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Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year – enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    The Hotel School

  • Location:


  • Career Outcomes:

    Hotel Front Office Attendant | Hotel Service Supervisor | Tourism Event Coordinator | Hotel Supervisor | View all

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Course Rundown

The experience of studying at the Hotel School

About this course

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.


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.

Areas of study

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
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!

To ensure the success of their students, The Hotel School offers each person access to a range of academic skills support services. These services include valuable library resources, You Tutor service offering students feedback on assessments, as well as on-campus group get-togethers for great tips and advice around study, exam prep and more.

Work with a Career Coach to develop your individual career program and get closer to conquering your goals and aspirations. Professional counsellors are also available at each campus for free friendly and caring advice to any students facing personal or academic issues. Attend one-on-one sessions or group workshops developed to promote wellbeing.

Enjoy unique opportunities and increase your employability when you attend on-site visits, workshops and talks by industry guest speakers, organised by the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team.

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:

  • New South Wales: Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne

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 travel & tourism 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.

The Hotel School also offers an upfront payment option.

You 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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.