1. What international programs does Pegasus International College offer?
Our international programs are approved by Australian Government as National qualifications under the Australian Qualifications Framework. They are often referred to as AQF courses.
- Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management, see details at this link
- Certificate III in Hospitality, see details at this link
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, see details at this link
- The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is also delivered part-time as an apprenticeship for those already working in industry, see details at link
- International Exchange Program Vietnam-Nepal, sponsored by the Norwegian Government Agency, NOREC, see details at this link
2. Are there any differences between AQF courses provided by Pegasus in VN and in Australia?
- Absolutely none
- We are required by law to provide an identical course with the same volume of learning and assessment as if it was delivered in Australia.
- Pegasus is subject to academic audit by the vocational educational regulator, ASQA, and Pegasus is required to show compliance at multiple levels – student management, delivery, content, staffing, and assessment.
3. How long does it take to complete a program?
- The Advanced Diploma is a full-time 2-year course and is equivalent to an Associate Degree
- The Certificate III in Hospitality is a full-time course usually taking 11 months including a 12-week industry placement
- The Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a full-time course usually taking 12 months including a 12-week industry placement
- The Apprenticeship Certificate III in Commercial Cookery is a 3-year part-time course. Learning is both on-the-job and at College
- The NOREC exchange Certificate III in Hospitality takes about 10 months, with 5 months spent in Nepal and 5 months in Vietnam
4. Are students required to have a certain level of English proficiency to study these courses?
- Apart from the Apprenticeship, all qualifications are delivered in English. A minimum level of English is required for students to be able to grasp the content of the course and to undertake the assessments.
- The standard required is IETLS Academic 5.0 or B1 on the CEFR Scale. Students whose English is lower than this, often do not do well, and struggle with the assessments.
- For an additional fee, Pegasus can provide short English courses using DynEd to improve proficiency from A1 through to B1.
5. Is there an opportunity to gain a bachelor degree?
- In short, yes. Generally, in Australia, students can get a Bachelor in Hospitality Management or Bachelor of Tourism & Hospitality with a further 18 months study. However, this depends very much on the university applying to. As the Advanced Diploma is a Nationally Recognised qualification in Australia, and is issued by our Australian College, there should be no issue in its acceptance.
- For other countries, it very much depends on the structure of the courses applied for and the quality of the university. In the USA, recognition is generally provided for the first two years of a four-year degree and this is similarly true in Canada.
- Pegasus has a special arrangement with Edinburgh Napier University, where an ordinary degree can be obtained in as little as 12 months. However, some additional subjects will need to be undertaking in Vietnam to qualify.
6. What happens after I finish the Certificate III course? Can I leave the College and work if I want to?
7. What are the job outcomes of these programs?
- No student, however well trained, and how high their results, could expect to walk into a management position. It should be expected that the graduate will hold a junior position at first and then, depending on skills, and availability, move up the ranks.
- For those with the Advanced Diploma, a career in a 4 or 5-star hotel or resort, in the front office, rooms division, food and beverage, or behind the scenes in finance, HR, marketing are all possible.
- For the Certificate III in Hospitality, careers in food and beverage outlets – restaurants, bars, food courts, and catering establishments – would be the norm.
- For the Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, careers as a chef are the principal outcomes.
8. What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?
- The demand for Pegasus trained graduates remains high and all previous graduates have immediately found work either shortly after graduating, or have been offered a job immediately following their internship.
- The level of the job and salary would, of course, depend on availability and the skills of the graduate, but Pegasus is certain that you will be very much employable upon graduation.
9. Where do students generally do their internships or get jobs?
- Within Danang, students will generally undertake internships at the following properties: Mercure Grand, Novotel, Sheraton Grand, Furama, Intercontinental, Hilton, Vinpearl, Rosewood at Hoiana, and 4-Points by Sheraton. Similar properties are available in Hanoi, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City.
- These same properties have valued our graduates and offered jobs on graduation.