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					                                                                      FACTSHEET

                                          Contact            Ms Martina Lyons
                                          person:            Martketing & Sales Director
                                          School             Australia International Hotel School
                                          Address:           8 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600
                                          Contact            Tel: +61 2 9431 7903 Fax: +61 2 9437 0299
                                          details:           E-mail: mlyons@aihs.edu.au
                                                             Website: www.aihs.edu.au


I         ABOUT AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL HOTEL SCHOOL

Established in 1995, the Australian International Hotel School in Canberra has a world class reputation for the
academic excellence and rigour of its programs and teaching.

The Australian International Hotel School offers diploma and bachelor degrees in International hotel Management
and International Event Hotel Management and post graduate study options in Hotel Management. AIHS is
unique in its ability to offer hospitality focused education in an on site commercial hotel. The Hotel Kurrajong is a
boutique four star property where students gain real-life training and experience as hoteliers.

All AIHS programs include theory, skills training and practice under the professional supervision of academic staff
and staff of the Hotel Kurrajong. Students will participate in the broader industry through an internship program.

AIHS has a unique location in the heart of the Australian capital, Canberra, the centre of political power, a popular
tourism destination and a well-recognised university city offering great student resources and lifestyle. Canberra
is also an ideal location to teach International Event Management as it plays host to national celebrations and
major sporting, arts and cultural events.

II        HISTORY

1926      Hotel Kurrajong opens as hostel accommodation for members of parliament, their families, staff and
          public servants for the new national capital of Canberra.
1945-49 To save government funds, Labor Prime Minister Ben Chifley lives at the Hotel Kurrajong during World
            War II instead of the Prime Minister’s official home, the Lodge.
1994      The Government of the Australian Capital Territory acquires the lease on Hotel Kurrajong, and
          refurbishes it as a boutique hotel and hotel school.
1995      AIHS founded in close affiliation with the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University (CSHA).
1995      Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) curriculum at AIHS designed by the CSHA.
2005      Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School P/L acquired Australian International Hotel
          School, Canberra and the lease on Hotel Kurrajong
2006      Introduced Graduate Certificate in Hotel Management and Graduate Diploma of Hotel Management.
2006      Partnership with The University of Queensland to quality endorse new Bachelor of Business programs.
2007      Master in Hotel Management introduced
2008      AIHS acquired by Laureate International Universities


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2009      Bachelor of Business (International Event Management) and Bachelor of Business (International Hotel
          Management) introduced.
III       KEY PERSONNEL

Australian International Hotel School Management
Mr David Graves                      President, Laureate Hospitality Education
Mr Ingmar Berg                       Senior Vice President, Laureate Hospitality Asia
Mr Guy Bentley                       Chief Executive Officer
Ms Martina Lyons                     Marketing & Sales Director
Mr Brett Fisher                      Finance Director
Mr Geoff Turner                      Campus Director & General Manager, Hotel Kurrajong
Mr Dominic Szambowksi                Executive Dean

IV        MISSION

The Australian International Hotel School aims to be a global educational leader in hospitality and tourism
education. Its graduates will be leaders of the future displaying the School’s core values: quality, integrity and
aspiration.


V         ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
AIHS is accredited by the Australia Capital Territory Accreditation and Registration Council and the Federal
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. .

Intakes are held in January, April, July and October.
Program 1
 Title          Bachelor of Business (International Hotel Management)
 Duration       2.5 years (equivalent in academic hours to a 3 year degree)
 Structure:     10 terms: 6 academic (12 weeks each) and 4 practicum terms ( 2 x 20 weeks)
 Industry practicum 2 x 20 week periods of paid placement in industry
 Language The program is taught in English

      Title          Associate Degree of Business (International Hotel Management)
      Duration       2 years
      Structure:     8 terms: 4 academic (12 weeks each) and 4 practicum terms (2 x20 weeks)
      Industry practicum 2 x 20 week periods of paid placement in industry
      Language The program is taught in English

      Title          Diploma of Business (International Hotel Management)
      Duration       1 year
      Structure:     4 terms: 2 academic (12 weeks each) and 2 practicum terms (1 x 20 weeks)
      Industry practicum 1 x 20 week period of paid placement in industry
      Language The program is taught in English.



Program 2


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     Title          Bachelor of Business (International Event Management)
     Duration       2.5 years (equivalent in academic hours to a 3 year degree)
     Structure:     10 terms: 6 academic (12 weeks each) and 4 practicum terms ( 2 x 20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 2 x 20 week periods of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English

     Title          Associate Degree of Business (International Event Management)
     Duration       2 years
     Structure:     8 terms: 4 academic (12 weeks each) and 4 practicum terms (2 x20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 2 x 20 week periods of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English

     Title          Diploma of Business (International Event Management)
     Duration       1 year
     Structure:     4 terms: 2 academic (12 weeks each) and 2 practicum terms (1 x 20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 1 x 20 week period of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English.

Program 3

     Title          Graduate Certificate in Hotel Management
     Duration        42 weeks
     Structure:     4 terms: 2 academic (2 x12 weeks each) and 2 practicum terms ( 20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 1 x 20 week periods of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English

     Title          Graduate Diploma of Hotel Management
     Duration        56 weeks
     Structure:     5 terms: 3 academic (12 weeks each) and 2 practicum terms (20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 1 x 20 week period of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English

     Title          Master of Hotel Management
     Duration       18 months (fast-track) or 21 months (normal mode)
     Structure:     4 terms: 4 academic (12 weeks each) and 2 practicum terms (20 weeks)
     Industry practicum 1 x 20 week period of paid placement in industry
     Language The program is taught in English.




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VI        ABOUT THE CAMPUS
Campus location
       Canberra – national capital of Australia, seat of Commonwealth government and public service,
        university city with a significant international student population, and well-known tourism
        attractions including museums, art galleries and archives with national collections. AIHS is
        located close to the Parliament and the diplomatic district as well as playing fields, tennis courts,
        swimming pools, walking tracks, bike paths, cinemas, galleries, and shopping at Canberra Centre.
       Canberra also offers student nightlife with dance clubs, wine bars, jazz clubs and cocktail lounges. The
        nearby suburbs of Kingston and Manuka are renowned as premier café suburbs and food and
        entertainment districts offering multicultural cuisine.
       The campus is only a 10-minute taxi ride to the airport. Only two and a half hour’s drive north of Canberra
        or 45 minutes flight is Sydney, with Melbourne 1 hour by plane to the south.

     Campus facilities
The campus is co-located with the historic, four-star boutique Hotel Kurrajong
     Art-Deco front ffice and lobby
     26-room boutique, four-star commercial hotel
     79 twin-share and single student rooms
     Computer lab
     Llecture rooms and seminar rooms
     Commercial kitchen
     Library and academic resource centre
     Wireless network on Campus Self-serve bistro for students
     Hotel Kurrajong brasserie restaurant and café
     Student-operated Bar
     Student gymnasium
     Student recreation lounge including TV and games areas
     Basketball court and access to multiple sporting facilities in immediate area
     Laundry facilities


VII       ABOUT STUDENTS AND FACULTY
Students nationalities
Some 15-20 different nationalities on the campus ..

Age range of students
From 17 up to 31 years old

Faculty
There are seven faculty members including full and part time equivalent lecturers as well as professionals who
come to enhance the students’ program as visiting lecturers. Faculty members all have academic credentials and
often extensive professional experience relevant to their teaching. Additionally they are encouraged to be
members of professional associations and required to update their professional knowledge and participate in
scholarly research.




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Student to lecturer ratio
The student to lecturer ratio varies depending on the program and method of instruction. The overall ratio is
around 6.2 students to each faculty member not taking into account the external consultants and visiting
professionals who enhance courses. This figure is based on students on campus and excludes those doing their
compulsory external industry practicum because specially appointed personnel monitor these students.

A few facts about our students (based on 2008 data)
Total student population                                           113
(for 2008 total year)

Breakdown per program:
Undergraduate students                                              79
Postgraduate students                                               30

Number of faculty members                                            7
Student male / female ratio                                      41:68
Number of nationalities represented                                 16
Percentage of international students                              53%
Percentage of Australian students                                 47%

Nationality Mix:
Australia                               47%
Asia
     -China/HK                        (1.7%)
     -Indonesia                       (1.7%)
     -Korea                             (7%)
     -Vietnam                         (0.8%)
     -Singapore                         (7%)
     -Malaysia                        (1.7%)

India                                 19.4%
Europe                                 5.3%
Other                                8.4%

VIII       ACCREDITATION AND AFFILIATION


Licenceship to operate
Australia Capital Territory Accreditation and Registration Council (ARC)


Accreditation
AIHS is accredited by the Australia Capital Territory Accreditation and Registration Council (ARC) and the
Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).

Recognition and membership
As well as enjoying worldwide recognition among international hospitality and tourism companies, AIHS is a
member of the following associations:
      THE-ICE (International Centre of Excellence for Tourism and Hospitality Excellence)
      AAHS (Association of Australian Hotel Schools)


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    Australian Hotels Association
    Canberra Convention Bureau
    Tourism Industry Council

Staff members and the management of AIHS are members of the following organizations and associations:
 American Hotel and Lodging Association
 Association of Event Management Educators
 Australian College of Educators
 Australian Institute of Management, Associate Fellow (AFAIM)
 Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member (MAICD)
 Australian German Lawyers Association (AGLA)
 Australian College of Health Service Executives, Associate Fellow (AFCHSE)
 Australian Market & Social Research Society
 Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)
 Commercial Law Association
 Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
 Festival & Events Association (FEA)
 German Australian Pacific Lawyers’ Association (Deutsch-Australisch-Pazifischen Juristenvereinigung e.V.)
 Institute of Hospitality, aka Hotel & Catering International Management Association (HCIMA)
 International Festivals Association (IFEA)
 International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (I–CHRIE)
 Law Council of Australia (International Law Section and European Focus Group)
 Meetings Professionals International (MPI)
 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA)
 Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Resources Advisory Committee
 The Australian Sociological Association


IX        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our placement office invites around 15 international hotel chains and companies each term to present to and
recruit our graduating students. A wide range of careers is open to them, namely in the fields of:
    Hospitality
    Hotel Management
    Tourism
    Events
    Consulting and Services
    Leisure and Recreation
    Clubs
    Spa and Fitness
    Golf Management / Facilities Management
    Sports Management
    Banking and Finance
    Education

X         ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIAN HOTEL SCHOOL

Today, AIHS has some 1,000 Alumni working in industry around the world. The Alumni Association of AIHS is a
non profit organization and was founded in 1995 to bring together Alumni and maintain on-going contacts. Today




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it represents an extensive network, and is an ideal tool to create and further professional and personal
relationships




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January 2009




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