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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
60 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 hospitality and tourism courses in a top tourist destination Australia offers leading-edge courses in hospitality and tourism; many of these include work experience so you will gain real-life skills in one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Kiri Joyce explains how an Australian course will give you the edge in this fast-growing industry. 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. ‘Australia is advancing the quality of hospitality and tourism education and providing industry-trained graduates for the future.’ Above: Students do work experience in top holiday destinations across Australia. Image: Tourism Queensland
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