The sectors of Tourism and Hospitality are flourishing in Australia, creating an increasingly steady demand for highly skilled workers.

Effective and successful management of hotels, cruise ships, events and other types of hospitality can mean the difference between an amazing experience for your guests and visitors or develop a poor reputation in a highly competitive industry.

The Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management is a Southern Cross University degree which is the ideal starting point for anyone looking to make a career in hospitality-related businesses, focusing on management.

Typically studied across a 3-year period, you will learn what it takes to operate a hotel to the satisfaction of your guests in the Bachelor of hotel management and hospitality management.  Providing hospitality to your guests – as well as managing administration and leading your staff – demands attention to detail and great people skills.

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Course summary

  • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Melbourne or Sydney or Brisbane campuses
  • International students welcome
  • Start dates in February, July and November
  • 24 subjects
  • FEE-Help available.
  • CRICOS code 086102E

Course units

17 Core Units

Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations
Competitive Strategy
Introduction to Business Law
Research for Business and Tourism
Hospitality and Tourism Financial Management
Accounting & Finance for Business
The Sustainable Hotel Environment
The Human Resource Management Expert Practitioner
Tourism Theories & Practices
Marketing Principles
Accommodation Operations
Introduction to Professional Practice
Communication in Organisations
Hospitality Services Management
Food & Beverage Operations
Managing Organisations
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Choose 3 Elective Units

Revenue and Yield Management for Tourism & Hospitality
Production Management for Conventions and Events
Festival and Special Events Planning
Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion
Food & Beverage Management

4 Internship Units

Professional Hospitality Experience I
Professional Hospitality Experience II
Professional Hospitality Experience III
Professional Hospitality Experience IV

Admission & Fees

Domestic Students

Application Process

  1. Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) or relevant work experience
  2. 1 on 1 interview

All applicants for the hotel school are selected on their individual merit. You may be required to attend an interview.


2018 Course Fees

Each subject is $2,715

2019 Course Fees

Each subject is $2,800

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

International Students

Application Process

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

All applicants for the hotel school are selected on their individual merit. You may be required to attend an interview.

2018 Course Fees

Each subject is $3,225

2019 Course Fees

Each subject is $3,350

*Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, are correct as of January 2018, and are 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 an annual Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), and students may also be required to incur an indicative non-tuition fees 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.

Internships are integrated into the Bachelor of Hotel Management. They are a unique part of our degrees, designed to assist in working out which career pathway is best suited to you and to add valuable experience to your career. Internships may be undertaken within Australia or internationally. Students may gain experience in any sector of tourism and hospitality and must accrue a minimum of 6 months and 600 hours practical workplace experience.

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Benefits to students

  • Hands-on work in a real-world setting
  • Observe and develop new skills
  • Exposure to current industry practices
  • Develop your communication and teamwork skills
  • Secure valuable experience for your resume
  • Build a network of industry contacts

Work Integrated learning

Work Integrated Learning is a way for students to develop their skills outside of the classroom while studying for the Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management. Open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, a dedicated team identifies and offers opportunities that will improve your employability and industry knowledge.

Work Integrated Learning opportunities include:

  • Hayman Island Taster field trip
  • Singapore field trip
  • Winery/brewery/stadium tour
  • Leadership speaker series
  • Manager-for-a-Day experience
  • Skills2Work Food and Beverage course
  • Mock interview experience
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol course
  • Barista course
Philipp FrickhingerGeneral Manager

The atmosphere at The Hotel School in Australia was always professional and friendly, and many fellow students have become friends who I am still in contact with. Having started my education at a Swiss Hotel School, then coming to The Hotel School I found the teachers committed, the subjects interesting and the balance of study to work a great balance - Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, graduated 2001

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management teaches transferable business skills with a focus on the hospitality and tourism sector, you’ll be able to seek out employment in Australia and overseas. A variety of roles await at:

  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Cultural festivals
  • Events venues
  • Event organisers
  • Tourism groups

What our students are saying

The Hotel School Sydney gave me the insights, skills and knowledge I needed to succeed in the industry. I started my almost 10-year tenure with the Four Seasons Hotel Group which took me from Sydney, Australia to Austin, Texas and finally to the new flagship property in Toronto, Canada, working in various roles starting as a line level employee and growing into senior management positions. - Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, graduated 2007
Karen KoelewynTourism and Hospitality Director, unEarth International Africa | unEarth International Africa
The skills and exposure learnt from a variety of subjects have helped immensely with the physical experiences and day-today operations I have come into contact with. Applying every subject from finance to strategic management and intrinsically linking text book studies to everyday business challenges is what I am thankful for within the workplace - Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management, graduated 2014
Michael StamboulidisGeneral Manager, Nominated For The 2014 Australian Hotels Association Rising Stars Award | Bigfoot Lodge, Niseko – Japan
I learnt skills that I have continued to use during my role in Management of Front Office. Building relationships along with networking is a crucial aspect of hospitality and my experience at The Hotel School has assisted with that. The Hotel school is very well known in the industry and fully prepares you for the challenges you will come across in the real world of hospitality.
Morgan MeredithFront Office Manager, TAA NSW 2016 Hotel Industry Rising Star Award Recipient | Shangri-La Sydney

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