THE Fiji Higher Education Commission that regulates tertiary institutions around the country says employment should not be a problem in Fiji.
Speaking during its first tour of the Northern Division, commission manager for qualification and research Eci Naisele said there were enough job opportunities in the country.
"However, there is a mismatch in the courses offered by our tertiary institutions with the real need of industries in Fiji," Mr Naisele said.
"Fiji Higher Education Commission regulates tertiary institutions and gives them accreditations as there is a need to look into our tertiary institutions and the quality of the courses that they offer students.
"There is a need to regulate and ensure that tertiary institutions offer courses according to the needs out there on the ground or the need from local industries."
Mr Naisele said accreditation of a qualification meant the recognition that the standard of the program of study and the way of delivering it were appropriate to the award.
"Higher education institutions are required either to have their qualifications accredited or recorded by the HEC," he said.
Mr Naisele said the self-accrediting higher education institutions were required to apply to have their qualifications recorded by the commission while the non-self-accrediting institutions must apply to have their qualifications accredited by the commission.
"Government relies on accreditation to serve as a reliable indicator of academic quality.
"The need to regulate courses offered by tertiary institutions in Fiji has been long overdue, we need to ensure that tertiary institutions deliver to our students appropriate courses that are applicable to the need out there on the field," said Mr Naisele.