The Fiji National Provident Fund has extended its withdrawal assistance to include internationally recognized professional development courses, which will enable members to upskill themselves for better job opportunities.
Furthermore, the Fund recognizes the importance of continuous professional development in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.
The inclusion of these courses is a milestone achievement for the Fund and the partnering institutions and professional bodies, given that targeted courses are now an integral part of value adding for many employees and employers.
Professional courses offered by the following institutions, are now included in the Fund’s Education withdrawal benefit:
- Fiji National University (FNU),
- Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and
- CPA Australia.
These courses are designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in various industries, including business, hospitality, information technology, and many more.
Fund CEO Viliame Vodonaivalu emphasized the Fund’s commitment to supporting its members’ personal and professional growth. “We understand the importance of continuous education and professional development in today’s competitive job market. Our members will have access to quality short courses and professional courses which will equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in their respective fields.”
“These courses are internationally recognized, offered by renowned professional bodies such as the CPA Australia and FINSIA and we know that many members will appreciate its inclusion in the Fund’s education withdrawals. Upskilling improves one’s professional marketability, which ultimately could lead to higher remuneration and more contributions for retirement savings,” said Mr. Vodonaivalu.
“This initiative is a testament to our ongoing efforts to empower our members and contribute to the overall development of Fiji’s workforce, keeping their retirement savings on the radar always.
These new changes are also a result of feedbacks received from members especially during the FNPF member forums.” Mr Vodonaivalu adds.
To access the courses at the Fund approved professional bodies, members must have sufficient general account balance and meet other requirements. Only tuition or course fees will be covered by the Fund.
Withdrawals for local short courses are only applicable to Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) and Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP) accredited programs.
More information is available on the FNPF website www.myfnpf.com.fj
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