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USP Pacific TAFE offers programs to help students who are still undecided about future of their education

USP Pacific TAFE offers programs to help students who are still undecided about future of their education

By Mosese Raqio
Friday 09/06/2023

Good news for students and youths who are still undecided about the future of their education as the University of the South Pacific are offering programs under the USP Pacific TAFE to help them secure a brighter future in different fields of different industries.

Programs under the USP Pacific TAFE includes Foundation Programs, Continuing Vocational Education and Training Program (CVET) and Workforce Development Training Unit which comes under the CVET program.

Head of College of Foundation Studies Rosalia Fatiaki says USP foundation studies offers three foundation programs namely Foundation Arts, Foundation Business and Foundation Science.

According to Fatiaki, the Foundation programs is equivalent to year 13 (form 7) where students can complete the program by doing eight courses in two semesters and they could start in semester 2 this year and complete it in semester 1 next year before moving on to undergraduate studies.

She also says in each semester, students are required to complete four courses of their choice.

Fatiaki says the foundation program is designed to prepare students for their undergraduate studies.

She says their foundation programs is universities New Zealand recognised which means that a student can gain entries to universities in NZ.

Meanwhile, Head of College of Continuing Vocational Education and Training (CVET) Nilesh Kumar says the USP TAFE offers high skills-based qualifications to cater for the needs of the industry.

He says they offer qualifications that are recognised locally, regionally and as well as internationally as we cater for USP’s regional universities as well.

Kumar says USP Pacific TAFE’s qualifications are competency-based as they prepare their graduates to be work-ready and to be able to perform.

He says they provide specialised qualifications for the region and this includes Resilience, Data Risk Management, Fisheries and Pacific Ocean Finance.

He adds these qualifications are specifically designed to develop the capacity of the Pacific people to deal with the challenges of climate change and disasters.

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