Friday, December 4

Selection of Aussie institutions at education fair


KUCHING: Le Cordon Bleu Australia, University of Western Australia (UWA), Taylors College and UNSW Foundation Studies are among Australian institutions taking part in the      ongoing MMS Education Fair.

Part of the world-renowned Le Cordon  Bleu School in Paris, Le Cordon Bleu Australia offers individuals the opportunity to study   the coveted Le Cordon   Bleu Culinary Arts Diploma.

Students can also go  for the executive business hospitality degrees,  which are for those seeking careers at management     and corporate levels within the international hotel, resort and restaurant industries.

The Le Cordon Bleu hospitality business management programmes conducted in Adelaide, South Australia are delivered in partnership with prestigious   universities offering graduates a stellar qualification for a successful career in the hospitality industry.

The diploma is  delivered at the Sydney Culinary Arts Institute, providing the ultimate training in cuisine, pastry and baking — tailored to suit aspiring young professional chefs.

Programmes available      at Le Cordon Bleu   Australia are Bachelor of Business in International Hotel Management or International Restaurant Management; MBA — International Hotel and Restaurant Management; Master of International Hospitality Management; Advanced Diploma in Hospitality ñ Cuisine           or Patisserie; and Le Cordon Bleu Diplome — Cuisine or Patisserie (Certificate III in Hospitality).

Established in 1911,     The University of Western Australia (UWA) is the premier university in          the state.

A member of the prestigious Group of Eight, it is regarded as one of the country’s top research institutions.

UWA has an international reputation for  excellence and enterprise, setting high academic standards and producing graduates able to work both nationally and internationally in a competitive global environment.

The campus at UWA, with its extensively landscaped gardens, is widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful in Australia.

With a student body  of over 18,000 including 3,000 international   students (including   studying offshore) in 85 countries, UWA is a dynamic, multicultural campus.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses include: Agricultural Sciences and Environmental Science; Architecture  and Fine Arts; Arts and Communication Studies; Commerce and Economics; Computer Science and Information Technology; Conservation Biology        and Management; Dentistry and Medicine; Education; Engineering; Health Science; Horticulture         and Viticulture; Law; Music; as well as Psychology and Life and Physical Sciences.

Meanwhile, Taylors College, founded in 1920,    is one of a number of coaching colleges established to tutor University of Melbourne students.

The college enrolled its first student from   China in 1925. In the   1950s, the college enrolled   a large number of    students under the Colombo Plan.

The 1960s saw the   college open a campus in Hong Kong and subsequently another in Kuala Lumpur. The  college also established a Hotel Management      School in Hong Kong.

Taylors College offers scholarships for 2011 academic programmes. They are based on   academic merit and cover  50 per cent of the standard tuition fees.

The scholarships are for Monash University Foundation Year (MUFY) — A$10,875; The University of Sydney Foundation Programme (USFP) ñ A$12,100; The University of Western Australia Foundation Programme (UWAFP) — A$9,450; Taylors   Auckland Foundation     Year (TAFY) — NZ$10,250; and Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) High School programme — A$10,275.

Meanwhile, UNSW Foundation Studies has   built a solid reputation    over the years, with graduates excelling in  every field of learning.

Many have now built successful careers in business, science and government, and are making their contribution  to the social fabric of Malaysia.

UNSW Foundation Studies now offers a range of pathway programmes to this prestigious university. A new stand alone one-semester transition programme is offered to students who have completed Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), A-levels or IB    but have not quite met  the entry requirements     for UNSW. The programme is available   for both Science and Business students.

The transition programme starts in September and ends the following February, allowing successful   students to enter UNSW in   Semester 1 (February/March).

The MMS Education   Fair across Sarawak and Sabah, organised by    Market Management Services Sdn Bhd (MMS), began last Tuesday (Oct 6) and will run until Oct 15.

A wide range of     colleges, institutions and universities from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and United Kingdom are taking part.

Those in Kuching attended the fair at Hilton Kuching yesterday (Oct 9) while Kota  Kinabalu folk can attend it today at the Hyatt Regency.

The event will move on    to Labuan at the Grand Dorsett Hotel on Oct 12, Sandakan on Oct 13 at  the Sabah Hotel and  Tawau on Oct 14. The   fair will end in Lahad Datu the following day.