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Pacific TAFE launches customised retail package

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Executive Director Pacific TAFE Mr. Hasmukh lal (in the middle), CEO of Vision Investments Ltd, Vision Group of Companies and Courts Fiji Ltd Mr. P.L Munasinghe with Executive Management Team members of USP Pacific TAFE and Courts Fiji Ltd Training participants.

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) launched its inaugural Certificate of Competence programme at the Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) in Suva on 14 May 2018.

The Certificate of Competence programme is a new approach by the institution to align business results with an individual’s capacity and capability to deliver those results.

Mr. Hasmukh lal, Pacific TAFE Executive Director said that what really matters is “the individual outputs or accomplishments that lead to the achievement of organisational goals".

“Our approach is to work backwards - with the end in mind. That is, generate business results through increased competence. We start with business results the organisation wants to achieve. We work backwards to understand what accomplishments and behavior or tasks lead to the achievement of desired business results, and then we tailor our learning and development programmes,” said Mr Lal.

The retail aspect of the programme, the Certificate of Competence in Retail Development, was developed together with Courts (Fiji) Limited, part of the Vision Group.

Mr Lal said the retail sector is one of the biggest contributors to economic development and hence should be given sound attention by tertiary providers, government and industry players.

“Let me assure you that USP will take a lead role to develop qualifications for the retail sector and programme will lead learners to other qualifications pathways within Pacific TAFE,” said Mr Lal.

Mr. PL Munasinghe Vision Group Chief Executive Officer said that they realised leadership is one of the most important factor in developing their organisation and decided that instead of using their generic leadership programmes they would partner with USP and develop programmes that are specific to their requirements.

“We are looking forward to seeing a lot of positive changes in our staff after this training,” said Mr Munasinghe.

The Certificate of Competence programmes are only delivered in-house and have a workplace assessment component.

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