Papua New Guinea Program
The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, through in International Agreement worked with TAFE Queensland to deliver the Papua New Guinea TVET Skills Scholarship Program (TVETSSP) for students. PNG Nationals are being trained over a period of five years, to address PNG's trade skills deficiency.
The overall aim is to up-skill PNG citizens, providing not only a qualification reflective of industry credibility and skill level, but enhancing their opportunities for employment in PNG. The initiative is a well-managed and accountable system that focuses on building upon and reinforcing the formal bilateral relationships between Queensland and PNG.
The program will provide approximately 2,000 students through ten student cohorts with a recognized Certificate IITAFE Queensland qualification from 2011 -2016. Examples of disciplinary strengths include: Construction, Automotive Mechanics, Engineering Fabrication, Mechanical Engineering, Air Conditioning, Drainage, Plumbing, Hospitality and Sustainable Energy.