Australia with its year-long pleasant weather, surf-filled beaches, stunning outlook, well-maintained restaurants and beautiful oceans is the destination for many touring enthusiasts from around the globe. But, the great news for Indian students with study abroad goal is that Australia is a great place for studying tourism and hospitality-related courses as well.
Reports that that the travel and tourism industry in the nation contribute a great share towards the economic growth and this is why the best institutions offer hotel management or culinary courses in this destination at the best and affordable rates.
The ICE: ICE is expanded as the International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education. This is an independent international body specialized in events education, culinary arts, hospitality and tourism. The following institutions recognized by the ICE are offering hotel management course in Australia:
- Charles Darwin University
- Blue Mountains International Hotel management School
- Australian School of Management
These institutions offer certificate, diploma, UG and PG courses on hotel management. Generally, the admission requirement for diploma and certificate courses are generally simpler, but UG and PG courses have strict requirements for offering admission. Those interested in UG should have completed their higher secondary with good percentage of marks. Also, they should have the English proficiency with the following score requirements:
IELTS: UG applicants must have a score of at least an overall band of 6.0 with not less than 6.0 in each test, while PG applicants should have overall band for 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each test.
TOEFL: A minimum overall score of 90 with a minimum writing score of 22 is important for UG course applicants. The minimum overall score requirement is 80 and minimum score of 20 in the case of PG applicants.
Course duration and fee:
Generally diploma courses expend to a period of 18 months, while UG is of 3 years duration and PG courses are of two years duration. In the course of UG courses, they are likely to cost around AU$16000-AU$18000 per year, while PG courses are likely to cost between AU$25000-AU$30000 a year. As the tuition fee in this nation are regularly revised, it is the responsibility of the applicants and students to check the same regularly and they can collect details about the same by contacting the institutions directly. The applicants are recommended to earmark between AU$25000 to AU$30,000 on living costs, accommodation and on food each year.
On the basis of the course a candidate completes from an Australian institution in the field of hotel management, he can get a wide range of work-options right from bartender, chef to beverage manager and front-desk staff. Even, these graduates can gain placement in air-line and luxury cruise ships and in the tourism industry, which is developing year after year, there is no dearth of employment opportunities for qualified talents. Due to these reasons, this industry is reaching new heights and giving better opportunities for aspirants. More than anything else, the satisfaction of getting better job posting with good performance in academics can be the added advantage.