Course summary

If you’re just looking to extend your skills or to advance your career, the Graduate Certificate in Global Hotel Leadership is an ideal way to boost your knowledge and opportunities in this fast growing industry. This course is delivered at The Hotel School, Southern Cross University's unique partnership with Mulpha Australia.

You will build upon your current business and hospitality experience and learn to work at a higher level of management, with a global focus. This course is also a pathway to the Master of Business in Global Hotel Leadership.

Southern Cross University was rated in the world's top 50 universities in tourism and hospitality management by the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Graduates enjoy excellent prospects – 95 per cent are employed before or shortly after graduation (The Hotel School 2018 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

You will study introductory management and leadership units that relate to the global hotel industry.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Apply critical thinking and intellectual independence to investigate problems in a contemporary hotel context.

Investigate, critically analyse, interpret knowledge in the field of hotel and hospitality leadership


Apply creative thinking to solve problems that require adapting to new situations and changing circumstances.

Generate ideas and concepts relating to hotel business operations

Ethical practice

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical standards and professionalism that apply in a hotel industry context

Apply professional ethical frameworks and sustainable practices to hotel organisations

Knowledge of a discipline

Contextualise knowledge of recent developments in the global hotel context

Demonstrate integrated theoretical knowledge in the study of hotel leadership and management and apply these principles in professional contexts

Lifelong learning

Reflect on and regulate learning and research, with personal autonomy and accountability, using well-developed information literacy skills.

Demonstrate judgement in planning and decision making

Communication and social skills

Develop and communicate ideas clearly, coherently and effectively to others in the field and to broader audiences

Demonstrate self-awareness and apply empathy in professional practice.

Demonstrate an understanding of team dynamics and reflect and improve on becoming 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

Be aware of importance of culture and diversity within the global hotel industry

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
Brisbane - The Hotel School 1 N/A N/A
Melbourne - The Hotel School 1 N/A N/A
Sydney - The Hotel School 1 N/A N/A
Online 2 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Fee paying


Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Brisbane - The Hotel School 1 $13,200 ($3,300 per unit) 0101395
Melbourne - The Hotel School 1 $13,200 ($3,300 per unit) 0101395
Sydney - The Hotel School 1 $13,200 ($3,300 per unit) 0101395
Online 2 N/A N/A

Course requirements

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

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate of Business in Global Hotel Leadership students must successfully complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising:

  • 3 core units (36 credit points); and
  • 1 elective unit (12 credit points)

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Core Units

COMM5001 - Advanced Communication Introductory
HOTL5001 - The Global Hotel Landscape Introductory
HOTL5002 - The Global Hotel Leader Introductory

Elective Units

Select one (1) unit from the following:
HOTL5003 - Hotel Property and Operations Introductory
HOTL6002 - Creating the Hotel Customer Intermediate