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Education Sector Program - Skills for Economic Growth (Solomon Islands): Investment Design Document

The Education Sector Program- Skills for Economic Growth design document is provided for the information of the market and prospective tenderers. This Program represents a move into a new area of investment for the Australian Government in the Solomon Islands. It will become an integral part of Australia's support to education in the country which includes support to basic education and Australia Award scholarships to study in regional and Australian institutions.

The goal of the Education Sector Program- Skills for Economic Growth (Solomon Islands) is: 'To strengthen the capacity of post-secondary education and training systems to be able to produce quality graduates who are in demand in the labour market with the skills and knowledge needed to contribute to national productivity and competitiveness'.

The Solomon Islands TVET system has been inherited from the colonial era and is supply driven. The challenge is to create a new TVET architecture that is industry led and demand driven while demonstrating new ways and methods of delivering courses that meet a new National Qualification Framework for Solomon Islands.

The design is based on the premise that by facilitating access to quality skills training that is better aligned to labour market demand, graduates will have greater opportunity for productive employment in national and international labour markets. The design involves industry advisory groups which identify opportunities for course development.

The program design is flexible and scalable and its scope can be adjusted to suit changing circumstances and opportunities in the market.

This proposed procurement will be listed on the AusTender website in late May/early June 2015. An Industry Briefing will be held shortly thereafter in Brisbane (date to be confirmed).


Alice Fakarii: or
Michael Crowe:


This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for the described services. This potential procurement opportunity is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Last Updated: 26 March 2015
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