Technical Vocational Education & Training


TVET Education

Technical, Vocational Education Training provides relevant practical skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding relating to the skills need in various sectors of the formal an informal economic and social life of Papua New Guinea.

A wide range of courses are offered in the Techinal and Business Colleges and 133 Vocational Training Centres through out the country from full- time courses for those who have completed Grades 8, 10 and 12. Extension courses for apprenticeship training and short courses to provide further opportunities for the general community and those already in the workforce.

Courses are developed in close consultation with key stakeholders including 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.

All colleges and selected vocational training centers are certified to conduct trade testing assessment and certification for skills recognition for those who have gaind the occupational competencies through actual job experiences and/or training.
TVET is a priority of the Education Department and the National Government. TVET has a big role in contributing to the enhancement of the quality of life of the people through improved economic and social conditions of the nation.

There is an increasing awareness of the need for relevant skills training that will enable people to be self reliant and sustain productive life at home or pursue employment opportunities.

TVET: A technical vocational education and training system aimed at increasing opportunities for personal and industry demands.

Business/Technical Colleges

College Phone Number Email
NPI 472 2555/1508
POM Tech/Coll 325 4311/7165
POM B/Coll 325 1776/2233
Mt. Hagen T/Coll 542 1133
Goroka T/Coll 532 1039
Madang T/Coll 422 2877/3508 mainopatrol@gmail.c0m
Kokopo B/Coll 928 8154/9695
WNB B/Coll 70030932
Buka T/Coll 72542898
Don Bosco Simbu T/Coll 72324399
Southern Highlands T/Coll 71974787

Exam Dates

Examinations will be held for Grade 8, Grade 10 & Grade 12.

Dates to observe:

  • Grade 10 Written Expression Exam - June 8, 2017
  • Grade 12 Written Expression Exam - August 7, 2017
  • Grade 10 Examinations - 1 week October 9 - 13, 2017
  • Grade 12 Examinations - 8 days October 16 - 25, 2017
  • Grade 8 Examinations - 4 days October 30 - Nov 2, 2017

Dates for subjects will be given at a later date.

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