Programs for Schools @ the Queensland College of Wine Tourism

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism conducts a range of enrichment programs aimed at secondary school students.  These programs cover a range of topics and students experience industry standard facilities and are trained by current, industry professionals.

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On successful completion of these programs, students will receive a QCWT Certificate of Completion, together with a Statement of Results from the University of Southern Queensland RTO #41142 for any national competencies successfully completed  (where applicable)   QCWT also provides an exciting range of activities for primary school students visiting the Granite Belt. Under the Kids @ QCWT Program, our experienced staff offer a range of fun activities that complement topics that children are exploring in school. For further information on our programs for schools, please click on the links at right.  

The Gateway Schools Program

Food, Wine & Tourism

 

Overview includes an explanation of the food, wine and tourism industry, how the project works, aims of the project, benefits to the gateway school and information about the steering committee providing governance for the project.

Our Schools lists the Gateway Schools including contact and location details, and provides highlights of the project in particular schools and industries.

Students Information on the career options and pathways for students wishing to be involved in the food, wine and tourism industry.

Teachers includes curriculum resources and professional development opportunities.

Industry explains how your organisation can get involved and gives a list of organisations already supporting the project.

Links useful website links for food, wine and tourism information, careers and education resources.

This page was last updated at 11 November 2014.

Overview

What is food, wine & tourism?

 

Tourism Australia has identified through consumer research 'food and wine' is a key factor in holiday decision making ant the most important emotive trigger, ahead of world class beauty, for influencing people's destination choice. International visitors spent more than $4 billion enjoying Australia's food, wine and culinary experiences in 2013.

Culinary tourism (aka food and wine tourism) encompasses the production, tasting, consumption and purchase of food and wine often at or near the source.  Cellar doors are no longer simply venues to taste and purchase wine but provide a complete tourism experience. Farmers can no longer rely on one source of income and diversification into tourism can often give farmer another income stream and make him part of the value chain instead of the supply. This is called Agritourism.

The gateway to industry schools network focussed primarily on wine tourism solely until 2014, when it has encompassed food to position QCWT as the industry leader in culinary tourism.

Culinary tourism

Culinary tourism is defined as the pursuit of unique and memorable eating and drinking experiences.  By combining travel with these edible experiences, culinary tourism offers both locals and tourists alike an authentic taste of place in our bountiful province.

By undertaking study in food, wine and tourism, students have the opportunity to experience a large range of careers in the industry, such as a vineyard hand, oenologist (wine maker), lab technician, cellar door manager, tour guide, food and beverage attendant, chef, restaurant manager and owner to name a few.  The tourism industry also captures event management, visitor information services, retail travel sales, guiding and attractions and theme parks.

 

How does the gateway schools network to the food, wine and tourism industry work?

 

Gateway schools engage with industry to provide direct pathways for students in obtaining work or entering higher study in the food, wine and tourism industry.  Students will gain valuable experience in the industry while still at school, providing them with the tools and knowledge to make informed decisions about training and employment on leaving school.  This engagement is assisted through the gateway network relationship manager if necessary to access opportunities outside the local area.

 

Aims of the project

 

The project aims to help young people make a successful transition from school into further education and or employment in the industry.  By blending school, vocational and academic curricula targeted to industry needs, the aim of highlighting the profile of the food, wine and tourism industry and the career opportunities available for students are being achieved.

  Benefits of the project   The gateway schools are forming strong partnerships with their local food, wine and tourism industry to:   ?  raise the profile of careers in food, wine & tourism ?  develop and implement curriculum that encompasses a wide range of food, wine and tourism related activities ?  create opportunities for work experience, structured work placements and school-based apprenticeships and traineeships ?  strengthen positive collaborations with industry ?  give young people a head start into the industry ?  provide professional development to teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills in food, wine and tourism ?  recognise the best and brightest through annual awards   The formation of strong partnerships between the Department of Education, Department of Tourism, Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), schools, the tertiary sector and industry, will provide the capacity for the development of curriculum, expansion of the project to 20 schools and provide hands-on experience for students in a growing Queensland food, wine & tourism industry. <Top>   Our Schools  

The Gateway Schools Project to the Wine Tourism Industry has 20 schools located in Queensland's eight wine regions. Click on the map below to find out more information about each school and the programs and initiatives currently underway.

  1. Boonah State High School
  2. Centenary Heights State High School
  3. Emmaus College
  4. Kingaroy State High School
  5. Laidley State High School
  6. Maroochydore State High School
  7. Murgon State High School
  8. Nudgee College
  9. Scots PGC
  10. Sheldon College
  11. St Joseph's School
  12. Stanthorpe State High School
  13. Tullawong State High School
  14. Warwick State High School
  15. Dalby State High School
  16. Beerwah State High School
  17. Our Lady of Southern Cross Dalby
  18. Helensvale State High School
  19. Urangan SHS
  20. St. Columban's College
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The gateway schools project makes important links to the food, wine and tourism industry; allowing students to gain valuable hands-on work experience in

?  Vineyards

?  Wineries

?  Cellar doors

?  Restaurants

?  Kitchens

?  Events

?  Functions

?  Agritourism experiences

?  Farm gate/retail

?  Food markets

?  Food producers/growers

?  Tourism operations

Queensland College of Wine Tourism programs for gateway schools students, are designed to give a head start to your career in food, wine, tourism and hospitality.

 

The Young Headstart Programs

 

Young Winemaker Program - your head start in a career in wine

Thinking about a career in the wine industry?  Students from Gateway Schools are invited to participate in an intensive grape and wine processing immersion program at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism.  Students who complete the Young Winemaker Program may receive (subject to eligibility) a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) point, as well as complete selected competencies from the Certificate I in Food Processing (Wine).  Contact the Gateway Schools to Wine Tourism Education and Training Manager to participate in the Young Winemaker Program.

Young Chef Program - your head start to a career in food

Passionate about food?  Keen to be the next Masterchef?  Students from Gateway Schools are invited to participate in a hands-on cookery program at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. Students who complete the Young Chef Program may receive (subject to eligibility) a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) point, as well as complete selected competencies from the Certificate III in Hospitality. Contact the Gateway Schools to Wine Tourism Education and Training Manager to participate in the Young Chef Program.

Young Host Program - your head start to a career in customer service

The Young Host Program is an experiential learning opportunity for students who have a passion for providing quality hospitality experiences for customers.  Students who complete the Young Host Program may receive (subject to eligibility) a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) point, as well as complete selected competencies from the Certificate III in Hospitality or Tourism.  Contact QCWT Education and Training Manager to participate in the Young Host Program.

Young Wine Scientist Program - your head start to a career in wine science

Is science your passion?  The Young Wine Scientist Program is a fantastic opportunity to try your talent for science out in a real wine science laboratory.  Students who complete the Young Wine Scientist Program may complete selected competencies from the Certificate I in Food Processing (Wine).  Contact the QCWT Education and Training Manager to participate in the Young Wine Scientist Program.

This page was last updated at 11 November 2014.

 

Career pathways

 

There are many career opportunities associated with food, wine and tourism including, but not limited to:  restaurant management, cellar door sales, viticulture, food and beverage service and marketing.  Employees can move between sectors or progress towards a particular area as many of the skills and knowledge can be transferred into new qualifications.  Culinary tourism is worldwide.

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Teachers

 

The gateway schools project provides skill development for teaching staff within the network. Teachers are able to apply skills gained back to the classroom to ensure that they are providing students with up-to-date skills, techniques and trends that reflect industry standards.

Staff from gateway schools participate in professional development activities in the areas of:

?  Certificate II in Hospitality Operations

?  Certificate II in Commercial Cooking

?  Cellar Door Skills, Responsible Service of Alcohol and

?  Wine Appreciation Training

?  Wine Chemistry

?  WSET 1

The Queensland College of Wine Tourism (QCWT) offers a selection of experiential food and wine opportunities developed for teachers including full beast breakdowns and food tours.  For a full listing of 2015 offerings including artisan and Meet the Maker programs, click here.

An annual professional development tour is available for the teachers involved in the gateway network with relevant itineraries developed. See the network Relationship Manager for details.

This page was last updated a 11 November 2014.

Resources   For information on teacher professional development and teaching resources contact the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. This page was last updated at 11 November 2014. <Top>     Industry How can your organisation get involved?  

Key to the success of the project are the school and industry partnerships formed, these partnerships allow students and teachers to access expert advice and use the experience of those who work directly in the wine tourism industry.  Your organisation can get involved by linking directly with one of the gateway schools to support them in the development of this project.

"It has been an enjoyable experience to work with the high school students and encourage them in the field of wine tourism."  Ray Costanzo - Wine Maker - Golden Grove Estate.

  Supporters of the gateway schools project to the food, wine and tourism industry:   FOOD ? Information currently being updated TOURISM/AGRITOURISM ? Information currently being updated HOSPITALITY ?  Sofitel Gold Coast ?  Emporium Hotel - Fortitude Valley WINE ?  Albert River Wines ?  Ballandean Estate Wines ?  Captains Paddock ?  Casley Mount-Hutton Wines ?  Clovely Estate ?  Cranes Wines ?  Felsberg Wines ?  Golden Grove Estate Wines ?  Harrington Glen Wines ?  Jester Hill Wines ?  Kingaroy Cheese ?  Kominos Wines ?  Kooroomba Wines ?  Lirah' ?  Maroochy Springs ?  Masons Wines ?  Mr Labels ?  Nirvana Wines ?  Ocean View Estate ?  Preston Peak Wines ?  Ridgemill Estate ?  Rumbalara Wines ?  Sarrabah Wines ?  Sirromet Wines ?  Summit Wines ?  Suttons Apples ?  Symphony Hill ?  Tobin Wines ?  Vincenzos ?  Warrego Wines ?  Whisky Gully Wines ?  Witches Falls Winery ?  Woongooroo Wines This page was last updated at 11 November 2014. <Top>     Links Careers in food, wine and tourism   Seek Wine Industry Jobs Career Advice in the Wine Industry School of Land and Environment - Wine Technology and Viticulture

Queensland food, wine and tourism information

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

Tourism and Events Queensland Queensland Wine Industry Association Wine Diva Qld Wines Queensland Vineyards Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries   Australian food, wine and tourism information - general   Tourism Australia  

Canberra Tourism (Australian Capital Territory)

Tourism Queensland

Tourism South Australia

Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Victoria

Tourism Western Australia

National Wine Centre of Australia

Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation

Australian Wine Research Institute

Australia's Wine Industry Portal by Winetitles

Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture

Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation

Winemakers Federation of Australia

Wikipedia Australian Wine

 

General wine information

 

Wine Online

Professional Friends of Wine

Wine Diva

Italian Wine

German Wine

Wine Grape Varieties

South African Wines

Spanish Wines

Terroir-france French Wine Guide

France Vins de France

Dictionary of Wine terms with Sound Pronunciation

 

Wine education resources

 

Wine education resources

This page was last updated at 11 November 2014.

  <Top>     Contact us   Contact details for the gateway schools network: www.gatewayschools.qld.gov.au Relationship Manager Gateway Schools Network to Food, Wine and Tourism Industry Queensland Jules McMurtrie (07)  4685 5050 Jules.mcmurtrie@usq.edu.au This page was last updated 11 November 2014. <Top>