Course summary

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.

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. 

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 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

Course overview

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Domestic duration

0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time

International duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details


Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast 1 N/A N/A
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast 1 $13,200 ($3,300 per unit) 027005F

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  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

Schedule of units

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Core Units

MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory


Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

Note 1 Note 1
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
Choose 3 units from Electives

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1, Session 1

Note 1 Note 1
MNG81001 - Management Communication Introductory
Choose 1 unit from Electives

Year 1, Session 2

Choose 2 units from Electives


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.

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