William Angliss Institute Tourism and Travel

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All Aboard Tram 35!

On Tuesday, the Travel students completed their first assessment task while out on excursion. This was a trip on the City Circle Tram where they had to look for Melbourne’s tourist attractions.

This assessment task is part of their Australian Destinations unit. As Travel Agents, they will get all types of questions about what to see and do in Melbourne. Even though trams are a common sight here in the CBD, for most of the students this was their first time using the City Circle Tram and found it a great resource for information and transportation around our beautiful city!

Tour Guiding Students

After a 2 day workshop run by Andrew, a First Aid Training Facilitator,  Tour Guiding 2 students are trained to cope with any injury or emergency they encounter on their tours.


Stage 2 Tourism Client Relations

Client Relations students undertook a “recci” to St Kilda during week 2 to commence  research for their Apps. Each student group will develop the design and content for an App. The topics for these Apps  range from the best places to eat on a budget, where to hear your favourite music, a range of leisure activities and several tours portraying the diverse cultural heritage of St Kilda.

Getting to know the precinct.


This week in Travel…

Travel got their first taste of the travel industry last week when they completed their first CRS system – Galileo. George covered booking files, highlighted the importance of ‘attention to detail’ and staying on top of your client files.

Travel worked well as a team and everyone was eager to start their first week of study. This was a great introduction to the course which set the pace and expectation for the rest of the semester.

This week Travel starts the following units with me: Australian Destinations, Sales and International Destinations. From here, Travel will integrate the classroom theory and prac to get them ready for Travel industry. As their Travel Trainer, I am excited to be journeying with Travel during their semester here with us at William Angliss.

Welcome Semester 2 2015 Travel Students

William Angliss would like to welcome our Semester 2, 2015 Travel students!

Orientation Day for Travel started with a briefing hosted by our Program Leader, Stuart in our Tourism lecture theatre. With welcomes from our Associate Director and Centre Manager completed, the Travel students were shown their classroom, received their information packs including their timetables and went on a campus tour that ended at the Student Lounge.

With lunch provided through our Orientation Fair, the students have started to mingle and no doubt friendships and networks have started to form already!

Next week, Travel will start their first CRS – Galileo.

Stay tuned are we bring you the latest news from Travel as Semester 2 unfolds!

Travel Overview – Semester 1 2015

Well, it’s a wrap for Semester 1, 2015!

The industry sales consultations completed 2 weeks ago was a success with all clients happy with their travel agents and consultations. The client feedback was very positive (and leaving many of them wishing they could actually book their holidays!) and the students found the experience valuable and great practice before they join industry.

The students have now completed their studies at William Angliss and are now ready to join the wonderful world of Tourism and Travel! Some students have already attended interviews with Flight Centre, Jetstar, Sri Lankan Airlines and JTB Travel.

On behalf of the Travel Team at William Angliss, well done and good luck to all our Semester 1, 2015 students!


Great Ocean Road, here we come….

The Tour Guiding students finished their Certificate 111 studies by taking the staff on a 2 Day Tour of the Great Ocean Road. Each of the 2 student groups being responsible for one day of the tour. This included all tour planning and preparation, tour leadership duties, commentaries throughout the tour, and touring activities,  and the planning and serving of all meals.

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