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The Education Destination : Australia The Education Destination 2013
australia: the education destination 37 36 australia: the education destination tourisM And HosPitalitY Gain real-life skills in tourism and hospitality in one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Above: Study hospitality in a top tourist destination. Image: Tourism Australia 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. 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 gain real-life skills in Australia, one of the world’s top tourist destinations. hospitAlity And hotel mAnAgement 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 provide world-class education in hospitality and hotel management. The facilities in Australian institutions are second to none, with many boasting world-class kitchens, bars and food- science laboratories. Many institutions have commercial cafes and restaurants on campus to provide hands-on 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. tourISm: SuStAInABIlIty And the environment Australia is famous for its unique destinations – from its vast deserts to sprawling rainforests and a stunning coastline. Australia cherishes its natural environment and amazing fauna and flora and it is a pioneer in ecotourism. 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. sport And event tourism Australia is often described as a ‘sports- mad’ nation and it’s a fitting location to study sports tourism and events. You can choose from a wide variety of courses in sports tourism including undergraduate, postgraduate, research and honours degrees in the field. 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. 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. • Many courses include work experience so you gain real-life skills in Australia. ‘ ’ Australia is a unique environment in which to study business, due to its island nation status, internal distances and links with Asia. ‘ ’ Vocational courses provide practical training with job-ready skills. These courses are designed in conjunction with industry and professional bodies to meet the needs of the industry. Many courses include a practicum or work experience, so you learn in a workplace environment. You will gain real-life skills and experience. International students use vocational courses to enter business, as well as to further their existing careers through upskilling. You may also link an advanced diploma into a bachelor degree. developing leAdership skills Universities offer bachelor degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas, masters and doctoral degrees (coursework or research). At many universities, you can undertake a double degree which means you can combine business studies with another subject area such as law, education or engineering. A double degree can give you the edge for your career prospects. The types of bachelor degrees in the business field include accounting, commerce, financial planning, marketing, hotel management, information systems, human resources, e-commerce, industrial relations, agribusiness, governance and public sector management, entrepreneurship, international business, hospitality, public relations, communications and retail management. FASt-trAcK your cArEEr Many Australian universities have graduate schools of management where you can undertake a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other postgraduate program. Postgraduate programs help you fast-track your career through focused study. courses include many of those listed under the university section plus environmental management, ecotourism, international marketing, property development, information management, strategic affairs, procurement, rural management, leadership and management, engineering management and health administration. You can study a generalist MBA or specialise in a particular business area such as finance, marketing or employment law. In some universities, you can combine your MBA with another degree, for example an MBA/ Master of Information Technology double degree. Through your Australian business program, you’ll gain a network of international business contacts and a global outlook, giving you the edge in your business career. • BUSINESS BENEFITS Australian business and MBA courses give you the skills for today’s marketplace through: • a global outlook with international staff, curriculum and students • a study of both theoretical and practical issues • courses to meet your needs – generalist or specialist programs • flexible programs with a wide range of electives • research and collaboration with other international institutions • state-of-the-art facilities • a range of starting dates, summer schools and fast-track options. populArcourses
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