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Institutions ink agreement to renew commitment

Priya Chand
Saturday, December 08, 2012

TWELVE years of a successful relationship between Fiji National University (FNU) and TAFE NSW-Western Sydney Institute (WSI) has been strengthened with the re-signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

FNU director planning and development Dr Michael Gregory said the re-signing was a sign of the importance of the relationship between the two institutions in upskilling human capital through the delivery of its industry-based programs in Fiji.

"This is the 12th year of this ongoing partnership and we have grown and started programs in areas such as marketing, management, accounting, front office administration, ICT and hospitality," said Dr Gregory.

He said TAFE also assisted the National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) in marketing initiatives.

"This has simultaneously increased the efficiency and productivity of the organisations in Fiji, giving us a competitive advantage over other tertiary institutions," said Dr Gregory.

"I am aware that over years, NTPC has introduced many new courses from TAFE-WSI, supported by a very stringent quality assurance system to maintain standards."

He said that was strengthened by the equivalent recognition given to NTPC, and likewise the same as the qualifications attained at any TAFE college in Australia.

The director for TAFE-WSI, Susan Hartigan, said the success of collaboration between the two institutions was directly contributing to the productivity of the country and to the localisation of trained and qualified employees.


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