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Ministry to formalise partnership with APTC

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Update: 5:32PM THE Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is taking the lead role to partner with reputable agencies to improve service delivery.

And with its mandate to provide services for older persons, the permanent secretary Dr Josefa Koroivueta visited the Age Care Community Placement training room at the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) at Ganilau House in Suva today. 

This was part of the preliminary dialogue between the Ministry and APTC in terms of elevating service delivery to older persons both in institutional and progressing community care settings in Fiji.

Dr Koroivueta said that APTC delivers trainings accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework which is recognized locally, regionally and internationally.

He said that this fruitful discussion will empower the work of the caregivers in the Senior Citizen Homes and improve the service delivery.

"The training and service provided by APTC is relevant and tangible to our place of work and this can upgrade our officers' skills and knowledge," Dr Koroivueta said.

The Ministry is expected to formalize its working partnership with APTC soon.

Meanwhile APTC Country Manager, Jonathan Todd, said the relationship with the Ministry is aligned with APTCs commitment to supporting the development of standards of care for the aged.

"We have been delivering the Certificate III in Individual Support/Aged Care course for the last five years providing specialized skills to leaners from across the Pacific. The Ministry has supported APTC with work placement for students and there are other opportunities for skills development we can explore in the future," Mr Todd said.

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