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Daily Archives: November 28, 2017

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