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USP Early Childhood Qualification Recognised Internationally

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The
16 Jul 2016 08:11
USP Early Childhood Qualification Recognised Internationally
Certificate IV in Hospitality student serving the USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra (right) and the Chief Executive Officer of THE-ICE Ms Pauline Tang atPacific Fusion Restaurant in Laucala . Photo: USP

The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care qualification has been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

The programme is offered by USP’s Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) unit.

In an email correspondence, ACECQA’s Senior Qualifications officer Catherine Gardiner advised that the Authority had assessed USP’s application for the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and now would be added to the ACECQA list of approved qualifications.

“Under section 137 (c) of the Education and Care Services National Law of Australia it has been determined that this qualification has met the requirements to be added to the list of approved certificate III level education and care qualifications,” Ms Gardiner said.

The ACECQA is the national body that guides and reports on the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care (NQF) in Australia, and ensures children receive a high standard of education and care.

Director Pacific TAFE Hasmukh Lal was elated saying this was not only a huge achievement but their second international validation of Pacific TAFE’s quality which “speaks volumes of the high quality programmes offered”.

Pacific TAFE is a newly strategically transformed learning and teaching section and getting international recognition from early days is highly encouraging.

USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra congratulated Pacific TAFE for the achievement.

He said the accreditation would give students confidence that they were internationally recognised and were comparable with similar programmes by other universities from around the world.

“This recognition of the Pacific TAFE qualification is part of USP’s commitment to external accreditation by international bodies like ACECQA as a key feature of the University’s quest for excellence.”

 Source: University of the South Pacific

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