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he Blue Mountains International
Hotel Management School
(BMIHMS) has added two new
programs to its current course offering.
The Bachelor of Business - International
Restaurant and Catering Management (RACM)
and the Bachelor of Business - Guest Experience
Management (GEM) have been introduced to
meet ongoing industry growth and demand.
The RACM degree adds to the specialist
hospitality management education currently
delivered by BMIHMS. It is designed for
individuals who are passionate about food
and wine and who are also striving to build
a management career. The GEM degree
gives students the opportunity to select two
specialisations from luxury retail, casinos,
integrated attractions, cruise ship, marketing
and events. Both the RACM and the GEM
are 2.5 year degrees that will provide graduates
with a business qualification and the added
benefit of skills and knowledge specific to the
BMIHMS COO Jerome Casteigt said:
“ The hospitality industry is growing at a
rapid pace, and so too are opportunities for
graduates in the field. As a leading institution
for hospitality education, it is only natural that
we would continue to adapt and introduce new
specialised course offerings to meet industry
demand for graduates with specific skillsets.
“ There are many opportunities within this
sector in a range of food and beverage outlets
through branding, finance and revenue, food
service operations, entertainment facilities and
“In addition to our existing courses, these
new degrees offer a comprehensive field of
study with diverse career paths, which is a
fantastic benefit to students as well as those
employers seeking to hire our graduates down
the track,” said Casteigt.
BMIHMS holds full national and state
accreditation within Australia and is a division
of Laureate International Universities, which is
the world’s leading higher education provider.
Le Cordon Bleu’s Melbourne campus
Le Cordon Bleu has launched a new Culinary
Arts Institute in Melbourne.
The purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities
at the Holmesglen Moorabbin campus will
provide the highest level of culinary and
The new Melbourne location joins Sydney
and Adelaide to expand one of Australia’s
leading culinary arts institutes.
Applications are now being accepted for
a range of Cuisine and Pâtisserie courses,
including the prestigious Grand Diplôme,
presenting Australian and international
students with a unique opportunity to learn
renowned and revered French techniques in
Australia’s forward-thinking culinary capital.
Celebrating the launch, President of Le
Cordon Bleu, André Cointreau, said: “ We
have a long tradition in providing excellence in
teaching the classics of cuisine, but now with
a presence in more than 20 countries around
the world, our culinary teaching reflects the
internationalisation of culinary development
around the world today.
“In this context we are very happy to be
opening a new Le Cordon Bleu School in
Melbourne, which is regarded as a leader
in culinary and gastronomy excellence in
Australia,” he said.
Echo launches new hotel school
TAFE Queensland and Echo
Entertainment Group have finalised their
partnership to create the new Queensland
Hotel and Hospitality School.
With delivery at TAFE Queensland’s South
Bank and Gold Coast campuses and partner
hotel premises, the school will deliver tailored
programs and qualifications to meet developing
industry requirements and international standard.
TAFE Queensland CEO Jodi Schmidt
said the partnership will provide real-world
experience and better prepare students for a
career in hospitality.
“ This is about jobs for Queenslanders and
taking our training in this important industry
up a notch to compete with the best in the
world,” she said.
“ This is a very important sector to
Queensland’s economy. The tourism industry
generates 241,000 jobs and delivers $23 billion
in Gross State Product for the state.”
Schmidt said the Queensland Hotel and
Hospitality School will ensure students are
ready to work in five-star hotels and the
region’s finest restaurants, lifting the quality of
the entire industry in South East Queensland
and, importantly, raise the bar of service culture
ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Echo Entertainment Group CEO Matt
Bekier said the initiative will develop the talent
and capability of a highly skilled workforce
that will provide exceptional standards of
service, hospitality and cutting edge product
and service innovation to the hospitality and
The Hotel School expands to Melbourne
The Hotel School Melbourne has revealed it
will officially open its doors on August 28, 2015.
The new premises at 399 Lonsdale
Street, Melbourne will offer a three-year
full-time Bachelor of Business in Hotel
Management degree and a two-year full-time
Master of International Tourism and Hotel
The Hotel School Melbourne (THSM),
a sister to The Hotel School Sydney, will
continue the unique educational partnership
between Southern Cross University and
Mulpha Australia, a major player in the
The facility will be a welcome addition to the
city, which has experienced a rise in international
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