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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    Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Julie Bishop, launches new phase

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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 is the new name for Phase 4 of the Vanuatu Skills for Economic Growth Program, previously known as the Vanuatu Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector Strengthening Program. It has been funded by the Government of Australia for over a decade, through an agreement with the Ministry of Training and Education. The fourth phase covers the period from October 2017 to January 2021.

This new phase is designed to enhance levels of mutual accountability, co-contribution and partnership for the continued dynamic development of the national skills system.

Partnerships within this skills system are wide-ranging and include:

  • national government departments
  • provincial government
  • training providers
  • industry associations and local entrepreneurs
  • civil society
  • urban, rural and remote communities.

The approach of the Partnership is not to be a ‘stand-alone’ program determined by outsiders; it is locally led with a deep respect for Melanesian leadership, culture and values.  It works within local structures and policies, and supports local agents for positive change in Vanuatu. The approach also recognises that the skills sector can, and should, contribute not only to economic outcomes, but also to beneficial social and environmental outcomes.

In this way, it is an authentic partnership between the Governments of Vanuatu and Australia with a shared vision of sustainable reform of the national skills system, in line with Vanuatu 2030 – the People’s Plan.

Oli ol stamba tingting we oli mekem se Prokram i kam wan tru Patnasip 

The Vanuatu Skills Partnership is committed to working with all provincial and national stakeholders to support their efforts to bring about inclusive and sustainable prosperity through an effective national skills system.

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.