The Fiji National Qualifications Framework (FNQF) provides a system for describing and classifying quality assured qualifications. It provides for different learning pathways and promotes learner mobility, by clarifying how qualifications relate to each other within the national system.
The FNQF is an important national planning tool, providing the strategic platform for education and training that is tailored toward delivering a supply of people with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that match both current shortages and future needs across all aspects of the Fijian economy.
The FNQF has been developed in consultation with all stakeholders, including industry and international advisors. It clarifies 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.
National standards have been established through policies, systems and regulations and will assure the quality of Fiji’s qualifications and ensure consistency and relevance across the formal learning environment.
The FNQF enables businesses to hire with confidence, and skills and capabilities are able to be interpreted on international employment markets.
By ensuring that opportunities are not limited in both the short and long term by skills deficits, the FNQF can be a key factor in stimulating confidence and entrepreneurial spirit across the business community. Many of Fiji’s emerging and current international businesses, will be enhanced by the international recognition of the qualifications and skills of the people involved in them.
Achieving international recognition is a primary goal for the HEC. Expansion of international employment opportunities through formal recognition of competencies and qualifications will create new horizons for learners, and new income potential for families.