|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.|
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.
BMIHMS granted an advanced diploma status by VETAB.
Advanced Diploma program extended to a 3-year Bachelor of Arts in International Hospitality and Tourism Management awarded by Bournemouth University, UK.
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.
Launches post-graduate programs as well as a tourism management strand within the undergraduate degree.
Bilateral partnership with Suzhou Tourism Schools, China,? provides ?Diploma course on the Suzhou campus.
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).
Joins Laureate International Universities, becoming part of a global education network.
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School receives the prestigious Gold Award for Tourism Education and Training at the New South Wales Tourism Awards.
2012In the top three hospitality schools for best professional success at the Worldwide Hospitality Awards.
2013Winner of Tourism Education and Training at the Australian National Tourism Awards.
2014Winner of Tourism Education and Training at the Australian National Tourism Awards.
2016BMIHMS joined Torrens University Australia
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
"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:
"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:
"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: