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Course summary

From Australia to all the compass points of the world, the tourism and hospitality industry is your passport to an international career.

The Graduate Diploma of International Tourism and Hotel Management is geared towards improving your prospects of a leadership role in a thriving market, whether you are already working in the industry or you are looking for a career change.

You will study tourism theory, entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning and contemporary hotel management, all with a view to taking you closer to senior roles in this global and diverse industry. 

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management is also a pathway to further study. Graduates are awarded eight units of advanced standing towards the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

DurationLocationSession

1F/2P

Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3
DurationLocationSession

1F/2P

Gold Coast1, 2, 3

This course comprises a core management communication unit and a choice of electives covering leadership, marketing and accounting, management, information systems, entrepreneurship and contemporary issues in the sector.

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 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

Creativity

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

Ethical practice

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

Knowledge of a discipline

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

Lifelong learning

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

Communication and social skills

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.

Cultural competence

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

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.

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.

Graduates of this course will be prepared for a range of positions within the tourism and hotel sectors. These may include management positions, consultancies, policy and advisory positions and research roles.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

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

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