William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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Tour Guides are out and about.


Tour Guide Students being “welcomed” by Ben during Heritage Walk at RBG.


 Lorena demonstrating Sustainable Practice at Docklands Park.



Tour Guiding students discovered with Carlos  some great places for entertainment at South Bank while Tamara showed some examples of “Sneaky Art” and how this is very much part of Melbourne’s Arts Culture.

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Charlene took us back in time to showcase some of St Kilda’s “entertainment hot spots” of the 20th Century, including the gracious old lady of theatre ” The Palais.”

while Macarena showed us how to live sustain-ably in St Kilda.

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Jade and Mandy took us to Fitzroy, Jade showing us the best of Street Art in the area.

DSCN1122 DSCN1104 DSCN1110 Mandy then showed us some of the oldest “watering holes” in Fitzroy, finishing with a beer tasting at Little Creatures.

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Up close with the Marketing Team at Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium

The Advanced Diploma of Tourism student’s enjoyed a superb presentation from the Marketing team from Melbourne Sea Life plus a guided tour that included a behind the scenes look at the operational side of the Aquarium.

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 The Education Supervisor Cheryl Laks organised the Marketing manager Sofie and PR Executive Katharyn Polan to talk about the range of marketing activities undertaken to generate customer awareness and visitation at the Aquarium. Cheryl highlighted the importance of the customer experience for all visitors.

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The Melbourne Sea Life Aquarium Marketing session provided a very unique experience to understand the use of public relations in marketing a Tourism attraction.

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Moce and Vinaka Fiji!

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On Friday (15th May), Travel ‘gave back’ and had to the opportunity to participate on the Shangri-La Fijian’s Community Outreach Program where they visited the Cuvu District Primary School. Travel was hosted by Shangri-La Management and the Principal of Cuvu District Primary and were brought around the school to have a look at the classrooms and the facilities of the school. Travel also left donations of school supplies for the children.Continue reading

Sustainable Tour of New Zealand 20 April to 1st of May 2015

Eleven tourism students from our Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs and teacher John O’Donnell ventured from Wellington to the South island via the inter-islandander ferry and discovered the delight of the picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound. The twelve day journey into discovering the sustainable world of tourism in NZ had begun. This included a wide range of sustainable low impact activities:

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Bula from Fiji…!

Today the students completed three hotel inspections on the Coral Coast; The Warwick Fiji, The Naviti Resort and Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji. These hotels are all popular with the Australian leisure market and it was great for the students to see the resort facilities and the different room types available at each property. From welcome drinks, to shell leis and a warrior escort to reception – the hospitality shown by Management and Staff at each hotel has just been wonderful.


Vinaka to The Warwick Fiji, The Naviti Resort and Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji for hosting todays hotel inspections!

Aviation makes a splash!

All smiles as Aviation gets ready for their Wet Drill.
All smiles as Aviation gets ready for their Wet Drill.


Article by: Steve Markotis – Aviation Teacher

William Angliss Aviation Certificate III (Flight Operations) students have successfully completed their Wet Drill at the Melbourne City Baths. All students have gained the necessary skill and confidences to one day; complete a wet Drill Assessment during ground school of a major commercial airline. Their dream of becoming a Flight Attendant is another step closer.Continue reading

Aviation takes off!

Article by: Steve Markotis – Aviation Teacher

On Wednesday the 22nd of April 2015, the Certificate III in Aviation (Flight Operations) students went on their first Inflight Excursion to Adelaide on Jetstar Flight JQ 776.  This excursion gave the students the opportunity to experience the day in a life of a Flight Attendant.  To consolidate what they have learnt so far in class with what actually happens on board an aircraft.Continue reading