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Showing posts with label Training and Skill Development. Show all posts

PNG Fire Service Recruitment 2024 Application Info

The PNG Fire Service is looking for passionate young people to join our team as firefighters! Don't miss out – applications close on April 5th!

The PNG Fire Service is looking for young & vibrant individuals to fill Firefighter roles throughout Fire Stations in the following locations: NCD, Goroka, Kokopo, Kundiawa, Mt Hagen, Wabag, Popondetta, Lae, Madang, Kimbe, Kavieng, Alotau, Wewak.


Required Documents: Do you have what it takes?

  • Grade 12 Qualification (or higher)
  • Between 20-30 years old
  • Minimum height of 160cm
  • Clean police record 
  • Medically fit for firefighting duties
  • Valid National Identification Document (NID) & Birth Certificate
  • Two (2) passport-sized photos
  • Driver's License (Class 3 or 6 preferred)

Recent university graduates are encouraged to apply!

What to Include in Your Application

Expression of Interest Letter** stating your desire to become a firefighter

Curriculum Vitae (CV) highlighting your skills and experience

All Required Documents listed above

How to apply?

Submit your application package by Friday, April 5th, 2024 (COB)

Hand Delivery: Bring your application to your nearest fire station or PNG Fire Service Headquarters at Waigani Drive, Port Moresby.

Applications must be addressed to:

Attention: Firefighter Recruitment

Chief Fire Officer

Papua New Guinea Fire Service

PO Box 5390, Boroko, NCD

png fire service recruitment 2024

Be a Hero. Become a Firefighter.

Start your application today!

PNG Defence Force: 2023 Passout Paves the Way for 2024 Recruitment

The Papua New Guinea Defence Force (PNGDF) is preparing for the graduation of its first batch of 2023 recruits. After undergoing a rigorous training program at Goldie River Training Depot outside Port Moresby, these new soldiers are expected to pass out next month (April 2024). 

Papua New Guinea Defence Force Recruitment 2024
📸Papua New Guinea Defence Force/Facebook

This graduation ceremony marks a significant achievement for the recruits and signifies their official entry into the PNGDF. While details on the next PNGDF recruitment drive haven't been officially announced, it's traditionally held after the passout ceremony for the current batch.

In the meantime, the 2021 intake of 90 recruits, who resumed training in January 2024, are also nearing the end of their program and are expected to finish by April.

Therefore, aspiring soldiers who are eager to serve their country should keep an eye on official PNGDF channels and news outlets. 

Information regarding the 2024 PNGDF recruitment, including eligibility requirements and application procedures, will likely be released following the successful passout of the current recruits. 

How to Apply for Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training and Graduate Development Program 2024

Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) announces the applications for the 2024 Apprenticeship Training and Graduate Development Scheme (GDS) programs around this time of the year. 

This presents a fantastic opportunity for school leavers from universities and technical institutions across Papua New Guinea to embark on a rewarding career path with OTML. 

In this article, we will provide you with valuable information on how to apply for the Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training and Graduate Development Program 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training 2024, applicants must:

- Be a Papua New Guinean citizen.

- Have completed secondary education or equivalent qualifications.

- Meet the specific academic requirements for the chosen trade category.

Available Trade Categories

OTML offers Apprenticeship Training in the following Trade Categories:

- Automotive Electrical

- Cabinet Making & Joinery

- Carpentry Construction

- Electrical Fitting

- Electronic

- Instrumentation

- Heavy Equipment Fitting

- Maintenance Fitting & Machining

- Metal Fabrication & Welding

- Plumbing & Drainage

- Refrigeration & Air Condition

ok tedi apprenticeship training 2023 application form
Image: Twitter/PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum

To check out other apprenticeships and training, click here.

How to Apply for Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training

To apply for the Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training 2024, follow these steps:

  • a. Visit the official Ok Tedi Mining Limited website at
  • b. Navigate to the "Apprenticeship Training 2024" section.
  • c. Download the application form provided.
  • d. Fill out the application form accurately and ensure all required documents are attached.
  • e. Submit the completed application form and supporting documents through the designated channel, as specified in the application form.

Ok Tedi Mining Graduate Development Scheme

In addition to Apprenticeship Training, OTML also offers the Graduate Development Scheme (GDS). 

Under the GDS, training is provided in the following categories:

- Accounting

- Geology

- Human Resource Management

- Mechanical Engineering

- Environmental Sciences

- Electrical & Communication Engineering

- Geotechnical Engineering


- Mineral Processing Engineering

- Surveying

Visit the official Ok Tedi Mining Limited website at for more information.

Click here to find out about other Graduate Development programs in PNG.

Important Dates

From the past announcements, the applications for the Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training close in late November. 

Therefore, it is essential to look out for an announcement about the Ok Tedi Apprenticeship Training and Graduate Development Program 2024 application form and submit your application before the deadline.

Equal Opportunity

OTML strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including female Papua New Guineans. 

The company aims to increase the representation of women in its workforce from the current 11 percent to 20 percent by 2025.

Final words...

Embarking on an apprenticeship with Ok Tedi Mining Limited can be a stepping stone to a rewarding career. 

With the 2024 Apprenticeship Training and Graduate Development Scheme programs every year, interested applicants are encouraged to visit the official website and find out about how to submit their applications before the closing date.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

How to Apply to Goroka Technical College | Grade 12 School Leaver and Non-school Leaver

Goroka Technical College, previously known as Goroka Business College, is located in North Goroka, in close proximity to the campus of the University of Goroka. Goroka Technical College offers two main courses. 

In this article, we will provide you with information about the courses available and guide you on how to apply to Goroka Technical College as a Grade 12 school leaver and also as a non-school leaver

Courses at Goroka Technical College:

Goroka Technical College admits 200 Grade 12 school leavers annually through the DHERST national online application system (NOAS). Also, if you are a former Grade 12 student or have completed studies through FODE, you can also apply as a non-school leaver to the college. 

The courses offered at the college include:

1. Diploma in Business Studies

2. TTC Vehicle Trade

There are 150 spaces available for the Diploma in Business Studies program and 50 spaces for the TTC Vehicle Trade program. These figures are based on the recently released Grade 12 School Leavers Intake list by DHERST. 

If you are a non-school leaver, please visit Goroka Technical College or contact (see contact details below) the institution directly to obtain the application form and find out more about the application process for non-school leavers.

To get more information on Technical and Business Colleges in PNG, click here


Goroka Technical College application form PDF 2024

How to Apply to Goroka Technical College

For Grade 12 students, the application process involves using the DHERST National Online Application System (NOAS). It is important to discuss your interest in studying at Goroka Technical College with your school's deputy principal (Academic). 

The deputy principal will provide guidance as you complete the online school leavers form. 

Remember, you have the opportunity to select five choices, so be sure to include Goroka Technical College as one of your choices.

As for the non-school leavers, you will need to apply directly to the institution. Therefore, we recommend contacting the school to obtain an application form and additional information on how to apply to Goroka Technical College.

Contact Goroka Technical College

If you have any further inquiries or require assistance, please feel free to get in touch with Goroka Technical College using the contact details provided below:

  • Phone: +675 532 1039
  • Mobile: +675 72483051
  • Email:

Course details

1. Diploma in Business Studies:

This course equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in a dynamic business environment. Throughout the program, students will learn fundamental principles of business, including management, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship.

By enrolling in the Diploma in Business Studies program, students can develop essential skills such as:

  • effective communication, 
  • critical thinking, 
  • problem-solving, and 
  • decision-making. 

These skills are highly valued in the business sector and can open doors to a wide range of career opportunities. 

Graduates of this program can pursue careers in business administration, marketing, human resources, finance, and other related fields. 

The graduates can also continue to universities in PNG to study business-related courses.

2. TTC Vehicle Trade:

The TTC Vehicle Trade program offered at Goroka Technical College is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. This program focuses on developing practical skills and theoretical knowledge related to vehicle maintenance, repair, and servicing.

Students enrolled in the TTC Vehicle Trade program will gain hands-on experience in areas such as:

  • engine diagnostics, 
  • electrical systems, 
  • brake systems, 
  • suspension, and 
  • general vehicle maintenance. 
The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including automotive technology, workshop safety, vehicle inspection, and customer service.

Upon completion of the TTC Vehicle Trade program, graduates will have the necessary skills to work as automotive technicians, mechanics, or service advisors in automotive repair shops, car dealerships, or other related industries. 

This program provides students with a solid foundation for a successful career in the automotive sector.

Note: For more detailed information about the specific courses, including course duration, admission requirements, and curriculum, please contact Goroka Technical College directly using the provided contact details.

Study at Goroka Technical College 

Whether you are a Grade 12 school leaver or a non-school leaver, the college offers courses that can help you build a successful career. 

Take the necessary steps to apply and seize the opportunity to acquire valuable skills and knowledge at Goroka Technical College.

PNG Vision 2050: A Roadmap for a Prosperous Future - Where to Now?

PNG Vision 2050


Papua New Guinea (PNG) Vision 2050 is a long-term development plan that aims to transform the country into a smart, fair, and prosperous nation by the year 2050. The vision was launched in 2009 and has been updated in 2016, with a strategic focus on creating a sustainable economy, society, and environment.

Mission and vision

The mission of PNG Vision 2050 is to create a society that is smart, fair, healthy, wealthy, and happy. It seeks to transform the country by leveraging its rich natural resources and human capital to achieve:

  • Sustainable economic growth
  • Social development
  • Environmental protection
  • Strategic visions

PNG Vision 2050

PNG Vision 2050 Strategic Visions

PNG Vision 2050 identifies eight strategic visions that the country should focus on to achieve its long-term development goals:

1. Human capital development: To create a highly educated and skilled workforce that is productive, innovative, and globally competitive.

2. Wealth creation: To promote sustainable economic growth by leveraging the country's natural resources, developing industries, and creating job opportunities.

3. Institutional development: To build strong and effective institutions that promote good governance, accountability, and transparency.

4. Infrastructure development: To develop modern and efficient infrastructure that connects the country's regions, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life of its citizens.

5. Environmental sustainability: To protect the country's rich biodiversity and natural resources by promoting sustainable development practices.

6. Security and stability: To ensure peace, security, and stability in the country, promoting social cohesion and a sense of national identity.

7. International participation: To engage actively with the international community and promote Papua New Guinea's interests in the global arena.

8. Spiritual, cultural, and community development: To preserve and promote the country's diverse cultures, traditions, and values, and strengthen the sense of community and national identity.

Urgent actions to meet PNG Vision 2050

To achieve its long-term development goals, PNG needs to take urgent actions in various areas. These actions include:

Strengthening institutions: 

PNG needs to build strong and effective institutions that promote good governance, accountability, and transparency.

Investing in human capital: 

The country needs to invest in education and training to develop a skilled and productive workforce that is globally competitive.

Developing infrastructure: 

PNG needs to invest in modern and efficient infrastructure that connects the country's regions, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life of its citizens.

Promoting environmental sustainability:

PNG needs to adopt sustainable development practices that protect its rich biodiversity and natural resources.

PNG Vision 2050 achievements and the road ahead

PNG has made some progress towards achieving the goals of Vision 2050 in the past decade. 

From 2009 to 2019, the country achieved an average annual economic growth rate of 2.7%, reduced poverty from 39% to 37%, increased the literacy rate from 60% to 63%, and expanded access to basic services such as health and education.

Recently, the ADB economic forecast for PNG shows that the country's GDP is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023 and inflation rates forecasted at 6.5% in 2022 and 5.1% in 2023

png vision 2050 - ADB economic forecast for PNG shows that the country's GDP is expected to grow by 3.5% in 2022 and 4.9% in 2023 and inflation rates forecasted at 6.5% in 2022 and 5.1% in 2023

Address challenges immediately

Despite ADB's positive forecast for 2023, much more needs to be done before 2029, 2039, and 2049 to achieve the goals of PNG Vision 2050 fully. 

The country needs to address challenges such as 

  • corruption, 
  • inadequate infrastructure, 
  • low human capital, and 
  • environmental degradation. 
Papua New Guinea's government must continue to invest in its people and infrastructure, promote good governance, and work towards building a sustainable future for all its citizens.

Medium-Term Development Plan and Actions

The PNG government has recognised the importance of Vision 2050 and has outlined a Second Medium Term Development Plan for 2018-2022 to help achieve its goals. 

The plan prioritises the development of infrastructure, education, healthcare, and the private sector, with a focus on improving the livelihoods of the rural population and promoting inclusive growth.

Moreover, the government has launched various initiatives to support the realization of Vision 2050. For example, the National Development Bank of PNG provides loans to support small and medium-sized enterprises, and the Tuition Fee-Free policy has increased access to education for many children in the country.

Despite these efforts, the country still faces significant challenges. For example, PNG has one of the lowest human development indexes in the world, and poverty remains a significant issue, with over a third of the population living below the poverty line.

PNG Government Urgent Action Prior to 2029, 2039 and 2049

To address these challenges, the PNG government ( prior to 2029, 2039 and 2049) needs to continue 

  • investing in infrastructure, education, and healthcare, promoting good governance and accountability, 
  • developing sustainable economic models, and 
  • addressing issues such as climate change and environmental degradation, which pose significant threats to the country's long-term development goals.

Conclusion -  PNG Vision 2050

PNG Vision 2050 provides a roadmap for PNG to achieve sustainable economic growth, social development, and environmental protection. While the country has made progress towards its long-term goals, much more needs to be done to ensure that Vision 2050 is fully realized. 

Above all, the PNG government must continue investing in human capital and infrastructure, promoting good governance and accountability, and developing sustainable economic models to build a better future for all its citizens.

Unemployment in PNG 2023 Update: Causes, Effects, and Statistics

Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a country with abundant natural resources and a diverse culture. Despite its rich resources, the country faces high unemployment rates that have become a significant concern. 

This article explores the unemployment situation in PNG, including the causes, effects, and statistics related to unemployment in the country.

Unemployment in PNG 2023 Update: Causes, Effects, and Statistics

What is the unemployment rate in PNG?

The unemployment rate in PNG has been on the rise in recent years. However, PNG statistical office does not have the latest (and up-to-date) facts and figures.

According to Trading Economics, the unemployment rate in PNG was at 4.87% in 2019, which increased to 7.12% in 2020. 

The COVID-19 pandemic and the global economic downturn have contributed to this increase in unemployment rates.

What are the causes of unemployment in PNG?

  • Lack of economic opportunities in the country: There are several causes of unemployment in PNG. One of the primary reasons is the need for more economic opportunities in the country. The country heavily relies on extractive industries, such as mining and logging, which do not provide enough jobs to meet the demand. Additionally, PNG has a limited market, which makes it difficult for businesses to expand and create more job opportunities.

  • Lack of education and skills training: Another cause of unemployment in PNG is the lack of education and skills training. The education system in PNG is underdeveloped. Many people do not have access to education or vocational training, which limits their job opportunities. Furthermore, the country faces a high rate of youth unemployment due to the lack of job opportunities and a mismatch between the skills of young people and the demands of the labour market.

How many people are unemployed in Papua New Guinea?

The number of unemployed people in PNG is a significant concern. According to Macrotrends, the number of unemployed people in PNG was 238,000 in 2020. This figure includes both the unemployed and those who are underemployed or working in part-time jobs.

In a recent article, the Post Courier article highlighted the high unemployment rate in the NCD, which was reported to be over 20% of the city's population, according to the National Statistical Office. The article cited a lack of job opportunities and skills training as major factors contributing to the problem, and calls for urgent action to address the issue.

What is the female unemployment rate in Papua New Guinea?

The female unemployment rate in PNG is higher than the male unemployment rate.

According to PNG National Research Institute (PNG NRI), the female unemployment rate was at 10% in 2019, which is significantly higher than the male unemployment rate of 6.2%. 

This is due to several factors, including gender inequality, lack of education and skills training, and the cultural bias that favours men over women.

Examples and facts about unemployment in PNG

PNG NRI has reported that the youth unemployment rate in PNG is high, with approximately 17% of young people aged between 15-24 years being unemployed. This is a concern, given that young people make up a significant portion of the population in PNG. 

The report also highlights that the lack of job opportunities for young people is a major concern, as it can lead to social unrest and increased crime rates.

In another report by ABC News, it is revealed that the youth unemployment crisis in PNG has been exacerbated by the booming youth population in the country. 

The report states that the number of young people in PNG is expected to double by 2040, which highlights the urgency of addressing the youth unemployment issue.


Unemployment in PNG remains a significant concern, with high rates of youth and female unemployment. 

The lack of economic opportunities and education and skills training are among the primary causes of unemployment in the country. 

It is crucial for the government and other stakeholders to address these issues and create more job opportunities for the people of PNG. By doing so, the country can harness its vast resources and create a prosperous future for all.

How to Apply to Hagen Technical College (HATECO): Application and Selection Info

Mt Hagen Technical College is a higher technical institution located in Hagen City, Western Highlands Province. This esteemed technical college provides opportunities for both Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers to pursue a wide range of technical and non-technical programs.

Programs of Study at Hagen Technical College 

Hagen Technical College offers various technical programs, including:

1. Diesel Heavy Equipment Fitting

2. Motor Vehicle Mechanic

3. Auto Electrical

4. Welding

5. Carpentry

In addition to these technical courses, the college also provides non-technical programs such as:

1. Business Studies

2. Cookery

3. Tourism and Hospitality

Find out How to Apply to Hagen Technical College (HATECO) as a Non-School Leaver 2024 Application Form and Selection List PDF download

Check out the full list of technical colleges in PNG here, and find out about the courses and admission info.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Hagen Technical College, you should have a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 2.0

It is also necessary to have achieved B grades in English and Literature, as well as Mathematics, and C grades or higher in other Grade 12 subjects.

Note that there are other factors that can affect your selection to the HATECO such as:

  • your performance across all the subjects you take in Grade 12, 
  • applicants who may have had better grades,
  • competition for the limited number of spaces available at the college,
  • course selections and
  • other enrolment problems.

To read about the Technical Colleges as the key institution for development in PNG, click here.

Non-School Leavers Application Form

If you are a non-school leaver interested in applying to Hagen Technical College, you can obtain the application form directly from the college. Ensure that you collect the 2024 application form and carefully review the instructions.

To apply as a non-school leaver, you need to complete the application form provided by Hagen Technical College. 

The form will require you to provide relevant personal information, educational background, and your preferred program of study. Make sure you fill out all the required sections accurately.

Once you have filled out the application form, you should submit it to the college's administration office along with any required supporting documents. 

Failure to provide all the necessary documents may result in non-selection, so be diligent in preparing the required paperwork.

Click here to find out about the selection list for non-school leavers.

Applying as a Grade 12 School Leaver

If you are a Grade 12 school leaver, the application process is slightly different. The Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology has established the National Online Application System (NOAS) to streamline the application process for school leavers.

To apply through NOAS, you need to fill out the school leavers' form, which can be accessed online on the NOAS platform. The form will require you to provide your personal details, academic qualifications, and preferences for the Technical College you wish to attend.

During this process, your school's deputy principal and the class patron will guide you. Make sure to carefully review and submit your application before the specified deadline to ensure consideration for admission.

Important Tips for Applicants for the 2024 Academic Year

For those planning to apply for the 2024 academic year, it is crucial to stay updated with the application deadlines and requirements. 

Regularly check the announcements made by Hagen Technical College and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology regarding the application process.

To avoid any last-minute complications, gather all the necessary documents, such as academic transcripts, certificates, and identification, well in advance. 

Completing the application process promptly and accurately will enhance your chances of securing admission to Hagen Technical College.

Collect Information on Application and Admission

For further information on the application form, admission requirements, or any other inquiries, you can contact Hagen Technical College using the following details:

  • Contact Address: PO BOX 1155 Mt Hagen WHP
  • Phone: 542 1133
  • Email:

Feel free to reach out to the college through these contact channels to seek assistance or clarification on any aspect of the application process.

Apply to Hagen Technical College (HATECO)

In conclusion, Hagen Technical College provides valuable opportunities for both Grade 12 school leavers and non-school leavers to pursue technical and non-technical programs. 

By following the application guidelines provided, you can maximise your chances of securing admission to Hagen Technical College for the 2024 academic year. 

Stay organised, meet the eligibility requirements, and submit your application promptly to embark on an exciting educational journey at Hagen Technical College.

Applicants FAQs

Q1: What are the application deadlines for Hagen Technical College for the 2024 academic year?

A1: The specific application deadlines for the 2024 academic year at Hagen Technical College will be announced by the college and the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology. It is important to stay updated with their announcements to ensure timely submission of your application.

Q2: Can non-school leavers apply to Hagen Technical College?

A2: Yes, Hagen Technical College accepts applications from non-school leavers. Non-school leavers can obtain the application form directly from the college and submit it along with the required documents to the administration office.

Q3: What are the eligibility requirements for admission to Hagen Technical College?

A3: To be eligible for admission, you should have a Grade Point Average (GPA) above 2.0. Additionally, you should have obtained B grades in English and Literature, as well as Mathematics, and C grades or higher in other Grade 12 subjects.

Q4: Can Grade 12 school leavers apply online for Hagen Technical College?

A4: Yes, Grade 12 school leavers can apply online through the National Online Application System (NOAS) established by the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science, and Technology. They need to fill out the school leavers' form, providing personal details, academic qualifications, and preferences for the Technical College.

Q5: How can I contact Hagen Technical College for more information on the application process?

A5: For further information on the application process, admission requirements, or any other inquiries, you can contact Hagen Technical College through the following channels:

- Contact Address: PO BOX 1155 Mt Hagen WHP

- Phone: 542 1133

- Email:

Feel free to reach out to them via phone or email to seek assistance or clarification regarding your application to Hagen Technical College.

Leave a comment below if you have any questions that we can help you with.

Mapex Training Institute Application Form 2024 PDF

Are you considering applying to Mapex Training Institute in 2024? Here's everything you need to know about their application process, the courses available, and how to contact them.

How to Apply to Mapex Training Institute 

There are two ways to apply to Mapex Training Institute in 2024: 

  • online or 
  • by downloading the application form and completing it manually. 

If you choose to download the form, you can find the Mapex Training Institute Application Form 2024 PDF on their website.

However, the most reliable way to get the application form is to personally visit their training offices in your location and ask for it. This is because their website is often slow, and they do not update their social media feeds regularly with the latest information.

Mapex Training Institute Application Form 2024 PDF

Courses Available

Mapex Training Institute offers a range of courses in business studies, plant operation, and motor vehicle courses. You can find a list of their courses on their website or Facebook page. 

They are recognised by DHERST and are on the National Online Selection for current Gr.12s and HELP Loan.

Limited Spaces Available

It's essential to apply quickly because Mapex Training Institute has limited spaces on their four main campuses. 

You don't want to miss out on the opportunity to study at this prestigious institution.

Contacting Mapex Training Institute for Application Form 2024 PDF

If you need more information about the application process, acceptance letters, or course information, you can contact Mapex Training Institute by:

  • email at or
  • phone at 4300065/73469311. 

They also offer accommodation, including meals, on a separate fee for the Port Moresby campus only at K800.00/month.

About Mapex Training Institute

Mapex Training Institute is a customer-focused training institution that prides itself on delivering timely, appropriate, and quality training services. 

With four main campuses in Kokopo, Lae, Hagen, and Moresby, they offer a range of certificate and diploma courses in business studies, plant operation, and motor vehicle courses.

If you're considering applying to Mapex Training Institute in 2024, you need to visit their office in your location and ask for the Mapex Training Institute Application Form 2024 PDF

Don't hesitate to contact them if you need any help or further information.

Apply for the Kumul Petroleum Graduate Development Program 2024

Are you a young and enthusiastic Papua New Guinean graduate looking to build a successful career in the oil and gas industry? The Kumul Petroleum Graduate Development Program 2024 could be the right one for you. 

This prestigious program aims to develop top-tier professionals through comprehensive training, mentoring, and hands-on experience. It provides a  solid foundation for a rewarding career path within Kumul Petroleum.

Check out KPA application announcement for 2023 intake for the 2024 commencement of studies, click here, and download the application form. 

kumul petroleum academy application form 2023 pdf

Acquiring Business Knowledge

The Kumul Petroleum Graduate Development Program is designed to provide participants with in-depth knowledge of Kumul Petroleum's operations, background, and industry practices within the oil and gas sector.

Graduates will gain a deep understanding of the company's goals and objectives. Also, they will build expertise in their respective roles in technical units or other business-support teams.

Realising Potential as an Employee of Kumul Petroleum

The Kumul Petroleum GDP goes beyond just technical skills, as it aims to develop graduates into productive and high-performing employees. 

Through coaching and mentoring, participants will be guided in embracing the necessary skills and attitude to succeed in their roles. And make meaningful contributions to the organisation. 

Graduates will be encouraged to take ownership of their professional development. They are expected to become responsible employees within Kumul Petroleum, and responsible individuals within their communities.

Promoting Personal Development

The Kumul Petroleum GDP recognizes the importance of personal growth in building a successful career. 

Participants will receive professional mentoring to help them shape their career paths and become respectable and responsible professionals. 

The program provides ample opportunities for learning, growth, and improvement, fostering a culture of continuous development.

Managed by Peopleconnexion PNG

The Kumul Petroleum GDP application process is managed by Peopleconnexion PNG, a reputable human resources management firm. 

The application process for the last intakes opened in June 2023 and the training started in March 2024 for new intakes. (This gives you an idea about when to enquire about the program for 2024).

Interested applicants can visit the Peopleconnexion PNG website to find out more about Kumul Petroleum Graduate Development Program 2024

If you have any questions about the Kumul Petroleum Academy Application Form 2024  PDF for 2024 training,  leave a comment below. 

Recruitment Process

The Kumul Petroleum GDP follows a rigorous selection process, which may involve initial screening, assessments, interviews, and reference checks. 

Only candidates who meet the stringent criteria and demonstrate exceptional potential will be selected to join the program.

Joining a Prestigious Alumni Network

Upon successful completion of the Kumul Petroleum GDP, graduates will become part of a prestigious alumni network of Kumul Petroleum graduates who have gone on to make significant contributions to the company and the industry. 

This network provides opportunities for further professional growth and networking.

Apply for the Graduate Development Program 2024

If you are a motivated and ambitious new graduate seeking a world-class program to launch your career in the oil and gas industry, the Kumul Petroleum Graduate Development Program 2024 is the perfect opportunity for you. 

Keep an eye out for an announcement in June, don't miss the chance to apply and take the first step towards a successful career with Kumul Petroleum.

ITI PNG Selection List, Courses and Fees 2024 - International Training Institute

The International Training Institute (ITI PNG) is a private training provider for Grade 12 school leavers and working-class people. ITI opened its first campus in Lae in 2004, today ITI PNG has 10 campuses (and 1 distance learning centre). 

It provides entry (certificate and diploma) courses in IT, Human Resource Management and accounting. 

ITI Diploma Programs are accredited by DHERST.

ITI PNG Courses and Fees 2024

Check out the ITI Non-School Leavers (NSL) and School Leavers Information here.

International Training Institute (ITI PNG) Courses and Fees 2024

ITI PNG website has the latest details on its entry certificate courses which are partway to ITI diploma courses. 

PNG Insight picks out the courses that are fitting for Grade 12 non-school leavers. 

Read on to find out about the PNG ITI courses and fees for 2024.

Certificate entry courses for Grade 10 Non-school Leavers

The Grade 10 non-school leavers entry courses are full-time courses. The courses have a duration of 17 weeks. ITI PNG takes in students twice a year - February and July.

There are five courses, and each requires students to complete five units. 

According to ITI PNG, its course fee 2024 for the certificate courses is K3,400 (K1,200 on registration, followed by approved installments.)


ITI Certificate courses 

After completing the entry Certificate courses, students can enrol on the Diploma programs. Here are the 5 ITI PNG entry courses for Grade 10 non-school leavers:

  • Certificate in Accounting
  • Certificate in Business
  • Certificate in Sales
  • Certificate in Computing
  • Certificate in Human Resource Management

As mentioned, all the certificate courses fee is K3,400. You must pay K1,200 on registration, followed by approved instalments. The Entry Requirements: You must have successfully completed Grade 10 with passes in English and Mathematics. The course duration is 17 weeks, starting twice a year, in February and July.

ITI Diploma Courses

ITI students completing the certificate course that meet the entry requirements can proceed to diploma courses. Also, ITI accepts Grade 12 school non-school leavers who can apply for diploma courses. 

Here are the courses for the non-school leavers for February and July intakes:
  • Diploma in Business Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diploma in Human Capital Management
  • Diploma in Marketing Management
  • Diploma in Information and Communication Technology
To apply for the diploma courses at ITI PNG, you must have a certificate or be a Grade 12 with a C or above in English and Maths. A grade D grade in Advanced Maths is eligible for a Diploma in Business programs and for a Diploma in ICT.

The duration of the Diploma Courses is 17 - 34 weeks.

International Training Institute (ITI PNG) Selection List 2024

ITI PNG releases the selection list of intakes before February and July every year. If you submit your application, check before the ITI academic year starts. 

You can also contact the ITI office for more information on application forms, acceptance lists and courses and fees for 2024.

Note that ITI PNG courses and fees are quoted at the time of this article. This may change. So, check the ITI website for the latest courses, fees and admission information you need before the academic year commences.

ITI Campus in PNG

ITI PNG has 10 campuses in the country that offer certificate and diploma courses to both Grade 10 and Grade 12 students. 

Here is the complete list of the International Training Institute (ITI) campuses. You can also find the contact details and know the campus close to you.

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.


There is NO COST to apply for a course at APTC, here is some info on ATPC Application Form 2023. 
You will need to complete a separate Application for Admission for each course for which you wish to apply. Remember, you will need a valid email address to apply online.

Am I eligible to apply for an APTC Course?

To meet the eligibility for entry to an APTC course, you must:

  1. be 18 years of age or older to apply, AND
  2. meet the course entry requirements as listed under Entry Requirements in the course information, AND
  3. after submitting your application, successfully complete a:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to check you have the required level of English and Maths to cope with the study demands of the course, AND
  • Vocational Knowledge Assessment (VKA). A VKA is either a written test or an interview to determine if you have the base knowledge and skills required to cope with the level of the course.

APTC is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages eligible candidates from diverse backgrounds, including women, LGBTQI persons, individuals from rural remote communities, and persons living with a disability, to apply.

In addition, APTC is committed to protecting the safety and well-being of children and adults as part of its vision, mission and goals. If you will be living and studying in a country other than your home country, OR if you are applying for any course that requires a Police Check, you must not have any convictions for any serious offence, especially violence against children or adults.

The following courses currently require a Police Check:

  • Certificate II in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Education Support
  • Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)
  • Certificate IV in Community Development
  • Certificate IV in Disability
  • Certificate IV in Youth Work
  • Diploma in Counselling

How can I apply to APTC?

You can apply in one of three ways:

  • Online. You will need a valid email address to register and create an account first. Then you will need continuous access to the internet to apply online but can stop and save at any time;
  • By mail or email (complete the ATPC application form on your computer and email; OR 
  • Print a hard copy of the PDF form and mail it or deliver to your nearest APTC Country Office.

Can I work while I study?

Studying an APTC course requires absence from the workplace for extended periods of time. Refer to the link below to Course Information brochure for information on the length of each course. If you are currently employed, this means you will need to seek the support of your employer to take time off to attend classes and complete course work.

What if my contact or other details change?

Applications remain valid for 12 months from the time you apply. It is important that APTC can contact you at any time. If you wish to update your contact or other details during the 12 months, please let us know by sending an email to or contacting an APTC Office. After 12 months APTC will contact you to ask you to update your application.

APTC Fees?

There are three options for funding your course.

  1. Employer funded – where your employer pays your fees for you.
  2. Self-funded – where you, or a donor (other than your employer), pays your fees.
  3. APTC bursary (which is a financial grant awarded to students to enable them to study). Note that bursaries are limited. There is no guarantee you will be granted a bursary, and chances of being offered a place are higher for the employer or self-funded applicants.

More information about APTC Course Fees can be found here.

If you are not a citizen of, or not currently residing in one of the eligible Pacific Island countries, you may apply as an International Student. International Students are not eligible for any financial assistance, stipend or accommodation, and will pay international student course fees.

Checklist – Required Documents

Additional supporting evidence will be required. If applying online or by email and you don't have a scanner, take a clear picture of the required documents and send it to us. 

We recommend you have your electronic copies ready before you start your application. This will make the process easier and quicker.

 Electronic copies must be no more than 5MG in size, and only those with the following file type extensions can be uploaded: .pdf, .png, .jpg, .doc or .docx.

The additional documents are:

  • Photo of yourself. The photo must be clear, in full colour of your face and shoulders, and not include any other people. Ideally, this photo should be like the photos used for passports.
  • Proof of Identity. You can prove your identity with your Passport (a copy of the Photo ID page) or Birth Certificate. Alternatively, you may provide a Certificate of Identity, Voter’s Card or Driver’s Licence with a photo, and then show your Passport or Birth Certificate to APTC staff at Orientation to confirm your identity.
  • Proof of name change. You only need this if your name is different to that on your Proof of Identity document. Proof of name change could be a Marriage Certificate, Court Order, Divorce Decree, etc.
  • Work Experience evidence (relevant to the course you are applying for). The documents could be letters from past or current employers, payslips, a statement listing your duties, etc.
  • Education Qualifications and/or Training (relevant to the course you are applying for). This could include Certificates and Results.



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