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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2012
62 >AustrAliAn EducAtion 2012 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 from Sydney and Melbourne to Uluru to resorts on the Great Barrier Reef. Hotel management courses are offered at universities, private vocational institutions and government TAFE institutions. Some vocational institutions and universities combine to award degrees. 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. tourism: sustAinAbility And the environment In 2010, Australia welcomed over 5.7 million international visitors and was one of the best per formers in the international tourism market. Australia is famous for its unique destinations – from its vast deserts in the Red Centre, to the sprawling rainforests of the Daintree, and hundreds of miles of idyllic coastline. As a nation, Australia cherishes its natural environment and amazing fauna and flora. Australia is a pioneer of environmentally positive initiatives such as the world- first Eco Certification program run by Ecotourism Australia. Initiatives such as this are helping the industry to provide travel experiences that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Australian institutions provide courses in event management and tourism, with specialisations in areas such as ecotourism, sustainability and the environment. Some universities and vocational institutions are located near World Heritage sites and marine national parks, so you can experience the industry first-hand. Other institutions arrange excursions and field trips to tourist sites. sport And event tourism Australia is often described as a ‘sports- mad’ nation. Parks, pools and sports facilities are spread across the country and being active is part of the national psyche. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more fitting destination to pursue your studies in sports tourism and events than Australia. You can choose from a wide variety of courses in sports tourism including undergraduate, postgraduate, research and honours degrees in the field. At some universities, you can undertake a double degree, such as the Bachelor of Tourism Management / Bachelor of Sports Management at the University of Canberra. 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. Tennis, golf, cricket, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, surfing competitions, rugby, horse racing, mountain biking, sailing and swimming – just to name a few. Australia is a vibrant tourist destination with an exciting hospitality industry and world-class restaurants. Come along and be part of it as you study your course. With an Australian education, the world can be yours. On a silver platter. ● courses And disciplines >hospitAlitY Above: Many institutes have industry- standard kitchens on campus for students to gain practical skills. ‘Gain real-life skills in Australia, one of the world’s top tourist destinations.’
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