Tonga Skills for Inclusive Economic Growth (Tonga Skills) is a key investment of the Australian Government in Tonga and the latest in a succession of skills development initiatives funded through the Australian Aid Program. Tonga Skills is a five-year investment to support skills sector reform in Tonga with a key focus on skills development linked directly to inclusive economic growth.

The goal of Tonga Skills is equitable access to quality based and demand-driven skills development contributing to sustainable economic growth in Tonga.

Tonga Skills works closely with the Tonga Ministry of Education and Training (MET) and Tonga National Qualifications and Accreditation Board (TNQAB). The Program operates nationally with an office in Neiafu, Vava’u and Nuku’alofa.

 

The purpose of Tonga Skills is to facilitate inclusive economic growth, particularly in rural and outer island locations, through improved skills planning and coordination to:

 

Support entrepreneurial outcomes, micro, small and medium enterprise development

Address the barriers to participation in skills development for women and people with a disability

Strengthen local training supply, and delivery mechanisms