National accreditation for Fulton diplomas

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Fulton College.

Nadi, Fiji

Fulton College has reached a major milestone in its quest to have courses internationally recognised.

This is a major milestone for Fulton College and for Adventist education in the Pacific.

The Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC) recently advised the college that all of its Level 4-6 programs have been accredited according to the Fiji Qualifications Framework. The programs will be issued with a certificate of accreditation and subsequently registered on the Fiji Register of Qualifications and the Pacific Register of Qualifications and Standards.

This is a significant step for the college as it means that graduates from these programs now have international recognition and transferability. A degree registered on the Pacific Register of Qualifications is equivalent to a degree on Australian and New Zealand Registers. The newly accredited programs include diplomas in business, marketing information systems, education and theology, as well as a certificate in foundation studies. 

“This is a major milestone for Fulton College and for Adventist education in the Pacific,” said Fulton College principal Dr Steve Currow.

Fiji has two different processes for the accreditation of qualifications. The FHEC is responsible for accreditation up to a Level 6 Diploma, while the Committee for the Accreditation of University Qualifications establishes review panels to accredit Levels 7 and 8 programs. The committee is currently establishing its protocols and assessing its first batch of programs.

Fulton has submitted qualifications for accreditation of Levels 7 and 8 programs.