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International Accreditation Diploma of Culinary Arts & Management

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Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management programme offered by the College of Tourism and Hospitality, The University of the South Pacific (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Educations has obtained international accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).

Diploma of Culinary Arts and Management programme offered by College of Tourism and Hospitality, The University of the South Pacific's (USP) Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE) has obtained international accreditation from the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).  
 
In a letter addressed to Dr. Hasmukh Lal, the Chief Executive Officer Pacific TAFE, Ms. Jane Gentle General Manager of THE-ICE stated that THE-ICE Board had endorsed the recommendation for Programme Accreditation of Pacific TAFE’s Diploma Culinary Arts & Management.

“Dr. Paul Whitelaw, Chair of THE-ICE Board and Professor Brian King, Chair of the independent THE-ICE Assessment Panel, have reviewed Auditor Dr. Andy Nazarechuk’s ‘New Programme Application Auditors Assessment Report’ and unanimously endorsed the recommendation for Programme Accreditation of Pacific TAFE’s Diploma Culinary Arts & Management,” Ms. Gentle stated.

Ms. Gentle in her letter further noted, “As you are aware, Membership of THE-ICE carries with it a range of value-added benefits including use of THE-ICE accreditation logo. You are encouraged to highlight the quality of your newly accredited programme across all communication and marketing media.  Congratulations again for meeting THE-ICE programme accreditation standards for Pacific TAFE’s Diploma Culinary Arts & Management.”

Dr. Hasmukh Lal said it was pleasing to receive such a recognition and expressed his gratitude to College of Tourism & Hospitality and, Quality & Accreditation Unit for this achievement.
“The hospitality industry in the Pacific is growing and poised to create far greater employment opportunities for many Pacific islanders,” Dr. Lal said.

“The establishment, development, expansion and recognition of tourism and hospitality programmes of USP Pacific TAFE has been founded on a commitment to high quality and standards.”

He further commented, “Industry requires Certificate III in Commercial Cookery as an entry level, and at USP, we offer internationally accredited Certificate III and IV and now Diploma level 5.Students upon completion will join workforce with internationally benchmark competency standards."

“One needs to note vocational or skills based qualifications are not immediate pathway to degree but once a student has gained significant industry experience, he or she may pursue Bachelor programme at discretion. Most chefs prefer to go for specialization instead of higher qualifications to move up the rank.”
 


This news item was published on 12 Nov 2019 12:09:18 pm. For more information or any High-Res Images, please contact us on email communications@usp.ac.fj


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