Showing posts with label TVET. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TVET. Show all posts

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. 

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.

IBS University and IBS College Student Applicationm Acceptance and Courses Info

The institution started as a revision centre for professional examinations in accounting and business in the late 1980s. By 2003, the IBS University has offered certificate courses in Accounting and Business for Grade 10 and 12 school leavers.

The certificate course (Cert in Accounting and Cert in Business) has formed the basis of the institution's core studies. Here is what IBS university said about the two courses at their inceptions:
'IBS developed and offered its Certificate in Accounting, based on the syllabus of Accounting Technicians of [the] United Kingdom in 2002. Certificate in Computing course was introduced in 2003.
These two courses evolved as the primary wheels of IBS then.' (IBS University website)

Check out the information about GPA and Selections in PNG, click here

Acronym: IBSU
Established: 1st December 2016
Location: Port Moresby, National Capital District
Vision:  To enrich lives through World Class Education, Training and Research.

2023 IBS University  Acceptance List PDF and IBS college

IBS University - 12 Mile, Port Moresby

The IBS University (formally Institute of Business Studies, IBS) is located at the foot of Mt Eriama, opposite to Marianville Girls Catholic Secondary School just outside Port Moresby. It is about 30 - 45 minutes by PMV from Gordons Market (the bus stop), Port Moresby.

IBS University offers certificate, diploma and degree courses at its Saraga (6 miles) campus and Eriama (12-mile) campus. More course details for the IBS College of TVET and Career Development training are given below. 

First, here is a quick listing of programs offered at IBS University's 12-mile campus. 

IBS University Courses

IBSU had three faculties or schools offering four-degree programs:
  • School of Business (Bachelor of Accounting and Finance)
  • School of Accounting and Finance (Bachelor of Business and Management; and Bachelor of Economics and Development Studies)
  • School of Information Technology (Bachelor of Information Technology)
The institution also offers other degree programs through its affiliation with the University of Southern Cross. It cost over K24,000 to enrol on one of the programs through this affiliation. 

The programs are:
  • Bachelor of Business Major in Accounting (School of Business)
  • Bachelor of Business Major in Management (School of Business)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology Major in User Experience (School of I.T.)

IBS College of TVET, 6 Mile Port Moresby

The IBS college of TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) at 6 mile offers certificate and diploma courses for Grades 10 and 12 students wanting to pursue studies in business and accounting.

The IBS college of TVET  is an education and training focused on providing primary knowledge and skills for employment in areas of Accounting, Business, and ICT and computing. 

The IBS college is the pathway to the IBS University's diploma and degree courses offered at their Eriama 12-mile campus.

Affiliate - Southern Cross University

IBS University created a diploma pathway for its certificate courses. And has affiliated with the Southern Cross University in Australia to further its Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

Certificate Programs Info

These three certificate programs are offered at the IBS College of TVET. Each certificate program is classified as Certificate 3 and certificate 4. 

That means that if you are a Grade 10 or 12 student, you’ll have to start with certificate 3, and then do certificate 4.

After completing the certificate programs, you can move on to the diploma courses at the IBS university at 12-mile. 

IBS Certificate Programs for Grade 10 and 12 students

The 3 certificate programs are:

1. Accounting 
  • Certificate in Accounting 3
  • Certificate in Accounting 4

2. Qualification in Business 
  • Certificate in Business 3
  • Certificate in Business 4

3. Information Technology
  • Certificate in Information Technology 3
  • Certificate in Information Technology 4

IBS College of TVET Career Development Training

The IBS college takes the initiative to provide on-the-job training for its students. Here is what the college said about Career Development and Training:

'IBS College of TVET offers Career Development Trainings programmes for the students who are looking for further practical exposure to be work-ready. 
These programmes are focused on Certificate 3 and 4 graduates from IBS or any other institutions who would like to enhance their skills prior to joining new employment. 
Our trainees are trained on essential skills that are required in their related field and IBS Team will guide them up to the interview process of potential employers. 
IBS College of TVET Certificate 3 and 4 students are entitled to receive a special discount on Career Development Programmes offered by IBS College of TVET.' (IBS College Website)

How to Apply - IBS University & IBS College of TVET

Potential students can apply either online or by filling in the IBS Application Form. Here is some important information to consider before (and when) filling out the IBS Application Form:
  • A soft or hard copy of your certificate: If you are applying online, you will be required to upload the soft copy as an attachment.  
  • Photo ID: this can be a driver's license, passport, or National ID with a file size of less than 1 MB.
  • Supporting ID such as old school ID, pastors reference letter  with a file size  less than 1 MB
The online application does not require applicants to create an online account. You have to complete an open application by only submitting your personal details and supporting documents.

That means that applicants must have all the requirements available at the time of completing the application form so that all details are captured and sent online. 

However, the best way to apply if you are in Port Moresby is to complete and manual application form and submit it yourself, either at IBS University or IBS College of TVET.

Find out about other PNG Universities and Colleges HERE.