Travel 21fiftythree, the tourism and events training section of TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute’s The Hills College, has received more proof of its excellence, winning the Greater Sydney Tourism Award for Tourism Education and Training.
Presented on Thursday July 28 at the Greater Sydney Tourism Awards dinner, the award commends the efforts of the organisation in raising professional standards within the tourism industry. Located at the Baulkham Hills campus, Travel 21fiftythree also won the award in 2010.
According to Head Teacher Tony Clarke, Travel 21fiftythree’s strong industry links contributed to the achievement of this year’s award.
“To have received this award at last year’s inaugural event was rewarding. To receive this award for the second year running is amazing and can only be seen as an endorsement of our vision of an inclusive partnership between industry and the tourism education sector,” Mr Clarke said.
“The result also stems from the positive culture that exists within the Travel 21fiftythree team.”
Institute Director Francesca Saccaro said that the award demonstrated the common vision held by the Travel 21fiftythree staff.
“The staff at Travel 21fiftythree are collectively achieving the goal of imparting skills that make their students job-ready for the tourism and events industry,” Ms Saccaro said.
“This award is a tribute to the dedication and innovation of the staff as they explore new opportunities for their students,” Ms Saccaro said.
Qualifications obtainable at Travel 21fiftythree include the Certificate III, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Events and the Certificates II, III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Tourism including specialist areas such as tour guiding, retail travel sales and tour wholesaling.
As the 2010 Australian Large Training Provider of the Year, TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute provides a high quality and flexible training experience across more than 1,000 qualifications. For more information, please call 131 870 or go to wsi.tafensw.edu.au.