FWTIG309A  TIG Welding 6 3  $175.00
FWHPP310A  High Pressurised Pipe Welding 6 3  $175.00
FWDRW311A  Enginering Drawing 4 3  $115.00
FWFBT312A  Fabrication Techniques 4 3  $130.00
FWNDT313A  Non-Destructive Testing 4 3  $130.00

Course Introduction - Refrigeration and Air Condition Modular Trade Programme

This programme covers basic Refrigeration and Air Condition skills and procedures carried out in the mechanical industry. Upon successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate the appropriate basic skills within the mechanical industry and coupled with relevant work experience align themselves to a Refrigeration and Air Condition General Class III National Trade Test qualifications.
This programme can also articulate into the Certificate IV Refrigeration program in CEST with the participant undertaking some additional modules of Mathematics, Ethics and Science modules.

Entry Requirements
A basic understanding of the English language with the desire to undertake practical training is required off all participants wishing to enroll into the program. Recognition would also be granted to mature aged applicants without any formal educational qualification but who have relevant work experience and have prior learning.

Refrigeration & Air Condition Trade Programme Modules
Code   Unit Duration (days)  Credit Points Fees
MERAC001  RAC Stage 1 - Refrigeration Fundamentals 5 3  $150.00
MERAC002  RAC Stage 1 - Refrigeration Procedures  5 3  $110.00
MERAC003  RAC Stage 1 - Refrigerants 5 3  $110.00
MERAC004  RAC Stage 1 - Refrigeration System Components 5 3  $150.00
MERAC005  RAC Stage 1 - Fundamentals of Air Conditioning 5 3  $150.00
MERAC006  RAC Stage 1 - Domestic Refrigerators & Freezers 5 3  $110.00
MERAC007  RAC Stage 2 - Residential Air Conditioning 5 3  $110.00
MERAC008  RAC Stage 2 - Appliance, Motors & Circuits 5 3  $150.00
MERAC009  RAC Stage 2 - Refrigeration System Operation 5 3  $120.00
MERAC010  RAC Stage 2 - Refrigerants Control 5 3  $110.00
MERAC011  RAC Stage 2 - Installation 5 3  $150.00
MERAC012  RAC Stage 2 - Systems Control 5 3  $150.00
MERAC013  RAC Stage 3 - Ventilation 5 3  $110.00
MERAC014  RAC Stage 3 - Air Conditioning Systems 5 3  $110.00
MERAC015  RAC Stage 3 - Air Conditioning Controls 5 3  $110.00
MERAC016  RAC Stage 3 - Capillary Systems 5 3  $110.00
MERAC017  RAC Stage 3 - Cool Rooms/Freezer Rooms 5 3  $110.00
MERAC018  RAC Stage 3 - Maint. & Serv. Comfort & Process Cool 5 3  $150.00

Course Introduction - Mechanical Engineering Industry Skills Modular Trade Programme

This programme covers basic mechanical engineering industry skills and procedures carried out in the mechanical industry. Upon successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate the appropriate basic skills within the mechanical industry and coupled with relevant work experience align themselves to a Mechanical Industry Skills Class III National Trade Test qualifications.
This program can also articulate into the Certificate IV Fitting & machining program in CEST with the participant undertaking some additional modules of Mathematics, Ethics and Science modules.

Entry Requirements
A basic understanding of the English language with the desire to undertake practical training is required off all participants wishing to enroll into the program. Recognition would also be granted to mature aged applicants without any formal educational qualification but who have relevant work experience and have prior learning.

Mechanical Engineering Industry Modular Trade Programme Modules
Code   Unit Duration (days)  Credit Points Fees
MEMEIS1001  OHS & Safety 4 2  $110.00
MEMEIS1002  Mechanical Science & Materials 5 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1003  Applied Trade Math's 6 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1004  Hand Tools & Fasteners 6 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1005  Fundamentals of Engineering Drawing 4 2  $110.00
MEMEIS1006  Bearing Types, Applications & Lubrication Techniques 5 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1007  Introduction to Industrial Pumps 6 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1008  Basic Computing Skills 5 3  $110.00
MEMEIS1009  Report Wrioting/Job Costing 4 2  $110.00
MEMEIS1010  Introduction to Machining Practice 10 5  $200.00
MEMEIS1011  Introduction to Fitting Practice 10 5  $200.00

Course Introduction - AUTOCAD Modular Trade Programme

This programme covers basic computer aided design skills and procedures carried out in the engineering and construction design industry. Upon successful completion of this programme students should be able to demonstrate the appropriate basic skills within the design industry and coupled with relevant work experience align themselves to Certificate IV AUTOCAD program in CEST with the participant undertaking some additional modules of Mathematics, Ethics and Science modules.

Entry Requirements
A basic understanding of the English language with the desire to undertake practical training is required off all participants wishing to enroll into the program. Recognition would also be granted to mature aged applicants without any formal educational qualification but who have relevant work experience and have prior learning.

AUTOCAD Modular Trade Programme Modules
Code   Unit Duration (days)  Credit Points Fees
CADF001  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design - Module 1 5 3  $250.00
CADF002  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design - Module 2 5 3  $250.00
CADF003  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Design - Module 3 5 3  $250.00
CAD2D001  2 Dimensional Design - Module 1 5 3  $300.00
CAD2D002  2 Dimensional Design - Module 2 5 3  $300.00
CAD2D003  2 Dimensional Design - Module 3 5 3  $300.00
CAD3D001  3D Modeling in AutoCAD - Module 1 5 3  $350.00
CAD3D002  3D Modeling in AutoCAD - Module 2 5 3  $350.00
CAD3D003  3D Modeling in AutoCAD - Module 3 5 3  $350.00

Course Introduction - Specialised Industry Training Packages

These programmes cover higher level trade skills and procedures carried out in the mechanical engineering industry. Upon successful completion of these programme students align themselves towards National Trade Test examinations which endorses their attainment of Trade qualifications.
These programmes cover 2 of the Trade Sectors in the Department; Welding and Mechanical.

Entry Requirements
A basic understanding of the English language with the desire to undertake practical training is required off all participants wishing to enroll into the program. Recognition would also be granted to mature aged applicants without any formal educational qualification but who have relevant work experience and have prior learning.

Boiler Operation Specialised Programme Modules
Code   Unit Duration (days)  Credit Points Fees
MEBBO001  Basic Boiler Operations 12 3  $300.00
MEBBO002  Intermediate Boiler Operations 12 3  $300.00
MEBBO003  Advance Boiler Operations 12 3  $300.00

The attainment of training certification will be made subject to the student successfully completing all modules and meeting assessment requirements. Apart from attaining certification in individual modules, participants are endorsed to apply for the National Trade Testing Examinations in the relevant trades provided evidence of work experience is indicated.

BEST PROGRAMMES

BEST PROGRAMME - WELDING & FABRICATION
Unit Programme Credit Point Fees
 BEST 1  Workplace Safety 3  $70.00
 BEST 2  Communication & Ethics in the Workplace 3  $70.00
 BEST 3  Computing for Trades 3  $70.00
 BEST 4  Trade Calculations 3  $70.00
 BEST 5  Use of Machines and Hand Tools 3  $70.00
 BEST 6  Introduction to Oxy Welding and Cutting 3  $70.00
 BEST 7  Introduction to Electric Welding 3  $70.00
 BEST 8  Basic Metal Fabrication 3  $70.00
 BEST 9  Stick and MIG Welding 3  $70.00

 

BEST PROGRAMME - AUTO CAD
Unit Programme Credit Point Fees
 BEST 1  Workplace Safety 3  $70.00
 BEST 2  Communication & Ethics in the Workplace 3  $70.00
 BEST 3  Computing for Trades 3  $70.00
 BEST 4  Trade Calculations 3  $70.00
 BEST 5  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting I 3  $70.00
 BEST 6  Fundamentals of Computer Aided Drafting II 3  $70.00
 BEST 7  Two Dimensional Computer Aided Drafting I 3  $70.00
 BEST 8  Two Dimensional Computer Aided Drafting II 3  $70.00
 BEST 9  Two Dimensional Computer Aided Drafting III 3  $70.00

 

BEST PROGRAMME - REFRIGERATION & AIR-CONDITIONING
Unit Programme Credit Point Fees
 BEST 1  Workplace Safety 3  $70.00
 BEST 2  Communication & Ethics in the Workplace 3  $70.00
 BEST 3  Computing for Trades 3  $70.00
 BEST 4  Trade Calculations 3  $70.00
 BEST 5  Refrigeration Fundamentals 3  $70.00
 BEST 6  Introduction to Vapour Compression Systems 3  $70.00
 BEST 7  Refrigeration Conditions 3  $70.00
 BEST 8  Relationships between Pressure, Temperature and Enthalpy 3  $70.00
 BEST 9  Hand Tools, Handling and Safety 3  $70.00
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