William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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

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Adrian Hart

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

A Great Ocean Road Experience

The Advanced Diploma of Tourism students experience a range of tour businesses along the Great Ocean Road that include the Jirralinga Wild Life sanctuary, Narana Indigenous Culture Centre, the National Surf, Museum, Cape Otway Lighthouse, YHA Apollo Bay, Gorge Chocolates and the Apostleway Cheese plus the Visitor Centres.  great-ocean-arch-1024x981

The Overnight tour enables the Tourism students to talk to tour operator about small business development along the Great Ocean Road.

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The China Tour was Awesome & Hot

China Study Tour - HK Hotel July 16

The China Study Tour July 2016 provided an amazing opportunity to visit three major Chinese cities – Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing with seven tourism and event students.

Our accommodation at the Harbour Plaza Hotel Hong Kong was magnificent. The location was perfect and very convenient with a short bus trip to Kowloon and to the local metro train station. All rooms had superb views to Victoria Harbour and the huge buffet breakfast was a great start to the day. A highlight of our stay was a Hotel Tour and Talk by the Assisting Front Office Manager Alan Leung

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Hong Kong Disneyland was an action packed day to enjoy all the Disney characters, rides and shows.

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China Study 16 - HK Harbour

 Four days in Hong Kong experiencing the shopping, local Chinese food and key attractions including the Peak, Star Ferry, Disneyland plus a trip to the History Museum was a great first leg of our fourteen day tour.

China Study 16 - Bund

Shanghai was eye opening with its massive urban landscapes and phenomenal city views.

China Study 16 Yuen Gardens

In Shanghai our tours included visits to Yuen Gardens, Jade Buddha, the Shanghai Art Museum and the Shanghai Convention Centre plus the Oriental Hotel on the Bund.

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The temperatures during our stay in Shanghai was sizzling hot with over 40 degrees and high humidity. Our accommodation at the Sofitel Hotel was at the heart of the best shopping along Nanjing Road.

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Shanghai has lots to see and experience.

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The real highlight of the China Tour was Beijing and all the World Heritage sites of the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the spectacular Great Wall of China.

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China Study 16 Great Wall

The China Study Tour was trully amazing

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China Study Tour 2016

The China Study tour for 2016 for Advanced Diploma & Diploma of Tourism students will include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Each major city destination will have specific cultural and historical appeal. Importantly this Tourism Study tour is an excellent opportunity to really experience and understand China and its key tourism destinations,

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Tourism students meet Ned Kelly before discovering life behind Bars

The T3 Tourism Advanced Diploma Tourism students discovered life in gaol for their Tourism products famils to the Old Melbourne Gaol, the City Police Watch-house and the Police Museum. The experience provided inspiration to complete an assessment task based on reviewing a Melbourne Tour product and to find out about ‘Ned Kelly’IMG_1562

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