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William Blue was the first hospitality management school established in Sydney. With almost a quarter of a century of quality delivery and outstanding results we are understandably proud of our achievements.

With over 300 years of hospitality experience in our senior teaching team alone, that history, combined with our up-to-date expertise and forward thinking, has helped thousands of students become industry professionals and achieve their career goals. Over the years we have continued to adapt our courses and update our facilities to reflect the changing needs of the hospitality industry.

 

Nationally recognised qualifications

Our diplomas are fully accredited and our degrees are university equivalent. We partner with some of the best academic institutions in the world including La Trobe University. We are also the only college in Australia to deliver the International Hospitality Management Diploma, awarded by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute. William Blue College of Hospitality Management is also officially registered to take part in the Universities Admissions Centre application process.

William Blue Academic Board

William Blue is overseen by an independent Academic Board chaired by Emeritus Professor Adrian Lee, Chair Emeritus Professor, UNSW. View our Board

Connected to leading industry partners

For nearly 25 years William Blue has been developing strong connections and deep working relationships with the industry’s leading organisations. As a William Blue student you have an incredible opportunity to work with the organisations that others dream about as part of your Industry Placement Program.

Established Alumni

Our Careers Management Team help graduates keep in contact with William Blue College and our industry partners. Each year events are organised by the College so current students can network with former alumni students, staff and other influential professionals. Learn more about the Alumni Network.

Part of Think: Education Group

William Blue is part of the Think: Education Group – a leading Australian private Higher Education provider. More about Think: Education Group

Policies, procedures, forms

As part of William Blue’s Continuous Improvement Strategy, all policies and procedures are regularly updated. Find forms and policies

 

Who is William Blue?

The college is named after William Blue, who came to Australia as a convict and eventually became one of the country’s first tourism and hospitality entrepreneurs! Convicted for stealing sugar to make rum, William befriended Governor Lachlan Macquarie and was granted the opportunity to develop Sydney’s first harbour taxi and tour company. He ferried settlers across Sydney Harbour from the current location of the Park Hyatt Hotel at Millers Point to what is now known as Blues Point, on the North Shore. William then built his own pub called The Commodore Hotel, which to this day can still be found at its original location on Blues Point Road. It is rather fitting that his name lives on – not only through the landmarks and streets named after him in North Sydney - but also through the William Blue College of Hospitality Management, which produces the hospitality and tourism entrepreneurs of the future.

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