The skilled workers graduated with certificates and diploma in 17 different skilled fields and join over 10,600 APTC graduates across the Pacific.
These include electrical, plumbing, construction, automotive, education support, tourism, counselling, air-conditioning and refrigerating, disability, wall and floor tiling, garment manufacturing, painting and decorating, hospitality, cookery and engineering.
APTC is committed to delivering internationally recognised Australian qualifications to Pacific islanders from 14 Pacific Island countries.
APTC graduates develop strong technical skills and knowledge which contribute to improved employment outcomes and enhanced workplace productivity.
APTC executive director training delivery, Marian Wilkinson congratulated the graduates and thanked them for demonstrating a true commitment to their learning.
Wilkinson told the graduates, “You’re the real champions of TIVET in PNG.
“By achieving this award, you demonstrate the benefits to your children, community, your employer and the country.
“It has been our privilege to learn from your deep understanding, culture and experience.”
On behalf of the graduates, Frank Guba thanked the Australian Government for assisting to deliver Australian skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers for skilled PNG workers.
“We all accomplished a major milestone in our lives graduating from APTC and we all worked hard and must be proud of our achievement,” Guba said.
The gradation was witnessed by the Australian High Commissioner to PNG His Excellency, Bruce Davis.