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PNG Business College Acceptance Lists 2023

There are four business colleges in Papua New Guinea. The colleges take in Grade 12 schools leavers, non-school leavers and matriculation students. This article gives insights into Business Colleges School Leavers' and Non-school Leavers' Acceptance Lists 2023.

PNG Business College Acceptance Lists 2023


How many Business Colleges are in PNG?

There are four government-run business colleges (or institutions) in PNG. 
  • 1. Goroka Business College  
  • 2. Kokopo Business College
  • 3. Port Moresby Business College
  • 4. International Training Institute (ITI)  
Each institution offers courses in certificates and diplomas in business, management, human resources, computing, etc. 

Check out the complete list of colleges in PNG. There is a lot of information for Grade 12 and non-school leavers who are looking for study opportunities.

2023 Acceptance List for Business Colleges

The 2023 acceptance lists for Goroka Business College, Kokopo Business College, Port Moresby Business College and International Training Institute usually come out at the earliest in January or latest in February every year.

If you are a non-school leaver, you'll have to check with the college. As for the Grade 12 school leavers, you must check the DHERST acceptance list 2023. 

Business Colleges School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023

DHERST acceptance list 2023 will have the names of the 2022 Grade 12 students who apply through the National Online Application System (NOAS). 

The Grade 12 students who applied to one of the business colleges in PNG must check their names on the PDF list that DHERST releases.

As for the non-school leavers and students from FODE and Open Colleges, you'll have to check with the college. The original Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023 will be available at the college.

The college selects the non-school leavers and gives the names to DHERST. The final TESAS Awards list often comes out at the end of January or early February.

DHERST School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023

The acceptance list is the final PDF list of school leavers' and non-school leavers' names. On this list, you'll see the TESAS scholarship status of students selected to study at a business college in PNG.

The list shows the students' names and indicates whether the students are sponsored or self-sponsored. 

If you are a sponsored student, you come under TESAS (either as AES or HECAS). 

The students who are not under TESAS are considered self-sponsored students. That means that you'll have to pay the fees before admission. Pay early to secure your spot early. 

Balob Teachers College Application and Selection Info and Updates

 Balob Teachers College offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 600-700 students every year, about half of them female students. If you want to apply for college or get information about courses and selections, this article will help you.

Find out how to apply as a non-school leaver or school leaver - use the tips below to contact Balob Teachers College.


Balob Teachers College Application Form 2024, Selections 2023 and Accpetance List PDF


How to apply to  Balob Teachers College?

There are two ways to apply to Balob Teachers College: as a school leaver and a non-school leaver.

Apply as a non-school leaver

Balob Teachers College does not have a website or social media account where you can get information on courses, applications and selections. The college relay on the media to disseminate information to new students. 

The best way, at present to get a Balob Teachers College application form for 2023 is to get it from the college.

But, what can you do if you are not in Lae or anywhere nearby? The college often asks for proof of ID before issuing new application forms. This can be hard - here are some suggestions to help you - see below for non-school leavers' application timeframe.

Here are 5 ways to get an application form, even if you're not in LAE.

  • 1) Call a family member/friend you know personally to get it for you.
  • 2) Call the college and ask for the latest application form and fees.
  • 3) Travel there yourself to get it - this can be an expensive exercise. 
  • 4) Ask a Facebook/social media friend you know to send it to you.
  • 5) Ask a current student to help you out.

The five ways above are practical ways to get the BalobTeachers College non-school leaver's application form 2023. 


Apply as a school leaver (Grade 12)

 Balob Teachers College option for Grade 12 students who want to become teachers. 

All you have to do is to put it down as one of your options when you complete the National Online Application Form on the DHERST website.

The best tip here is to make it your first or second choice so that you have a higher chance of getting in. You can do that at school with the help of your deputy principal.

If you do not make that choice yet, do not worry. You can make adjustments to your final choice during the Grace Period DHERST gives you.


GPA for entering Balob Teachers college PNG

Each college in PNG selects the best students. That means that they choose students with high GPAs. 

Read about GPA for PNG teachers' colleges.

DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) sets a GPA threshold of 2. Some institutions have raised it to 2.25.

Generally, you must have a GPA higher than 2 to get selected. Inversely, you must maintain a GPA higher than 2 to remain a student at Balob Teachers' College to get relegated.

For registration purposes, PNG Education Department requires that teachers' college graduates should have a GPA of 2.4. (see the report here)

Taking all GPAs into consideration, you should maintain a bare minimum of 2.4 to remain competitive in during selections.

Contact  Balob Teachers College

You can contact the principal and admin office for information on school leavers and non-school leavers.

Balob Teachers' College
P O Box 2127
Lae, Morobe Province
Ph 4724311 / 4724355

Contact person/s
Mr Jack Hawap (Deputy Principal, Admin)

When does Balob Teachers' College NSL application open?

For the last two years, Balob Teachers' College non-school leavers' application forms come out in May. If you are planning to apply for next year, make sure you are in Lae in May to get the NSL application form. 

The application closes at the end of June. 

You will have a month to complete the application and hand it in.

Balob Teachers' College Acceptance list 2023

The acceptance list for Balob Teachers' College for non-school leavers and school leavers will come out before the academic year starts. 

The non-school leavers who applied straight to Balob Teachers College will have to check the college for the non-school leavers acceptance list 2023.

As for the Grade 12 school leavers who applied through the National Online Application System (NOAS), check the higher education website for the DHERST Acceptance List 2023.

If you have any questions, check out this link for information on selection dates and acceptance lists for tertiary institutions in PNG.

About Balob Teachers College 

Balob Teachers College is located in Lae, Morobe Province and is run by the Lutheran Church. 

The college has been training primary school teachers for nearly 60 years. It offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 600-700 students every year, about half of them are female students.

Technical Colleges Acceptance and Admission 2023 Info

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) provides relevant practical skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding relating to the skills needed in various sectors of the formal and informal economy in Papua New Guinea.

There are nine functioning technical colleges in Papua New Guinea taking in grade 12 school leavers, matriculation students and non-school leavers annually. 

This article gives insights into Technical Colleges School Leavers' and Non-school Leavers' Acceptance Lists 2023.

Technical Colleges School Leavers' and Non-school Leavers' Acceptance Lists 2023


How many Business Colleges are in PNG?

Note that we left out over 134 vocational and technical schools on this list. 

The 9 business technical colleges below are well-run and recognised technical institutions we thought you should know.
  • 1. Don Bosco Technological Institute
  • 2. Port Moresby Technical College
  • 3. Madang Technical College
  • 4. Don Bosco Simbu Technical College
  • 5. Mt Hagen Technical College
  • 6. Goroka Technical College
  • 7. Poly Technic Institute of Papua New Guinea
  • 8. University Of Technology Bulolo Campus (Forestry)  
  • 9. Don Bosco Simbu Technical College
The Technical and Business Colleges in PNG offer courses full-time courses for those who have completed Grade 12. They also offer extension courses for apprenticeship training and short courses to provide further opportunities for youths and those already in the workforce.

Check out the complete list of colleges in PNG. There is a lot of information for Grade 12 and non-school leavers who are looking for study opportunities.

2023 Acceptance List for Business Colleges

The 2023 acceptance lists for the technical colleges in PNG usually come out at the earliest in January or latest in February every year.

If you are a non-school leaver, you'll have to check with the college. As for the Grade 12 school leavers, you must check the DHERST acceptance list 2023. 

Business Colleges School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023

DHERST acceptance list 2023 will have the names of the 2022 Grade 12 students who apply through the National Online Application System (NOAS). 

The Grade 12 students who applied to one of the business colleges in PNG must check their names on the PDF list that DHERST releases.

Check with the college if you are a non-school leaver and applicant from FODE and Open College. 

The original Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023 will be available at the college. The college selects the non-school leavers and gives the names to DHERST. The final TESAS Awards list often comes out at the end of January or early February.

DHERST School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2023

The acceptance list is the final PDF list of school leavers' and non-school leavers' names. On this list, you'll see the TESAS scholarship status of students selected to study at a business college in PNG.

The list shows the students' names and indicates whether the students are sponsored or self-sponsored. 

If you are a sponsored student, you come under TESAS (either as AES or HECAS). 

The students who are not under TESAS are considered self-sponsored students. That means that you'll have to pay the fees before admission. Pay early to secure your spot early. 

Career pathways from schools to TVET to employment 

The TVET courses are developed in close consultation with the National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board, National Training Council, Industry, Provincial Governments and the community. All courses are accredited through the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

There are career pathways from schools to TVET to employment and for some further higher education and training.
 
Though is an increasing awareness of the need for relevant skills training, the PNG government need to do more in this area.

TVET: Technical, vocational education and training are key to developing Papua New Guinea formal and informal sectors.

Holy Trinity Teachers College Application and Selection Info for Students

Holy Trinity Teachers College is located in Mt Hagen and is run by the Catholic Church. It has been a teachers college for over 60 years - 66 years in 2023. The college offers diploma in primary teaching and enrols 500-600 students every year, about 200 of them are female students. 

Holy Trinity Teachers College is affiliated with the Divine Word University.

holy trinity teachers college acceptance list 2022/2023


How to apply to Hagen Holy Trinity Teachers College?

There are two ways to apply to Holy Trinity Teachers College: as a school leaver and a non-school leaver.

Apply as a non-school leaver

Hagen Holy Trinity Teachers College does not have a website or social media account. It can be difficult to get the latest Holy Trinity Teachers College application online. 

The best way, at present to get an application form for 2023 is to get it from the college. Here are 5 ways to get an application form, even if you're not in Hagen.

1) Call a family member/friend you know personally to get it for you.

2) Call the college and ask for the latest application form and fees.

3) Travel there yourself to get it - this can be an expensive exercise. 

4) Ask a Facebook/social media friend you know to send it to you.

5) Ask a current student to help you out.

The five ways above are practical ways to get the Holy Trinity Teachers College non-school leaver's application form 2023. 


Apply as a school leaver (Grade 12)

Hagen HolyTrinity Teachers College option for Grade 12 students who want to become teachers. 

All you have to do is to put it down as one of your options when you complete the National Online Application Form on the DHERST website.

The best tip here is to make it your first or second choice so that you have a higher chance of getting in. You can do that at school with the help of your deputy principal.

If you do not make that choice yet, do not worry. You can make adjustments to your final choice during the Grace Period DHERST gives you.


Contact Holy Trinity Teachers College

You can contact the principal and admin office for information on school leavers and non-school leavers.

Trinity Teachers College
P O Box 274
Mout Hagen
Phone: 542 1411/542 039
Mb: 70023845
Email: mkmiamel@gmail.com


Trinity Teachers College Board and Members

In 2016 the college board make a massive change due to malpractice in admin matters of the school especially the selection of students. 

The new principal is Michael Miamel and his deputy brother Dave Miller. Call one of them to get more information on school leavers' and non-school leavers' applications and selections. 

You can also contact the following people for advice.
  • Western Highlands provincial education chairman Michael Mai
  • PNG Teachers’ Association (PNGTA) Highlands regional secretary John Melson, 
  • Archbishop of the Catholic Church of Mt Hagen Bishop Douglas Young,
  • Catholic education secretary Andrew Wan and or 
  • Council board chairman Hugo Kop.

Trinity Teachers College is affiliated with the Divine Word University

As a Catholic agency school, the college is amalgamated with the Divine Word University in Madang. 

That means that Holy Trinity Teachers College and Divine Word University have a special relationship that is mutually beneficial to both institutions. 

Holy Trinity Teachers College Acceptance list 2023

The acceptance list for Holy Trinity Teachers College for non-school leavers and school leavers will come out before the academic year starts. 

  • The non-school leavers who applied straight to Holy Trinity Teachers College will have to check the college for the non-school leavers acceptance list 2023.
  • As for the Grade 12 school leavers who applied through the National Online Application System (NOAS), check the higher education website for the DHERST Acceptance List 2023.

If you have any questions, check out this link for information on selection dates and acceptance lists for tertiary institutions in PNG.

Port Moresby Technical College Application and Info Page

Port Moresby Technical College is a public technical in Papua New Guinea. The college was established in 1947 as a Technical Training Centre. Today Port Moresby Technical College is one of the eight technical colleges in the country specializing in ten trade areas.


Port Moresby Technical College Courses Changes

In the 1980s the main course program offering was the Pre-Employment Technical Training (PETT) Certificate Course. 

Then in the 1990s, the Technical Training Certificate (TTC) course was introduced to replace the PETT Course.

Also, the National Certificate Course concurrently run with the TTC course and eventually phased out the TTC Course.

Port Moresby Technical College Application and Info Page


Courses offered at Port Moresby Technical College

Courses that are currently offered at Port Moresby Technical College cover all technical and engineering courses at four levels of study. 

Here is the list of courses:

  • Basic Trade Certificate (BTC), National Certificate 1&2 (NC), 
  • Technical Trade Certificate 1&2 (TTC) and 
  • Apprenticeship Courses (Extension Courses). 
Check out the info pages for other colleges in Papua New Guinea

Technical Jobs in PNG

It starts at Port Moresby Technical College if you are after a new job, a pay rise or just needs to upgrade your skills. 

With major redevelopment projects in the country, Port Moresby Technical College is the leading quality trade training college.


Moresby Technical College National Certificate Pathway

candidates must complete Grade 10 to enrol for the National Certificate 1 (NC1). This is where every new technical school enrolment starts at Port Moresby Technical College. After completing NC1, students can apply to work, to apprenticeships or continue to National Certificate 2. 

Students who gain NC1 and NC2 with work experience can re-enrol for NC3 and NC4.

Download the course information PDF

Port Moresby Technical College Acceptance List 2023


Diploma Courses

Diploma in Electrical Engineering – POWER

Diploma in Electrical Engineering – ELECTRONICS

Diploma of Printing Technology & Multimedia Production

Diploma in Automotive Engineering

Diploma of Mechanical Engineering

Diploma of Building & Construction

Diploma of Business Management & Accounting


Port Moresby Technical College Application PDF

If you wish to enrol at Port Moresby Technical College you must download the application form PDF, complete it in full, attach the required documents and send it to the college. 

But before you complete the application form, ensure that you read the course information so that you know what you are going to study. Even if you have made up your mind, it is important to know what the college is offering before applying.

Download the application form


Pom Tech Acceptance list 2023 PDF

The acceptance list for Pom Tech (Port Moresby Technical College) for non-school leavers and school leavers will come out before the academic year starts. 

The non-school leavers who applied straight to Pom Tech will have to check the college for that non-school leavers acceptance list 2023.

As for the Grade 12 school leavers who applied through the National Online Application System (NOAS), check the higher education website for the DHERST Acceptance List 2023.

If you have any questions, check out this link for information on selections and acceptance lists for tertiary institutions in PNG.


Police Recruitment 2022 - New Police Training Syllabus and 18 Months Training

Police training in Papua New Guinea will take 18 months. The police commissioner in a Post Courier report dated 24th August 2022 cited the need to properly recruit and train police officers, fit to serve the people.

2023 PNG Police recruitment application form


2023 Police Training and New Syllabus

In 2023 and onwards, the new police recruits will undergo 6 months of basic policing, law and order theory at Bomana Police College; and 12 months of practicum at the police stations they are assigned to.

At the police stations the new recruits will:

  • learn about the operations of stations,
  • perform shifts,
  • learn basic prosecutions and investigations.
The main area of 12 months of police on-the-job training will focus on installing discipline in them and learning the basics in prosecutions and investigation of criminals and traffic rules & engagements.

When is 2022 PNG police recruitment?

The police commissioner has NOT released the date for recruitment yet.

He said in the news report that they are upgrading the police training syllabus to 18 months (from 6 months). 
'Discussions are still underway for when the recruitment notice will be out for 2022 PNG police recruitment'. Post Courier 24th July 2022

 

2022/2023 recruitment info for new officers


If you are asking when will be the 2022/2023 recruitment of the new Police and Correctional Service officers, this information will give you some answers. 

In preparation for the release of the official media statements, here are some resources that will help you:

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If you have lost your Grade 10 and Grade 12 certificates, here is how to get your statement of results.


How to apply to become a police officer


If you have completed grade 12 within the last three years must prepare the following documents for recruitment 2022 for 2023.

1. Prepare the original copy of grade 12 and 10 certificates.

2. Ask for 2x references from the school principal and recognised community leaders such as ward councillors.

3. Get a Police Clearance Certificate- here is how to get police clearance and how much it cost.

4. Get a Medical Report - Go to your local hospital or health centre, do a medical check and get your report.

5. Write a clear and concise letter of interest stating why you want to be a Police Officer.

6. Go to the Court House and stamp all copies of your certificate and transcripts.

Finally, make a copy for yourself. Send the original to the Police Recruitment Team. 

The address/email will be provided on the Recruitment Notice

Meanwhile, keep an eye out for the recruitment notice in the newspapers for the other details and the due date for the police recruitment 2022 for 2023 training.

- DO  NOT  PAY BRIBES TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICER WHO CLAIMS TO BE A RECRUITMENT OFFICER. REPORT HIM -

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Check out the latest on Grade 10 and 12 exam Results 2022

How to apply to a teacher's college in Papua New Guinea

 Want to become a teacher or education officer in PNG? The best pathway is through one of PNG's Teachers' Colleges, but you must have a GPA above the required threshold. 

In this article, PNG insight provides brief information about the 17 teachers' colleges in PNG and how to apply as a school leaver and non-school leaver (NSL).


What is the GPA for Teachers' Colleges in PNG?

The GPA for teachers' colleges in PNG complies with the DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology). The threshold was 2.0, but the Department of Education  (which employs and registers teachers) has raised it to 2.4, see the news article.

Also, there are two important factors that can affect your selection to a teachers' college in PNG. 

  • Firstly, a threshold GPA is like the borderline - as an applicant you want to have a GPA that is higher than the threshold to increase your chance of being selected. 
  • Secondly, your grades should indicate consistency. For example, your selection may be placed in a pool or disregarded if you achieve great marks in most subjects - which are likely to give you a good GPA - but your English and Literature mark is terrible.

There is more to being selected than GPA. A good GPA increases your chance of being selected, but it is not the only determining factor. There is more decision-making involved in the selection process. 

GPA for Teachers College in PNG


Government scholarship TESAS 

Note that the government scholarship TESAS (Tertiary Education School Assistance Scheme) recommends a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

You can be on TESAS when entering a teachers' college with a GPA above the threshold, yet if you do not maintain it in your first year, you'll have to go by as a self-sponsored student.

So, it is important to get a GPA above 2.0 and perform consistently across all your subject in Grade 12 if you want to study at a teachers' college in PNG.


How to apply to a teacher's college as a school leaver?

Applying to a teacher's college as a Grade 12 school leaver is easy. You'll have to do that at your school with the help of your teacher through the http://apply.dherst.gov.pg login portal.

Your school's deputy academic and class patron will assist you to make your choices. 

A top tip here is to make teachers' college your first choice if you want to become a teacher in PNG. 


How to apply to a teacher's college as a non-school leaver?

Non-school leavers are the Grade 12 students who completed school in the last five years or those who upgraded their marks at FODE and want to study at a college in PNG. 

If you are an NSL, you'll have to apply directly to the college you wish to study. It will have the latest application form, school fee info and other admission details you need to know before applying.

Here is a link to help you prepare.


How to check your name in Teachers' College Selection 2022/2023?

The DHERST selects the Grade 12 school leavers based on the choices on the online application portal. It also compiles non-school leavers selection lists for the colleges.

The teachers' college selections for 2023 will come out with the respective heading - school leavers (for the current Grade 12) and non-school leavers (for those who have completed Grade 12 in the last five years)

Also, check to make sure you are on TESAS. If you are not on TESAS, you will be a SELF-SPONSORED student.

How Many Teachers' Colleges are in PNG?

Wondered how many teachers' colleges are in PNG? There are 17 colleges in the country that take in students yearly.

Also, the colleges are located in each of the regions. Check the college that is closer to where you are.

  • 1. Balob Teachers College   
  • 2. Dauli Teachers College   
  • 3. DWU OLSH Kabaleo Teachers College   
  • 4. Enga Teachers College   
  • 5. Gaulim Teachers College   
  • 6. Holy Trinity Teachers College   
  • 7. Katagu Lutheran Teachers College   
  • 8. Madang Teachers College   
  • 9. Melanesian Nazarene Teachers Colleges   
  • 10. PNG Education Institute   
  • 11. Rev Maru Teachers College   
  • 12. Sacred Heart Teachers College   
  • 13. Simbu Teachers College
  • 14. Sonoma Adventist Teachers College   
  • 15. Southern Highlands Teachers College
  • 16. St Benedicts Kaindi  Teachers College  
  • 17. St Peter Channel College of Secondary Teacher Education
teachers colleges in PNG application form 2022/2023


School leavers and non-school leavers info

Important disclaimer:

Note that this is not a formal advisory from any teachers' college in PNG. It is only a piece of general information based on insights on education & development information this blog provides for over 10 years.

Hope this information points you in the right direction as you make your choices and anticipate your selection.

Diploma in General Nursing in PNG - Australia Awards

Nursing scholars and graduates contribute to quality health outcomes across PNG including in rural and remote communities.

The Australian Government in partnership with the Government of Papua New Guinea will offer scholarships to undertake a Diploma of General Nursing in 2023 at the Lae School of Nursing and Lutheran School of Nursing

This scholarship is for study in PNG (not in Australia). It is open to women and men. 

Applicants must have completed grade 12 or matriculation upgrade prior to 2022.

Women and people living with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Diploma in General Nursing in PNG - Australia Awards

This information first appeared here: https://www.australiaawardspng.org/study-in-png/nursing/

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Australia Award Diploma in General Nursing, you must meet the following requirements:

  • be a non-school leaver (i.e. have completed Grade 12 prior to 2021)
  • meet the conditions of entry for the institution(s)
  • be a citizen of PNG and residing in PNG at the time of application
  • not have been convicted of a criminal offence
  • not have been terminated from a previous Australia Awards scholarship or expelled by an Institution for misconduct or academic failure
  • demonstrate a commitment to working as a nurse in PNG including in rural and remote health centres
  • have completed Grade 12 with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum B grade in Biology, Chemistry and Language and Literature, C grade in Advanced Maths or A grade in General Maths; OR
  • have matriculation upgrade (DODL/FODE) minimum GPA 3.0 and minimum subject grades as above.


Contact Australia Awards

For further information contact the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships team:

Email: incountry@australiaawardspng.org

Telephone: 3211 766 / 7373 3800

Mobile: 7014 1974 or 7275 9270 or 7073 5219 or 7051 1405

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How to apply to a nursing school in PNG? If you want to become a health worker in Papua New Guinea, check out this page.

Nursing Colleges in PNG and GPA info for Students

Want to become a health care worker in PNG? The best pathway is through one of PNG's Nursing Colleges, but you must have a GPA above the required threshold. 

In this article, PNG insight provides brief information about the 12 colleges in PNG and how to apply as a school leaver and non-school leaver (NSL).

Application Nursing Colleges in PNG 2022/2023


What is the GPA for Nursing Colleges in PNG?

The GPA for nursing colleges in PNG complies with the DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology). The threshold is 2.0. 

But, two important factors also affect selections. 

Firstly, a threshold GPA is like the borderline - as an applicant you want to have a GPA that is higher than the threshold to increase your chance of being selected. 

Secondly, your grades should indicate consistency. For example, your selection may be placed in a pool or disregarded if you achieve excellent marks in most subjects - which are likely to give you a good GPA - but your English and Literature mark is terrible.

There is more to being selected than GPA. A good GPA increases your chance of being selected, but it is not the only determining factor. There is more decision-making involved in the selection process. 

Read about what DHERST selections and selection pool.


Government scholarship TESAS 

Note that the government scholarship TESAS (Tertiary Education School Assistance Scheme) recommends a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 

You can be on TESAS when entering a nursing college with a GPA above the threshold, yet if you do not maintain it in your first year, you'll have to go by as a self-sponsored student.

So, it is important to get a GPA above 2.0 and perform consistently across all your subject in Grade 12 if you want to study at a nursing college in PNG.

Securing a scholarship from the Australian Awards requires a GPA of 2.75 for Grade 12 non-school leavers and 3.0 for students who come through matriculation at DODL/DODE.

The Australian Awards offer scholarships for PNG students to study at the Lae School of Nursing and Lutheran School of Nursing. Check out this information page.

How to apply to nursing college as a school leaver?

Applying to a nursing college as a Grade 12 school leaver is easy. You'll have to do that at your school with the help of your teacher through the http://apply.dherst.gov.pg login portal.

Your school's deputy academic and class patron will assist you to make your choices. 

A top tip here is to make Nursing College your first choice if you want to become a healthcare worker in PNG. 


How to apply to nursing school as a non-school leaver?

Non-school leavers are the Grade 12 students who completed school in the last five years or those who upgraded their marks at FODE and want to study at a Nursing college in PNG. 

If you are an NSL, you'll have to apply directly to the school of nursing you wish to study. It will have the latest application form, school fee info and other admission details you need to know before applying.

Here is a link to help you prepare.


How to check your name in Nursing College Selection 2022/2023?

The DHERST selects the Grade 12 school leavers based on the choices on the online application portal. It also compiles non-school leavers selection lists for the nursing colleges.

The nursing school/nursing colleges selections for 2023 will come out with the respective heading - school leavers (for the current Grade 12) and non-school leavers (for those who have completed Grade 12 in the last five years)

Also, check to make sure you are on TESAS. If you are not on TESAS, you will be a SELF-SPONSORED student.

How Many Nursing Colleges are in PNG?

Wondered how many nursing colleges are in PNG? There are 12 nursing colleges (also called the school of nursing) in the country that take in students yearly.

Also, the colleges are located in each of the regions. Check the school of nursing that is closer to where you are.


School of Nursing in New Guinea Islands

  • Arawa School of Nursing
  • St. Marys School of Nursing  


School of Nursing in Southern region

St. Barnabas School of Nursing  


School of Nursing in Momase

  • Lae School of Nursing  
  • Madang Lutheran School of Nursing  
  • St Benedicts School of Nursing Boram  
  • Divine Word University Health Science  


School of Nursing in Highlands region

  • Highlands Regional School of Nursing  
  • Kundiawa School of Nursing
  • Mendi School of Nursing  
  • Nazerene School of Nursing: Kudjip  
  • Enga School of Nursing
The Australian govt offer scholarships for healthcare workers every year. Here is an example of the Australian-Awards PNG Scholarship.

Nursing school leavers and non-school leavers

Important disclaimer:

Note that this is not a formal advisory notice from any school of nursing or nursing college in PNG. It is only a piece of general information based on insights on education & development information this blog provides for over 10 years.

Hope this information points you in the right direction as you make your choices and anticipate your selection.

2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship - midwifery, nursing, PGDip education

Apply now for a 2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship to study midwifery, nursing, a postgraduate diploma in education or a maritime cadetship for women. 


2023 In-PNG Scholarships

Application closing dates have been extended to 8 August 2022!

Check out the other scholarships offered by the Australian Govt to PNG students.

You can also find out about nursing schools in PNG, GPA and how to apply here.


Australia Awards Papua New Guinea study options

The Australian Awards offer three (3) study options for PNG students.

  • Australia Awards Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study primarily postgraduate courses in Australia;
  • Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps; and
  • Australia Awards Short Course Awards for Papua New Guineans to undertake short-term professional development study in Australia.

Visit www.australiaawardspng.org. and apply today.

Source: Australian Awards, australiaawardspng.org

2023 Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship
Image: AA/Facebook


PNG Colleges and universities online application 2023

Many Papua New Guinea colleges and universities are now accepting online applications for their new non-school leavers. 

If you are planning to apply for an opportunity to study in 2023, check out the list of PNG colleges and universities here.

2023 DHERST Acceptance List for PNG Universities and Colleges Information

Our readers have asked about the 2023 Acceptance List for PNG Universities, especially the PDF lists for Non-school Leavers, School Leavers and Continuing Students. 

In this article, we provide brief responses to some of the frequently asked questions. The responses will give you an idea about what to expect between now and early February 2023. 

So, read on and be ready as a non-school leaver, school leaver or continuing student.  

Also, check out the RECOMMENDED BLUE LINKS in this article. They give in-depth details to the pressing questions many students and parents are asking at present.

IMPORTANT: The 2023 Acceptance Lists for all the Tertiary Institutions will FIRST appear on the university's website or in the newspapers before they are shared through social media channels and other websites. Be reminded that it is important to check the non-school leavers, school leavers and continuing students' acceptance list from the university's website or in the newspapers. 

2022/2023 UPNG Acceptance List PDF - Online MBA Degree

Non-school Leavers Acceptance List

The 2023 non-school leavers' acceptance list contains the names of students who are NOT the 2021 Grade 12 students. This list also includes foreign students and PNG students who apply from the US, NZ, Australia, Singapore or other overseas schools.

The NSL list is usually published by the university of your choice, not DHERST. That means that the universities (that you applied to) will publish the non-school leavers' selection list PDF before the academic year starts. So you must check with the university!

One top tip is to check your preferred uni website for the past year's NSL selection lists if it is still up on their website. 

The publication date will give you a good idea about WHEN they are likely to release the 2023 selection list for the non-school leavers' intake. 

Alternatively, PNG Insight keeps a checklist to help you follow up. You can check IF your university's Non-school Leavers Acceptance List is out.

2022 UPNG UOG Non school Leavers acceptance list - MBA Online Degree
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GET THE INFO


2023 Continuing Students Acceptance List

If you are a continuing student, your university will put out the continuing students' acceptance lists at the end of the academic year or over the 2022/2023 Christmas holiday. It is your responsibility to find out your GPA and possible TESAS Status for the academic year 2023.

The best thing to do is to contact the Student Admin or the university or college Registrar and find out if they've released the Continuing Students Acceptance List. And importantly, check to see that your name is on the list. 

The University of Goroka (UoG) did well last year by informing its continuing students about their status before they went home for the Christmas holiday. We hope UoG does the same this year because it helps massively with the registration and orientation of its NEW students.

In fact, the other universities and colleges in PNG should do the same by informing the Continuing Students to avoid the long queues and unnecessary delays during the registration week.

2023 School Leavers Selections Lists - DHERST

The Grade 12 School Leavers Selections is solely done by DHERST (Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology) through its National Online Application System (NOAS) and National  Online Selection System (NOSS).

If you are a 2021 Grade 12 student, your selections and the announcement of your TESAS status will be formally done by DHERST. 

When is DHERST Acceptance List PDF coming out?

By now the Grade 12 Schools Leavers should know whether they are selected to a University or College, or not. 

In fact, the higher education department launched the Grade 12 National Online Selection on the 21st of December 2021. 

But the non-school leavers and continuing students will have to wait until ALL the names (quotas from each university and college) have been confirmed, compiled and released to the general public. 

Only then, the students should be able to know their confirmed SELECTION STATUS, as well as their final TESAS STATUS.

Here is a detailed article about when DHERST is likely to release the Acceptance List for PNG Universities and Colleges

Check out this video info we provided last year - it is still relevant to this year's selections and release of the Acceptance List PDF

Are you on TESAS?

DHERST used different statuses to indicate the TESAS Awards for selected students. 

The awards are based on the PNG govt’s yearly sponsorship for students under the AES and HECAS categories, excluding the self-sponsored or corporate and overseas govt sponsored students. 

Read this article for the meaning of the acronyms (TESAS, AES & HECAS) and what they mean.

So how will the NSLs, Grade 12 SLs and Continuing Students know if you are on TESAS or not? You can CONFIRM your scholarship status (whether you are on TESAS or self-sponsored) through the final (official) Acceptance List released by DHERST. 

lae school of nursing application form 2023


What to do as a Self-sponsored student?

Perhaps the important thing is to confirm your PNG GOVT SCHOLARSHIP (TESAS) status on the 2023 Tertiary Institution's Acceptance List

As the name implies, if you are a self-sponsored student you'll have to pay your own fees before the registration and orientation. 

If you do not pay the required fees, your place will be forfeited - another student in the admission pool who has the money will take your place.

Check with your university or college to confirm how much you MUST pay to register. In addition, this information will be contained in the Acceptance Letter your institution sends to you. Make sure you read and understand what you must do before admission.

The best tip is to pay only the required amount, register and apply for the PNG govt's HELP program - read how to apply below.

Secure HELP - PNG Govt Scholarship

DHERST will facilitate the Student Loan Scheme (HELP or Higher Education Loan Program). 

If you are a self-sponsored student, you'll have to pay your fee for the first semester of 2023 and apply for the HELP loan.

The Continuing students and School Leavers can apply for the HELP loan program through their university or college. This also includes those who are doing their masters or doctorate studies. 

Check with your institution and ask for a HELP student loan application form. Also, find out about the due date and what to do so that your application is successful.

How to apply for student loan - MBA Online Degree Online


What to do if you are on DHERST's Admission Pool?

If you are a student on DHERST's admission pool, you'll have to log in to your National Online Selection Account between now and before the academic year 2023 starts to see if you have been offered a placement at a university or college in PNG.

The 2021/2022 selection had 
  • 31, 817 students were nominated to sit the exams; 
  • 26,544 students certified; 
  • 16,171 total HEI quota for 2021; and
  • 10,373 Grade 12 students will NOT be selected for 2022 HEI studies.
The good news is that there are 6,319 spaces (formally called quotas) to be filled via the Admission Pool. 

So, keep checking to see if you are one of the lucky ones from the admission pool admitted to a university or college. 

admission pool 2023 - Online MBA Degree
SCREENSHOT | DHERST NATIONAL SELECTION ONLINE DATA


Registration and Orientation info for new students

Congratulations if you are selected to continue to a tertiary institution in 2023. There are several things that you should find out. 
  • Are you on TESAS (AES, HECAS)?
  • Will you be a SELF-SPONSORED student?
  • When are you likely to see your name on the DHERST selection list?
  • When is the 2023 REGISTRATION and ORIENTATION WEEK?
  • Should you inform your institution that you've accepted that offer?
At least, try to find out the answer to the 5 questions as you prepare to go to your new school. 

Here is an article that can help you prepare for registration and orientation week. It gives details on documents you need to present at registration, fees and what to do to get yourself prepared for the new academic year. 

Recommended reading for NSL, School Leavers and Continuing Students

Additional information for Non-school Leavers, Continuing Students and Grade 12 School Leavers are provided in the LINKS within this article.

Check out the links if you need more information on TESAS (HECAS & AES), how to get the  HELP govt loan or about being a SELF-SPONSORED student.

You can also leave a comment to let us know what you think.

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