A hotel school graduate leans against some chairs and a table, he is wearing a suit and looking at the camera

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time; 4 years part-time

  • Location

    Brisbane - The Hotel School, Hayman Island - Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    AssocDegIntHotelTourMgt

  • Course code

    2206700

  • Credit points

    192

  • Equivalent units

    16

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, June, October

  • Duration

    2 years full-time

  • Location

    Brisbane - The Hotel School, Hayman Island - Hotel School, Melbourne - The Hotel School, Sydney - The Hotel School

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

The Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management is a one-of-a-kind course, combining a rigorous academic curriculum with an integrated learning experience in a paid internship. 

You will develop practical knowledge in both front and back-of-house through units of study in food and beverage operations, accommodations, operations, and finance. You will have access to 880 hours of paid internships and, on successful completion of the course, will be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School with two years' credit. 

This course is offered at The Hotel School Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.

Alan Chu has started his new role of Hotel Culturist at Capella Sydney

“I love working with people, hearing their stories, engaging with guests and creating magical experiences for them. And I thought if I’m going to work in a hotel I want to fully immerse myself and study Hotel Management.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

Learn more

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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

CLO1: Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within clearly defined parameters.

CLO2: Numeracy + Data Literacy - Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model, and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short term.

CLO3: Business Acumen - Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal commercial opportunities.

GA2: Creativity

CLO1: Personal Disposition - Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within clearly defined parameters.

CLO6: Entrepreneurship - Take calculated risks to achieve results within very well defined environments in response to clearly identified challenges.

GA3: Ethical practice

CLO1: Personal Disposition - Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within clearly defined parameters.

CLO3: Business Acumen - Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal commercial opportunities.

CLO5: Leadership - Strive for personal and professional development and encourage others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within very well defined environments in response to clearly defined challenges.

CLO7: Global Citizenship - Demonstrate and apply well delineated discipline specific knowledge and skills with an emerging global perspective.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

CLO2: Numeracy + Data Literacy - Interpret, analyse and explain operating data and financial reports; conceptualise, model, and visualise business problems via digital tools; and make data-driven recommendations and decisions for the short term.

CLO3: Business Acumen - Make commercially astute recommendations and decisions and recognise and pursue internal commercial opportunities.

CLO6: Entrepreneurship - Take calculated risks to achieve results within very well defined environments in response to clearly identified challenges.

GA5: Lifelong learning

CLO1: Personal Disposition - Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within clearly defined parameters.

GA6: Communication and social skills

CLO4: Interpersonal Skills - Use appropriate communication approaches for various audiences, including guests, fellow staff members, and superiors) and develop and apply functional solutions for contexts that are straightforward, but dynamic and ambiguous (e.g. dealing with difficult guests).

CLO5: Leadership - Strive for personal and professional development and encourage others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within very well defined environments in response to clearly defined challenges.

CLO7: Global Citizenship - Demonstrate and apply well delineated discipline specific knowledge and skills with an emerging global perspective.

GA7: Cultural competence

CLO1: Personal Disposition - Reflect on, critically analyse, and judge their own professional conduct and performance in tourism/hospitality/events settings that are dynamic and analyse their consequent impacts; describe, analyse, and prioritise theoretical areas to improve their own professional conduct and performance within clearly defined parameters.

CLO5: Leadership - Strive for personal and professional development and encourage others to perform at high levels, seek challenges and solve problems, and create and pursue opportunities within very well defined environments in response to clearly defined challenges

CLO7: Global Citizenship -Demonstrate and apply well delineated discipline specific knowledge and skills with an emerging global perspective.

Students complete 880 hours of paid internship as part of their studies.

Location Teaching period
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5
Hayman Island - 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
Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Brisbane - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,864 ($3,983 per unit)104631D
Hayman Island - Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,864 ($3,983 per unit)104631D
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,864 ($3,983 per unit)104631D
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$31,864 ($3,983 per unit)104631D

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.

Career Outcomes

Graduates of this course will be strongly positioned to secure operations and supervisory work in hotel and resort departments such as rooms division, food and beverage, sales and marketing, banqueting and events. These positions may be in Australia or overseas.

Graduates are also eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School metro campuses with two-years’ credit. 

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

Domestic students wishing to enter the Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management must complete an interview prior to entry into the course.


Hayman Island – Hotel School:

To be eligible for admission to this course at the Hayman Island campus, students must successfully complete an interview process demonstrating that they have the necessary skills, experience and maturity to successfully study in this location, to the satisfaction of the Course Coordinator.

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 Score6.0
Reading5.5
Writing5.5
Listening5.5
Speaking5.5

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management, students must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points) comprising:

  • 16 core units (192 credit points)

Exit Award

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Hotel Management after completing the equivalent of any 8 core units (96 credit points).

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

Learn more

There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

Learn more

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

Learn more


Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete units in the following order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi USTN/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOSP1001Introduction to Professional Practice
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesBUSN2001 - Professional Development for the Workplace
HOTL1007The Foundations of Hospitality
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOSP1003Food and Beverage Operations
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOSP1002Accommodation Operations
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term5
Term5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL1006Business Communications
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,5
Term1,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL1001Hospitality Services Management
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Summer Term
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOSP3001Professional Hospitality Experience I
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,3,5
Summer Term
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5

Second Year

HOTL2012Introduction to Conventions and Events
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL1002Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesACCT1001 - Accounting and Finance for Business
HOTL1003Management Practices
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Anti-requisitesMGMT1001 - Managing Organisations
HOTL3004Talent and Diversity
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and Practices
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisitesMNG10225 Introduction to Convention and Event Tourism
HOTL1005Marketing Fundamentals
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
HOTL3006Hospitality Information and Technology Systems
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2,4
HOSP3002Professional Hospitality Experience II
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Summer Term
Term4,5
Summer Term
Term4,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5
Summer Term
Term1,2,3,4,5


Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
HOTL1007The Foundations of Hospitality
HOTL1006Business Communications
HOTL1003Management Practices
HOSP1003Food and Beverage Operations
TOUR1001Tourism Theories and Practices
HOTL1001Hospitality Services Management
HOSP1002Accommodation Operations
HOTL1002Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations
HOTL1005Marketing Fundamentals
HOSP1001Introduction to Professional Practice
HOSP3001Professional Hospitality Experience I
HOSP3002Professional Hospitality Experience II
HOTL3004Talent and Diversity
HOTL2012Introduction to Conventions and Events
HOTL3006Hospitality Information and Technology Systems

Why Tourism at SCU

Global top 200

We're ranked in the top 200 of universities for Hospitality and Tourism Management

(Global Rankings of Academic Subjects (Shanghai Rankings) 2022)

Industry connections

Industry connections facilitate work placements both in Australia and abroad

Graduate employment

93.8% of graduates are employed within four months of completing their course

(Graduates Outcomes Survey 2018-2020)

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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Brisbane - The Hotel School

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International students studying in Australia

Brisbane - The Hotel School

Hayman Island - Hotel School

Melbourne - The Hotel School

Sydney - The Hotel School

Dates for the diary

Our shorter, more focused six-week unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum and motivation as they achieve milestones quickly. Application dates per Term are shown on each course page however refer to our key dates and teaching calendar for detail on when enrolment opens, studies commence and when grades are published. There are also Dual Term and Tri Term calendars for those who have specific subjects.

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