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T-minus 2 days until Fiji…

With all tickets, travel documents and crew t-shirts handed out, Travel is ready to go to Fiji and Sunday can’t come fast enough! Plus we get to escape this Melbourne cold for a week! 🙂 Stay tuned and watch this space next week as we blog from sunny Fiji…

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

Travel are packing their bags – BULA FIJI!

Our Travel students are now full steam ahead! With less than 2 months left of the course, they are experiencing the wonderful world of travel through their classroom units, guests speakers and industry site visits.

But they are all very excited to be heading off to Fiji in 2 weeks time! On their student educational trip, they will be doing a mix of activities that involve both sun and school. With hotels inspections, touring and exploring the Coral Coast, Nadi and Port Denarau and island hopping over to Mana – the students will be in for a full packed week that will arm them with valuable industry and product knowledge that can be used in industry!

Future Natural Heritage Guides

As the breeze was beginning to cool, the birds were having their last say for the day, and the leaves of the giant Mountain Ash rustling to welcome the night and the many creatures it would encourage to come out and about the students took their places adjacent to the large Alpine Ash armed with note books, pencils and eyes adjusted and ears attuned to the dusk and approaching night.Continue reading

Marketing Strategy session at Melbourne Star

The Marketing Strategy session with Melbourne Star Marketing Manager, Tracey Hore provided the Advanced Diploma of Tourism students the opportunity to discuss the current marketing strategy of Melbourne’s iconic Melbourne Star Observational Wheel. Tracey highlighted the importance of an integrated marketing approach across a number of marketing channels including digital, print, social media, broadcast and partnerships to communicate with our customers.

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Macedon Ranges Wine Tourism Excursion

Written by Natasha Wainshtein | Wine Tourism Student

On Monday 2nd March twenty Wine Tourism Students embarked on a trip to the Macedon Ranges with John O Donnell to learn and be inspired by the local wines of the Macedon Ranges.

It was a beautiful autumn day arriving at our first destination in Woodend at Campaspe House. The very experienced General Manager Holger Rose explained to us the workings of the conference and wedding facility. Holger’s talk was infused with his own personal background and a comprehensive knowledge on what it is like running a small events and hospitality business in a regional town.

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Advanced Diploma of Tourism student placements at Melbourne Visitor Centre

Five Advanced Diploma of Tourism students have been selected for an eight week Industry placement with the City of Melbourne in the Visitor Information Centres located in Federation Square and at Fitzroy Gardens next to Cooks Cottage.  Students will complete 128 hours of industry experiences that begin on Monday the 30th March at the City of Melbourne Town Hall for their Induction program.

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