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Fiji National University

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 2015

Fiji National University (FNU) formed in 2010 as a result of a merger between six institutions in Fiji, namely the Fiji Institute of Technology, Fiji School of Nursing, Fiji College of Advanced Education, Lautoka Teachers College, Fiji School of Medicine and Fiji College of Agriculture. It is currently led by acting vice chancellor Professor James Pounder.

FNU now has campuses and centres at 33 locations throughout the country, running a total of approximately 300 different courses and programmes comprising Certificates, Trade Certificates , Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Degrees and Postgraduate studies, with multiple, flexible, entry and exit points and part time studies that accommodate life opportunities and career schedules.


The University aims to be the premier university for higher education, technical and vocational education and training, research and development in Fiji and the Pacific region, and to be the national centre of excellence in Fiji for all things related to training and productivity.

The University shall provide leadership in all intellectual pursuits in higher education, research and development, and acquisition of relevant and quality technical skills in all trades and soft skills that are necessary for the development of nations, businesses, and communities.


To promote scholarship, research, free inquiry, academic excellence, and trade competence and in this process create, disseminate, maintain, and advance knowledge and productivity by teaching, training and other means, for the welfare and needs of the communities of Fiji and those from any other overseas communities who may wish to receive tertiary education. The University shall be concerned with education and training at the post-secondary levels, including technical and vocational education and training, consistent with international standards of teaching, research, and other academic activities in institutions styled as institutions of higher learning.

Regular tasks

  • To provide for, and encourage the creation, advance and dissemination of knowledge, through scholarship, research and teaching to the standards acceptable by the University Council.
  • to provide courses of study or instruction, at the levels of achievement the Council considers appropriate, to meet the needs of the community, including technical and vocational education and training.
  • to confer higher education awards and awards at other levels as determined by the Council.
  • to provide, arrange for or regulate the appropriate training of persons or classes of persons, whether by way of apprenticeship or otherwise, to assist such persons or classes of persons in connection with employment.
  • to assist and contribute towards the cost of training, and the promotion of training, of any person or class of persons.
  • to participate in community discourse through the application of knowledge generated and advanced at the University to society, industry, and government in an environment where the rights of all are respected.
  • To perform other functions given to the University under this Decree or under another Decree, or as determined by the Council.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities
  Secondary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
   Interested to learn
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
   Interested to learn
Equity of access in TVET
   Interested to learn
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
  Moderately interested
With Africa
  Moderately interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
  Moderately interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Fiji National University (FNU)
National Training Productivity Centre, Lot 1, Beaumont Road
PO Box 6980 Narere


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Isimeli Tagicakiverata
National Training and Productivity Centre

UNEVOC Coordinator
Viliame Cama
Community Based Non-Formal Education & Training

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