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.


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