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Pacific TAFE delivers cohort of Climate Change Certificate

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Pacific TAFE has begun a cohort of the Certificate IV in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction).

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) College of Science, Technology and Environment (CSTE) at the Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has begun a cohort delivery of the inaugural Certificate IV in Resilience (Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction).

The Cohort consists of 24 students with 18 from Fiji and one each from Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. 

During the programme, which will be completed in October 2018, students will undertake a total of four courses:

  • CER41 – Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • CER42 – Institutional Frameworks in Resilience
  • CER43 – Cost Benefit Analysis in Resilience
  • CER44 – Workplace Communications

In the Certificate IV in Resilience programme students choose to focus on one of eight qualification strands, which include agriculture, coastal management, energy & infrastructure, fisheries, forestry, health, tourism or water resources.  The qualification is delivered mainly online with a one week period of intensive Face-to-Face Assessments in the final week.

The Certificate IV in Resilience Qualification was approved by USP Senate in 2017 and developed by the European Union (EU) Pacific Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Sustainable Energy and Climate Change (EU PacTVET).

EU PacTVET Project, a €6.322 million project currently being implemented by the Pacific Community (SPC) through its Geoscience, Energy & Maritime (GEM) Division and USP through its Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PaCE-SD), is funding the cohort.

The PacTVET Project aims to “enhance sustainable livelihoods, strengthen countries’ capabilities to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and enhance the energy security at the national, provincial, and local/community levels in fifteen Pacific Island countries.”  

Dr. Brad Carte, the Head of the College of Science, Technology & Environment (CSTE) at Pacific TAFE said they are excited to be offering this new Programme to help prepare the region to adapt to and prepare for drastic changes being experienced in the region due to climate change.

This news item was published on 1 Aug 2018 03:27:21 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email

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