Fiji National University (FNU) is the largest and newest University in Fiji and also the first national university. More than 1600 University staff are located at campuses spread across towns around the country and offer a wide range of programmes from certificate to postgraduate degrees. FNU was formed by a merger of seven training institutions in Fiji - the Fiji Institute of Technology, Fiji School of Medicine, Fiji School of Nursing, Fiji College of Advanced Education, Lautoka Teachers College, Fiji College of Agriculture and the Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF).
FNU retains an orientation towards technical and vocational training, with a focus on qualifications for real jobs and real opportunities for entrepreneurship and self employment, while providing pathways to further professional studies and higher qualifications.
TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute has been in partnership with TPAF (now part of FNU) since 1998. This successful partnership has grown continuously and now offers a variety of courses through their various campuses. A large number of our students in Fiji study TAFE NSW courses in the following disciplines:
- Business (Marketing)
- Information Technology
- Teacher Training and Assessment
TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute has been delivering Australian qualifications at Fiji National University Campuses across Fiji since 2010. These qualifications have the same course content and are the same level of qualification as delivered to Australian students in Sydney, Australia.
These courses provide students with the theory and practical skills required to be a work ready employee for any related business in Fiji and internationally or, in the case of Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates, the academic qualifications that will provide students credit into Bachelor degrees at many Universities in Australia, and internationally.
Advanced Diploma of Accounting (Suva)
Students learn about financial management, auditing, management accounting, taxation, commercial and company law, as well as how to produce and analyse reports and financial statements, and design and implement accounting systems.
The primary pathway from this qualification is employment in accounting job roles with duties such as: introducing and maintaining accounting systems, maintaining internal control systems, preparing financial statements for a non-reporting entity, preparing tax returns, reporting on business performance, managing small teams, developing business plans, and preparing accounting reports for management.
Diploma of Travel and Tourism (Namaka)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use sound knowledge of industry operations and a broad range of managerial skills to coordinate tourism and travel operations or marketing and product development activities. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in any sector of the tourism and travel industry as a departmental or small business manager. Possible employment opportunities include managerial positions in marketing, inbound groups, incentives, tour operations, reservations, retail travel, sales or visitor information.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (Namaka)
This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of cookery skills. They work with some independence and under limited supervision and may provide operational advice and support to team members.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.
Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery (Namaka)
This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who have a supervisory or team leading role in the kitchen. They operate independently or with limited guidance from others and use discretion to solve non-routine problems.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a chef in various kitchen settings such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.
Advanced Diploma of Management (Suva, Lautoka, Labasa)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have senior or managerial responsibilities. They may oversee the work of others or have specialised roles where they do not supervise others but provide strategic leadership.
Diploma of Marketing (Suva, Lautoka)
This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to work in marketing management roles, specifically with managerial skills to ensure marketing functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area.
Possible employment positions include Marketing Manager, Product Manager or Public Relations Manager.