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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2011
Australia – The Education Destination 135 HoSPiTaliTy anD TouRiSM Hospitality will be the world’s biggest industry by 2020, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council. Australia is advancing the quality of hospitality and tourism education and providing industry-trained graduates for the future. Evidence of the industry’s growing appeal for students is everywhere: celebrity chefs are the new rock stars; the organic and biodynamic food movement is revolutionising the way we eat; and sustainability is increasingly important. Travel is becoming easier, with consumers more discerning on both business trips and holidays. In this ever- growing sector, students from around the world are pursuing exciting career paths. Australia offers leading-edge courses in hospitality and tourism, including specialised courses in areas such as patisserie, event management, sports tourism and ecotourism. You can study these courses at universities and vocational institutions across the country. Many courses include work experience so you will gain real-life skills in Australia, one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Hospitality: cookery and service World-renowned for its hospitality, Australia prides itself on providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for travellers and international students. Therefore, it’s only natural that Australia should reflect the national attitude in providing world-class education in hospitality. You don’t have to look far to find former Australian students making their mark in the industry. For example, Tobie Puttock, now an internationally recognised face in the culinary world, trained for his stellar career at an Australian vocational institution. Since then, he has worked at many top restaurants in Europe and Australia and has appeared on television. Tobie helped Jamie Oliver set up his Fifteen restaurants in London and Melbourne. A commercial cookery course at an Australian vocational institution was the launchpad for restaurateur, Guy Grossi. Guy is a heavyweight in the Australian restaurant scene. He is regularly on television and has published his own recipe books. The facilities in Australian institutions are second to none, with many boasting world-class kitchens, bars and food-science laboratories. A number of institutions have commercial cafes and restaurants on campus to provide hands-on experience for students. At vocational institutions, you can study a certificate or diploma in areas including: commercial cookery; kitchen operations; waiter, bar and barista; pastries and desserts; food processing; and food hygiene. Le Cordon Bleu provides courses such as Diplôme de Cuisine and Diplôme de Patisserie. Hotel management: practical experience Australia is renowned for its hotel management courses offering qualifications at diploma, bachelor and postgraduate levels. Many courses include work experience in hotels across the country. » Top left: Many courses include industry training in kitchen, restaurants and hotels. Top right: Australia is a sports- mad nation, making it an ideal location to study sports tourism and event management. Image: Visions of Victoria. Photographed by David Hannah. ‘While you’re studying sports tourism, you can attend one of the many exciting world sports events that are held throughout the year in Australia.’ gain hospitality and tourism skills in a vibrant destination Hospitality and tourism is a fast-growing industry. you can gain the edge in your career through an australia education. kiri Joyce explains how many of the courses include work experience in one of the world’s top tourist destinations.
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