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TAFE SA scoops tourism education and training award
TAFE SA won the tourism education and training award at the prestigious 2015 South Australian Tourism Awards at the Adelaide Convention Centre last Friday night.
The award recognises TAFE SA as the leading provider of tourism education and training in South Australia. TAFE SA Director of Tourism, Hospitality and Creative Arts Madeleine Frost said the win reinforces the high standard of training that TAFE SA delivers for the tourism, events and travel sector throughout the state. TAFE SA offers qualifications from entry level to advanced diploma across a broad spectrum of tourism sectors to meet industry needs.
TAFE SA offers multiple and blended learning methods, including face-to-face, online and blended delivery, which ensure that training opportunities are available in communities across the state. In addition, partnerships with other higher-education institutions also allow students to take advantage of pathways to degree programs with universities such as Flinders University.
In addition to TAFE SA’s success in the education and training provider category, TAFE SA graduate Marie-Christine Lamy was nominated as SA Tourism Student of the Year – five years after moving to Australia from Canada. Along with two other tourism graduates, Mike Bartram and Manon Kockenpoo, Ms Lamy recently launched pureSA, an eco-tourism business that provides nature-based, self-guided tours and tourism adventures in South Australia’s pristine environments.
Ms Lamy moved to Australia from Quebec City in 2010. She said she enrolled in the Diploma of Travel and Tourism at TAFE SA to gain an Australian tourism perspective and acquire the skills and knowledge relevant to her new home.
“I was looking for a qualification that I was able to complete in less than two years and this course attracted me as broad and interesting,” Ms Lamy said. “The lecturers were professional, knowledgeable and willing to share their experiences.
“I really enjoyed going on different excursions and volunteering in the tourism industry.”
Qualifications from entry-level certificate courses to advanced diplomas are offered across a wide range of tourism sectors to facilitate structured career paths.
Discover how you can choose your own adventure and study with our award-winning program by visiting www.tafesa.edu.au/tourism