Course summary

From Australia to all the compass points of the world, the tourism and hospitality industry is your passport to an international career.

The Graduate Diploma of International Tourism and Hotel Management is geared towards improving your prospects of a leadership role in a thriving market, whether you are already working in the industry or you are looking for a career change.

You will study tourism theory, entrepreneurship and marketing, accounting and management, tourism planning and contemporary hotel management, all with a view to taking you closer to senior roles in this global and diverse industry. 

The Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management is also a pathway to further study. Graduates are awarded eight units of advanced standing towards the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management.

This course comprises a core management communication unit and a choice of electives covering leadership, marketing and accounting, management, information systems, entrepreneurship and contemporary issues in the sector.

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

Course code


Course abbreviation


Credit points


Equivalent units


Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year 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 $26,400 ($3,300 per unit) 066578A
Online 1 N/A N/A

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 Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management students must successfully complete 8 units (96 credit points) comprising:
    1. 1 core unit
    2. 7 elective units.

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

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

Year 1, Session 2

Choose 4 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

Year 1, Session 3

Choose 2 units from Electives

Year 2 , Session 1

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.