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Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Graduate Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management covers four units of the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, from topics including but not limited to employee relations, event planning and management, financial analysis, gaming operations, destination marketing, and tourism and hospitality management. There is also an optional workplace internship.

The Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management is a pathway award. Students who complete the Graduate Diploma are awarded four units of advanced standing towards the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

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.


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 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

Students may choose to undertake a 300-hour internship (equivalent to two units) in either a paid or volunteer role. This practical experience, combined with theoretical understanding, enhances the learning experience for students who have a professional and personal interest in this high growth area.

Students are responsible for securing their internship placement and are given extensive assistance in interview and application procedures, access to an extensive database of potential employers and roles and ongoing support from the dedicated work integrated learning team.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 N/A N/A


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.

Course requirements

To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management a candidate shall successfully complete four (4) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units attached.

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

MKT01760 Tourism Planning Environments Intermediate
MKT01762 Contemporary Hotel and Tourism Issues Introductory
MKT01906 International Tourism Systems Introductory
MKT01907 Tourism and Hospitality Management Introductory
MKT01909 Service Management for Tourism and Hospitality Introductory
MKT00905 Strategic Marketing of Destinations and Hotels Introductory
ACC00208 Tourism and Hotel Financial Management Introductory
BUS00913 Business Research Methods Advanced
BUS00914 Managing Employee Relations in a Global Context Introductory
MNG00272 Business Events Management Intermediate
MNG00273 Events Management Intermediate
MNG00912 Environmental Management for Hotels and Attractions Introductory
ISY00244 Information and Communication Technology for Tourism Introductory
MNG00501 Contemporary Gaming Operations Introductory
MNG00503 Strategic Issues in Gaming Management Introductory
MNG03236 Business Professional Development Introductory
MNG03237 Tourism and Hotel Internship Advanced Note 1