WILLIAM BLUE coLLEgE of HoSPITALITY AND ToURISM fLEXIBLE AND oNLINE LEARNINg oPTIoNS (DISTANcE EDUcATIoN) ABoUT WILLIAM BLUE WHY STUDY vIA WILLIAM BLUE’S fLEXIBLE oNLINE LEARNINg? Flexible and online learning (commonly known Benefits of studying online as distance education or correspondence Flexibility education) continues to grow in popularity. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor your study and Teaching and learning take place online rather workload commitments to suit you. The study than in a classroom, allowing for complete materials you will receive are high quality and flexibility to study when and where you want. designed for learning anywhere. The structure of the unit allows you to schedule your study Reasons to choose to study online with William times to suit your lifestyle, while following a Blue include: clear and supported pathway. This gives you • Nationally accredited qualifications the flexibility and confidence to submit your • Responsive, one-on-one, personalised work safely at your convenience. tutorial support and service • High quality curriculum and learning Affordability materials designed for learning anywhere William Blue College of Hospitality and anytime Tourism is a recognised Higher Education • Facilitated communication between Provider, which means that eligible students William Blue College of Hospitality and students, academics and support staff have the opportunity to apply for the Australian Tourism has been producing outstanding • Online students receive the same quality Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. FEE- graduates in hospitality management and qualification as on-campus students HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying tourism for 18 years. Every year, William Blue • Access to online library collections with over students to help pay for part, or all, of their attracts over 500 of the best applicants from 70 million articles available tuition fees which means that you can begin Australia and abroad. By enrolling at William • FEE-HELP available, no up front tuition costs. studying without paying any upfront fees. Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism you are taking the first step towards an exciting We provide a learning structure to fit your busy High Level Support career and doors will open. schedule, with a flexible balance of supported Our knowledgeable course advisors, helpful William Blue students are known to and independent study and high quality mentors, and expert lecturers will assist you industry as individuals who are taking part in a academic study materials. in reaching your goals. William Blue’s career challenging and relevant course. With over 800 All units have been designed to commence advisors provide one-on-one personalised hours of work experience at top level and finish within a 12 week period and tutorial support and service. The learning portal businesses, employers will know that you are students will study with a dedicated online and online facilities are state-of-the-art and have going to be work ready as soon as you start. The lecturer and a cohort of fellow online students. been purpose built for William Blue. Online William Blue experience is not just great fun. It The study materials you will receive are high libraries, student forums, online communities will be one of the best investments in your quality and designed for learning anywhere. and more are all available at your convenience. future you can make. The structure of the unit allows you to schedule your study times to suit your lifestyle, while A respected Bachelor Degree following a clear and supported pathway. William Blue is a recognised Higher Education Provider and accredited to offer the Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) and the Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management). With William Blue you’ll have all the skills and “I am currently working for an inbound knowledge you need to launch a successful hospitality career – an internationally tour contractor/travel agent in Sydney recognised, industry focused qualification. as a reservations and documents Relevance and credibility consultant. The knowledge, training William Blue College of Hospitality and and professionalism I have gained from Tourism is governed by the Academic Board of Think: Colleges Pty Ltd. The Academic Board is William Blue is just unbelievable and far an independent body that oversees all aspects greater than my expectations.” of academic quality within the group. The Board is committed to rigorously upholding the Shruti Bhandari, Current William Blue Student highest educational standards and ensuring students receive a rewarding and challenging learning experience. 2 HoW DoES fLEXIBLE oNLINE LEARNINg DIffER fRoM TRADITIoNAL DISTANcE EDUcATIoN? Flexible and online learning is delivered through 3. Proactive student support How does it all work? a web-based, student-focused system called Prospective students should not feel concerned • You’ll receive all your study materials, by a learning portal. It centralises teaching and that they will not be able to keep up or will feel mail before your course begins, a feature not learning, provides access to learning materials isolated studying online. Our student support offered by most online courses. We believe and resources and enables asynchronous and team provide mentoring and motivational that our courses allow all the benefits of synchronous communication between students support for online students including: online education with additional learning and lecturers. • Personalised support throughout the materials and support. course of study with a choice of email or • You can alter your study load to suit your Flexible and online learning differs from the telephone contact needs and enrol in as little as 1 unit every traditional, document-based distance education/ • One-on-one support to help students trimester. Each unit requires around 8-10 correspondence model in the following ways: establish goals, create study plans and hours of study per week. develop sound academic study skills • You can submit your assessments 1. Facilitated learning • Familiarising students with the detailed securely online. Each unit is facilitated by a dedicated online orientation as well as a large suite of • You can connect with lecturers and fellow lecturer who guides the learning process and guidance resources available. students through group activities and a provides academic support. William Blue variety of communication channels within College of Hospitality and Tourism lecturers 4. Dynamic teaching and learning resources a learning community. In many ways it are subject experts and are chosen for their The learning portal is state-of-the-art and is more personalised and intimate than a ability to instruct, motivate and challenge has been purpose built for William Blue. traditional classroom based environment. students throughout the courses, and many will Study materials can be presented in a range be leading industry experts. of formats from PDFs through to video and interactive media. Students will participate 2. The benefits of studying with a cohort in group activities such as discussion forums, Within units of study, students are grouped message boards, blogs and wiki’s (editable into cohorts. Students share the learning web pages). Students can monitor their own experience with each other and their lecturer progress with online self-review quizzes and through group activities and a variety of receive immediate results and feedback. communication channels. This helps to build a Lecturers mark assessments online and grade learning community with the lecturer as a key assignments electronically. All participants can facilitating and moderating presence. share resources through access to RSS feeds, online library collections and e-portfolio. 3 oUR coURSES BAcHELoR of BUSINESS (HoSPITALITY MANAgEMENT) Subjects 100 Level 200 Level 300 Level MGT101 Management Principles and LAW201 Introduction to Business Law MGT301 Corporate Social Responsibility Practices 1 ACC201 Introduction to Applied Finance (5 cps) MGT302 Strategic Management ACC101 Fundamentals of Management STAT201 Introduction to Quantitative MGT303 Business Information Analysis Accounting and Business Finance Methods (5 cps) MGT304 OH&S and Risk Management MKT101 Understanding Marketing MGT201 Human Resource Management IND301 Industry Placement (20cps) MGT102 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism HOS201 Asset Management and Events MGT202 Project Management 2 Electives, Level 300 Approved Study ECO101 Economics in a Business HOS202 Quality and Control Environment IND201 Industry Engagement HOS101 Introduction to Accommodation Management Elective Level 200 Approved Study MGT103 Service Industry Theory IND101 Industry Practices Bachelor of Business Martin Luther King Jr once said that Graduate Outcomes (Hospitality Management) “Everyone can be great because everyone can • Food and Beverage Manager Duration: 6 study periods serve” and hence the William Blue Bachelor • Area Manager or Operations Manager 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time or of Business in Hospitality Management • Rooms Division Manager 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (accelerated) focuses on equipping the student with the • Executive Housekeeper Intakes: February, June and September ability to provide excellent service. It will then • Secretary Manager FEE-HELP available deepen the student’s knowledge of higher • Executive Chef level hospitality concepts as well as generic • Cafe Owner or Manager What is Hospitality Management? business and management subjects with the Hospitality is any situation in which there is a aim of preparing the graduate for a fast Entry Requirements - Australian students host providing a service, and a guest receiving changing global business environment in • A minimum UAI of 60.00 or equivalent that service. Traditionally these services are which hospitality and tourism is the largest • 18 years of age or over related to food, drink or accommodation but and fastest growing industry. • or mature age applicant with relevant it is now recognised that hospitality is a lot work experiences broader than that. 4 oUR coURSES BAcHELoR of BUSINESS (ToURISM MANAgEMENT) Subjects 100 Level 200 Level 300 Level MGT101 Management Principles and LAW201 Introduction to Business Law MGT301 Corporate Social Responsibility Practices 1 ACC201 Introduction to Applied Finance (5 cps) MGT302 Strategic Management ACC101 Fundamentals of Management STAT201 Introduction to Quantitative MGT303 Business Information Analysis Accounting and Business Finance Methods (5 cps) MGT304 OH&S and Risk Management MKT101 Understanding Marketing MGT201 Human Resource Management IND301 Industry Placement (20cps) MGT102 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism MGT202 Project Management TOU301 Tourism Policy and Strategy and Events TOU201 Destination Development and ECO101 Economics in a Business Marketing Elective Level 300 Approved Study Environment TOU202 Tourist Experiences TOU101 Tourism Theory and Practice TOU203 Tour Operations MGT103 Service Industry Theory IND201 Industry Engagement IND101 Industry Practices Bachelor of Business Graduate Outcomes Entry Requirements - Australian students (Tourism Management) • Managing Director • A minimum UAI of 60.00 or equivalent Duration: 6 study periods • General Manager • 18 years of age or over 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time or • General Manager Sales and Marketing • or mature age applicant with relevant 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (accelerated) • Strategic Marketing Manager work experiences Intakes: February, June and September • General Manager Operations FEE-HELP available • Director of Operations • Business Development Manager What is Tourism Management? The world’s population is increasingly mobile every day with many consequences for businesses, economies, individuals, communities, societies, nations and their environments. The understanding of these consequences as well as the recognition that tourism is now the world’s largest industry, and hence big business, have lead to tourism management being one of the most popular fields of study in higher education. 5 EMPLoYMENT oUTcoMES William Blue graduates will develop broad knowledge relevant to the hospitality and tourism industries and an appreciation of the critical issues affecting these industries. They will be able to consult with interdisciplinary team members and negotiate, form and implement effective and innovative management decisions. Here is an indication of salaries in the hospitality and tourism industries* Emily White Intercontinental Hotel Graduated in 2008 Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality) Conferred by La Trobe University “Thanks to my studies at William Blue, I’ve been offered a graduate position with the General Manager $160,000 – 192,000 Intercontinental Hotel, which entails a corporate traineeship at the Crown Plaza Executive Assistant Manager $85,000 – 98,000 in Canberra starting in February 2009. The subjects I studied at the college had a real Financial Controller $78,000 – 99,500 business focus and prepared us well for life after study. I really enjoyed studying the Director of Sales and Marketing $75,000 – 105,000 human resource and sales subjects. The knowledge I gained at William Blue gave Executive Chef $70,000 – 97,500 me tremendous confidence. The course puts together the big hospitality picture, providing Director of Catering $70,000 – 77,000 us with all the information to decide which path to follow in the industry.” Director of Food and Beverage $60,000 – 77,500 Director of Human Resources $65,000 – 70,000 Activities / Club Manager $65,000 – 85,000 Rooms Division Manager $62,000 – 68,000 Executive Housekeeper $57,000 – 66,000 Front Office Manager $55,000 – 58,000 Director of Spa / Spa Manager $52,000 – 63,000 Assistant Food and Beverage Director $50,000 – 55,500 * Salary information supplied by Spectrum International Hospitality Services October 2007. Figures displayed are in Australian Dollars. 6 WHERE To fRoM HERE? fEE–HELP How do I apply? Complete the application form and send it to us along with academic transcripts and any additional documentation (eg. your high school results, resume and references if applicable). Once we receive your application, we will contact you. Remember, if you have any questions, feel free to talk to a William Blue Course and Careers Advisor to make sure the chosen course is a right match for your career ambitions. Key intake and term dates William Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism has 3 intakes per year for the flexible and online learning study option*. Applications close 14 days prior to intake commencement. Trimester 1: Commencing 23/2/09 and ending 22/5/09 Census Date: 13/3/09 Trimester 2: Commencing 8/6/09 and ending 4/9/09 Census Date: 26/6/09 FEE-HELP Think: Colleges (trading as William Blue Trimester 3: College of Hospitality and Tourism) is a Commencing 21/9/09 and ending 18/12/09 recognised Higher Education Provider, Census Date: 9/10/09 which means that eligible students have the opportunity to apply for the Australian * Subject to course availability and your study Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. preference. FEE-HELP is a loan given to eligible fee-paying students to help pay for part, or all, Course credits of their tuition fees. A maximum of $81,600 (for Recognition of related academic achievements 2008) in tuition fees may be paid using and informal learning for course credit are FEE-HELP over a student’s lifetime. The available. Certified testamurs and transcripts FEE-HELP limit is indexed each year. are required from recognised higher education A one-off loan fee of 20 applies to institutions. Contact your Course and Careers FEE-HELP loans for undergraduate courses of Advisor or Agent for an application form and study. The $81,600 FEE-HELP limit does not details on the process. include the loan fee. Who is eligible for FEE-HELP? You are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you are either an Australian Citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa and you are studying one of the following programs: • Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) • Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management) To find out more about FEE-HELP visit www.goingtouni.com.au. 7 Contact If you would like more information on any of the material presented in this brochure, please visit our website or contact one of our advisers. William Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism North Sydney Campus, 171 Pacific Highway North Sydney, NSW Australia 2060 Phone (Australia): 1300 851 237 Phone (overseas): +61 2 9492 3213 Fax +61 2 9955 2771 firstname.lastname@example.org www.williamblue.edu.au Think: Colleges Pty Ltd, ABN 93 050 049 299 trading as William Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism, HEP No. NSW5028 William Blue College of Hospitality and Tourism is a trading name of Think: Colleges Pty Ltd, a private Higher Education Institution accredited by the New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET). The DET is the only accreditation authority in the State of New South Wales listed on the Australian Qualifications Framework Register, authorised via the New South Wales Higher Education Act (2001) to accredit private providers of higher education. All degrees issued by the College are recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework and are deemed equivalent to those issued by Australian self-accrediting universities. The College is subject to periodic audits by the Australian Universities Quality Agency. Date of Print: December 2008 Information provided in this brochure is current at the date of publication, and may be subject to change.
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