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Diploma Tourism Students Sustainable Tour Beechworth week 8

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Beechworth Waterfalls

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Our Diploma of Tourism students ventured by 25 seater bus with Teacher drivers  Adrian Hart, George Vajda & John O’Donnell  to Beechworth on two separate excursions Monday 31st August to Tuesday 1st September & Thursday 3rd to Friday 4th  September.

They analysed the sustainability of nine individual tourism businesses and experiences. The students were to audit the social ,environmental and economic benefits of the businesses actions.

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Tourism students’ fieldtrip to Werribee Zoo

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On Monday, 31 August, the Tourguiding Elective students travelled by train and bus to Werribee Zoo to observe the guides’ skills and techniques. Students also evaluated the guiding aids (eg maps, signage, electronic aids, etc), the layout as well as facilities and services for disabled people. They also looked at the effectiveness of Apps such as Biodeversity Us and Open Access Excursions which is an interactive app with Auslan (Australian Sign Language).  Spring was in the air which made it a great afternoon.

Round the Bay we go!

Tuesday the 18th August was the date for the tourism and tour guiding students trip “Around the Bay”.

We set off in drizzly rain, but managed to have clear skies by the time we reached Avalon Airport. The manager of the airport, Terry Bright, spoke to the students about all things “small airport” whilst he showed us around the various facilities. One or two hiccups with security later ( thanks to some aerosol cans etc) we were back on the bus to head to Queenscliff.Continue reading

ABC film New Cal Student in Melbourne

Our Advanced Diploma of Tourism class had a very special guest Caroline Lafargue, a French Journalist working for the ABC International division. Caroline joined our Tourism Products and Business Planning class to shoot a TV profile story on Elodie Taramoin a New Caledonian student studying Tourism at William Angliss.

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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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