Forty-five Tongan women and men proudly graduated with qualifications in nine technical and vocational programs, during the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) graduation ceremony in Nuku’alofa on 28 September.
The new students graduated in a range of trades including air-conditioning and refrigeration, carpentry, fabrication trade, mechanical trade, individual support, light vehicle mechanical technology, plumbing, training and assessment and the International Training and Assessment Course (ITAC).
They now join over 450 Tongan nationals, of whom more than 230 are women, who have graduated from APTC - Australia’s major Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) investment in the Pacific.
While delivering the keynote address, the Minister for Education and Training, Honourable Penisimani 'Epenisa Fifita congratulated the graduates on attaining an Australian qualification.
He urged them to contribute their newfound skills and knowledge to their workplaces and communities.
Hon. Fifita commended APTC’s continued efforts in working with organisations such as Tonga Skills for Economic Growth to deliver the International Training and Assessment Course (ITAC).
ITAC is a Training of Trainers program designed by the Australian Government to meet global demand for skilled trainers. A group of 19 trainers across Tonga graduated with ITAC qualification at the ceremony.
Hon. Fifita congratulated APTC on entering its third phase, and said the Ministry of Education and Training looks forward to working more closely with APTC.
In the new phase, APTC will continue delivering high quality, internationally recognised training that ensures graduates have improved employment outcomes while expanding its focus to supporting greater investment in skills training and higher quality TVET delivery across the Pacific.
The Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, His Excellency, Andrew Ford acknowledged the Tongan Government for their continued support of APTC and development cooperation with Australia.
He congratulated the graduands and specified that the skills and knowledge they have attained through their training at APTC is not only recognised locally but in Australia and internationally, enabling them to seek opportunities overseas.
The High Commissioner also congratulated and welcomed the new APTC Country Director for Samoa and Tonga, Ms Cheri Robinson Moors, on her appointment and wished her well in her new role.
The graduation featured 12 officers from various statutory bodies, educational institutions and government ministries, who graduated with a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
APTC delivers training to citizens of 14 Pacific island countries from its campuses in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
The Tonga Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. would like to invite suitable candidates for the position of a Part-Time accounts officer.
The successful applicant will be responsible for the maintenance of TCCI & TBEC financial systems in accordance with the Finance policies and procedures. Additionally, the Accounts Officer will be responsible for the timely provision of accurate financial reports.
- Responsible for the overall financial responsibilities of the organisation, specifically the processing of:
3. Purchase Orders
5. Accounts Reconciliation
6. Budget monitoring & reporting
8. All preparations for the external audit
A detailed Job Description is available on request to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 25168
Qualifications & Experience/skills
- Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Accounting in required
- A minimum of 3 years in a similar position with proven experience
- Excellent communication skills in Tongan & English
- Strong experience working with QuickBooks
- Knowledge and/or experience in the Chamber of Commerce and its programmes and processes preferred
Hours of Work:
The successful applicant will be required to work one (1) day a week from 08:30am - 05:00pm. Remuneration will be based on experience.
To apply, please submit a Cover letter, along with your detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of at least 2 references by email to: email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is 05:00pm Friday 24th August 2018. Only applicants with ability to start immediately need apply. Interviews may be held before the closing date.
Meeting with Ms Helene Tuling from the U.S. Embassy today 19th July. This meeting was with the President and members of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce Council to discuss the organisation's missions and programs for the businesses here in Tonga. Ms Tuling will be here in Tongatapu til the 20th July.
The Tonga Chinese Business Council was invited to the Tonga Chamber of Commerce to brief them on all activities TCCI offers. Shown on the photos is Mr. Raymond Yu the President for the Chinese Council and their Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Wang. Also the members for the TCCI Council and TCCI CEO and other members.
Tour Guide course was delivered again here in Tongatapu on the 27th June. Great course, very effective to the participants who took part in this interesting course. Ms. Lolinita Maue delivered this course and funded by Tonga Skills in collaboration with TCCI & TBEC. This 4 days’ course ended with the participants being awarded with a certificate of accomplishment.
Basic Business Skills was delivered in Vava'u on the 26th June. This 1-day course was very effective. Great feedback from the participants. This course was delivered by TBEC Staff, Mrs. Suliana Pahulu and funded by Tonga Skills in collaboration with TCCI & TBEC.
Financial Literacy 1&2 was delivered in Vava'u on the 27th - 28th June. This course was funded by Tonga Skills in collaboration with TCCI & TBEC. Mrs. Suliana Pahulu delivered this course with a great turn out and awesome feedback.
Financial Literacy 1&2 was delivered here in Tongatapu. This 2 days’ course was awesome. Great feedback from participants. TBEC staff and trainer, Ms Ilaisaane Tupou delivered the course. Thank you Tonga Skills for funding this course in collaboration with TCCI & TBEC.
Financial Literacy 1&2 was delivered in Vava'u on the 07th - 08th May. This 2 days course was very successful, with 20 participants who gave great feedback. This course was delivered by TCCI CEO Ms. Lakai Fonua. Thank you Tonga Skills for funding this program in collaboration with TCCI & TBEC.