Adventure Tourism

Professional Excellence

All students are provided with a uniform which reflects the highest industry standards. The professional appearance sets the tone for expectations around individuals taking responsibility for their own personal brand.

QRC produces graduates who are highly sought after by the international tourism, not only for their skills but for their consummate professionalism. Accordingly, the College practises the highest standards of personal and professional conduct at all times, equivalent to international best practice.

The QRC Professional Excellence (PE) system has been developed to encourage students to achieve the level of professionalism expected by the industry.

The PE system has a strong focus on performance and excellence around some key criteria; attendance, punctuality, courtesy, grooming/personal appearance, honesty and respect. 

Students commence each term with the maximum score of 100 PE points. Ideally, this score is maintained by consistently demonstrating a high level of professionalism. Incidents of unprofessional behaviour or behaviour that breaches College guidelines will be reported to the Programme Leader and incur a loss of PE points. At any time during the term, a student whose PE point score comes close to the fail mark of 69 points, or who repeatedly fails in the same areas is required to seek counselling from the Programme Leader. Appropriate measures to remedy any behavioural circumstances and improve the student's professional conduct will be discussed. A lack of improvement could result in suspension from the College. 

QRC Professional Excellence system encompasses the importance of personal branding, professional communication and excellence. The PE system can be challenging for some but it provides a strong point of difference between QRC and other university or polytechnic graduates. 

QRC Diploma of Adventure Tourism Management students must wear the QRC Adventure Tourism Management branded clothing. The clothing is suited to both an Adventure Tourism office environment and the outdoors. It is smart, comfortable and durable.

Both males and females are supplied with

  • 1 cotton T-shirt
  • 1 merino polo shirt
  • 1 long sleeve merino top with collar
  • 1 soft shell jacket
  • 1 pair of full length trousers
  • 1 pair of shorts

There are also a number of optional extras available to students for added warmth. Students must supply their own black socks and black shoes (sports, smart casual). It is also recommended that students bring extreme weather gear for outdoor activities.

NB: Successful applicants will be given a list of required and recommended outdoor gear.