Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Southern Cross University

  • Location

    QLD | VIC | NSW

  • Career Outcomes:

    Event Manager | Event Coordinator | Hotel Front Office Attendant | Hotel Service Supervisor | Tourism Manager | View All

Course Rundown

Take the first step in an exciting new people-focused career by studying this Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management Course from the Hotel School. 

Designed for people with some hospitality experience seeking career acceeration, this qualification is a pathway to a Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, and is ideal for people seeking to build the theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills required to work in senior supervisory roles in the exciting and dynamic tourism industry. 

With a broad focus, this course covers all aspects of tourism management, including food and beverage management, venue and event management, marketing and sales, risk, business strategy and innovative thinking. You’ll have the opportunity to specialise your learning with elective units, which may include tourism in an international context, specialised skills in accounting and marketing for hotel managers, or people management and leadership. 

If you’re looking for an exciting career with possibilities for growth, take the first step by studying this course. 

The experience of studying at the Hotel School


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent

English language proficiency to academic IELTS 6.0 with no band below 5.5 is also required for international students. 

What You’ll Learn

In this tourism course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Management communication
  • Food and beverage management
  • Festival and special events planning
  • Facility and risk management for hospitality operations
  • Tourism and hospitality sales and promotion
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation

Elective units:

  • International tourism systems
  • Tourism planning environments
  • Accounting for managers
  • Marketing 
  • Leading and managing people
  • Tourism and hospitality management





Why study with The Hotel School?

Get qualified with The Hotel School and gain the skills, knowledge and insight to succeed in the hospitality and tourism industry!

Since it’s beginning in 1989, The Hotel School has built close relationships with a range of leading local and international hospitality and tourism organisations, including the InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel and more.

Learn from experienced educators, gain great industry exposure and enjoy a premier learning experience developed in partnership with Southern Cross University. Join the ranks of some of Australia’s best talent in hospitality when you study with The Hotel School!

Student Support

Whether you're after a place to stay while studying, counselling services, expert career advice or even medical assistance, students of Southern Cross University will get the right support, services and assistance that help make their learning journey as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management from Southern Cross University.

This qualification will allow you to seek employment in management and supervisory roles in the tourism and hospitality industries both in Australian and overseas, or continue studying to obtain a Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management from Southern Cross University through The Hotel School. You may be eligible for advanced standing for units studied in the Graduate Certificate. 

Curious about where a career in hospitality could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Students can also pay fees upfront.

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.