BMIHMS Australia

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City and Location

Leura Campus

Leura is situated in the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, about two hours drive from West of Sydney. The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School spreads out over 2 hectares of landscaped grounds, has capacity for around 250 students. BMIHMS, Leura - Blue Mountains region

Having a campus located in one of Australia's top natural tourist attractions - the Blue Mountains National Park, means students are not only immersed in the world of hospitality opportunities, but have numerous outdoor lifestyle options on their doorstep. The area is abundant with boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants.

Take a look at the Gallery for more images and videos of the Leura Campus.

On campus, students 'check in' and run the school as a simulated hotel, performing operational food and beverage management, restaurant service, housekeeping and front office duties.

Accommodation is twin-share in hotel style rooms with private bathroom, serviced weekly. Rooms typically include desks, shelf space, wardrobe, telephone, 24/7 wireless Internet, and small fridge.

Dining - there are 3 restaurants all operated by students, either in the kitchen or front of house. All main meals are provided during residential semesters. Chambers is a la carte; Cookies is a casual cafe and Ploughman's is a buffet style bistro.

Recreation facilities include a fully equipped gym, basketball court, swimming pool and barbecue area. Indoors, there's a big-screen TV room and DVD player, pool table, as well as vending machines.

- Matt Zilko, Australia, Year 2 BMIHMS Student

Social activities abound: the Student Representative Council (SRC) runs a range of events from sports teams, cultural nights, charity fundraisers, and trips to local attractions.

Teaching and IT - modern lecture theatres (fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology), commercial kitchens, training restaurants, 24/7 wireless Internet, intranet site, school email service, library and Mac computer labs ensuring Blue Mountains students have access to the latest in hospitality teaching trends and technology.


Sydney Campus

In international surveys, Sydney consistently ranks as one of the world's best cities to live in and visit, which makes the perfect location to complement your hospitality or event management degree.

Our new non-residential campus, located right in the heart of the city's CBD, functions as an executive business centre where 3rd year and postgraduate students complete their studies. Sydney campus is equipped with state of the art lecture rooms and teaching facilities, with wireless Internet and a modern well-equipped library on site.

We assist students in finding off-campus accommodation nearby.Many of Sydney's tourist and sporting attractions, as well as shopping and entertainment precincts are literally on the campus' doorstep.

The new Sydney campus is located just minutes away from the harbour A thriving vibrant local economy means that
students have numerous part-time work
opportunities close-by, as well as access to major
hotels, tourism ventures and events companies.
Many of our hospitality and event management
graduates have full-time work immediately after
completing their studies.

Accommodation - The campus can assist with accommodation close to campus, subject to availability, with other Blue Mountains students. These newly furnished 3 and 4 single bedroom apartments are just a short bus ride, or walk, from campus and linen, crockery, cutlery, kitchen equipment is provided.

Facilities on campus include a student lounge with a big-screen TV and kitchen as well as vending machines. Of course being in the centre of Sydney means you are just minutes away from gyms, swimming pools, recreation centres, entertainment venues, restaurants...

Social activities abound: the Student Representative Council (SRC) is active on the Sydney campus and arranges fun events including visits to local attractions and themed events.

Teaching and IT - brand new modern lecture theatres (fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology), 24/7 wireless Internet, library, and a Mac computer lab.


History

Timeline
1991

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) was founded by Fritz Grubler, a Swiss hotelier. First school in Australia to operate the internationally recognised Swiss hotel management program. Soon develops an educational model in which students live and study in a simulated hotel environment.

1994
BMIHMS granted an advanced diploma status by VETAB.

1999
Advanced Diploma program extended to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality and Tourism Management awarded by Bournemouth University, UK.

2001
Sign a 5-year agreement with University of New England (UNE) conferring a Bachelor of Commerce (Hospitality and Tourism Management) degree as part of School's expanding curriculum.

2002
Launches post-graduate programs as well as a tourism management strand within the undergraduate degree.

2004
Bilateral partnership with Suzhou Tourism Schools, China,? provides ?Diploma course on the Suzhou campus.

2005

  • English Language Program commences on campus.
  • First private education provider in Australia to receive international recognition as a quality educator by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO).
  • Registered as a NSW Higher Education institution.
  • Acquires the Australian International Hotel School (AIHS) in Canberra.
  • Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) grants accreditation to the Bachelor of Business (Hotel Management) program

2006
School undergoes major refurbishment and extension of campus facilities, and launches new strategic partnership with University of Queensland's School of Tourism (the only other World Tourism Organisation accredited educator in Australia).

2008
Joins Laureate International Universities, becoming part of a global education network.

2009
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School receives the prestigious Gold Award for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards.

2010

  • Wins Education and Training Award at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, recognising Blue Mountains as the leader of hotel management education in Australia.
  • Wins Best Communications, and Finalist in the Best Educational Innovation category at Worldwide Hospitality Awards in Paris.
  • Awarded Silver for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards 2010.

2011

  • Celebrates 20th anniversary and opens specialist business campus in downtown Sydney.Designs a Master of International Hotel Management program to start in 2012.
  • Designs a Master of International Hotel Management program to start in 2012.
  • Awarded Silver for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards 2011.

2012

In the top three hospitality schools for best professional success at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.

2013

Winner of Tourism Education and Training at the Australian National Tourism Awards.

2014

Winner of Tourism Education and Training at the Australian National Tourism Awards.

2015

  • Gold Awards for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards.
  • Hall of Fame for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards.

2016

BMIHMS joined Torrens University Australia


Partners

To better adapt to the constantly changing and challenging hospitality industry, it makes good strategic and educational sense to partner with established and proven teaching affiliates. In doing so, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School courses are enhanced to ensure students graduate with reputable, flexible, globally recognised and industry-relevant degrees.

Laureate Hospitality Education

Laureate International Universities is the world's leading higher education provider. Laureate's more than 80 universities educate over 950,000 students in 29 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Laureate's universities offer undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in fields such as architecture, business, engineering, hospitality management, law and medicine. William J. Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, is Honorary Chancellor of the Laureate International Universities network. To learn more, visit www.laureate.net.



Accreditation

It's your guarantee, your peace of mind that the program offered, the teaching conducted and qualification gained at Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia adhere to high compliance standards.

  • All BMIHMS at Torrens University undergraduate and postgraduate courses are fully self-accredited by Torrens University Australia in accordance with the Australian Higher Education Standards Framework (2015) and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
  • Meets the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) requirements ensuring international students are cared for, minimum standards are met and that the institution functions on sound financial foundations.

All international education providers in Australia must comply with the ESOS Act and National Code.? Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School adheres to the code and as such, is in full compliance with the code's requirements. For more information on ESOS please visit www.aei.gov.au.

World Tourism Organisation

The School is a certified institution of the WTO's Department of Education and Knowledge Management, having gained certification under the Tourism Education Quality program. We are one of the two institutions in Australia currently certified - the other being the University of Queensland. For further information visit www.unwto.org.

Institute of Hospitality

Blue Mountains also attained accreditation for its programs from the Institute of Hospitality, the only internationally recognised professional management association for managers in hospitality, leisure and tourism. Visit www.instituteofhospitality.org for more information.

THE-ICE

The Blue Mountains Hotel School is a founding member of the not-for-profit International Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE). Membership includes world-leading universities, private hotel schools and vocational colleges who have their qualifications and programs reviewed regularly by an independent panel of assessors to ensure they meet designated standards of excellence. For further information visit www.the-ice.org.


3 pillars philosophy

At the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School campuses, we celebrate the personal achievements of many fine young people from all over the world who have attended our Schools. The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School makes a difference because we offer an enriched learning experience we call our "Three Pillars" approach to hospitality and tourism management education. All our campuses endorse this approach of educational values, beliefs and teaching philosophies. These values are expressed in terms of Professional and Personal Development, Practical Skills and Theoretical Knowledge.


Professional and Personal Development

"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end" Ursula Le Guin

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School develops professional behavior in students, so they will have:

  • A respect for themselves and for others - respect which is earned by being the best that they can be;
  • An appreciation of, and sensitivity to, others' values, opinions and cultures;
  • A valuing of honesty and integrity in communications and in all dealings with others - resulting in a culture of trust and trustworthiness;
  • An ability to respectfully adapt to new communities, cultures and workplaces and a willingness to advance environmentally sustainable practices;
  • Self management skills, a sound work ethic and appreciation of the benefits that endeavour can bring;
  • An acceptance of personal responsibility and responsibility for their own ongoing professional development;
  • Confidence and leadership - tempered with humility and tact and a desire and ability to help others;
  • A passion for lifelong learning


Practical Skills

"The only way to deal with the future is to function effectively in the now" Gita Bellin

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School equips students with industry skills to:

  • Work as professional hotel operators and managers to deliver real hotel services in realistic industry environments;
  • Apply learning, with due regard to safety; learning from their success and their mistakes;
  • Apply knowledge and theoretical approaches in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts;
  • Value and augment their operational and technical skills;
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve outcomes that cannot be achieved by one person alone;
  • Work collaboratively with industry to ensure that what they do add value to the industry;
  • Take responsibility for providing customer care and satisfaction in the service encounter, regardless of their skills levels;
  • Communicate effectively to various public and levels using a variety of methods and media


Theoretical Knowledge

"Everyone and everything around you is your teacher" Ken Keynes Jr.

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School will enable students as learning partners to:

  • Appreciate and learn from what has been, what is, and what is yet to be;
  • Develop a curiosity for learning and to plan and manage their own learning;
  • Learn in a supportive and encouraging environment;
  • Access and process the knowledge they need for their work and personal and professional development;
  • Maximize the learning that is made possible via their in-School and out-of-School experiences;
  • Learn about specialist topics in "bigger picture" and global contexts;
  • Understand that knowledge developed from dynamic collaborative processes adds value to them, to their Schools, and to their industry;
  • Contribute to the advancing body of knowledge within the hospitality and tourism industries

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