Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

CRICOS Course Code: 086103D

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.

Domestic students: Visit domestic course page for information on admission requirements, fees and availability.
International students: Visit international course page for information on admission requirements, fees and availability.

Competitive Strategy:

The strategy process is vital to the success of an organisation. It is an ongoing process of applying strategic thinking to the challenge of finding effective responses to dynamic competitive environments whilst making optimal use of resources and capabilities. The aim is to find a strategic direction for the organisation that secures sustainable competitive advantage and its long-term viability and success. Whilst ensuring sound knowledge and application of established strategy frameworks and tools, the unit also requires students to critically engage with the latest thinking about the realities of strategy as a complex social practice characterised by politicised processes.

Food and Beverage Management:

Provides students with an understanding of strategic, operational and managerial issues facing food and beverage operators. The unit equips students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage a food and beverage enterprise in restaurant and catering settings with an emphasis on sustainable practices. Emerging trends and developments in the food and beverage industry are also examined.

Conventions & Exhibition Planning:

Examines and evaluates the convention, meeting and exhibition industry. Provides technical and theoretical knowledge and skills to apply the specialist planning processes used globally in the industry. Examines the physical requirements, marketing, management and operation of convention and exhibition facilities.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation:

Introduces students to the concepts of entrepreneurship, the new venture creation process, and the entrepreneurial environment. To provide students with an understanding of the entrepreneurs and their entrepreneurial behaviour, several entrepreneurship theories and their applications will also be examined and discussed.

Tourism and Hotel Professional Development:

Prepares students for work in tourism and hotels. Part one covers practical job search skills, resumé writing and interview skills. In part two students evaluate the role of personality, values, ethics and other key aspects of organisational behaviour in the contemporary workplace.

Leading and Managing People:

Introduces students to theories and practices of contemporary leadership and management in a global setting. Various leadership styles will be canvassed and applied reflexively in developing students own approach to leading and managing, as two separate but interrelated skill sets.


Introduces students to the concept of markets and the philosophy of marketing underpinning our contemporary business environment. Looks at aspects of marketing management: customer focus, relationship marketing, monitoring of the environment, buyer behaviour, marketing research, marketing planning, the marketing mix, and competitive strategy. Concepts are applied to products and services in a global context.

Business Research Methods:

Develops understanding of research methods relevant to tourism and hospitality. Examines how the collection, analysis and interpretation of data inform business decision-making. The unit prepares students to undertake an independent research project in tourism and hospitality.  

Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management

Course code: 1104030
Course abbreviation: GradDipIntTour&HotelMgt
Credit points: 96
Total units: 8
Duration: 1 year full-time
Location: Sydney and Melbourne
2017: February, July, November
CRICOS code:


Admission requirements:
Qualification equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree. Refer to the Course Structure for specific admission requirements.

English language IELTS:
Overall: 6.0
Reading: 5.5
Writing: 5.5
Listening: 5.5
Speaking: 5.5

Domestic Fees (2017):
Unit: $2,510
Annual tuition*: $20,080

International Fees (2017):
Unit: $2,960
Annual tuition*: $23,680

Key dates / teaching calendar

*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct as of October 2016, and subject to change. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year.  International students are required to pay Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their visa in advance. In addition, students will be charged a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), and indicative non-tuition fees of $1,500 (to cover textbooks, stationery, internships or placements).