Programmes & Courses

International Accreditations & Recognition

List of Internationally Accredited or Recognised Programmes

To-date the University has 18 programmes that have received accreditation and 4 that received recognition.


  1. Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting (CPA Australia, Australia);
  2. Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality (THE-ICE, Australia);
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Tourism Studies (THE-ICE, Australia);
  4. Bachelor of Arts in Tourism & Hospitality (THE-ICE, Australia);
  5. Bachelor of Commerce in Hotel Management (THE-ICE, Australia);
  6. Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Studies (THE-ICE, Australia);
  7. Masters of Arts in Tourism Studies (THE-ICE, Australia);
  8. PhD in Tourism (THE ICE, Australia);
  9. Master of Business Administration (AMBA, United Kingdom);
  10. Bachelor of Net Centric Computing (ACS, Australia);
  11. Bachelor of Software Engineering (ACS, Australia); and
  12. Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical and Electronics (IPENZ, New Zealand);
  13. Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical (IPENZ, New Zealand);

Accredited Pacific TAFE qualifications 

  1. Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (THE-ICE, Australia);
  2. Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (ACECQA, Australia);
  3. Certificate IV in Hospitality Operations (Events, Food & Beverage and Front Office) (THE-ICE, Australia);
  4. Certificate III in Community Development (ACWA, Australia); and
  5. Certificate IV in Project Management Practice (ASQA, Australia). 

Recognised qualifications

  1. Twelve (12) courses in the USP Bachelor of Laws Degree are recognised by the Laws Council of Australia for the purpose of professional admission in Australia;
  2. Diploma in Information Technology (Skills Recognition New Zealand)
    The recognition by the agency validates that the credential offered by Pacific TAFE is comparable to New Zealand Qualification Authority’s (NZQA) Diploma in Information Technology;
  3. Certificate in Foundation Studies (Science)
    The Foundation Year programme is recognised by the Universities New Zealand for New Zealand university entrance purposes; and
  4. Certificate in Foundation Studies (Social Science)
    The Foundation Year programme is recognised by the Universities New Zealand for New Zealand university entrance purposes.


  1. CPA Australia – Certified Practicing Accountant Australia
  2. THE-ICE – International Centre for Excellence in Hospitality and Tourism Management
  3. AMBA – Association of MBAs
  4. ACS – Australian Computer Society
  5. IPENZ – Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
  6. ACECQA - Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority
  7. ACWA - Australian Community Workers Association
  8. ASQA – Australian Skills Quality Authority



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