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International accreditation for Pacific TAFE short courses

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Class in session at Pacific TAFE’s Workforce Development Training Unit in Walubay.

The Workforce Development Training Unit (WDTU) of The University of the South Pacific’s (USP), Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has successfully accredited one-hundred short courses with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Services in the United Kingdom (UK).

The successful completion of any of these short course(s) would give participants the opportunity to be internationally recognised, allowing more skills portability.

The Pacific TAFE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr Hasmukh Lal said it was a great achievement to have the short courses internationally accredited.

“Accredited CPD training means the learning activity has reached the required Continuing Professional Development standards,” he said.

“This achievement by Pacific TAFE means that our short courses have a learning value that has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. Our students enrolled in these short courses will be recognised not only in the region but also on the international stage,” added Mr Lal.

Established in 1996, the CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications.

CPD’s unique experience and history working with training providers, professional bodies, academic institutions and corporate organisations enables us to support organisations seeking authoritative accreditation for their CPD activities.

CPD submissions are assessed and accredited against the universally accepted structured checklist which the CPD Service has developed over more than twenty years. The process takes an impartial and objective overview of structure and value to ensure full conformity to CPD guidelines.

Mr Lal expressed his delight with this achievement and added that this is a testament that not only Pacific TAFE qualifications and programmes are of international standards but the short courses offered through Workforce Development Training Unit.

"I would like thank my team in this pursuit. This sends a message to the industries to choose their up-skiling and re-skilling partner provider," Mr Lal said.

The following 80 short courses have received CPD accreditation following the 20 that received accreditation earlier in the year:

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