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National Polytechnic Institute of PNG (POLY TECH) Selection List 2023

The Department of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (DHERST) released the FULL list of School Leavers for all the tertiary institutions in the country on the 23rd of December 2022.

National Polytechnic Institute of PNG (Poly Tech) Selection List 2023

Here is the National Polytechnic Institute of PNG school leavers' selections list 2022 for 2023 academic year. 

Download the PDF files and check your selection status. (If you want to find your name quickly, see below how to use to SLF number to do that)


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How to download National Polytechnic Institute (POLY TECH) Selection List 2023

Tips for checking your NSL selection status:
  • 1) Download the PDF file
  • 2) In the 'Find' bar (smartphones) or 'Search bar (PC/Mac)m enter your SLF number
  • 3) Hit 'Enter' to check your selection status. 

If your SLF number does not appear, it means that you are not being selected to the National Polytechnic Institute of PNG.

National Polytechnic Institute of PNG - Poly Tech

POLY TECH will also release its final NSL list for the new academic year on its website. On the list, you'll be able to see your TESAS (HECAS & AES) status, registrations and orientation dates and fees.

Therefore, check with the institution for the 2023 school leavers selections lists which usually come out in January.

Here is what DHERST said about this year's School Leavers selections...

All the selected students are advised to seek your Admission or Acceptance Letter with the tertiary institution that has selected you. now, most institutions should be posting or emailing you your Admission or Acceptance Letters.

As for the School Leavers selections for 2023, here is what DHERST said...

Post-selection is still in progress through the National Admission Pool. Eligible students who did not secure a space on the selection launching day should check your NOAS account on a regular basis to see whether or not you have been sent an offer by an institution. Should you find an offer in your NOAS account, kindly accept or decline the offer by clicking on the relevant button.


Here is what DHESRT said about the PNG government scholarships, TESAS and HELP...

The TESAS list will be published on the 3rd week of January 2023 and the TESAS Scholarship Offer Letter will be provided to the TESAS awardees by DHERST through your respective NOAS account. If you find your name under a TESAS scholarship (AES or HECAS) category, make sure to access your NOAS account to accept the terms and conditions of your TESAS scholarship.

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is available to all students regardless of whether you are on TESAS or not. To be eligible for the loan, interested applicants must become registered students by complying with the tertiary institutions' admission or registration policies.

For more information about the selections, HELP or TESAS, please do not hesitate to contact our office via email,; call 301 2000; or visit the office in person at the NSLS Haus, DHERST Ground Floor Office.

Disclaimer: The list was published by DHERST, you can see the original file on the higher education website. PNG Insight makes the file available in PDF for ease of viewing on mobile devices here. If you have any questions, contact DHERST. See the original file here - DHERST website.

Asian Development Bank Funds TVET Schools in PNG

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing K174 million worth of support to improve the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sub-sector in Papua New Guinea.

Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST) Secretary Dr Francis Hualupmomi told The National that 10 out of the 22 TVET institutes recognised by the department would be benefiting from the total of K233 million TVET for an employment project.

“After we sign today (yesterday), funding will be released as soon as the accounts are open next year after March,” he said.

He pointed out that DHERST would be the implementing agency of the funding, with the PNG Government putting up US$6.3 million (K21 million), the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade US10 million (K34 million) and a concessional loan of US$50 million (K174 million) from ADB.

The 10 colleges earmarked to benefit from the project are:

  1. Port Moresby Technical College, 
  2. Bougainville Technical College, 
  3. Madang Technical College, 
  4. Mt Hagen Technical College, 
  5. Highlands Agricultural College, 
  6. Goroka Technical College, 
  7. PNG National Polytechnic Institute, 
  8. West New Britain Technical College, 
  9. Western Province Technical College and
  10.  Don Bosco Simbu Technical College.

“They were selected through the external market assessment conducted by ADB. They did their own assessment and then selected those 10 colleges and they will eventually become polytechnic institutions,” Hualupmomi said.

The specific focus of the project will be on investing in the upskilling of construction and agriculture skills.

This was in line with the government’s priority goals of the Medium Term Development Plans IV to ensure that all school leavers were educated and trained under the ‘No Child Left Behind’ policy.

SourceNational Newspaper 15/12/2022

This article appeared in the National Newspaper. It is a topic we have been following. We parked it here so that our visitors can read it here. 

How to Apply to a Technical College in PNG in 2024 (ADMISSION 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 8 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 and how to apply in 2024.

Technical Colleges School Leavers' and Non-school Leavers' application form PDF

How many Business Colleges are in PNG?

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

The 8 business technical colleges below are well-run and recognised technical institutions we thought you should know. (Click on the links to find out about each institution)

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.

2024 Acceptance List for PNG Technical Colleges

The 2024 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 website for the 2024 acceptance lists.

PNG Insight has a dedicated page where we update the list for our readers. Click here to find out where you can access the SELECTION LISTS PDF FOR  TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN PNG.

Important Notice for Applicants to Technical Colleges in Papua New Guinea

Grade 12 School Leavers:

We urge all Grade 12 school leavers who submitted applications to technical colleges in Papua New Guinea to verify their acceptance status on the official PDF list published by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST). This list will confirm your admission into your chosen program.

Non-School Leavers:

Non-school leavers who applied through FODE or Open College should contact their respective colleges directly for individual acceptance updates. The original Non-School Leavers Acceptance List 2024 is available at each college administration office for reference. Kindly note that non-school leavers are selected by their chosen college, and their names are subsequently submitted to DHERST.

Important Dates and Information:

  • The final TESAS Awards list is anticipated to be released in late January or early February.
  • We encourage you to regularly check the DHERST website and official announcements for updates on the final list release.
  • Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact your chosen college or DHERST directly.

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 there 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.

Study at National Polytechnic Institute (Polytech Lae) of PNG Application and Enrolment Info

General info for students: Here is information for potential students wanting to enrol at the National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea (NPIPNG or Polytec PNG). The academic programs and non-school leavers' application processes in this article aim to help applicants as they prepare to submit their 2023 Polytechnic Institute Application Forms for study in 2024.

Polytechnic Non-School Leavers Application Form

Selections for non-school leavers are done at the institution and the names of the successful applicants are notified via their website or Facebook page. A letter of acceptance is also sent out to the new intakes for 2024. If you are in Lae (Morobe Province), check the notice board at Polytech PNG at Eriku.

As mentioned, the Offer Letter for successful applicants will be forwarded to your forwarding address given in the application form. 

You can also collect the offer letter from the Institute Administration, through a valid ID presentation. If forwarding addresses are changed, call the Institute  Care-takers to give your new forwarding email addresses.

School Leavers Application (SL, Grade 12 applicants)

Selection for School Leaver's applications is facilitated by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science & Technology (DHERST) through its Student Support & Scholarship Branch.

It is important to note that DHERST through its Student Support & Scholarship will inform all TESAS awardees through separate offer letters. We wrote this article to give clarity to the process of DHERST selection and the TESAS Award. Check them out.

Any selected school leavers who do not receive a TESAS offer letter from DHERST should not consider him/herself to be a self-sponsored student and is subject to all self-sponsor conditions for selected applicants. For queries regarding SL applications, please contact DHERST.

Polytechnic Lae contact

Non-school Leavers and School Leavers offer letters are forwarded to students' respective email accounts provided on either the application form (for the NSL) or NOSS ( for the SL). That means that applicants to PNG Polytech will receive their Acceptance Letters through the addresses they provided.

If you have not received your offer letter, call or email Polytec PNG on  or

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Academic Programs at The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea

  • Diploma in Applied Science
  • Diploma in Architectural Drafting
  • Diploma in Building.
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Accounting
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Computing
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Management
  • Diploma In Business Studies-Office Administration
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Technical Training Certificate in Science Technology
  • Technical Training Certificate in Drafting
  • Technical Training Certificate in Tourism & Hospitality
  • Certificate in Meat Processing
  • National Certificate in Maintenance Fitting & Machining Level 1
  • National Certificate in Metal Fabrication & Welding Level 1

2024 Enrollment Information

Enrollment for all successful applicants and continuing students usually takes place between January and February 2024. 

Make sure to turn up before the registration closing date. A successful applicant who fails to enrol on the closing day loses his/her space to other students on the waiting list.

Present Original copies of documents on enrollment: 

  • Acceptance Letter, 
  • Certificates and Transcripts and 
  • a full school fee bank payment deposit slip or receipt.

National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea PNG Course Fee

The institution recommends that students (new & continuing) pay the Full Fee before enrolling, otherwise, enrolment will be denied.

  • Full Year Self & Corporate Sponsor fee is K7,300.00,
  • The Boarding and lodging Component of K2,800.00 is inclusive for boarding students and K4,500.00 for Day students. 
  • HECAS Student Fee (Parent Component) is K4,500.00.

For the latest information and notes with course fees, please refer to the “Fee Schedule” attached to the Offer Letter posted to you.

Method of Payment

All payments must be made through the bank. The Institute account details are:

A/C Name: The National Polytechnic Institute of Papua New Guinea, 

Account No#: For the account number contact Polytech Lae

Note: All cheques must be made before the student is allowed to enrol. Students can be denied enrolment while waiting for the cheque to be cleared, therefore it is strongly recommended that all payments must be in cash or bank cheque before the enrolment dates.

Boarding Facilities

Accommodation on campus is limited and will be only provided for HECAS students on a “first come first basis”. Some HECAS students will not be given boarding privileges because of limited spaces. Boarding students are required to provide their own beddings (.i.e mattresses, pillows and linen) and eating utensils (for example cup, fork, and knife).

All other sponsored students will have to find their own accommodation off-campus. The Okari Campus is a church-owned accommodation facility that has been providing off-campus alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students since 2016 and continues to provide alternative accommodation for NPIPNG students. 

The campus is a 15-20 minute walk from NPIPNG. The Assemblies of God Church owns and manages the facilities as well as provides pastoral care and counselling services to the students. 

Those willing to be considered for Okari Campus boarding space can contact Mrs Norma Kendi at 72455254 or Mr Paul Kilembe at 76218142 or email

Substitute Applicants

Substitute applicants will not be considered during the enrolment time.

For any queries contact the Caretakers or the Deputy Director-Academic or Deputy Director of Students Services on Phone # 472 2552 /7530/1505 or Fax: 472 1025. Visit the NPIPNG website or the Department of Education Website.



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