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William Angliss Offers New Event Management Degree

William Angliss Institute has announced it will offer a new Bachelor of Event Management for students from February 2015.

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18 December is Experience Angliss Day

William Angliss Institute will host Experience Angliss Day on Thursday 18th December from 10am-4pm on campus.

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Business events in Australia to get a boost

Business events contribute significant amounts of money to the Australian economy every year.

Those working in the business events sector – or students taking events courses with an aim to get involved in the business side of the industry upon graduation – have received some good news.

The federal government has entered into a partnership with the Australian business events sector in order to boost the industry in times of event bidding and delivery.

Andrew Robb, the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, announced the groundbreaking move at the Australian Export Awards. The business events sector is worth more than $13 billion a year to the Australian economy, which highlights just how important this growing industry is to the nation as a whole. The framework is entitled 'Attracting Business Events to Australia: Role of Government Agencies', and during his announcement Robb discusses the importance of international business events to the government's economic diplomacy agenda.

The significance of business events to the Australian economy is underscored in 'Australia's International Business Events: The Economic and Strategic Value Proposition', a Deloitte Access Economics report. This document reveals that one in every five dollars spent by overseas visitors in Australia comes from an international guest at a business event. Total expenditure by international business events guess generated 22,500 jobs in 2012, revealing the many opportunities for employment in this area. During this same year, those guests generated $2.2 billion in GDP. The data also suggests international business events delegates spend around 20 per cent more over the course of their stay in Australia than other visitors.

"Business events in Australia have a global reputation for being first-class, stellar events; they're extremely important in terms of promoting Australia to the world," said Robb in his announcement of the government's agreement.

Association of Australian Convention Bureaux president Lyn Lewis-Smith said the collaboration will be a positive one.

"This is a ground breaking win for the sector," she declared. "International business events offer high yield benefits beyond the event that drive prosperity for Australia and contribute to the visitor and knowledge economies.

If you want to take advantage of this lucrative and ever-expanding industry, take a look at the range of Event Management courses on offer at William Angliss Institute. There are a wide range of options, including a Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Advanced Diploma of Events, Diploma of Events and Certificate III Tourism (Specialising in Events). 

The benefits of pursuing higher education at William Angliss Institute

A degree from William Angliss Institute can be life changing.

A degree at William Angliss Institute can take you anywhere, thanks to the blend of practical skills and theoretical learning you get during your studies.

Sarah Donnellan is a student of our Bachelor of Culinary Management program, which is a specialised degree in culture and cuisine, wine design, culinary artistry and gastronomy, contemporary food issues, with a management stream to boot.

Sarah currently works in cellar door sales at Innocent Bystander Vignerons and Winemakers in Healesville. She describes her workplace as being a food and wine leader in the Yarra Valley, exposing her to the wonderful world of wine as well as furthering her knowledge post-study. So how can you follow Sarah's example and secure the job of a lifetime? All it takes is choosing the right course, applying yourself and soaking up as much as you can about the industry.


Sarah had always known William Angliss Institute was a leader in the areas of hospitality, tourism and events, and made her way to the learning provider following a course of study at another institution. She says this previous course of study didn't provide enough practical experience required to be job- and industry-ready, which made her think the Institute – with its hands-on approach to learning – was a better choice. She was right. 


There were myriad opportunities available to take learning off-campus, and Sarah made the most of the excursions on offer. She visited ethical black pig breeders during her study as part of the Gastronomic Issues and Perspectives component of the degree, which allowed her to learn more about free-range practices. A visit to Attica was another highlight, where students were given a tour of the premises and an insight into sustainable food practices.


Sarah believes the industry exposure and contacts established during her time at the Institute have been invaluable in helping her to forge a successful career. She also highlights the teaching staff as being instrumental during the degree, saying they're not only passionate but also credible thanks to their industry backgrounds. In fact, Sarah believes the quality of teaching has led the Institute to become highly reputable within the industry. Typically when she tells people about her degree and what her study entailed, the response is overwhelmingly positive and even envious at times. The idea of studying food and wine full-time tends to have that effect!


For anyone considering completing a degree at William Angliss Institute, Sarah believes it's essential to blend practical skills with technical education in order to move into a management role. She says the Bachelor of Culinary Management is ideal for this, thanks to its inclusion of subjects such as procurement management and human resource management.


Spotlight on hospitality at the Time Out Bar Awards

The best of Sydney and Melbourne's bars have been announced by Time Out.

The recent Time Out Bar Awards have put the spotlight on the best of the country's drinking and dancing establishments, proving that the hospitality industry is well and truly thriving on Australian soil.

Australia's best bar tenders, owners, restaurateurs and more came together in Melbourne and Sydney for the annual Time Out Bar Awards, with a total lineup of around 1,000 members of the industry and Time Out readers. The November 23 event not only celebrated hospitality, but also ushered in summer at the same time.

Myffy Rigby, Time Out Chief Food and Drink Critic, proclaimed this year's events to be the biggest and most significant to date.

"We've been at this for seven years, constantly reevaluating what it is that makes a prize winner. And each time, we raise the bar a little higher," said Rigby.

Jess Ho, Time Out Melbourne Bars Editor, also commented on the event, as well as the industry in Melbourne. 

"This year's pool of talent has made this job particularly hard, especially when you're pitting institutions against the newcomers who hit the ground running as soon as the doors opened," said Ho. "If the new bars are anything to go by, it's an exciting time to be drinking in Melbourne."

If you're looking to capitalise on this thriving bar scene throughout Australia, a hospitality course could be the perfect entry way. The Certificate IV in Hospitality is one such option, focusing on front-line supervision and people management skills along with food and beverage preparation and delivery and hospitality services. This is ideal for those who are looking to work at a supervisor level, blending their skills in service with those in management. 

There are plenty of other courses, diplomas and degrees that explore almost every corner of the hospitality sector, so take the time to consider which is the best fit for your future.

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