The IEA College of TAFE will be the premier provider of international standard technical and vocational training programs in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.


The IEA College of TAFE will become the provider of choice for quality vocational education and training in Papua New Guinea by:

  • Providing vocational training programs that meet the expectations of our students; are relevant to current industry needs; and are recognised internationally;
  • Investing in high quality training facilities;
  • Ensuring equity of access.


The objectives of the IEA College of TAFE reflect the five key outcomes of the International Education Agency of PNG Ltd. and adhere to and reflect the Papua New Guinea National Goals and Directive Principles of Integral Human Development, Equality and Participation; National Sovereignty and Self-reliance; Natural Resources and Environment; and Papua New Guinea Ways.

These objectives translate into the IEA seeking to develop graduates who:

  • Are self-directing - with high self-esteem and personal integrity and with a positive vision for self and the future
  • Can communicate effectively - able to confidently convey and receive information, instruction, ideas and feelings across a range of different cultural, language and social contexts
  • Behave ethically - exhibiting appropriate morals, manners and virtues in a range of social and cultural settings
  • Work collaboratively - able to develop good relationships with others and work cooperatively to achieve common goals
  • Analyse and solve problems - able to access a range of information sources appropriate to resolve complex issues and apply strategies with accuracy and thoroughness

The College operates under the principles of:

  1. Equality and Participation - All staff and students whether male or female have equal opportunity, fair and equitable treatment and access to resources and services offered by the IEA and the IEA College of TAFE.
  2. Gender equity - Both male and female staff and student have an equal opportunity in seeking employment and or education and training with the IEA and IEA College of TAFE. Each staff or student whether male or female should not be exposed to harassment, abuse or discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion, culture and race, religion, language and other discriminatory practices.
  3. Diversity - We are many in the languages that we speak, in our cultures, in our lifestyles, in our physical and spiritual ways of life BUT, we are as one as trainers and students of the International Education Agency in the various functions and roles that we play to move IEA Ahead.
  4. Inclusiveness - The IEA and the IEA College of TAFE believe in advocating and practicing inclusiveness as opposed to exclusiveness within its own policy guidelines.