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TWO officers of the Fiji Corrections Service left the country last week to pursue a short study stint in Queensland, Australia.

The officers, Chief Corrections Officer Rusiate Batiratu and Principal Corrections Officer Mesulame Tamanitoakula, are attending the Early Manager Development Course that commenced this week.

FCS Assistant Commissioner (Administration) Apimeleki Taukei said the two officers would return following the completion of the first module of the course.

“Two of our officers who went to Queensland last month have completed the recruitment training they went to observe and one of them, Commandant Josua Dausiga, has joined the two officers who left last week. They will return upon completion of the course and will continue the course online,” he said.

Mr Taukei said the officers would return to Queensland in June to complete the course.

“The first four days of the course is a prerequisite and the officers will need to attend that to be eligible for a diploma. The course involves participation in face to face activities  and once they’ve completed the entire course, the officers will be the first from the FCS to graduate with a diploma in correctional administration from the Queensland Corrective Service so that’s a breakthrough for the FCS,” he said.

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