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Course summary

Keen on a career that can take you around the world with the possibility of always learning something new?

Take the first step with this innovative course, taught by educators who ranked the best in the country by the Good Universities Guide.

Offered in partnership with The Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this degree will provide core business knowledge in marketing, finance, and human resources management, along with specialist industry skills in service design and innovation, accommodation operations, food and beverage management, asset protection and security.

Graduates undertake a variety of professional positions in the hotels, hospitality and service management sector in Australia and overseas. These include management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences.

All applicants for The Hotel Schools are selected on their individual merit. While recent academic performance or professional experience is used as an indicator of ability to undertake studies at a tertiary level, applicants will also be invited to an interview as part of the final application process.



Brisbane - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
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Brisbane - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Melbourne - The Hotel School1, 2, 3
Sydney - The Hotel School1, 2, 3

Studies include key operational subjects such as food and beverage, accommodation operations, and introduction to professional practice, together with introductory management subjects including finance, marketing and hospitality management. Students also develop advanced analytical, strategic, and management skills.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Make decisions and exercise judgement in relation to hotel operations and management

Review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge in hotel management


Demonstrate creative, strategic and critical thinking with highly developed problem-solving skills

Ethical practice

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical framework/s and sustainable practices

Act with integrity and responsibility in professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate substantial knowledge of hotel operations and management within both local and international contexts

Have a deep understanding of those skills relevant to working and managing in hotel settings

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate independent learning skills, reflection in practice, and information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship

Communication and social skills

Communicate clearly, coherently and effectively, and be self-aware and empathetic

Demonstrate understanding of team dynamics and the ability to be effective team members

Cultural competence

Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people in a range of professional and community contexts

Demonstrate awareness of the cultural, environmental and economic impacts of hotel management

Students are assessed in each unit on the basis of written and/or oral assignments. These may include researched essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, online discussions, tests and exams, as well as more interactive assessments such as blogs, wikis, online discussion boards and multi-media presentations. Students may also be asked to participate in group work as well as individual assignments. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations varies.

Teaching methods include lectures, tutorials, online discussion forums, work experience, field trips, guest speakers and industry engagement. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Work Integrated Learning and Industry Engagement are critical aspects of this course. Student learn through ongoing activities that connect them with industry practitioners from a range of hotel and/or hospitality organisations

Professional positions in hospitality and service management in Australia and overseas; management positions in hotels and resorts, human resources, marketing, front office, food services, food and beverage, events and conferences and general management. 

A compulsory six-month professional hospitality placement is a key feature of the course and counts as four core units of the degree. This may be completed in Australia or overseas. All students establish valuable industry experience, confidence and networks. 
Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to a database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated Work Integrated Learning team.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'