Australasian Academy (AA) first Australian-owned higher education institution in Sri Lanka celebrated its fourth successful year of operation on the Island in November. Incepted as an Australian Hospitality education provider in Colombo in 2018 has grown in student numbers and programme offering to greater heights during the last four years. Having launched as a specialized hospitality management training provider four years back AA changed its operational strategy with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 to diversify its programme offering to Culinary Management, Patisserie, and allied health sciences thus having three faculties and a direct placement unit providing students to apply directly to Universities in Australia, UK, Canada, and the USA.
“I am happy and proud of our achievement during the last four years where we transformed the Hospitality School Management school to offer many more programmes in Hospitality, culinary, and allied health sciences where we have provided opportunities to Sri Lankan students to obtain internationally recognized Australian Qualifications in Sri Lanka” stated Mr. Kalum De Silva, Managing Director of AA AA offers transfer programmes to students who study Hospitality, Commercial Cookery, Patisserie, and Aged Care programmes. Students can complete the first year in Sri Lanka and transfer to any University in Australia to complete their bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management or Culinary Management.
Aged care students have the option to complete a further two years of study in Australia for Ageing support and community development programme to complete an advanced diploma or proceed for a degree in nursing. AA offers Australian qualifications in partnership with the Australian National Institute of Business and Technology (ANIBT) in Melbourne, Australia. ANIBT is one of the oldest and leading higher education providers in Australia with a high reputation for their quality programmes and delivery quality.
Mr. Jianming Chen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ANIBT stated “We are extremely happy with the progress achieved by our partner in Sri Lanka, Australasian Academy who has been very successful in delivering our programmes in Sri Lanka to provide opportunities in the fields of Hospitality, Culinary and Aged Care fields, I wish them well on their fourth anniversary and many more years of success in the future” Australasian Academy also offers Swiss hospitality management qualifications. Incidentally, AA is the only institution in Sri Lanka to offer Swiss Qualifications from one the best hospitality schools in the world International Management Institute (IMI) in Luzern Switzerland.
IMI Hospitality Management degree is ranked 15th in the world according to QS World University Rankings. AA students who complete the Foundation or diploma have the opportunity to transfer to IMI Switzerland to complete the Degree with guaranteed internships in Switzerland. Congratulations to Australasian Academy, its staff, and its students on the 4th Anniversary we at IMI are proud to be partnered with the leading Hospitality School in Colombo Sri Lanka to offer IMI programmes in Colombo. We are looking forward to many more years of success with AA stated Prof. Gavin R. Caldwell Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IMI, Switzerland. Commenting on the milestones achieved Mr. Nishantha Jayasundara the General Manager of Australasian Academy “We began our journey with twenty students to our first intake four years ago for the Hospitality management programme. Today we have three fully-fledged faculties in Hospitality, Culinary, and Allied Health Sciences and a student placement unit representing over two hundred universities in Australia, the UK, Canada, and USA.” Our growth has been phenomenal during the last four years.” We not only offer higher education to students but paid internships to all our graduates to make them employable graduates and industry ready by the time they join the workforce. This is our unique offering to Sri Lankan students further stated Mr. Jayasundara.
Australasian Academy can be contacted at 0766 895 896 or www.australasianacademy.net