2022 UNRE Application: Part-time Degree and Certificate Bridging Courses Open

UNRE (the University of Natural Resources and Environment), previously called the Vudal Agriculture College in Rabaul, has called for interested students to submit applications for the bridging programs for 2022. 

PNG UNRE's Centre for Self Education (CFSE) is running an Off-season intensive learning program for students who have passed through the institution or other agriculture and fishery institution on PNG with a diploma. It calls it the Taubar Session. Read on to find out how to apply.

2022 UNRE Application Form PDF

About UNRE Taubar Session 2022

The Taubar session is an off-season (part-time) intensive learning program designed to externalize mainstream graduate programs that the university offers to its undergraduate full-time students. 

The program runs through a 12-weeks period using a modular block approach and can be completed over a period of 2 - 4 years, depending on how the block courses are scheduled for a particular year.

What is the aim of the program?

The intensive part-time program is aimed at providing learning opportunities for potential students who are unable to take up full-time studies at the university. 

The program is facilitated by PNG UNRE CFSE. It starts on Monday 3rd of January 2022. 

Part-time intensive Degree and Certificate program January 2022

UNRE Taubar Session will have 5 programs running concurrently. 

  1. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Marine and Fisheries
  2. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture (majoring in Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship)
  3. Bridging to Bachelor Degree in Sustainable Tropical Agriculture (majoring in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology)
  4. Certificate in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology
  5. Certificate in Fundamentals of Statistics Research/Experimentation 

2022 UNRE Entry Requirements for part-time programs

  • All applicants to the Bridging to Degree Programs shall possess a diploma (in Tropical Agriculture/Fishery) from PNG UNRE or other recognised institutions. 
  • All applicants to the Certificate in Fundamentals of Para Veterinary Technology shall possess a Bachelor in Tropical Agriculture from PNG UNRE, Bachelor of Agriculture Science and or two years of work experience in a related field. 
  • Certificate in Fundamentals of Statistics Research/Experimentation shall possess work experience.

UNRE Application and Admission Contact

If you have any questions about UNRE 2022 application form or any other queries relating to this part-time intensive program, contact the program facilitators directly. 

Ms Stephenie Tringin
Director, Centre for Self Education 
E- stringin@unre.ac.pg
P- 987 1342 / 987 1343 / 987 1344 / 987 1200

Application closing date: 12 November 2021.

(Source: This information was first released to the public on the 3rd of July 2021, @UNRE Facebook page)

2022 PNG colleges and universities application info

Check this link (PNG Universities) and this link (PNG Colleges) for 2022 application requirements, and the selection and admission information.


PNG 2020 Election Update: Names of Provicial Returning Officers

2022 PNG Election News Update: The Papua New Guinea Electoral Commission (PNGEC) has appointed 19 Returning Officers (ROs) for the 2022 National General Elections (#2022NGE). Their appointments were dated 8th Oct 2021  to 26th Feb 2022, inclusive. 

2022 election news updates today

The three provinces with unknown ROs are Sundown, Western and Western Highlands provinces.

2022 PNG Election News Update - Provinces and 2022 NGE Returning Officers

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  1. Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Justin Pantumari)
  2.   Central (Peter Malaifeope)
  3.  Chimbu/Simbu (Tom Sine)
  4.   East New Britain (Joap Volvol)
  5.   East Sepik (James Piapia)
  6.   Eastern Highlands (Steven Gore Kaupa)
  7.   Enga (Anton Iamau)
  8.   Gulf (Poevare Tore)
  9.   Hela (John Tips)
  10.   Jiwaka (Rossie Pandhau)
  11.   Madang (Spoosa Navi)
  12.   Manus (Alice Sikin)
  13.   Milne Bay (Dadu Daga)
  14.   Morobe (Simon Moheke)
  15.   National Capital District (Kila Ralai)
  16.   New Ireland (Annette Bais)
  17.   Oro Northern (Daisy Hombogani)
  18.   Sandaun West Sepik (???)
  19.   Southern Highlands (Alwynn Jimmy)
  20.   West New Britain  (Emily Kelton)
  21.   Western /Fly (???)
  22.   Western Highlands (???)
NOTE: The PNGEC missed the appointment of the 3 ROs due to reasons unknown. This list has been circulated widely on Social Media. 

We hope that the PNGEC does this selection properly and ensures that this important appointment is complete and FINAL. 

Let us know in the comment if you know of the ROs for Sundown, Western and Western Highlands provinces.

LSAT Results and Law School Admission 2021 Increase

The Law School Admission Council (LSAT) has said that the application for entry into the 2023 and 2024 academic years has been competitive. Law schools in the US and Canada are going to have a difficult time admitting aspiring lawyers.

Law School Admission Test 2021


2021 Largest year-over-year law school applications


There was a 13% increase in the number of applicants last year. According to LSAT, this was the 


''largest year-over-year increase in law school applications since 2002. Not only was the increase in applications immense, but the number of applicants with LSAT scores in the 175 to 180 band grew as well, from 732 last year to 1,487 this time around''.

LSAT Results and Law School Admission 2021 Increase


For the first time since 2002, Law schools in the US will experience a high enrollment of students, students with high LSAT test scores. 


“This was the cycle that surprised everyone,” said Mike Spivey of Spivey Consulting, whose firm assists clients in the law school admissions process. “In some cycles, applicants are surprised. In some cycles, law schools are surprised. But no one was able to anticipate the incredible spike of high LSAT scores.”

More Intelligent students doing LSAT 2021

The increase in the number of high LSAT scores can be attributed to a high number of intelligent students wanting to do law.

The Law School Admission Council has said that their data show aspiring law students had more time to study for the admissions test during the pandemic. And their efforts are yielding higher scores. 

 Read more LSAT, the body that conducts the AUgust 2021 remote admission tests

LSAT online tutors on remote LSATs

LSAT online tutors also noted that due to the change in 2021 LSAT Writing tests, the LSAT is done remotely, both Part A Multiple Choice and Part B Essays. The test takers do the test in their own home and are less stressful and more manageable than a longer exam taken at a testing centre.

The change could have had a better effect on the students LSAT results this year, 2021. The remote LSAT test is going to remain until June 2022. 

Spivey predicts that the law schools in the US are going to go through a tough time deciding who to admit into the academic years 2023 and 2024. 

“You’re going to see a competitive cycle early on,” he said. “And I think schools are going to go incredibly slowly in admit decision-making. They got burned this year.”

Read more about the Law School Admission Test, LSAT.

Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

 Why Tetra Tech International Development?

As a leading global development consulting firm, our purpose is to contribute to a world where people, communities and the planet thrive.

Tetra Tech International Development works with governments, businesses and NGOs to solve complex development challenges. Our dedicated team helps partners including DFAT, USAID and the Asian Development Bank to deliver effective and sustainable projects in more than 80 countries around the world.

  • Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist
  • Up to 24 days across two months
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist Australia Awards
Applications close: 5.00pm (PNG time) 3 September 2021

The Program: Australia Awards Papua New Guinea

The Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) Facility is designed to promote knowledge, leadership and enduring ties between Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG). It aims to build knowledge and skills to address PNG’s economic and development challenges through international scholarships to Australia and scholarships in PNG.

It offers the next generation of leaders in Papua New Guinea opportunities to acquire professional and technical knowledge and skills relevant to the priorities of the Government of PNG. The program ensures opportunities are provided for women, people with disabilities and people from rural and remote locations. The program supports alumni to use their skills, knowledge and networks to drive change and innovation.

AAPNG includes three study options:

  • Australia Award Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in Australia, primarily at the postgraduate level
  • Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships for Papua New Guineans to undertake long-term study in PNG to meet critical workforce gaps
  • Short courses for Papua New Guineans to undertake targeted short-term professional development study in Australia or PNG, often receiving an Australian qualification.

As a further extension of its educational activities, the AAPNG Facility supports the PNGAus Partnership Secondary Schools Initiative which connects Australia and Papua New Guinea’s students, teachers and principals to build capability and deepen people-to-people links to underpin the enduring partnership between Australia and PNG.

The AAPNG Facility also manages the PNGAus Partnership Higher Education Support initiative, which involves projects that develop partnerships between Papua New Guinean and Australian higher education institutions to strengthen PNG institutions’ capacity in teaching, learning and research in alignment with the Government of PNG’s higher education reform agenda.

To deliver Australia Awards outcomes, AAPNG has six stream activities: Australia Awards; PNG and Pacific Awards; Short Courses and Capacity Development; Alumni Engagement; Secondary Education; and Higher Education. AAPNG is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The Position: Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist 

Reporting to the Facility Director, the Midwifery Scholarship Review Specialist will work closely with the PNG and Pacific Awards Manager and undertake a short review of the midwifery scholarships funded by the Australian Government and private sector sponsors through Australia Awards PNG.

The review aims to better understand the barriers to nurses applying for the scholarship and to provide recommendations to Australia Awards PNG and the Australian High Commission to address these barriers. The review will look across the whole scholarship cycle (promotion, application, selection, institution admission, on-award support and reintegration). The role involves working largely independently.

The Person

The Specialist will be a suitably qualified Papua New Guinean who will possess the following:

  • Postgraduate degree(s) in health sciences, international development, or related field
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in maternal and child health in PNG’s context.
  • Demonstrated and successful experience in working collaboratively across cultures with a diverse range of stakeholders, including Melanesia.
  • Excellent understanding of Papua New Guinea’s tertiary education sector.
  • Previous experience with Australian Government-funded projects and knowledge of relevant policies, standards, and protocols.
  • Strong administrative skills including time management, and experience in using Microsoft office software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent analytical and English language report writing and communication skills.
  • Proven experience contributing to PNG health sector program reviews and designs including a demonstrated significant contributions to the development of reports and presentations.
  • This program is managed by Tetra Tech International Development, on behalf of the Australian Government.

Tetra Tech International Development has a 40-year history in successfully delivering international development projects on behalf of donors right around the world, including Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID and the UK's Department for International Development (now known as the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office). Our people work side by side with local partners to support stability, economic growth and good governance, positively changing people's lives.

Tetra Tech International Development has robust policies and guidelines which exemplify our commitment to safeguarding and technical excellence in gender equality. Our team of dedicated GEDSI advisers work closely with our staff and partners to ensure a context-specific and consistent approach is applied to all our programmes to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalised groups.

Tetra Tech International Development is also committed to respectful workplaces and does not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or harassment of any kind.

Tetra Tech International Development is an equal opportunity employer of choice and is committed to child protection.

How to apply

This position is locally engaged and reserved for the National Citizens of Papua New Guinea.

To view a detailed position description and to apply, please visit Tetra Tech International Development Careers and search for job number 499144. Please note that applications will only be accepted via the online application process on the Tetra Tech International Development Website.

For further enquiries, please contact us at IDEV.HRServices@tetratech.com and quote the job reference number 499144

Applications close: 5.00pm (PNG time) 3 September 2021