The Associate Degree uniquely connects students with paid internships through Mulpha 5-star properties with a course that combines a rigorous academic curriculum with a unique integrated learning Ƶapp. Students are exposed to practical knowledge in both front and back of house through units of study in food and beverage operations, accommodations operations, and finance. Students will have access to 880 hours of paid internships and be eligible for entry into the three-year Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School with a two-year credit. Flexibility allows for coursework to be completed across any of our campuses.

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  • 2 years full-time or part time-equivalent
  • Hayman Island, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney campuses
  • International students welcome
  • Start dates Hayman Island, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney: February, June and October
  • 16 subjects
  • FEE-Help available
  • CRICOS code 104631D

Course units



Tourism, Theories and Practices
Marketing Principles
Accommodation Operations
Hospitality Services Management
Food & Beverage Operations
The Foundations of Hospitality
Business Communications
Hospitality Information and Technology Systems
Management Practices
Marketing Fundamentals
Introduction to Conventions and Events
Talent and Diversity
Accounting and Finance for Hotel Operations
Language and Learning in your Discipline
Introduction to Professional Practice


Professional Hospitality Experience I
Professional Hospitality Experience II

Admission & Fees

Domestic Students

Admission Requirements

  1. Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) or relevant work Ƶapp
  2. An interview with The Hotel School will form part of the admissions process.

All applicants for The Hotel School are selected on their individual merit. You may be required to attend an interview.

2024 Course Fees

Each unit is $3,068*

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students. Learn about FEE-Help

*tuition and non-tuition fees may be subject to change over the duration of a course.

International Students

Application Process

  1. Qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 with the required entry grade, or relevant work Ƶapp
  2. English language proficiency comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5

2024 Course Fees

Each unit is $3,983*

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*tuition and non-tuition fees may be subject to change over the duration of a course.

*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct as of January 2023, and are subject to change. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition, students will be charged an annual , and students may also be required to incur an indicative?non-tuition fee of $1,500 to cover textbooks, stationery, internships or placements.

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The Hotel School offers students an opportunity to integrate theory with the practice and responsibility of the professional workplace through our internship program.

Paid internships are integrated within the Associate Degree of Hotel & Tourism Management course to assist you to work out which career pathway is best suited to you and to add valuable Ƶapp to your career. You may undertake your internship within Australia or internationally, gaining Ƶapp in any sector of tourism and hospitality. To complete the Associate Degree, you must undertake 440 hours per year of workplace Ƶapp as well as complete the related academic assessments.

Benefits of internships:

Gain Ƶapp within the tourism and hospitality business environment

The Hotel School has connections to leading hotels, resorts, restaurants plus other hospitality and tourism organisations, helping take your classroom knowledge into the workplace.

Internships provide students with the opportunity to:

  • Apply theory of the associate degree to the hotel environment
  • Practice their skills in a live hotel environment
  • Embed themselves into the workings of a hotel environment from a Housekeeping or Food & Beverage perspective
  • Engage with guests and be a part of the guest Ƶapp
  • Begin building their networks within hotels
  • Gain a better understanding of the area or direction theyd like their hospitality career to take

On successful completion of the internships, students should be able to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the practicalities of the hospitality industry
  • Have the confidence to begin their career in hospitality
  • Start to design their career progression

?All students complete a Professional Development subject which develops knowledge and skills relevant to gaining employment, and practical approaches to dealing with common workplace issues. Through this subject, students are well prepared to apply for internship opportunities promoted through The Hotel School. Alternatively, students may choose to approach targeted organisations, or if they are already working in the hotel sector they may seek approval to register their position as the internship.

*440 hours of work each year.

**Paid internships subject to employer approval of internship application. The hourly rate for paid internships is based on Hospitality Industry General Award pay rate effective 29/5/2020. Award rates are reviewed each year in line with the revision of the applicable Federal award. The internship may be undertaken in any location around Australia. Subject to availability. Paid internships at the Hayman Island Resort are subject to InterContinential Hayman Island Resort approval of internship application and employee contract terms and conditions. The hourly rate for paid internships at InterContinential Hayman Island Resort is based under the terms and conditions of The Off Shore Island Resort Collective Agreegment (OSIRCA) .

Benefits to students

  • Demonstrate knowledge, practical skills and competencies required for successful supervisory roles within the operational areas of an international hotel and tourism organisation
  • Understand the nature of hotel and resort management, the complexities of the commercial hospitality enterprise and financial management processes
  • Confidently demonstrate information technology, study skills and research methods at the appropriate level
  • Demonstrate knowledge and business management skills for successful supervisory roles within an international hotel and tourism organisation

Work Integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom while studying for the Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management. A dedicated team identifies and offers opportunities that will improve your employability and industry knowledge.

Work Integrated Learning opportunities include:

  • Career Workshops
  • Industry Insights in the Classroom
  • Industry Insights in the Workplace
  • Industry Insights - Field Trips
  • Networking
  • Mock Interviews
  • Industry Skills Training
  • Industry Skills Workshops

Morgan MeredithRooms Manager, Tourism Accommodation Australia NSW 2016 Hotel Industry Rising Star Award recipient

My Ƶapp at The Hotel School has changed my life. During my tenure, I learned both theoretical and practical skills that I have continued to use during my roles in hospitality. The Hotel School has a strong network within the industry, which assisted me to enter the workforce and begin my career in hotels. The community feeling while studying at The Hotel School was supportive and helped me find lifelong friends. I believe that The Hotel School will fully prepare you for the Ƶapps and challenges you will come across during your journey in this exciting and rewarding industry. - Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management (Graduated 2013)

Career outcomes

Graduates suited to entry-level supervisory positions in the hotel, leisure, tourism and hospitality sectors including:

  • Human resource management
  • Food and beverage operations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Rooms division
  • Front office management

The Hotel School Career Paths

What our students are saying

I loved the course structure and the size of the campus/student body as it reduced the amount of anxiety I had about starting uni and made it easier to make friends.
Lucy Fist Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management |
As a student of The Hotel School, my best Ƶapp so far was the field trip to Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef. I had a full day to work as an employee and stay in the staff village and a day to Ƶapp the resort as a guest. I learnt a lot about life and work at an island resort and had a wonderful time with my classmates. I believe with the school network and reputation, along with the knowledge I gain during my studies, The Hotel School qualification will be my ticket to a successful future in the industry.
Mai Hoang Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current student
Australia is a great place to study and work in the hospitality industry. It is a melting pot of cultures and a wonderful Ƶapp for international students. I chose this course because of its focus on the industry and its association with Mulpha means we have a great access to a range of hotels. I have been impressed with the range of subjects available and my career opportunities after graduating.
Margot Maitre Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management | Current international student, France

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