This article gives insights into Technical Colleges School Leavers’ and Non-school Leavers’ Acceptance Lists 2024.

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) provides relevant practical skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding relating to the skills needed in various sectors of the formal and informal economy in Papua New Guinea.

There are nine functioning technical colleges in Papua New Guinea taking in grade 12 school leavers, matriculation students and non-school leavers annually. 

Technical Colleges Acceptance Lists 2023
Technical Colleges School Leavers’ and Non-school Leavers’ Acceptance Lists 2024

How many Technical Colleges are in PNG?

Note that we left out over 134 vocational and technical schools on this list. 
 
The 8 technical colleges below are well-run and recognised technical institutions we thought you should know.
  • 1. Don Bosco Technological Institute
  • 2. Port Moresby Technical College
  • 3. Madang Technical College
  • 4. Don Bosco Simbu Technical College
  • 5. Mt Hagen Technical College
  • 6. Goroka Technical College
  • 7. Poly Technic Institute of Papua New Guinea
  • 8. University Of Technology Bulolo Campus (Forestry) 
The Technical and Vocational Schools in PNG offer courses full-time courses for those who have completed Grade 12. They also offer extension courses for apprenticeship training and short courses to provide further opportunities for youths and those already in the workforce.
 
Check out the complete list of colleges in PNG. There is a lot of information for Grade 12 and non-school leavers who are looking for study opportunities.
 

2024 Acceptance List for Technical Colleges

The 2024 acceptance lists for the technical colleges in PNG usually come out at the earliest in January or latest in February every year.
 
If you are a non-school leaver, you’ll have to check with the college. As for the Grade 12 school leavers, you must check the DHERST acceptance list 2024. 
 

Technical Colleges School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List

DHERST acceptance list will have the names of the 2022 Grade 12 students who apply through the National Online Application System (NOAS). 
 
The Grade 12 students who applied to one of the Technical Colleges in PNG must check their names on the PDF list that DHERST releases.
 
Check with the college if you are a non-school leaver and applicant from FODE and Open College. 
 
The original Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2024 will be available at the college. The college selects the non-school leavers and gives the names to DHERST. The final TESAS Awards list often comes out at the end of January or early February.

PNG Technical Colleges Acceptance List 2024 info

Summary of 2024 acceptance list for Technical Colleges: The acceptance list for each of the colleges is produced in two parts. The 2024 non-school leavers and continuing students list come from the institution, whereas the school leavers (Grade 12) selection list comes from DHERST. The higher education department, then, compiles the final list which also indicates students' TESAS Status. This summary table will point you in the right direction when following up on the 2024 PNG technical college acceptance list. Follow the 'Active' blue link for more information on acceptance lists and admissions.
Technical College2024 DHERST Selection List2024 Acceptance List
Don Bosco Technological Institute DBTISchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Port Moresby Technical College POM TechSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Madang Technical College Admission DocumentsSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Don Bosco Simbu Technical College Admission Documents and RegistrationSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Mt Hagen Technical College Admission Documents and Registration StepsSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Goroka Technical College Admission Documents and RegistrationSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
Poly Technic Institute of PNG NPIPNGSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
University Of Technology Bulolo Campus (Forestry)  UoT/BuloloSchool Leavers TESAS List PDFNon-School Leavers Acceptance List
 

DHERST School Leavers and Non-school Leaves Acceptance List 2024

The acceptance list is the final PDF list of school leavers’ and non-school leavers’ names. On this list, you’ll see the TESAS scholarship status of students selected to study at Technical Colleges in PNG.
 
The list shows the students’ names and indicates whether the students are sponsored or self-sponsored. 
 
If you are a sponsored student, you come under TESAS (either as AES or HECAS). 
 
The students who are not under TESAS are considered self-sponsored students. That means that you’ll have to pay the fees before admission. Pay early to secure your spot early. 

Career pathways from schools to TVET to employment 

The TVET courses are developed in close consultation with the National Apprenticeship and Trade Testing Board, National Training Council, Industry, Provincial Governments and the community. All courses are accredited through the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
There are career pathways from schools to TVET to employment and for some further higher education and training.
Though is an increasing awareness of the need for relevant skills training, the PNG government need to do more in this area.
TVET: Technical, vocational education and training are key to developing Papua New Guinea formal and informal sectors.