Tuesday, 02 April 2019 00:00

Aquaculture Program

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Aqua-culture program continues with former student who now keeps the college bonds occupied by tilapia fish..  More than 5,000 fishes are now farmed in the college. 

Monday, 01 April 2019 00:00

Conference Room for Hire

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VAC now again announces it's conference room carrying capacity of 200 people now available for hire..

Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Pacific People Advancing For Change

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Pacific People Advancing Change (PPAC) a micro grant facility for advocacy coalitions to support human rights advocacy campaigns in the Pacific, had signed an agreement on the 27th of November 2018 with the Vanuatu Agriculture College. This is a campaign that seeks to address student ability to access information from all sources and departments and give the students skills mobilize themselves confidently in order to work and make positive changes in Agriculture processes in the communities to ensure food security and shelter is sustainable. 

Friday, 01 February 2019 00:00

College Life

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An initiative namely the “Morning Storian” from the VAC CEO is on trial for the past weeks since the 9th September 2016 and has proven successful. This initiative takes together all 40 staff of Vanuatu Agriculture College for the first 15 minutes of everyday for short devotion and brief reporting on the different sectors of the College.
Here are some comments made by different staff from different sectors of VAC.
From the Finance section:
Rosemary Natuka …..”Keeps us all updated on what happens on campus and in some ways improve punctuality of all staff every morning.
Toamu Melenamu adds….. It improves work performance and if it continues to prove successful may even restrict the number of general meetings.”
Kitchen:
Malachi…… It is good because we talk about work so we all are aware of what happens at College but….. not everyone is able to stand up at the front and lead for devotion.
Student Services:
Mrs Anne Massengnalo (Matron) .… It helps us to do things together and provides for an opportunity to know other staff at the College.
Ms Alexine Moses ….. It’s a way for all of us to be well informed about what happens around the College and is also an opportunity to inform all staff etc.” However, she cautioned that, “… …All staff needs to learn to report generally on aspect of the work and not use that time as an opportunity to shoot each other down.”
Training Section:
Madame Octavie (IT Trainer) …..I enjoy the different devotions taken by the different staff and I hope this “Morning Storian” continues strongly in the coming months.
Farm:
Willie….. “ Mi likem tumas be… mi no like blo stand up infront lo plente man mo toktok.”
Jenny….. It is good because it gives us the opportunity to mingle and share etc.
Cleaners:
Tracy….. This can be an opportunity for us to practice speaking in front of many people.
While most staff if not all like the initiative of” Morning Storian” some are reserved when it comes to leading out for devotions or just the mere thought of standing and talking to many people still proved to be a frightful experience. However, the Morning Storian seems to have it place at VAC and is progressing effectively.

 

 

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

Course Information

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The VAC qualifications are designed to provide graduates with direct career pathways into specific agricultural sectors. The qualifications are based on current government strategic policies and directives, industry needs and international shifts.
The qualifications are all founded on the Vanuatu Qualifications Framework to ensure national consistency.
The training package has been designed to allow for trainees to enroll in a full qualification, either full time or part-time, upon completion of which a trainee would graduate with the qualification award. Applicants may elect to undertake modules of interest/benefit and enroll as a short course trainee. These individual modules may be later combined with other modules to achieve full accreditation for the award. The courses are designed to allow for distance education.

As of 2020, courses offered include:

Courses Entry Level

 

Specializations

 

Certificate I in Agriculture

(Inclusive)

Year 9 with experience in relevant area Nursery

Certificate I in Forestry

(Inclusive)

Year 9 with experience in relevant area Nursery

Certificate I in Livestock

(Inclusive)

Year 9 with experience in relevant area Poultry Management

Certificate I in Aquaculture

(Inclusive)

Year 9 with experience in relevant area Basics of Aquaculture
Certificate II in Agriculture

Year 10 or more than 1 year experience in relevant area

 

Crop Establishment
Certificate II in Forestry

 

Year 10 or more than 1 year experience in relevant area

Forests Operation
Certificate II in Livestock

 

Year 10 or more than 1 year experience in relevant area

Poultry Husbandry
Certificate II in Aquaculture

 

Year 10 or more than 1 year experience in relevant area

Tilapia

 

Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:00

About Us

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The Vanuatu Agriculture College was created in 2005 by an act of Parliament (The Vanuatu Agriculture College Act, NO. 51 of 2005). Originally just teaching livestock, however over the years new courses such as agri-business, horticulture, aquaculture, forestry, communications and IT have been added.

The construction of the college was generously undertaken by the government of the People’s Republic of China as a part of their foreign aid program. Construction on the college started in 2002 and was completed in 2005, with classes beginning in 2007. Additions to the facility have been including a new boundary fence, slaughterhouse, hydroponics greenhouse, fish ponds, to name a few.

Agriculture is deemed to be the backbone of Vanuatu’s economy. It consists of the larger part of the country’s 80% of the population whose livelihood is generated through subsistence agriculture. Despite recognition from the government that agriculture does play an important part, institutional and capacity building still needs developing. Vanuatu Agriculture College among other institutions will continue to implement some of the processes of educating business oriented farmers who can transform subsistence agriculture into commercial production. Whilst maintaining crucial features of Vanuatu’s traditional mixed cropping practices. These methods can be then improvised through research and integrated into small commercial farming enterprises.

The Vanuatu Agriculture College is proud to be the only institution in Vanuatu that provides training that brings young people back to their rural villages and communities, thus curbing the influx of people young and old to the urban centers looking for employment.

The College instills in the minds of ni-Vanuatu farmers that land is a valuable resource that must never be sold cheaply for short term desires. It also instills in the minds of young people enrolled at the College that Farming is a White Collar job to be proud of, and where you can be your own boss. Our young people can train to become Pilots, Lawyers, Doctors, Accountants, Economists etc… but at the end of the day, we all need food at our tables to survive, and that food is produced by farmers.

Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

After Class Work

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Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

Sport Participation

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Monday, 20 April 2015 00:00

Getting ready for class

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Get In Touch

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  • Add: VANUATU AGRICULTURE COLLEGE, P.O.Box 218
    Chapuis 3, Luganville, Santo Vanuatu
  • Tel: (678) 36965 / 36606
  • Email: vacinfo@vanuatu.gov.vu

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