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International student Andre finds his fit with hospitality

Andre - Hospitality

International student Andre from Indonesia found the theoretical and practical learning at Melbourne Polytechnic a good fit for his career in the hospitality industry.

Why did you choose Melbourne Polytechnic?

The reason why I chose Melbourne Polytechnic for my studies is that it is a registered training provider, which I felt gave an advantage. If I had followed my higher studies in Indonesia, I would have the same degree as any other. I felt it was better to study overseas and experience another country and culture. I have always wanted to live in Melbourne and selecting a university in the city gave me that opportunity.

I first completed the Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery at Melbourne Polytechnic and thereafter proceeded to do my Diploma in Hospitality Management. The course consists of both theory and practical components, which give the student the complete experience.

Opportunities for the future

As part of our study programme we are provided with on the job work experience opportunities. This provides us with real-world experiences. During the summer of my first year, I worked in a restaurant, and thereafter once I completed my Certificate course and started on my Diploma, I was able to secure employment as a Teppanyaki Chef because of the skills and knowledge I had gained at Melbourne Polytechnic.

Student life

Being a student at Melbourne Polytechnic is a wonderful experience. They will always take care of the student and provide assistance when required. I have made many friends from around the world. The experience is truly international. Melbourne Polytechnic also organise many events with food and live music that give us the opportunity to unwind and relax. During my free time I like to play table-tennis with friends, which keeps me active and also gives me the opportunity to make new friends.

Life in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to live. The people are friendly, and there is much to see and do in the city. I was quite impressed with the transportation system where we can travel by tram, train or bus. Melbourne weather is always unpredictable so it is always better to be prepared!

Follow in Andre’s footsteps

I applied to Melbourne Polytechnic through an education agent in Indonesia. Therefore, the application process was simple and straightforward. My advice to future students is that you should not hesitate to venture out of your comfort zone. Once you do, you will realise that there are many opportunities to select from.

Hospitality Courses

Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe Job Trainer Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
The SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality is a hands-on program designed to provide students with the necessary skills to work in the Hospitality industry.
Certificate IV in Hospitality SIT40416
Hospitality - Full Time, Traineeship - Preston, Prahran, Workplace and Industry
Hospitality - Full Time, Traineeship - Preston, Prahran, Workplace and Industry
Develop your hospitality skills while gaining understanding of hospitality supervision. The SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality will help you develop strong practical skills and provide hands-on experience and equip you with the knowledge and skills required to gain an entry-level position within this busy, exciting and fast-growing industry.
Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416
Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
VTAC Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Unleash your leadership potential in hospitality by developing strong practical skills, hands-on experience and excellent leadership capability. Our Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT50416 equips you with all the skills to gain a management position within this exciting industry.
Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316
Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Unleash your leadership potential in the Hospitality industry by developing strong practical skills. If you would like to become a skilled senior hospitality manager then enrol in our Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management SIT60316.
Undergraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management
Higher Education, Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Higher Education, Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
Managing hospitality operations takes skill and commitment, the Undergraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management is your springboard into the events and food operations industry.
Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Higher Education, Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
VTAC Higher Education, Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Develop management and leadership capabilities alongside practical based industry skills in the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.
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