Australian College of Applied Education

Introduction

The Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) previously the Australian School of Tourism and Hotel Management (ASTHM), Australia's first private Hotel School, is a highly respected Registered Training Organisation (RTO) established and owner operated since 1989 in Perth WA. Today ACAE is proud to offer a comprehensive choice of accredited courses to students ranging from; hospitality, cookery, business, management, and accounting. ACAE was awarded the International Training Provider of the Year 2012 at the WA Training Awards and was also a finalist for the WA Small Training Provider of the Year 2012 in addition to being a finalist in the Australian International Training Provider of the Year award in Melbourne.

Location

In the heart of Perth's CBD</strong The Australian College of Applied Education is located in Perth City at 641 Wellington Street, Perth (80metres from the Milligan Street intersection and almost directly opposite Perth Arena). Our convenient central city location provides students easy access to public bus and train transport and to a number of closely located carpark facilities. View a map of Perth City. One major advantage of our location is that it provides easy access to the majority of employers who support our students during the Industry Work Placement program contained in each of our courses. Students are able to access the majority of local and international businesses, high profile accounting firms, banks, hotels, restaurants effectively providing access to experience in almost any business to suit our students' individual needs. About Perth, Western Australia Perth is Western Australia’s capital city and offers some of the world’s best living. Superb weather and a city nestled between the Indian Ocean and the Swan River makes recreation easy for all. Mining and resources, a thriving business culture and close links with Asia make Perth a prosperous and dynamic location. The city hosts a huge community of Australian and international students all happy to be studying in this idyllic place. The Great Outdoors Long, warm summers combined with beautiful beaches, parklands and endless food destinations to create an amazing outdoor lifestyle. Our students have access to incredible shopping, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and nightlife, as well as theatre, music, art galleries, festivals and sports events. Getting Around Perth has an excellent public transport system including river ferries. Our school sits in the heart of the city, just five minutes walk from the central station. The city is also serviced by many international and national airlines.

The ACAE Facilities

Our world-class training facilities include:

  • 17 lecture and tutorial rooms fully equipped with state of the art audio visual equipment
  • University standard IT and online student Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Fully equipped training restaurant and bar
  • Rooms division area & hotel reception with industry standard software and yield management software
  • 2 Computer Laboratories
  • Comfortable and modern student learning spaces
  • 2 Commercial training kitchens
  • 1 Commercial training patisserie kitchen
  • Reference library and online library database
  • Student cafe, The College Cafe
  • Free Wifi connection in all areas
  • Wireless printing
  • Student discounts for purchase of the Microsoft Office Professional Academic software for students (see student services for details)

Industry & Education Partners

Industry Partners The Australian College of Applied Education strives to develop strong industry partnerships which enable our staff and vocational course students to engage in current industry issues and ensures that our curriculum remains focused and up to date in accordance with industry trends. Activities with our partners include:

  • Guest Lecture Program
  • Professional Development programs for industry staff
  • Internship Support
  • Educational Excursion Support
  • Mystery Guest Programs
  • Live Case Study opportunities

Many of our Industry Partners will offer our students work placements and apprenticeships through our work placement program. See some of the companies that our students have completed their work placements and apprenticeships with below; Hotels

  • Parmelia Hilton
  • Hyatt Hotel
  • Pan Pacific Hotel

Restaurants

  • Rockpool
  • Nobu
  • Jean Pierre Sancho
  • The Indiana
  • The Merrywell
  • Print Hall

Vineyards and Breweries

  • Little Creatures
  • Black Swan Winery
  • Lamont's

Events Specialists

  • Creating Events
  • Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Accreditation & Memberships

The Australian College of Applied Education maintains membership with a comprehensive list of industry and professional associations. Our memberships and active involvement with industry ensure that the learning environment we provide is recognized by the industry as being one of the highest in world standards. ACAE is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) which means our students can have full confidence in the quality and recognition of their qualifications. The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met. However, ACAE’s qualifications go beyond the requirements of ASQA to make sure our students' additional benefits when they study with us. Initiatives such as an Industry Advisory board and organized work placements mean that ACAE students have up-to-date training and relevant work experience upon graduation which makes our graduates highly skilled and sought after. ACAE courses also include a number of value-added benefits to ensure a well-rounded graduate skill set, they are:

  • writing for business purposes
  • effective research and referencing
  • industry guest speakers

More Student Benefits

The School of Tourism and Hotel Management has in November 2004, been accepted as a full member of the prestigious Association of Australian Hotel Schools (AAHS). Association of Australian Hotel Schools (AAHS) members are institutions dedicated to excellence in the field of Hotel and Tourism Management Education. Studying at an AAHS institution will ensure you are well prepared for the challenges and demands of this dynamic Industry. It will also be your first step towards an exciting international career. There are also many exclusive benefits that membership to the AAHS provide to members students including the opportunity for International students to gain a "Graduate Visa" enabling them to work in Australia Full Time for up to 18 months at Supervisory or Junior Management positions. This was formalized by AAHS in an agreement negotiated between the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and DIMIA on behalf of AAHS member.

Governance

The Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) founded in 1989 prime objective is to provide high-quality vocational education and training services to local students and communities, international students and corporate clients, whilst always embracing our philosophy of "lifelong learning". ACAE prides itself on its excellent reputation, highly qualified staff, industry partners, current training practices, student support, state of the art facilities and industry placements which overwhelmingly over time have resulted in ACAE having some of the most positive employment outcomes for all graduates of our courses. The Australian College of Applied Education has an appointed Board of Directors, Management Committee, and Industry Advisory Board allowing it to draw on a range of expertise in the training and education industry from within and across our board membership.

Boards and Committees

Board of Directors The Board of Directors are appointed by the Shareholders of Australian College of Applied Education (ACAE) in accordance with the company constitution and bylaws. The board of directors is appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of our organization. In accordance with the constitution, the board of directors is charged with:

  • governing the organization by establishing broad policies and objectives;
  • selecting, appointing, supporting and reviewing the performance of the chief executive;
  • ensuring the availability of adequate financial resources;
  • approving annual budgets;
  • accounting to the shareholders for the organization's performance.

Management Committee The Management Committee are appointed by the Board of Directors and are charged with a range of responsibilities including having input to the Strategic Direction of the organization and seeing the visions and strategy being brought to life from an operational perspective. Management Committee Members are appointed for their unique Skill Sets. Management Committee members are active in the day to day running of the college. Industry Advisory Board The Industry Education Advisory Board is a board appointed by ACAE. The board is made up of key industry professionals selected from a broad cross-section of the industry. Board members agree to the following charter;

  • To provide input to the ACAE on current and future education needs for the Tourism & Hospitality industries
  • To offer guidance and suggestions on education, research and partnership opportunities
  • To interact with academic staff to review the Australian College of Applied Education's existing and proposed programs
  • To represent ACAE to the industry
  • To act as a "Brains Trust" and resource
  • To provide input to students on the realities of the industry and future career opportunities
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Certificate III in Patisserie

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Certificate III in Patisserie is equivalent to the off-the-job training of the Chef Patissier apprenticeship. The course includes industry internships providing you the necessary on-the-job experience in a pastry kitchen. [+]

1 Year Full Time; Part time is also available

Qualifying as a Pastry Chef is new and innovative in Western Australia. This new trade qualification was approved by the Department of Training and Workplace Development in March 2010. This certificate provides you with the Chef Patissier qualification including a practical industry placement, students are also required to complete a minimum of 250 hours of industry work placement.

Benefits

The Certificate III in Patisserie is equivalent to the off-the-job training of the Chef Patissier apprenticeship. The course includes industry internships providing you the necessary on-the-job experience in a pastry kitchen.

The process of qualifying with trade equivalence may take up to 3 years, however students are employed throughout this time in the industry gaining substantial and relevant experience. The placements are organised by ASCA.... [-]


Certificate IV in Business

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Certificate IV in Business is designed for those who have little to no business experience and seek a career in business or who intend to study at the diploma or degree level in the future. [+]

6 Months Full Time; Part time courses also available

The program will prepare graduates with a range of business skills necessary to be successful in a number of business environments. These include customer service, marketing activities, business communication and occupational health and safety.

The Certificate IV in Business is designed for those who have little to no business experience and seek a career in business or who intend to study at the diploma or degree level in the future.

A key component of ASBM is that all students will undertake 12 industry work placement shifts in a business enterprise as part of this course.

Pathways to a Higher Degree

Successful completion of the four subjects in the Certificate IV in Business will result in a four unit credit for the Bachelor of Business at the Australian School of Management, if completed in conjunction with the Diploma of Business.... [-]


Diploma

Diploma of Business

Campus Full time Part time 6 months January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Diploma of Business is a well balanced program incorporating theoretical knowledge and practical business skills that allows students to develop for a wide range of business functions and enterprises. This qualification is suited to students with some prior levels of business experience who would like to further develop their careers and employment opportunities in a management capacity. [+]

6 Months Full Time; Part time courses also available

This comprehensive program provides broad-based business knowledge and skills, particularly in the areas of business operations, e-marketing, human resource management and project and risk management.

The Diploma of Business is a well balanced program incorporating theoretical knowledge and practical business skills that allows students to develop for a wide range of business functions and enterprises. This qualification is suited to students with some prior levels of business experience who would like to further develop their careers and employment opportunities in a management capacity.

A key component of the Diploma of Business is that all students will undertake 12 industry work placement shifts in a business enterprise as part of this course.... [-]


Diploma of Events

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

This diploma has been developed with industry and academic leaders in convention and event management. The program offers a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training. Through our integrated work experience program, students also become familiar with the practicalities of working in the conventions and event industry in areas such as events management and convention, meetings and exhibitions management. [+]

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Australia’s convention and event industry has been one of the fastest growing and contributes more than $8 billion to the national economy every year. Australia is developing a reputation as a destination that can bid for, manage and produce conventions and events of all shapes and sizes like the 2000 Olympics and the Rugby World Cup.

This diploma has been developed with industry and academic leaders in convention and event management. The program offers a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training. Through our integrated work experience program, students also become familiar with the practicalities of working in the conventions and event industry in areas such as events management and convention, meetings and exhibitions management.... [-]


Diploma of Hospitality

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

Throughout the Diploma of Hospitality you will find yourself in various learning environments including our fully equipped training bar and restaurant, 'real life' work placement and our training hotel front. The Diploma of Hospitality integrates study with nationally registered vocational units providing you with the skills and knowledge to prosper in the Hospitality Industry. [+]

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Planning and execution are paramount and this program has a strong focus on management skills with a services oriented approach as this applies directly to the broad business operations of international hotels and resorts.

The Hospitality Industry is fast-faced and fast growing. With a skills shortage across the Industry this is the perfect time to study and gain the skills required to start a prosperous career.

Throughout the Diploma of Hospitality you will find yourself in various learning environments including our fully equipped training bar and restaurant, 'real life' work placement and our training hotel front. The Diploma of Hospitality integrates study with nationally registered vocational units providing you with the skills and knowledge to prosper in the Hospitality Industry.... [-]


Diploma of Travel and Tourism

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2018 Australia Perth + 1 more

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers students a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training including a variety of core units that provide a range of essential industry skills. Through our Industry Work Placement program students undertake 36 industry work placement shifts as part of their training. This helps students transfer their knowledge from College to the workplace. [+]

1 Year Full Time; this course is also available Part time

Graduates of the Diploma of Travel and Tourism can expect to be successfully employed by airlines, tourist attractions, government agencies, tourism venues and other micro or macro tourism operations.

Travelling is a passion shared by many, why not make a career of it? The Tourism Industry in Australia is booming and it is forecast to grow a further 43% to 74% by 2020. Accounting for more than half of service exports and 8% of national employment, Tourism is a fantastic industry to start a career in that encourages staff to travel and experience new cultures.

The Diploma of Travel and Tourism offers students a balanced integration of theoretical study and practical training including a variety of core units that provide a range of essential industry skills.... [-]


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Australian College of Applied Education

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Location address
641 Wellington Street
Perth 6000
Western Australia

Perth, Western Australia, 6000 AU