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Important information for interested students and CETC graduates 

SPC’s Community Education Training Centre closed down on December 2013.

The CETC training programme has been transferred to the University of the South Pacific (USP) and is currently offered in a flexible or blended mode as follows:

1.  Certificate 3 in Community Development is being provided through all regional USP centres from 2014.  Enrolment details can be obtained from your nearest USP regional centre, or contact:
Alamanda Lauti at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or
Hamukh Lal at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2.  Some higher level units of CETC’s former programme are being included in the USP Diploma in Social and Community Work. Enrolment  details can be obtained from your nearest USP regional centre, or contact:
Dr Donald Yeates at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

All CETC graduates are encouraged to apply for the Diploma programme or higher degree programmes via USP.
All those interested in the former CETC certificate programme are now encouraged to apply for the Certificate programme via USP.

SPC will no longer provide scholarships for these two programmes from Semester 2, 2014, onwards.

Our very best wishes for your studies.

About SPC

SPC is an international organisation that provides technical assistance, policy advice, training and research services to 22 Pacific Island countries and territories in areas such as health, human development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries. All of these areas are critical to the eight million people of the Pacific, who continue to face challenges from their remote locations and scarce resources, as well as new challenges from growing populations, decreasing food security and the effects of climate change.

Our vision for the region is a secure and prosperous Pacific Community, whose people are educated and healthy and manage their resources in n economically, environmentally and socially sustainable way.



Our vision for the organisation is a highly professional, bilingual and dynamic Secretariat that is closely attuned to the needs, aspirations and priorities of its members and works in partnership with other national, regional and international organisations and its development partners to serve its island members.



This vision portrays an organisation that:
has the interests, needs and priorities of Pacific Island people at the heart of its programmes;
 practises the principles of good governance;
 drives a vibrant and dynamic policy agenda, based on its ability to analyse national, regional and global challenges;
 plays an important role in regional cooperation and development within the framework of collaboration with other regional and international organisations and the wider regional agenda, including the Pacific Plan;
 is helping to shape a future that will benefit its member countries and territories and safeguard their interests.

Our mission is to help Pacific Island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow.
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