Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

2020 course information for Domestic Students
2020 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

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Duration
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Gold Coast
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
1004730
Course abbreviation
GradCertIntTour&HotelMgt
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
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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

A career in tourism is your passport to the world. From Paris to Rio, London to Tokyo, the US to the UAE and throughout Australia and almost all points beyond, the international tourism and hospitality industries are booming. Our six-month postgraduate program can help make you a part of this exciting sector.

The Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management enables you to understand the operation, needs, systems and theories in this thriving professional field.

It’s a program with a truly international flavour as you learn alongside students from diverse cultures and are taught by industry-connected educators who will share their vast knowledge and experience.

This degree is also a pathway to higher level studies. Graduates receive credit towards the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

A career in tourism is your passport to the world. From Paris to Rio, London to Tokyo, the US to the UAE and throughout Australia and almost all points beyond, the international tourism and hospitality industries are booming. Our six-month postgraduate program can help make you a part of this exciting sector.

The Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management enables you to understand the operation, needs, systems and theories in this thriving professional field.

It’s a program with a truly international flavour as you learn alongside students from diverse cultures and are taught by industry-connected educators who will share their vast knowledge and experience.

This degree is also a pathway to higher level studies. Graduates receive credit towards the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

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.

Applicants for admission to candidature in the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management may be selected where the applicant can demonstrate academic or professional standing considered by the School Board to be equivalent to the requirements of Rule 2 Section 3 of the University’s Rules Relating to Awards.

Credit for prior learning

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate of Tourism and Hotel Management may be granted advanced standing on the basis of relevant work experience or professional qualifications obtained through formal, non-formal or informal learning.

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
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

You will complete a core unit in management communication and choose three electives from units covering tourism planning, entrepreneurship, tourism and hospitality management, international tourism systems and contemporary issues in the sector.

Topics covered provide you with a foundational understanding of operational and management issues in the tourism and hotel sector relating to planning, sustainability, and social responsibility, as well as applied business and management skills. 

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$13,200 ($3,300 per unit)027005F
 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.

Applications are not available for 2020. Please select a different year above or see Course Options for courses currently offered.

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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

Make informed decisions and demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts in relation to a range of contexts

Investigate, critically analyse, synthesise complex knowledge in the field of tourism and hotel management

Review and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.

Apply creative, strategic and critical thinking to specialist problem-solving and be adaptive to new circumstances

Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at a practical level

Demonstrate substantial knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism

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

Act with integrity, responsibility and adaptability in professional practice

Contextualise substantial knowledge of recent developments in tourism and hotel management within local and international contexts

Demonstrate and apply specialised theoretical knowledge and professional skills

Utilize independent specialist learning skills, reflective practice, and a high level of information literacy skills for lifelong learning

Demonstrate specialist judgement in planning and decision making

Evaluate, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship

Transmit complex ideas clearly, coherently and effectively

Be self-aware and empathetic in professional practice

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect on ability to be an effective member of a team and/or community of practice

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

Review and analyse cultural, environmental and economic impacts


Assessment methods

You 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. You 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.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management is ideal for those who want to extend their knowledge of tourism, events or hotel management to improve career advancement prospects, or for those who want to begin a career in the industry.

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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.


Course requirements

  1. To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management students must successfully complete 4 units (48 credit points) comprising:
    1. 1 core unit
    2. 3 elective units

Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleLevel of learningNote

Core Units

MNG81001 -  Management CommunicationIntroductory

Electives



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 1

Note 1
MNG81001 -  Management CommunicationIntroductory
Choose 3 units from Electives

TitleLevel of learningNote

Year 1, Session 1

Note 1
MNG81001 -  Management CommunicationIntroductory
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 1, Session 2

Choose 2 units from Electives


Notes

Note 1: It is recommended that students try to commence with Introductory level units, followed by Intermediate and Advanced level units. This may not always be possible as units in this program will be available at different locations and during different. Sessions throughout the year. Click the unit name to find out more information on where and when the unit is offered before enrolment.

Unit groups

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