William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

A blog for the travel and tourism areas of William Angliss Institute

On the job learning in Tourism & Travel Industry Placements

The Industry Placement Program for Tourism & Travel students provides Diploma & Advanced Diploma students with the opportunity to undertake 128 hours of work experience in a tourism or travel business as part of their course.
Tourism & Travel students complete either a one day per week for 16 weeks or two days per week for 8 weeks in tourism and travel businesses workplaces. This year 34 students completed their industry placements in travel & tourism businesses that included AOT, Abercrombie & Kent, Intrepid, JTB, Peterpans Adventure Travel, Bayside City Council, VTIC, TAA, SEALIFE Melbourne, Bunyip Tours, Global Ballooning, Rail Plus Australia, Cox and King – Tempo Holidays, St Kilda Tourism plus independent travel agencies.

As part of the industry placement the Tourism & Travel students participate in an Industry luncheon to briefly present their workplace experiences and to personally thank their industry mentors.
Peterpan Adventure Travel have provided enormous opportunities for our Travel & Tourism students with internships working with Senior Travel consultants Annissa Matallah, Cass Richards Natalie Mantell and Ryan Twose

 

Tourism Students go behind the Scenes at SEALIFE Melbourne

SEALIFE Melbourne is a unique tourism experience that gives visitors a glimpse into the Southern Ocean marine life with lots of interesting displays and interactive adventures. For our Tourism students the SEALIFE education department offers an exciting behind the scenes tour with lots of opportunities to ask questions about customer service, operational management and the marketing strategies that make SEALIFE a must-see tourism attraction for Melbourne visitors.

Tourism units of study on Management, Customer Service and Marketing come to life with famils to SEALIFE Melbourne when students can observe and ask questions plus complete assessment tasks that directly relate to their student experience of a tourism attraction.

 

Melbourne Visitor Centre is a great starting place for Tourism students

The Melbourne Visitor Centre is a great starting point for Tourism students to develop their knowledge of destination Melbourne and regional Victoria.
Our Certificate of Tourism & Travel Management students are regular visitors to the Federation Square Visitor Centre to learn about Melbourne. This information centre attracts more than 1 million visitors per year and is an excellent place to experience a snapshot of tourism in Melbourne. It also provides our Tourism students with the opportunities to talk to City of Melbourne staff and learn about the importance of visitor services to our exciting Tourism Industry.

Melbourne Star Visit for Diploma of Tourism Students

The Melbourne Star is a must-see tourism experience located in the Docklands providing a 360-degree birds eye view of Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs especially out west across the bay down to the You Yangs.
The Diploma of Tourism & Travel Management were given the opportunity to talk to the Marketing Manager about how the Melbourne Star uses marketing to attract local, interstate and overseas visitors to this iconic Melbourne destination. The opportunity enables our Tourism students to understand the theory learnt in class and to ask questions to the Marketing Manager broadening their knowledge of marketing strategies of tourism.

Melbourne Laneway Tours inspire Tourism Students

Melbourne Laneway tours provide inspiration to our Tourism students to discover one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Melbourne.
Students in the Diploma of Tourism course are given many opportunities to develop their knowledge of Melbourne by discovering the graffiti laneways of Hosier lane close to Federation Square

The Tourism Students enjoyed a interesting site visit at the Crown Towers and parts of the casino. Learning about the recruitment process, day to day operation, training at Crown College and loads more, with a added bonus of getting to see one of the Penthouse Villa’s the guest stay in at Crown Towers.

  • moonlit Fernanda 2017
  • moonlit Maddy 2017
  • nobbies 2017
  • Smiths beach PI Oct 2017

Philip Island tourism trip October 2017

What a wonderful trip to Philip Island we had again this semester… Lots of Spring joeys in the pouches of the gorgeous array of marsupials at Moonlit sanctuary, chicks in the homes of the Little Penguins, and wildlife everywhere. The Vietnam Veterans museum was fascinating as our VET guides answered any and every question, and we learnt so much about accessibility, when we hired the beach wheelchair and got our wheelchair bound student onto the beach and into the water for the first time in 20 years. Joy all round.

Tourism Stage 1 students on a site visit to the Eureka Tower’s Skydeck

Today, our Tourism, Stage 1, students enjoyed a site visit to the Eureka Tower.  They attended a brief introductory slide show by Alex which covered many interesting facts.  Did you know it took 450 full time workers over 4 years to build this tower in 3 separate sections? Or that is has 2 of the fastest elevators in the Southern Hemisphere, taking a mere 38 seconds to level 88? Or that the gold covering some of the top floors is 24 ct?  Or that a penthouse on level 86 recently went up for sale for $18 million dollars?

Once on the Skydeck, the students enjoyed the amazing 360 degree views!

 

A great outing to gain some more product knowledge!

 

Birgitta March

Tour guiding student presentations

Our elective tour guiding students have been busy presenting a tour of their choice around the city. Tours included a fascinating tour of the Flagstaff Gardens & Treasury, Olympic Park (site of the 1956 Olympic Games) including the National Tennis Centre and the various sporting venues, the Sidney Myer Bowl,  the beautiful Nicholas Building, Federation Square and St Paul’s Cathedral.

Students had to research the sites, and use a range of delivery techniques to present a 3 hour tour of their site. Not an easy feat but they rose to the challenge!  Could not be happier.

 

                   

 

Birgitta March