PTI Australia’s Digital Services Program

About the Project

This bespoke 10-week program is expertly designed to steer Pacific-based service professionals into the thriving world of online freelancing. Focusing on upskilling Pacific professionals to connect with potential international clients, the program equips successful applicants with the skills to successfully sell their skills on globally recognized platform, Upwork.

The program boasts leadership from Asha Forsyth, an accomplished trainer and successful freelancer known for her work with global businesses and organizations. Alongside her is Mere Nailatikau, a proud Fijian and independent consultant with over fifteen years of experience as a development professional in strategic communications and public diplomacy. Together, they will guide participants on a transformative journey, teaching them how to effectively tap into the burgeoning freelance digital market and bridge the Pacific with the global landscape.

Start and End Date


Geographical Focus

Pacific Region

Main Beneficiary

Government and Private Sector



Budget ($)


Implementing Agency

PTI Australia

Contact Person

Michaela Long
Communications Manager

Policy Area

PA6. E-commerce Skills Development

Strategic Output

6.1. The regional innovation/start-up ecosystem for E-commerce business ventures is strengthened.


6.1.4 Develop a regional training and acceleration program for select companies from across the digital economy spectrum in collaboration with leading tech multinationals

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