Euan Taylor 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, Roster Staff, Leadership, Computer Operations and Marketing.
He currently teaches in the Diploma of Hospitality and Diploma of Events programs. Previously he has taught in the following programs: Vet in Schools, Certificate III and IV of Hospitality, Diploma of Tourism, Advanced Diploma of Hospitality, and a Bachelor of Business program that Melbourne Polytechnic was delivering with La Trobe University.
Euan has also taught overseas for Melbourne Polytechnic. He has delivered hospitality programs on 8 separate secondments in China, and on 6 occasions in South Korea. This has included teaching up to 120 students in lecture style, passing on Australian Hospitality knowledge and skills, and introducing Australian culture to Chinese and Korean students.
He studied Hotel Management at Victoria University where he completed his bachelor degree, and has partially completed VU’s Masters of Hospitality Management.
His working history includes hotel management positions in several Melbourne hotels (and in Auckland, New Zealand), and 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 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 reward for his teaching.
Euan is active in the Warrandyte CFA where he has been an operational fire fighter since 2003. In this role Euan has attended numerous house fires, car accidents and other incidents and was sent away in strike teams to large fires around Macedon, Morwell and the Kinglake area in the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires. Being in CFA develops new skills, builds community connections and helps educate others about the importance of fire safety.
Euan is married, has 2 adult sons, plays tennis 3 times a week and is a keen Geelong Football Club supporter who is very excited for their prospects in 2016 and beyond.
Business,Hospitality and Primary Industries