Australia-Pacific Training Coalition (APTC)

The Institute is supporting TAFE Queensland in the implementation of the third stage of the Department of Foreign Affair's and Trade's (DFAT) Australia-Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) which runs from mid-2018 to mid-2022.

The APTC is DFAT's flagship Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) program in the Pacific region. APTC works collaboratively with national governments, private sector agencies and civil society organisations to provide Australian-standard skills and qualifications to Pacific Islanders in nine Pacific countries.

The Institute is supporting APTC to operationalise its new focus on thinking and working politically and coalition building and to strengthen its monitoring, evaluation and learning.

Co-Director Linda Kelly and Senior Research Fellow Danielle Campbell have been working with the APTC monitoring and evaluation team to develop a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Framework, to develop country and regional-level theories of change and to support the APTC's leadership team's ongoing reflection and learning processes.

Program and Partnership Manager Yeshe Smith has been working with the APTC partnership and coalitions teams to design partnership processes and systems, deliver partnership training and to negotiate new bilateral partnerships.

Senior Research Fellow Lis Jackson has been working with APTC on a research project to understand the challenges that women face in accessing and completing training.