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For details, see the Multi-state section (page 528).
Leura 1 Chambers St,
Leura NSW 2780
Sydney 4/532–540 George St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9307 4600
Web address: www.bluemountains.edu.au
CRICOS provider ID: 00911E
The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
(BMIHMS) has been providing recognised hotel and event
management education since 1991 and aims to prepare
graduates for a range of careers in the hospitality industry.
BMIHMS has two campuses — one located in Leura in the
stunning Blue Mountains National Park and the other in the heart
of Sydney’s central business district.
BMIHMS offers a bachelor of business (international hotel
and resort management) and a bachelor of business
(international event management), as well as postgraduate study
in international hotel management. The school adopts the Swiss
model of hospitality learning, which includes theoretical, practical
and professional development. Its programs include paid industry
placements, which allow students to apply what they have learnt
and gain work experience. There are four intakes per year to all
courses — January, April, July and September.
The Leura campus operates as a simulated hotel where
students are both guests and staff. Undergraduate students
spend the first two years of their course at the Leura campus
focusing on a demanding schedule of applied blocks of study,
including late and early shifts. Students live on campus in twin-
share accommodation and have access to 24/7 wireless internet,
an on-site library and three restaurants, as well as a pool, gym
and recreation room. The campus also boasts a recently
upgraded training lab.
Upon completing the first two years of their course at the
Leura campus, undergraduate students then study at the non-
residential Sydney campus. At the executive business centre in
the heart of the CBD, final-year undergraduate and postgraduate
students concentrate on the business aspects of their studies.
The campus features wireless internet access, an on-site library,
student lounges and modern lecture spaces. Its central location
means students are close to industry partners, part-time work and
career opportunities. Accommodation assistance is available.
The school adopts the Swiss model of
hospitality learning, which includes
theoretical, practical and professional
BMIHMS has a good reputation and strong relationships
within the hospitality industry. The school is part of the Laureate
International Universities network and is accredited by the World
Tourism Organization and the Institute of Hospitality.
Applications are submitted directly to the institution, although
Victorian applicants can apply through the Victorian Tertiary
Admissions Centre (VTAC). See the school’s website for more
details. Applicants should have completed Year 12 or completed
Year 11 and have undertaken tertiary study at certificate IV level
or above. Alternative entry requirements are applied to mature
age students, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants and
those who have experienced educational disadvantage. Students
must be aged 18 or over before the end of the first practical term.
The school has a policy of recognising prior learning and work
experience, which are considered alongside academic records
supplied during the application process.
As a private institution, BMIHMS charges full fees for its
courses, although scholarships are available. It is also a
government-approved higher education provider, which means
domestic students in approved courses can access FEE-HELP
loans to cover part or all of their tuition fees. For more information
about FEE-HELP, see page 38.
Billy Blue College of Design
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
How the institution
rates and compares
603 higher education students (ver y small)
554 undergraduates, 140 domestic fee
paying, 68% non-English speaking
background (very high), 7% over 25 years
3% external or mixed mode students (low),
16% part-time students (low)
414 undergraduate students (small)
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