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Welcome to the National Fisheries College

Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

The National Fisheries College (NFC), under the aegis of the National Fisheries Authority, is PNG’s leading fisheries and marine resources training and education institution providing technical and applied training in capture fisheries, post-harvest, cultured, marine resource management and sustainable development

The National Fisheries College is the only Division of the National Fisheries Authority based outside of Port Moresby. We are located in Kavieng, New Ireland Province. The College provides a diverse range of training services to a wide variety of clients across branches of Government, Pacific Islands’ fisheries administrations, regional and international organisations, the general public and the private sector

All training is competency-based for all Programs. The NFC has some of the best training facilities in the country including the state-of-the art Nago Island Mariculture Research Facility. In addition the NFC campus boasts of properly maintained halls of residence, and catering services for residential Trainees

Our existence is defined by our purpose, which is undertaking strategic and sustained interventions in support of sectoral skills development and enhancement, and effective policy implementation

Our strategic objective is to ensure the provision of high-quality and appropriate technical and practical training opportunities to the fisheries sector to enhance production, processing and general capacity for the sector, thus contributing effectively to the national economy of Papua New Guinea.

The main programs found at the NFC are :

  • Commercial Fishing Operation Program –Providing training for Commercial Fishing Vessels and Artisanal Fishery in the fishing communities

  • Post-Harvest Operations Program - Providing training for Fish Processing Facilities and Artisanal Fishery in the fishing communities in PNG

  • Aquaculture Program - Providing training for Commercial Aquaculture Farms and Community fish farming

  • Governance and Compliance Program - Providing training for Governance and compliance in the fisheries sector

  • Fisheries Business Program- Providing training for Fisheries communities and other in the Industry

 

Matia Rikis

Acting Principal NFC

 


 

For any further information contact:

Email: nfcinfor@fisheries.gov.pg

Phone: (675) 948 2187 or Fax (675) 984 3243

National Fisheries College, P.O. Box 239, Kavieng, New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea

 


Overview Brochures for Download: 

National Fisheries College Brochure

Nago Island Marine Research Facility Brochure

Community Fisheries Courses Brochure

 

National Fisheries College Programs

 

Aquaculture Program

Training found under this program are targeted towards Fish Farmers in Aquaculture and Mariculture farms both in Commercial and Local Farms

Formal Qualifications: 

FQ117 - Certificate 1 in Aquaculture

FQ217 - Certificate 2 in Aquaculture

FQ317 - Certificate 3 in Aquaculture

FQ417 - Certificate 4 in Aquaculture

Artisanal / Community Fisheries Courses:

FQ0APONICS17 - Certificate in Aquaponics - Concepts of integrated Plant and Fish Farming 

 

Downloadable Course Brochures:

Certificate in Aquaponics

Certificate 1 in Aquaculture

Certificate 2 in Aquaculture

Certificate 3 in Aquaculture

Certificate 4 in Aquaculture

 

 

Commericial Fishing Operations

Training conducted under this program target the Capture and Fisheries Fields and associated Seamanship Training required for the Commerical Industry and the Artisanal Fishing Communities.

Formal Qualitifications: 

FC1G17 - Certificate 1 in Commercial Fishing Operations 

FC1P17 - Certificate 1 in CFO (Purse Seine)

FC2SC17 - Certificate 2 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Coastal Skipper)

FC2AE17 - Certificate 2 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Assistant Engine Driver)

FC3M17 - Certificate 3 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Offshore <24 meters)

FC3ED17 - Certificate 3 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Engine Driver - Grade 2)

FC0BST19 - Certificate in Basic Safety Training

Artisanal / Community Fisheries Courses:

FC0SFO17 - Certificate in Small Fishing Operations

FC0CFFAD17 - Certificate in Constructing and Deploying a Fish Aggregating Device

 

Downloadable Course Brochures:

Certificate in Small Fishing Operations

Certificate in Basic Safety Training (SOLAS)

Certificate 1 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Deckhand General)

Certificate 1 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Purse Seine)

Certificate 2 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Assistant Engine Driver)

Certificate 2 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Coastal Skipper)

Certificate 3 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Engine Driver)

Certificate 3 in Commercial Fishing Operations (Offshore Master)

 

 

Fisheries Business

Programs conducted here are designed towards small and medium enterprise organizations or individuals willing to do business in the fisheries sector 

Courses:

FB0BA17 - Certificate in Business Awareness

FB0BP17 - Certificate in Business Planning

FB0FA17 - Certificate in Financial Analysis 

FB0MFC17 - Certificate in Managing a Fishery Cooperative

 

Downloadable Course Brochure: 

Fisheries Business Course

 

 

Governance and Compliance

Training under this program is targeted towards Governance and Compliance areas of the Fishing Industry

Formal Qualitifications: 

FGC217 - Certificate 2 in Fisheries Officer Operations

FGC317 - Certificate 3 in Fisheries Officer Operations

FGC4EC17 - Certificate 4 in Fisheries Officer Operations (Enforcement & Compliance)

FGC4GF17 -  Certificate 4 in Fisheries Officer Operations (General Fisheries Operations) 

 

Downloadable Course Brochures:

Certificate 2 in Governance and Compliance

Certificate 3 in Governance and Compliance

Certificate 4 in Fisheries Officer Operations (Enforcement and Compliance)

Certificate 4 in Fisheries Officer Operations (General Fisheries Operation)

 

Post-Harvest Operations

This program targets fish handling and handling and processing for the Commercial Industry. In addition, training is also provided for fish handling techniques required for Artisanal and Community Fishing Proceedures. 

Formal Qualifications:

FP117 - Certificate 1 in Post-Harvest Operations

FP217 - Certificate 2 in Post-Harvest Operations

FP317 - Certificate 3 in Post-Harvest Operations

FP417 - Certificate 4 in Post-Harvest Operations

FP0HACCPB17 - Statement of Attainment in HACCP - Basics

FP0HACCPI17 - Statement of Attainment in HACCP - Advanced

FP0RP17 - Statement of Attainment in Understanding a Retort Process

FP0CIFSA17 - Statement of Attainment in Conduct - Internal Food Safety Audit

Artisanal / Community Fisheries Courses:

FP0AMFSR17 - Statement of Attainment in Applying and Monitoring Food Safety Requirements 

 

Downloadable Course Brochures:

Certificate 1 in Post-Harvest Operations

Certificate 2 in Post-Harvest Operations

Certificate 3 in Post-Harvest Operations

Certificate 4 in Post-Harvest Operations

Diploma in Post-Harvest Operations

 


 

Click here for a Video Overview of our Facilities and Courses

 

  
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