Diploma of Hotel Management

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Sat, 13 August

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
Location
Brisbane - The Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School
Brisbane - The Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School
Start date
March, July, October
February, June, October
Course code
2125250
Course abbreviation
DipHtlMgmt
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Fee paying
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Love travel, people and the thought of a career that can take you all around the world? Whether you are already working in the hotel sector or looking to make a career change, this course will develop your skills and enhance your career prospects in a dynamic, global industry.

Delivered at the Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this course covers theory and practices within the industry, finance, management and communication, as well as food, beverage and accommodation operations. This course is also offered in online mode.

Southern Cross has been rated No.1 in NSW for full time employment in Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and Recreation (Good Universities Guide 2020).

This course is also a pathway to the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management.

All applicants for The Hotel School 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.

Love travel, people and the thought of a career that can take you all around the world? Whether you are already working in the hotel sector or looking to make a career change, this course will develop your skills and enhance your career prospects in a dynamic, global industry.

Delivered at the Hotel School, our unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, this course covers theory and practices within the industry, finance, management and communication, as well as food, beverage and accommodation operations. This course is also offered in online mode.

Southern Cross has been rated No.1 in NSW for full time employment in Tourism, Hospitality, Personal Services, Sport and Recreation (Good Universities Guide 2020).

This course is also a pathway to the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management.

All applicants for The Hotel School 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.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Domestic students wishing to enter the Diploma of Hotel Management must complete the interview process prior to entry into the course.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.5
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

About the course

Students complete all core units. These include:

  • Accommodation operations
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Tourism theories and practices
  • Hospitality services management
  • Language and learning in your discipline
  • Quantitative methods with economics
  • Communication in organisations
  • Accounting and finance for business

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$30,640 ($3,830 per unit)0100351
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$30,640 ($3,830 per unit)0100351
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$30,640 ($3,830 per unit)0100351
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Early Offer

If you're a current Year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

Apply now for your Early Offer

International students studying in Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Hotel Management, students must complete 96 credit points comprising 8 core units.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
HOTL1006Business Communications
HOTL1002Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations
HOSP1003Food and Beverage Operations
HOTL1007The Foundations of Hospitality
HOTL1001Hospitality Services Management
HOSP1002Accommodation Operations



Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

Course Learning Outcome

exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in relation to hotel operations and management.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of hotel management.

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices in hotel operations and management practices.

apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of hotel management.

demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in hotel management.

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team in the field of hotel management.

demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives in a range of hotel operations across the hospitality industry.


Assessment methods

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

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit. Online students receive additional support through drop-in session and on-going contact with their teaching staff.

Career opportunities

This is a pathway course to the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management. Diploma graduates receive up to eight units of credit towards this Bachelor degree.

Graduates are also well suited to entry-level supervisory positions in the hotel, leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.

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