Fiji National University (FNU) is the largest and first national university in Fiji. 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 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 the Fiji National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), 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 (Accounting)
- Hospitality Management and Commercial Cookery
- Information Technology (Networking)
- Travel and Tourism Management
- Leadership and Management
- Human Resource Management
- 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 - FNS60215 (Suva, Lautoka)
This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals working in accounting and seeking professional identification. At this level individuals are expected to apply theoretical and technical skills in a range of situations and to display initiative and judgement in planning activities. They have autonomy in performing complex operations and can be responsible for planning, coordinating and evaluating the work of others within broad but generally well-defined parameters.
Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management - BSB61015 (Suva, Lautoka, Labasa, Nadi, Sigatoka, Rakiraki)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply specialised knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management, across a range of enterprise and industry contexts. Individuals at this level use initiative and judgement to plan and implement a range of leadership and management functions, with accountability for personal and team outcomes within broad parameters.
Diploma of Information Technology Networking - ICT50415 (Suva, Lautoka, Nadi)
This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to manage, as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team, the installation of a range of networks, including internetworking, security and e-business integration.
Diploma of Travel and Tourism Management - SIT50116 (Nadi)
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of tourism or travel skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry operations to coordinate travel or tourism operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others, and make a range of operational business decisions.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in many travel and tourism industry sectors as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes travel agencies, tour wholesalers, tour operators, inbound tour operators, tourist attractions, visitor information centres, and other tourism businesses.
Diploma of Human Resource Management - BSB50615 (Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka)
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of roles within the human resource sector who have sound theoretical knowledge base in human resource management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff.
Possible employment positions include Human Resources Manager, Human Resource Change Manager, Human Resources Consultant or Senior Human Resources Officer.
Diploma of Hospitality Management - SIT50416 (Nadi)
This qualification reflects the role of highly skilled senior operators who use a broad range of hospitality skills combined with managerial skills and sound knowledge of industry to coordinate hospitality operations. They operate independently, have responsibility for others and make a range of operational business decisions.
This qualification provides a pathway to work in any hospitality industry sector as a departmental or small business manager. The diversity of employers includes restaurants, hotels, motels, catering operations, clubs, pubs, cafes, and coffee shops.
Certificate IV in Human Resources - BSB41015 (Suva, Lautoka, Nadi, Sigatoka, Labasa)
This qualification is suitable for individuals working in a range of human resources management positions. Job roles could include human resources assistants, human resources coordinators, human resources administrators and payroll officers.
Workplace responsibilities would be determined at a workplace level. Some smaller business may require employees to work across all aspects of human resources. In larger companies, individuals may just have responsibility for a singular aspect of human resources such as remuneration.
Certificate III in Commercial Cookery - SIT30816 (Nadi)
This qualification reflects the role of commercial cooks who use a wide range of well developed cookery skills and sound knowledge of kitchen operations to prepare food and menu items. Using discretion and judgement, they work with some independence and under limited supervision using plans, policies and procedures to guide work activities.
This qualification provides a pathway to work as a commercial cook in organisations such as restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, cafes, cafeterias and coffee shops.