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Transform your future

Tourism is a pillar of the Australian economy and Southern Cross University’s campuses are located in the country’s most vibrant tourism regions. We are proud to be the first University in Australia to offer studies in tourism. 

Through our unique partnership with global hotel investment group Mulpha Australia, our students can choose from a range of undergraduate or postgraduate courses in tourism and hotel management at The Hotel School. 

The Hotel School boasts campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and on Hayman Island, all ideally located for study and internships with leading leisure and hospitality businesses. 

Practical training in hotels and tourism structures – with mentorship from experienced management professionals – forms a fundamental part of our courses. It means you will be well-prepared for the demands of this dynamic sector once you graduate. With professional networks already in place, you are on the way for career success. 

You can also choose to study Tourism Management as a shared major in the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge or Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow.

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.”

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Join us for Open Day

Open Day at Southern Cross University is a perfect opportunity to discover which courses spark your interest and the campus or study mode that works best for you.

  • Northern Rivers, Sunday 4 August
  • Coffs Harbour, Sunday 11 August
  • Gold Coast, Sunday 18 August
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Why choose Tourism with Southern Cross?

Australian first

We were the first university in Australia to offer studies in tourism

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)

How to apply

Ready to take the next step in your higher education journey? Find out how you can apply to Southern Cross University.

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The University offers a wide range of scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Entry pathways

There are many ways to get into Southern Cross University. Discover your options with an entry pathway.

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Get a taste of the Southern Cross University experience through our webinars, campus tours and info sessions.

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The Hotel School

Through a unique partnership with Mulpha Australia, students can study Hotel Management with The Hotel School in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Hayman Island. 

The Hotel School is proud to recently launch a one-of-a-kind campus on InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. It’s the only hotel school in the world where you can study, work and live on a 5-star resort island.


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