The Hotel School’s Professional Learning Centre (PLC) team is dedicated to providing students with unique opportunities to improve their employability and industry knowledge.

In 2018 the Professional Learning Centre advertised 10000+ industry experience opportunities for students. These included work experience, volunteer work, job vacancies, and Internships, and were in addition to the opportunities available via industry networking events, and annual Careers Expo.

Tourism industry statistics
According to the World and Travel Tourism Council by 2027, Travel & Tourism will account for 138,086,000 jobs directly worldwide, an increase of 2.2% pa over the next ten years. If we look at Australia alone, according to  Deloitte’s Australian Tourism Labour Force Report 2015-2020. it is expected Australia will need 123,125 new workers (including 59,594 skilled workers) will need to be sourced in the tourism industry (an increase of 4.1% per year)

The Hotel School Job outcome Statistics
In 2018, our Professional Learning Centre team conducted graduates desk research. One of the exciting outcomes of this was that 95% of 2018 graduates surveyed were employed within six months of graduation. 69% of this group commenced their roles prior to their graduation date. 91% are working in the area of hospitality and tourism.

PLC activities are open to all students at The Hotel School and include professional development courses, on-site visits, workshops and industry guest speakers. The PLC team is constantly striving to provide new and exciting opportunities for students.

Some PLC activities include:

  • Leadership Speaker Series and Industry Panels

    Gain access to industry leaders through guest speakers who share their insights and industry knowledge.

  • Manager-for-a-Day

    Find out what it’s like to be a Manager as you shadow a manager in a 4-5 star hotel, including the Mulpha owned InterContinental Sydney, or Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

  • Winery Tour

    Learn from professional wine makers how wine is made at the Mulpha owned Bimbadgen Winery, or Rochford Winery.

  • LinkedIn Course

    Learn how to set up an effective LinkedIn profile and what employers are looking for when viewing your profile!

  • Networking

    Learn some tips on how to network and put them into practice when you meet with and learn from industry professionals over lunch.

  • Mock Interviews

    Be interviewed by an industry professional and receive feedback on performance to help with the ‘real thing’.

  • RSA Course

    Obtain your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certification, permitting you to work in a licensed premises.

  • Skills2Work Food and Beverage Course

    Learn the fundamental skills needed to perform tasks within a Food & Beverage environment.

  • Industry Insights

    Field trips to visit Mulpha owned properties located at Hayman Island and Sanctuary Cove to gain insights into working at a resort. Learn from industry professionals and engage in work experience!