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Euan Taylor

portrait of Euan Taylor

Euan Taylor is a teacher in the Hospitality department at Melbourne Polytechnic. Euan’s resume includes hotel management positions in several hotels in Melbourne, and Auckland, New Zealand.

He’s also worked front line jobs in hotels, restaurants and events venues.  His hotel work was focussed in the Front Office department where he was responsible for managing customer service, the recruitment, training, rostering and supervision of receptionists, reservations clerks, telephonists and night auditors (including performance appraisals), maintenance and operations of computer hardware and software, setting of budgetary targets and the production of statistics to assess performance. 

Euan has been teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic since February, 1995.  In that time he has taught a variety of subjects in the hospitality, tourism and events areas including accommodation, finance, budgeting, stock control, work health and safety, rostering staff, leadership, computer operations and marketing.  Euan has also taught overseas for Melbourne Polytechnic.  He has delivered hospitality programs on eight separate secondments in China, and on six occasions in South Korea.  This has included teaching up to 120 students lecture-style, passing on Australian hospitality knowledge and skills, and introducing Australian culture to Chinese and Korean students. Euan's teaching focuses on theory subjects and applying these concepts to real life work scenarios, through practical learning, such as computer training and scenario roleplays.

Euan studied Hotel Management at Victoria University where he completed his bachelor degree. He is currently working on his Master of Hospitality Management. Euan finds teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic enjoyable and satisfying.  Seeing students learn new skills and hearing from graduates who have been able to successfully apply classroom concepts to their working roles provides a great reward for his teaching. 

Euan is active in the Warrandyte Country Fire Authority (CFA) where he has been an operational firefighter since 2003.  In this role, Euan has attended numerous house fires, car accidents and other incidents. He was sent away in strike teams to large fires around Macedon, Morwell and the Kinglake area in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Euan is married with two adult sons. He plays tennis three times a week and is a keen Geelong Football Club supporter.  

Hospitality Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Bachelor of Hospitality Management
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
VTAC Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Develop management and leadership capabilities alongside practical based industry skills in the Bachelor of Hospitality Management.
Certificate III in Hospitality SIT30616
Hospitality - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe 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.
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.
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.
Undergraduate Certificate in Hospitality Management
Hospitality - Full Time - Preston
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.