Pacific TAFE ‘Your Lens to Look Beyond’

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Tech­nical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is your one-stop study place for pathways into em­ployment and higher studies at this year’s Open
20 Jul 2018 11:00
Pacific TAFE ‘Your Lens to Look Beyond’
Interested students can openly discuss their interests or queries with Pacific TAFE in regards to programmes and get clear directions on their intended career paths

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Tech­nical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) is your one-stop study place for pathways into em­ployment and higher studies at this year’s Open Day at the Laucala Campus.

Various interesting and informa­tive displays will be showcased at the Pacific TAFE village at the USP Book Centre carpark.

This will be from the College of Business, Tourism and Hospitality, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Science, Technology and Environment as well as the Work­force Development Training Unit (WDTU)

All the three colleges, WDTU and Pacific TAFE’s Student Learning and Support Services will be dis­playing their programmes with presentations.

A live demonstration will also be available for students interested in taking Commercial Cookery/Culinary qualifications at Fusion Restaurant, a few metres from the village.


Ushers will guide students to the Fusion Restaurant. Student vol­unteers and industry mentors will also be at the village to assist and share their experiences in person.

Interested students can openly dis­cuss their interests or queries with them in regards to programmes and get clear directions on their in­tended career paths.

Information will be available on flyers and brochures on detailed programme information.

Furthermore, there will be dis­plays of Pacific TAFE’s achieve­ments such as Accreditation/ Rec­ognitions, Learning Pathways for higher studies at USP and a Wall of Fame with student testimonials will also be made available.

The student testimonials will be covering aspects such as who they are, what they did and where they are now.

Pacific TAFE is the fastest grow­ing integrated learning and teach­ing section of the university, which offers Foundation and Preliminary (Pre-Degree) and Skill Based (Sub-Degree) programmes.

Its internationally-recognised and accredited qualifications pro­vide employment opportunities at entry and para professional levels, pathways for higher studies at USP where approved, and career ad­vancement for working people.

Pacific TAFE’s dedicated team of professionals continuously work to maintain and attain recognition and accreditation for increasing number of our programmes so that students’ and stakeholders get the best return on investment.

USP’s Pacific TAFE is offering the following programmes from 2018 for the first time.

The Certificate IV in Cyber Secu­rity is scheduled to be offered from as early as September on a cohort basis. Certificate IV in Cyber Se­curity is designed to develop IT enthusiasts as Cyber Security para­professionals.

A qualified Cyber Security para­professional will then be able to effectively detect breaches in any network infrastructure and adroit­ly escalate, or innovatively rectify these breaches.


n Diploma of Hospitality Manage­ment: Events, Food & Beverage and Front Office

n Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management (Level 5)



n Certificate III in Resilience(Climate Change Adapta­tion and Disaster Risk Reduction)

n Certificate IV in Resilience (Cli­mate Change Adaptation and Disas­ter Risk Reduction)

n Certificate IV in Cyber Security



n Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 5)

n Diploma in Library and Infor­mation Services (Level 5)

Pacific TAFE’s three colleges also offers a range of Preliminary, Foun­dation, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma and Professional Diploma Level Programmes.

All relevant programme details, requirements and career pathways will be readily available to anyone interested in Pacific TAFE.

A Workforce Development Train­ing Unit (WDTU), Located at 107 Foster Road in Walu Bay, Suva, was set up to specifically meet contex­tual industry needs, which cannot necessarily be met by a qualifica­tion.

WDTU specialises in the area of up-skilling and re-skilling employ­ees in the workforce through a range of short courses.

These include Communications and Media; Information Technol­ogy; Customer Service Human Resource; Economics and Govern­ance; Law; Train the Trainers; Workplace Essentials; Pre-Em­ployment Assessment; Accounting and Finance; Career Development; Sales and Marketing; Occupational Health and Safety; Managerial and­Supervisory and Project Manage­ment.

In terms of accreditations and recognitions, Pacific TAFE has achieved a number of accredita­tions externally from Fiji Higher Education Commission and Inter­national bodies and is also a Regis­tered Training Organisation (RTO) with Australian Skills Quality Au­thority (ASQA).

This means that USP’s Pacific TAFE can deliver qualifications, which are accredited with Aus­tralian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and has global recognition by adding qualifications to its scope of registration.

More on Pacific TAFE and its pro­grammes and courses can be found at its village during this year’s Open Day. Visit your nearest Cam­pus.

Source: Pacific TAFE


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