15 students graduate with a Diploma of Counselling from APTC

Diploma of Counselling graduate with guests. Picture: SUPPLIED

A TOTAL of 15 students graduated with a Diploma of Counselling from Australian Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) which was a program offered for the first time to students in Fiji.

Permanent Secretary for Education Alison Burchell congratulated the graduates and commended the 49 women graduates, who have joined a growing pool of over 5000 females trained by APTC around the region.

There was over a 100 students that graduated with Australian qualifications in 16 technical and vocational programs in Suva last week.

Students graduated with certificates in air conditioning and refrigeration, applied fashion design and technology, carpentry, commercial cookery, early childhood education, electro-technology electrician, diesel fitting, fitting and machining, hospitality, individual support, light vehicle mechanical technology, painting and decorating, tourism, wall and floor tiling, leadership and management, and counselling.

Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes encouraged the graduates to become role models in society and share the skills they have learned to help make a difference in their workplace and communities.

There were a total of 13 students that graduated in Certificate III in Tourism and they are currently in Vanuatu pursuing their training.

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