Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year 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:

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

Course Rundown

Kick-start an exciting new career as a leader in the growing tourism industry by studying this Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management. 

An in-depth, year-long course, this qualification is suited for people seeking to build careers in senior management and strategic leadership roles in the tourism, hospitality and hotel management industries. 

In this course, you’ll study all aspects of tourism management, including food and beverage management, business management and risk, strategic thinking and leadership, people management, and tourism marketing and promotion. You’ll benefit from workplace-integrated learning opportunities, ensuring you graduate with the interpersonal skills, relevant experience and teamwork abilities required to work in the exciting and fast-paced tourism industry. 

This course also acts as a pathway to the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management. After completing this course, you may choose to pursue employment or credit your studies towards completion of a master’s degree. 

The experience of studying at the Hotel School


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

  • Completion of Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent. 

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

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 Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management from Southern Cross University. 

This qualification will equip you with the sought-after management and leadership skills required to seek employment in a range of leadership, strategic management and supervisory positions in the hospitality, tourism and venue management sectors. 

After completing this course, you may choose to seek employment, or continue your study. This course is a pathway to the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, and you may be eligible for advanced standing for units studied in this Graduate Diploma course. 

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.