Dept of Labour and Industrial Relations Independent Fellowship Scheme (IFS)


The independent Fellowship Scheme wishes to advise all interested applicants that applications for 2021 for Skills Training Scholarship is now open.

The Independent Fellowship Scheme (IFS) is aimed at helping the underprivileged Papua New Guineans with existing projects in rural areas who wish to further their knowledge for the betterment of their livelihoods in the community.

Objectives of the Scheme

Our objective is to help the youth from rural areas to gain skills and knowledge required for sustainable development in the community.

Key Objectives

  • To promote participation in economic and community development by specifically enhancing rural-based projects in the communities .
  • To align itself with PNG Vision 2050 Directives under the MTDP to human capital development.


Empowering rural Papua New Guineans through skills training programs to drive community development initiatives in the rural areas of PNG.

The following training courses are available for 2021:

  • Fishing
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Metal Fabrication & Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanic
  • Small Business Management
  • Early Childhood Training

Application Form

Application forms can be collected at the following location

1: Office of Independent Fellowship Scheme

    Gaukara Rumana, 2nd Floor , Gordons, NCD

2: Provincial Labour Office-In All provinces

Close of Applications

Applications must be received by close of business on 28th of August 2020 by 4:06 pm


Completed Applications must be addressed to:

The Chairman

Board of Trustees

Independent Fellowship Scheme

Department of Labour and Industrial Relations

P.O.BOX 5644,



Authorized by;

Mr.Ravu Vagi


Dept of Labour & Industrial Relations

Declaimer: This notice was published in the local newspapers by the Dept of Labor and Industrial Relations