The Tonga Maritime Polytechnical Institute (TMPI) is the approved provider of maritime technical and vocational education and training in Tonga. Training programmes are offered to suit the needs of both domestic and international employers and seafarers
TMPI is committed to providing a level of service to all its customers that consistently meets or exceeds expectations.
Customers are the focus of TMPI activities and the provision of quality service to those customers is paramount.
Only appropriately trained, qualified and motivated personnel are employed at TMPI to deliver quality services and the level of services provided to customers will always be clearly defined.
The Institute strives to maintain mutually beneficial relationships with the maritime industry, partner organisations and all stakeholders.
Training programs for seafarers seeking to acquire knowledge, develop skills and achieve competence as ratings and deck and engineer officers in the domestic and international shipping industry.
10 October 2018Education Leaders at World Congress Tackle Future Skills Challenges
From 8-10 October 2018, the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) held its bi-annual World Congress in Melbourne, Australia. The World Congress is the hallmark of the WFCP and gathers educators, policy makers, and leaders in education to share the latest trends and best practices, and network with their peers in the professional and technical education and training sector. (more
15 August 2018'No Frills' 2018 VET Research Conference - Aus NZ
'No Frills' is an annual Australian conference where researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. The 2018 conference program will focus on the theme "Skills for a global future: working and learning together." (more
15 July 2018The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives. (more
11 January 2018New Zealand fosters TVET attractiveness by a design thinking competition.
E2E (Engineering Education to Employment) pilot is aimed at attracting more students into engineering tertiary study, addressing New Zealand’s shortage of engineers and including women. High School students participated in a two-day competition. The emphasis of the competition was to integrate the design thinking process for developing project based learning linked to an authentic industry problem. (more
5 July 201726th National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'
‘No Frills’ is a well-known annual national conference where researchers and practitioners in the VET sector come together to present, discuss and share information about key issues confronting the sector. (more
31 January 2017The Australian Apprenticeships Ambassadors Program
In Australia, the government launched an Ambassadors programme to raise the status of apprenticeships. Prominent figures and high performing apprentices are mobilized to showcase the system and an online platform increases the programme’s outreach. (more
6 September 2016TAFE Directors Australia Convention 2016
The TAFE Directors Australia Convention will feature high-profile speakers, discussions, engaging workshops, and invaluable networking opportunities. Convention delegates will gain up-to-date knowledge on policy, best practice and the latest resources and innovation. (more
7 June 2016Stakeholders engage in ten-day Capacity Development Programme in the Pacific
TAFE Queensland with the Asia Pacific Technical College (APTC) in Fiji organized a ten-day programme that focused on enhancing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the Pacific. The programme sought to assist the Pacific Island nations to further develop effective TVET systems which will ultimately contribute to improving economic growth and increased uptake of TVET. (more
12 April 2016NCVER representative visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
A representative from the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre to discuss and learn about UNESCO-UNEVOC’s programmes and services, in particular, the knowledge management activities. (more
30 March 2016Collaborative research on return on investment in TVET
NCVER, in collaboration with other actors, is currently undertaking a collaborative research project to identify and highlight key issues in the measurement of the return on investment (ROI) in technical and vocational education and training. (more
28 September 2015Craig Fowler visits UNESCO-UNEVOC
On 24 September 2015, Mr. Craig Fowler, Managing Director of the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia, visited UNESCO-UNEVOC. (more
17 September 2015NCVER report on regulating and quality assuring VET
The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Australia is happy to share their latest international comparative report on international good practice in regulating and quality assuring TVET. (more
27 November 2013King Abdullah scholarships for teacher trainers
PINZ has managed a program that has seen students from its sister UNEVOC Center TVTC in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, come to New Zealand to complete their degrees followed by a Certificate in Adult Teaching (CAT). (more
27 November 2013Reconnecting with UNEVOC In Myanmar
PINZ’ CEO, Brenda Lazelle, and Project Manager, Amy McAteer, recently travelled to Myanmar to build their understanding of the skills development sector and explore opportunities for working together. (more
10 July 201322nd National VET Research Conference 'No Frills'
The annual National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Conference ‘No Frills’ is considered one of the best value events on the VET research calendar and is a key part of NCVER’s commitment to dissemination of research and building research capacity. (more
4 June 2013NCVER Webinar on intergenerational mobility
NCVER is organizing a webinar on 'intergenerational mobility: new evidence from LSAY' on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Gerry Redmond, Director, Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management, Flinders University will present on the new findings from a study that examines trends in one indicator of intergenerational mobility in Australia between 1975 and 2006 - the relationship between parents' socio-economic status and their children's academic outcomes. (more
11 April 2013LSAY National Research Forum - Are we there yet? Youth transitions in Australia
NCVER is hosting a one-day research forum on findings from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY) with a focus on youth transitions. The event, 'Are we there yet? Youth transitions in Australia', will be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney on Thursday, 11 April 2013. Key topics include: the impact of schools, student aspirations, gap years, financial wellbeing and pathways to work. (more
27 September 2007
UNEVOC Centres Griffith University, Australia, and Zhenjiang TIE, China, sign MoU (more
25 September 2007
UNEVOC Centres from China and Australia visit UNESCO-UNEVOC (more