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Students Graduate With Australian Qualifications In Labasa

Students Graduate With Australian Qualifications In Labasa
Graduates of the APTC Certificate III in Individual Support programme
May 25
11:01 2018

Twenty-eight students, were awarded Aus­tralian qualifications yesterday after suc­cessfully completing their studies at the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC).

APTC, the Australian Government’s flagship education programme in the Pacific, provides skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers for skilled workers, and has trained more than 12,000 Pacific graduates since it began operations in 2007.

The graduation ceremony, held in Labasa, saw the first batch of 20 students attaining Certifi­cate III in Individual Support as part of the on­going collaboration between APTC and the TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education.

Both institutions are working together to pro­vide quality training for personnel caring for el­derly clients in their home, community settings or aged care facilities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Academic Board chairman of TISI Sangam College of Nursing and Health Care Education, Amraiya Naidu, said the programme was a valuable pathway for students.

For them to pursue a career in nursing, add­ing that the College is helping address areas of skills shortage and contributing to improved training standards in Fiji.

In his closing remarks, Australian High Com­missioner, John Feakes, commended the gradu­ates on their achievements.

“Higher education opens the door to a raft of opportunities and I am very pleased that Aus­tralia, through the APTC, has helped to increase the number of skilled Fijians like you, to seize those opportunities,” Mr Feakes said.

Earlier in the month, a further 152 Fijians grad­uated from APTC in a ceremony held in Suva.

To date more than 3700 Fijians have graduated from APTC.

The students were awarded qualifications in carpentry, disability, diesel fitting, hospitality, individual support, leadership and management and light vehicle mechanical technology.

SOURCE: Australia-Pacific Technical College

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