Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management is designed for students who wish to gain a higher degree, helping them to secure senior management employment in their chosen career direction. It equips graduates with advanced business acumen, management skills and specialised industry knowledge, considered essential for managerial level graduates.

A flexible course structure allows students to tailor their course of study to meet their individual needs and career aspirations.

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

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management is designed for students who wish to gain a higher degree, helping them to secure senior management employment in their chosen career direction. It equips graduates with advanced business acumen, management skills and specialised industry knowledge, considered essential for managerial level graduates.

A flexible course structure allows students to tailor their course of study to meet their individual needs and career aspirations.

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

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management is a pathway to the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management and covers eight units, including topics such as employee relations, event planning and management, financial analysis, gaming operations and management, destination marketing, tourism planning and environmental management, tourism information technology and tourism and hospitality management. There is also an optional work placement (internship) component.

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

Creativity

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

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.


Course overview

Course code

1104030

Course abbreviation

GradDipIntTour&HotelMgt

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 1 N/A N/A
New Zealand - MIT Session 2 N/A N/A
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $22,000 ($2,750 per unit) 066578A
Melbourne - The Hotel School Session 1 $22,000 ($2,750 per unit) 086103D
Sydney - The Hotel School Session 1 $22,000 ($2,750 per unit) 086103D

Course requirements

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

  1. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising:
    1. five (5) units (excluding MNG93003) listed in Part A; and
    2. three (3) units from Part B

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted Unit
Note 2: The Tourism and Hotel Internship (equivalent to two units), is usually completed over a 10-week (300 hours) period towards the completion of the degree. All internship placements must be approved by the Work Integrated Learning Coordinator, prior to commencement. Students who wish to enrol in MNG03237 must first complete MNG03236 Tourism and Hotel Professional Development, in preparation for Internship.
Note 3: Not available 2015