Published on : Wednesday, April 27, 2016
West Australia Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett opened the Perth institute and launched the partnership and degree programs today (April 27) at the North Metropolitan TAFE Northbridge campus.
Degree programs in Convention and Event Management, and Tourism Management will be delivered in collaboration with North Metropolitan TAFE, enhancing the State’s role as a key tourism and hospitality hub, the West Australia government said in a media statement.
Barnett said the partnership had come at an important time for WA as tourism and hospitality emerged as key industries for the State’s economic development.
“The accommodation and food services industry is an important source of jobs for the State, accounting for 6.6 per cent of Western Australia’s total workforce in 2015,” he said.
“The addition of Le Cordon Bleu’s world-class training at North Metropolitan TAFE will ensure we are at the forefront of skills development in the tourism and hospitality industry.
“The degree programs will also support the growth of international education in WA and promote Perth as a great place to study and work.”
Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey said students enrolled in both Bachelor of Business qualifications would commence their study in June 2016, with training carried out at the North Metropolitan TAFE Northbridge campus.
“The recently established North Metropolitan TAFE introduces a new dimension to the partnership. Specialised hospitality programs delivered from the Joondalup campus will strengthen training opportunities and allow the State’s tourism and hospitality industry to thrive,” Liza said.