An Australian Government funded program
delivered in partnership with the Vanuatu Government
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    Breaking down gender stereotypes in skills training

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    Natangura carving training for people with disabilities

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    Solar panel installation training

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    Improving skills to increase prawn harvests for local markets

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    Local custom revitalised through 'TVET for Tourism' program

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    IT training for small business

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    Tiling training at Luganville market

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    Award of nationally recognised certification

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    Sewing training

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    Small engine maintenance training

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    Improving fishing production levels

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    Accredited First Aid training for local tourism operators

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    Supporting woman grow their sandalwood businesses

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    Building skills to meet cruise ship tourist expectations

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    Provincial Skills Plans developed for all six provinces

Vanuatu Skills Partnership

The Vanuatu Skills Partnership (TVET) is a dynamic and long-standing co-investment between the Governments of Australia and Vanuatu for the continued development of the national skills system.

The Partnership aims to:

  1. improve the quality of local training delivery to better deliver the skills required for inclusive and sustainable private sector growth
  2. facilitate the recognition of these skills within the system, and in the region, for increased education pathways and labour mobility.

Under the Ministry of Education and Training, the Partnership supports the operation of provincial Skills Centres. These act as brokers between demand and supply – contracting local training providers and industry coaches to deliver skills that will lead to greater productivity, increased employment and successful entrepreneurship.

Training is planned and delivered through a collaboration with partner Government departments and co-financed through a national Skills Development Fund.

Core collaborative work streams include:
Skills for Tourism – with the Department of Tourism and the Vanuatu Tourism Office
Skills for Handicraft – with the Department of Industry
Skills for Agribusiness – with the Department of Agriculture.

The Partnership facilitates these in-demand skills, while strengthening the capacity of local trainers and institutions, and the broader policy environment.

All Partnership activity promotes and mainstreams
Gender Equality
Disability Inclusion
Climate Change Resilience

The Partnership is locally led with a deep respect for Melanesian leadership, culture and values.  It works within local structures and policies, and supports local agents and coalitions for positive change in Vanuatu.

women vanuatu tvet

TVET Centres aim to raise the status of women in Vanuatu through customised trainings and small business development services to support women’s economic empowerment. Watch our video.

vanuatu tvet supporting youth
With around 70% of the Vanuatu population aged under 25, enabling access to skill development services to increase employment opportunities and educational pathways is a priority area for the TVET Centres.
vanuatu tvet supporting people with disabilities

The TVET Centres work in partnership with disability advocacy associations to ensure people with disabilities access skill development services and are supported in income-generation activities. Watch our video.