Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School’s (BMIHMS) Practical Learning Centre, located at the Leura Campus consists of a simulated hotel where first and second year undergraduate students live, work and study. In addition to the Practical Learning Centre, students also have the opportunity to hone their skills in an operational hotel at The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort which is operated by BMIHMS.
Students are fully immersed in daily hotel operations, performing food and beverage management, restaurant service, housekeeping and front office duties, gaining valuable hands-on experience whilst interacting with genuine guests.
The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort operated by BMIHMS at Torrens University, offers students a unique opportunity to learn and apply their practical learning in an operational hotel. The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort consists of 40 guest rooms, where members of the public can stay, and expect to receive 5-star treatment as students of programs at BMIHMS at Torrens University Australia are trained in 5-star customer service.
Students complete parts of their applied training in the front office, various food and beverage outlets and housekeeping. The Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort is also a popular destination for weddings and conferences, allowing students to gain experience in events too.
Residential life on campus allows for greater personal and professional development, and assists in building a strong network of friends. Spread over more than 2 hectares of landscaped grounds, Leura Campus is home to around 325 students.
Accommodation is twin-share in hotel style rooms with private bathroom, serviced weekly. Rooms include desks, bookshelf, wardrobe, telephone, 24/7 wireless internet, and a small fridge.
There are three restaurants, all operated by students to choose from. Chambers Restaurant is a la carte; Cookies Café is a casual cafe; and Yu&Mee is an Asian buffet style bistro. All main meals are provided during residential semesters.
Leura Campus recreation facilities include a fully equipped gym, basketball court, swimming pool and barbecue area. The student lounge has a home cinema, games systems, ping pong table and pool table, as well as vending machines.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) run a range of events from sporting teams, cultural nights, charity fundraisers, and trips to local attractions.
Blue Mountains students have access to the latest in hospitality teaching trends and technology, including modern lecture rooms, commercial kitchens, training restaurants, 24/7 wireless internet, student intranet, library and computer labs. Lectures are video recorded through our e-podium system, enabling students to access them for revision.
Camus has a 24/7 duty manager available to support students with any issues, concerns or emergencies.
Leura is situated in the heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, about one and a half hours drive west of Sydney.
Having a campus located in one of Australia’s top natural tourist attractions means students are not only immersed in a world of hospitality opportunity, but have numerous outdoor lifestyle options on their doorstep. The area abounds with boutique shopping, cafes and restaurants, nature walks and outdoor activities.
“This school, being totally dedicated to hospitality, means the students are industry ready because we get to see both sides of the industry – we are both the guest and the staff receiving the training. This is a very good concept.”
– Jaideep Rai, India
“Blue Mountains is a great environment for international students as you can practice your English everywhere, but also because of the people – everyone is helpful and friendly. You don’t come just to study, but to enjoy life and Blue Mountains provides that.”
– Tien Le, Vietnam
“What I enjoy most is the social life – the school is very academic but we play hard too. Our social life is very active as we arrange skydiving, paint-ball and other activities, but saying that we are also like one big family.”
– Joshua Suli, Australia
Get in touch with Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School to book a time to speak with a Course & Career Advisor to find out how studying at our residential Leura Campus can help with your Bachelor of Business studies.