Member Since 1973

Partner Ministry/Organization
Ministry of Education

Address of Embassy in Manila
Honorary Consulate of Fiji in Manila
Executive Offices, JMP Bldg., Jose Cruz St., Brgy. Ugong, Pasig City

Participation in Regional Programs (2018-2024)
  • Joint-Training Programme on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development, May 6-10, 2024, Singapore, in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Singapore; Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP); ITE-Education Services (ITEES) Singapore
  • Regional Program on Navigating the Future of TVET: Addressing Challenges and Fostering Positive Change, December 4-6, 2023, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines, in collaboration with Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TMPF); Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech)
  • Regional Program on Empowering TVET Sector through Digitalization and Climate Resilient Skills for Sustainable Development, October 16-20, 2023, Manila, Philippines, in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Regional Program on Revolutionalize TVET: Innovation in Transformational Pedagogy, Competency Building and International Collaboration, October 2-5, 2023, Johor, Malaysia, in collaboration with Universiti Tun Hussein Onn (UTHM); and Malaysia Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training (MyRIVET)
  • Regional Program on Role of Business Incubators in Encapsulating Sustainable Development: A TVET Perspective, September 4-8, 2023, Chandigarh, India, in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR)-Chandigarh
  • 2022 CPSC-BFIC Busan Global Training Program on Digital and Infrastructure Transformation on Engineering, Design and Pedagogy in TVET: Smart City Transportation with ITS Model (Phase 1), November 14-18, 2022, Online, in collaboration with Busan Foundation for International Cooperation (BFIC)
  • Regional Program on TVET Strategic Planning and Experts' Meeting for the CPSC Strategic Plan 2023-2028, November 7-11, 2022, Shah Alam, Malaysia, in collaboration with Department of Polytechnic and Community Colleges (DPCCE)
  • Regional Program on Equipping Digital Competencies in TVET to Address IR 4.0, August 24-28, 2020, Online RP
  • Regional Program on Strengthening TVET Quality and Relevance through Institute-Industry Linkages, March 2-6, 2020, Pokhara, Nepal, in collaboration with Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)-Nepal
  • Regional Program on Equipping Future Workforce with 21st Century and Technopreneurship Skills through Quality TVET Programs, February 2-6, 2020, Dhaka, Bangladesh, in collaboration with Institution of Diploma Engineers (IDEB)-Bangladesh
  • Regional Program on Quality Assurance in TVET and APACC Strategic Planning,
    October 21-25, 2019, Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Skilling TVET in the Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0,
    August 25-29, 2019, Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Sustainable (Green) Skills and Employability through TVET,
    April 22-26, 2019, Manila, Philippines
  • Regional Program on Quality and Sustainable TVET and International Conference on Skills in TVET for Sustainability, October 8-10, 2018, Chennai, India, in collaboration with National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR)-Chennai
  • Regional Program on TVET for Socio-Economic Transformation and International Conference on Innovations in TVET for Socio-Economic Development, October 1-3, 2018, Kathmandu, Nepal, in collaboration with the Diploma Engineers Association (DEAN)-Nepal; and Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)

Recent Programs Held (2018-2023)
  • Training of Trainers on Automotive Technology Using Virtual TVET (January 22-27)

  • In-Country Program on Greening TVET for Sustainable Development (September 16-20)

  • In-Country Program on Quality Assurance System through Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation Management Systems for TVET Institutions and Educational System (September 24-28)

Country Flag

Official Name
Republic of Fiji

Land Area
18,274 km²

Country Borders


Christianity (Protestants)



National Holiday
10 October 1970 (Independence of Fiji from Britain)

Photo courtesy of Global Partnership for Education

No. of Years - Primary Education
6 years

No. of Years - Junior Secondary Education
2 years

No. of Years - Secondary Education
4 to 5 years

No. of Years - Tertiary Education (Bachelor’s Degree)
3 to 5 years

Ministry of Supervising Education
Ministry of Education

Logo of Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts

Agency Handling TVET
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Agriculture

Formal TVET System
Fijian Law ensures all children, without bias, have access to education under the responsibility of the MOE. The government has drawn up educational programs such as the formulation of policies that will cater the needs of the students, raising the quality of relevant education, and making students less dependent on the labor market but capable of venturing into self-employment after completion of their course.

School based TVET systems in Fiji are looked after by the Ministry of Education (MOE), both in formal academic and post-secondary levels. In 2014, it was recorded that there are 87 vocational schools, 3 agricultural training centers, 2 fisheries, forests training centers and 5 youth training centers and 26 private TVET centers in the country.

The chart below shows the inclusion of TVET in the education system in Fiji.

Qualification Framework
The Fiji Qualifications Framework (FQF) aims to provide Fiji with a vehicle for ensuring that education reforms at all levels can be strategically linked. It comprises all education and training, including higher education and research-based learning and establishes a strategic platform for setting the direction of education and training in Fiji for the foreseeable future. This entails how competencies and qualifications relate to each other at different levels, and it establishes learning pathways that will enhance learner mobility, and stimulate progression and career development.

The FQF is a ten-level framework, and includes qualification types from certificates to doctorates, encompassing all the education and training provided within Fiji at senior levels of secondary school, industry, vocational schools and all TVET providers, including technical training institutes, universities and specialist higher education providers.

Level of FQF

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TVET Financing
The national training fund of Fiji is managed by the National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC) as part of FNU, supported by the provisions of the Fiji National Training Act 1973. Before 2010, it was funded by the Training and Productivity Authority of Fiji (TPAF), the forerunner of NTPC. NTPC is also responsible for managing apprenticeship schemes, trade testing, productivity promotions and other matters.

Raw Sugar, Export in Fiji
Photo courtesy of FBC News

3.9% (2024)
Source: International Monetary Fund

Fijian Dollar (FJD)

Major Exports
Water ($258M)
Fuel Wood ($73M)
Gold ($63.2M)
Raw Sugar ($52.1M)
Refined Petroleum ($49.8M)

Major Imports
Refined Petroleum ($430M)
Planes, Helicopters and/or Spacecraft ($149M)
Cars ($55.1M)
Medical Instruments ($53.7M)
Broadcasting Equipment ($53.3M)

Major Export Partners
United States ($364M)
Australia ($154M)
China ($80.2M)
New Zealand ($69.9M)
Tonga ($47.1M)

Major Import Partners
New Zealand ($444M)
China ($401M)
Singapore ($358M)
Australia ($336M)
United States ($227M)

H.E. Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere
Photo courtesy of US Fiji Times Online/Facebook

Type of Government
Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Republic

Head of State
H.E. Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere

Head of Government
Hon. Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka
Prime Minister

Branches of Government

Celebration of Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day
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Literacy Rate
98% (2021)

Country Code

ISO Code

Internet TLD

Other Important Holidays
Girmit Day (May 13)
Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Day (May 31)
Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (September 16)
Diwali (November 1)
Boxing Day (December 26)