Renowned academy boosts hospitality training

Date: 27 April 2016

World-leading academy to open and boost hospitality training in WA
Degrees offered in Tourism and Event Management


Renowned international academy Le Cordon Bleu will open its first institute in Perth and welcome its first intake of Western Australian hospitality and tourism students this year.

 

Degree programs in Convention and Event Management, and Tourism Management will be delivered in collaboration with North Metropolitan TAFE, enhancing the State's role as a key tourism and hospitality hub.

 

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett opened the Perth institute and launched the partnership and degree programs today at the North Metropolitan TAFE Northbridge campus.

 

Mr Barnett said the partnership had come at an important time for WA as tourism and hospitality emerged as key industries for the State's economic development.

 

"The accommodation and food services industry is an important source of jobs for the State, accounting for 6.6 per cent of Western Australia's total workforce in 2015," he said.

 

"The addition of Le Cordon Bleu's world-class training at North Metropolitan TAFE will ensure we are at the forefront of skills development in the tourism and hospitality industry.

 

"The degree programs will also support the growth of international education in WA and promote Perth as a great place to study and work."

 

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said students enrolled in both Bachelor of Business qualifications would commence their study in June 2016, with training carried out at the North Metropolitan TAFE Northbridge campus.

 

"Students will be training in the cultural and hospitality heart of Perth, enabling them to observe what opportunities can arise from their chosen field of study," she said.

 

"As a world leader in culinary and hospitality education, Le Cordon Bleu produces graduates who are highly sought after by industry. This will be an exciting opportunity for those people who have a passion to establish a rewarding career in this sector.

 

"The recently established North Metropolitan TAFE introduces a new dimension to the partnership. Specialised hospitality programs delivered from the Joondalup campus will strengthen training opportunities and allow the State's tourism and hospitality industry to thrive."

 

Fact File

  • Le Cordon Bleu has operated in Australia with public training partners for 15 years
  • Delivery of courses follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012
  • North Metropolitan TAFE has delivered almost 3,700 enrolments in tourism, travel and hospitality in the last three years 

 

Premier and Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5000

Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister's office - 6552 5900

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