Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Studies

ELP is a ten week (10) intensive course during which Students are expected to improve their English level proficiency by 0.5 IELTS

If students fail a subject, they may be eligible to repeat the failed exam / assessment if they obtained a marginal fail (45%-49%) for the first time. The repeat exam would be completed by week 3 of the following term. If they score below 45%, they will have to repeat the entire subject again.

All failed subjects will show on Academic Transcripts

The English Language Program (ELP) is designed to support those students from countries and cultures where English is not their first language. It is an intensive program that will take a student’s English skills to the next level prior to starting their degree studies at BMIHMS@TUA. Those who attain IELTS 6.0 academic or equivalent will automatically progress into the bachelor degree.

Minimum entry to the ELP is IELTS 4.5 with students increasing by IELTS 0.5 over a 10 week period. Students stay with local families during the intensive 10 week program.

Find out more about the English Language Program delivered by BMIHMS@TUA.

Accommodation (undergraduate Students)

Undergraduate students on Leura campus are asked to embrace the twin shared accommodation, common to the majority of students to provide companionship and peer support especially when first settling into the School. Most students form close bonds with their roommates and often request to share a room with the same person again. There are no mixed gender rooms. Room dividers ensure privacy when sleeping and dressing.

No, all students currently studying at Leura Campus are required to live on site. The Leura Campus is a residential campus.

Live on Leura campus
This includes accommodation in the Leura campus accommodation blocks. New and direct entry undergraduate students are required to stay on campus and share a room.

For Year 3 and postgraduate students studying in Sydney they are required to find their own accommodation. Some popular websites to view rental properties are:
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First year undergraduate students on Leura campus are required to share a room with someone from a different nationality. As an international school we require our students to learn and develop their cultural awareness and appreciation of other nationalities. This also prepares students to work in the hospitality industry which is international by nature.

Only Year 2 undergraduate students returning from industry placement can apply for a single room. Students can request a single room on the Return to School (RTS) form. There are a limited number of single rooms available.

During the Christmas break students have many options. They can return home or travel around Australia or find casual work locally or in Sydney. Also students can find short-term stay accommodation at a backpackers in Katoomba or Sydney or go online to www.stayz.com.au. There is no accommodation available at the Leura Campus during the Christmas break.

Year 1 & 2 students must live on campus in Leura during their studies. Students live in twin share hotel style rooms which contain, a television, ensuite bathroom and internet access. This is an important requirement to the course.

Year 3 students live in their own accommodation in Sydney or ask at BMIHMS@TUA about off-site accommodation options.

Accommodation (postgraduate Students)

Applications & Admissions

BMIHMS@TUA offers a range of scholarships for both undergraduate and post graduate students. Scholarships are generally awarded on a merit basis, however other factors are considered but not limited to academic excellence, financial hardship, community involvement etc. For more up to date information visit: www.bluemountains.edu.au/apply/scholarships

There are just 3 simple steps in the application process to study hotel management at Australia and Asia Pacific’s leading hospitality management school.

Make an initial enquiry using our online form to provide initial details so we can contact you directly and talk you through the application process.

Select your preferred start date – courses start four times a year in January, April, July and October. If you’re ready to apply now, please complete download the application form by clicking on the link https://www.bluemountains.edu.au/apply/ Save, print, sign and then send it to the address stated on the form. You can also email your form to enquiry@laureate.edu.au

Students have to be 17 years and 9 months of age at the start of the course and have obtained an adequate level of high school education so they meet the academic requirements to study hospitality.

Campus Life

During orientation week (O week) students on both campuses are expected to wear smart business attire.

Students living on the Leura campus can enjoy the following recreational facilities on site : a recreational room containing game tables, pool tables, TV and lounge areas, snack vending machine, a soccer field, basketball court, in-ground swimming pool, gymnasium, outdoor chess, sun-bathing and a BBQ area.

Facilities on campus include a student lounge area with pool table, table tennis and darts, kitchen as well as a Coffee Cart operated by students. Of course being in the centre of Sydney means you are just minutes away from gyms, swimming pools, recreation centres, entertainment venues, restaurants.

Student breakout area, games space, library, as well as a hospitality lab that simulates a hotel lobby and hotel room.

Students can join local sporting teams e.g. soccer, cricket teams, attend local dance and horse riding schools. Also access various activities ranging from bushwalks and visiting spectacular mountain scenery. Enjoy excellent hotels, restaurants and boutique markets/shops. Sydney is only 2 hours by train. or 1 ½ hours approx. by car.. Situated on the coast, Sydney offers a mixture of everything from beach life to the arts, from music to sport and numerous shopping malls.

Sydney, often voted the most liveable city in the world, makes the perfect location to complement a student’s hospitality or event management degree. Our campus, located right in the heart of the city’s CBD, functions as an executive business centre where Year 3 undergraduate students and postgraduate students complete their studies in purpose built, state of the art lecture rooms and teaching facilities, with wireless Internet and a modern well-equipped library on site.

The Melbourne campus is located right in the heart of Melbourne’s creative and business hub. This campus is where Melbourne based students studying a Master of International Hotel Management attend lectures and tutorials. Students share this campus with other Torrens University students who are studying business, design and health courses. With many iconic hospitality and tourism venues close by, the Campus is well situated for students learning about the industry.

From Monday-Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided on Leura campus during the study term.

On weekends- Saturday/Sunday, during term, the campus provides brunch and dinner buffets for students.
Additionally BBQ facilities are available by the pool depending on the weather. During term breaks there are no restaurant meals provided, however we do provide basic dinner packs that students can eat in their rooms.

Both the Leura and Sydney campuses close for four weeks per year, from the last week of term 4 (December) to the first week of term 1 (mid January). As the Leura campus is a residential campus during this period maintenance is carried out and students cannot reside on campus. During all other vacation periods’ students can stay on campus.

Australia is a secular state with no official religion. As a multicultural society, Australia embraces tolerance of diverse religious and cultural beliefs. Leura offers places of worship including Anglican, Catholic and Baptist denominations. Sydney has places of worship of many faiths including Christian denominations, synagogues, mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School at Torrens University Australia has three campuses.

Leura - a practical learning centre which operates as a simulated hotel located on 2 hectares of landscaped private gardens. It’s 1.5 hours from Sydney and is our residential campus where students live and study. It has well appointed accommodation and modern teaching facilities. Next door to our campus is Nesuto Leura Gardens which is our student run hotel, further giving students a practical learning experience.

Melbourne Campus – Flinders Street is located right in the heart of Melbourne’s creative and business hub. This campus is where Melbourne based students studying a Master of International Hotel Management attend lectures and tutorials. Students share this campus with other Torrens University students who are studying business, design and health courses. With many iconic hospitality and tourism venues close by, the Campus is well situated for students learning about the industry.

Sydney – executive business centre is centrally located in the business district of the city. It’s location is ideal for the hub of connecting transport routes making it easy to commute to class. This is a non residential campus which was purpose designed with state of the art facilities.

You will be expected to follow strict grooming standards. Corporate business suits are worn on all three campuses during the work day.

Industry Placement

No changes to program mapping for Industry Placement subject is accepted, in the exception of compelling and compassionate circumstances.

While studying, students can work 40 hours per fortnight (two weeks). Once a student goes to industry placement they are eligible to work unlimited hours. During term break e.g.: Christmas break, students can work unlimited hours. To check the most up to date information please visit the Department of Immigration site www.immi.gov.au/students/students/working_while_studying/conditions.htm

The Career Development department is dedicated to helping students become workplace ready. Their key role is to mentor and coach students through the job application process including resume writing, developing job search skills, interviews techniques and assistance with securing an industry placement with an approved employer. BMIHMS has a Career Development department to assist students on all three campuses, Townhall (Sydney), Leura (Sydney) and Flinders Street (Melbourne).

Yes, as long as students can provide evidence of the hours they have worked-minimum 600 hours, the organization they have worked in and a description of the duties they have carried out. This must be submitted and approved upon enrolment.

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