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Scope of Studying Hotel Management in Australia

Descriptive article explaining the scope, career options and best Universities to study hotel management in Australia.

Mahesh Ramani

BMIHMS is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education. With four academic intakes every year, students get a chance to start their course at their preferred time.

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Australia with its beautiful beaches, great restaurants, the stunning Outback and surf-filled oceans and year-long pleasant weather is a tourists’ delight. It is also a great place to study tourism and hospitality-related courses.
 
Look at some facts gleaned from the World Travel & Tourism Economic Impact report (2012):
 
  • The direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was USD 1,972.8 billion (2.8% of total GDP) in 2011, and is forecast to rise by 2.8% in 2012, and to rise by 4.2% pa, from 2012-2022, to USD 3,056.2 billion in 2022.
  • In 2011 Travel & Tourism directly supported 98,031,500 jobs (3.3% of total employment). This is expected to rise by 2.3% in 2012 and rise by 1.9% pa to 120,470,000 jobs (3.6% of total employment) in 2022.
  • The top 10 leading hotel groups (InterContinental, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood…) have added about 770,000 rooms to their total inventory since 2010.
 
Now that you have read these interesting facts; wouldn’t you like to be a part of the hospitality and tourism industry by completing a relevant hotel management or culinary skills course. Australia consistently ranks among the top five tourist destinations in the world and has also got some world-class institutions offering acclaimed hotel management courses at affordable prices.
 

The ICE:

 
The International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE) is an independent international accreditation body that specialises in tourism, hospitality, culinary arts and events education. Three leading institutions accredited by THE-ICE and offering courses in hotel management in Australia are:
 
  • Australian School of Management
  • Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
  • Charles Darwin University
 

Australian School of Management:

 
The Australian School of Management (ASM) is located in Perth; Western Australia’s capital city offering a beautiful combination of beautiful beaches, parklands and endless food destinations to create an amazing outdoor lifestyle. ASM has consistently won awards for excellence in Education and Training from various tourism bodies in Australia. ASM courses also include an internship module, which allow students to put their learning into practice and prepare them for the challenges of the hospitality industry. 
 

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School:

 
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, BMIHMS, is Australia’s leading hotel school for hospitality education with campuses in Sydney and Leura. With four academic intakes every year students get a chance to start their course at their preferred time. The postgraduate degree in hotel management includes a six-month industry placement as well. BMIHMS also has an off-shore presence with a campus in Suzhou, China.
 

Charles Darwin University:

 
Charles Darwin University (CDU) traces its origins to the late 1950s, in March 1974 Darwin’s Adult Education Centre graduated to become the Darwin Community College. This institution evolved into Charles Darwin University in 2003 and has been offering a number of courses across subjects to international and Australian students. Currently CDU offers certificate and diploma level courses related to the hospitality industry. With campuses in Melbourne, Sydney and eight other locations CDU has a significant presence in Australia.
 

Entry Requirements:

 
The entry requirements are simpler for certificate and diploma level courses and undergraduate and postgraduate courses have stricter entry requirements. Applicants to an undergraduate course should have secured good marks in their higher secondary / school-leaving examinations. Applicants to postgraduate courses should have secured good marks in their undergraduate qualifying exams. The basic English language requirements are as follows:
 

English Test

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

IELTS Academic Module

A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0,

A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.

TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT)

A minimum overall score of 90 with a minimum writing score of 22.

A minimum overall score of 80 and a minimum writing score of 20, 

 

 

Course Duration and Fees:

 
Diploma courses are usually between a year and 18 months, undergraduate courses for 3 years and postgraduate courses for two years. Undergraduate courses are likely to cost between AU$16,000 and AU$18,000 a year and postgraduate courses are likely to cost between AU$25,000 and AU$30,000 a year. As tuition fees is regularly updated; students are advised to contact the institution for exact fee details. Students are advised to earmark between AU$25000 and AU$30,000 on food, accommodation and living costs every year.
 

Career Options:

 
Based on the course that the student has studied, there are a range of work-options from specialty chefs and bartenders to front-desk staff and beverage managers, the possibilities within a top-ranking hotel itself are many. Most star-rated hotels have nearly 50 different job-roles from the humble door-keeper and on-call chauffeur to hotel manager there is a job-role for every qualification. A number of work-options are also available in luxury-cruise ships and the air-line industry. With the tourism industry improving year-on-year, there will be no dearth of jobs and qualified personnel will always be in high demand.
 
Visit this web-page and short-list a hospitality and hotel management course and institution of your choice!
 
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