University Encourages Students to Pursue TVET Studies

The university offers programmes to our local, regional and international students that range from certificate to doctorate levels.
15 Jul 2022 17:27
University Encourages Students to Pursue TVET Studies
FNU Automotive Engineering students at FNU’s College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST).

The Fiji National University (FNU) is a dual- sector university offering a growing range of qualifications in both technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and higher education stream of learning.

The university offers programmes to our local, regional and international students that range from certificate to doctorate levels.

Since its establishment in 2010, and through the legacies of some of FNU’s founding institutions, providing technical training has been a core and historical function of the university.


In addition, FNU is also focused on developing both the technical skills and competencies as well as ‘soft skills’ like critical thinking and teamwork, to enable our graduates to succeed in a fast-changing labour market.

FNU is focused on ensuring its students are not just highly employable the day after graduation, but they can continue learning during their working lives.

The university has over 40 TVET programmes to choose from for Semester Two, 2022 studies.


Economic Recovery

Fiji is an upper middle-income country that is on the path to recovery, with the economy slowly steadying itself.

FNU is seeing the agriculture, construction and service sectors leading the charge in rebuilding and there is also a demand for skilled carpenters, plumbers, electricians, chefs, cooks and front office hotel staff – all of whom would be TVET graduates.

As economies develop, there will be a growing need for both TVET and higher education graduates.


FNU Goal

At FNU, they understand the need for young people to be empowered with opportunities of acquiring quality education, skills training and a curriculum that encourages innovation and sustainable learning.

This aligns with its strategic vision of providing a positive and enriching student experience and education for employability.


TVET Placements at FNU

TVET studies are deeply ingrained in the foundations of the Fijian Government’s education plan and this has been clearly demonstrated with the allocation of 5000 places for TVET studies at FNU through TSLS (Tertiary Scholarships and Loans Service) support.

The government’s vision of investing significant re- sources to attract brilliant young minds to the TVET cadre of learning is commendable.


Those who wish to pursue a TVET programme at FNU and study through a placement from TSLS can choose from a range of Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma level qualifications.

Students eligible for TSLS-funded studies must have successfully completed Year12 or secured a final offer letter for any Certificate Level III, IV or Diploma level five programmes offered at FNU.



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