Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management

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The Hotel School
  • Awarded by

    Southern Cross University & HTMi Switzerland

  • Qualification

    Associate Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    2 years full-time or part time-equivalent

  • Start Date

    Start dates are February, June and October - enquire now for options!

  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Event Manager | Hotel Manager | Tourism Manager | Tourism Marketer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you are looking to kick-start your hospitality career, and have a special interest in international hotel management, then this Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management from The Hotel School Australia might be just what you are looking for.

    This is a unique course that combines qualifications from two of the most respected global providers of hospitality and hotel management education: The Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management from Southern Cross University and Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management from HTMi Switzerland.

    This Associate Degree course combines a rigorous academic curriculum with a unique practical learning experience to ensure that at completion you will have all the skills and confidence you need to perform effectively at various hotel management roles globally. You will gain both practical and academic knowledge in both front and back of house through units of study in food and beverage operations, accommodations operations, and finance. This qualification gives students access to 880 hours of paid internships, and on completion, all students will be eligible for entry into the three-year Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management at The Hotel School with a two-year credit.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Admission Requirements

    • Must have completed Year 12 and be 18 years old.
    • Also available to mature age students without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience.
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management from The Hotel School Australia, you may study the following subjects:

    Core units:

    • Language and Learning in your Discipline
    • Quantitative Methods with Economics
    • Production Management for Conventions and Events
    • Facility and Risk Management for Hospitality Operations
    • Accounting and Finance for Business
    • Tourism, Theories and Practices
    • Marketing Principles
    • Accommodation Operations
    • Introduction to Professional Practice
    • Communication in Organisations
    • Hospitality Services Management
    • Food & Beverage Operations

    Internship units:

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


  • Why The Hotel School?

    Get qualified with The Hotel School and gain the skills, knowledge and insight to succeed in the hospitality and tourism industry!

    Since it’s beginning in 1989, The Hotel School has built close relationships with a range of leading local and international hospitality and tourism organisations, including the InterContinental, Marriott, Sofitel and more.

    Learn from experienced educators, gain great industry exposure and enjoy a premier learning experience developed in partnership with Southern Cross University. Join the ranks of some of Australia’s best talent in hospitality when you study with The Hotel School!

    To ensure the success of their students, The Hotel School offers each person access to a range of academic skills support services. These services include valuable library resources, You Tutor service offering students feedback on assessments, as well as on-campus group get-togethers for great tips and advice around study, exam prep and more.

    Work with a Career Coach to develop your individual career program and get closer to conquering your goals and aspirations. Professional counsellors are also available at each campus for free friendly and caring advice to any students facing personal or academic issues. Attend one-on-one sessions or group workshops developed to promote wellbeing.

    Enjoy unique opportunities and increase your employability when you attend on-site visits, workshops and talks by industry guest speakers, organised by the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) team.

  • Campus locations

    This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

    You can also choose to study this course entirely online, or online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Associate Degree of International Hotel and Tourism Management from Southern Cross University and Diploma in International Hotel and Tourism Management from HTMi Switzerland.

    Hospitality and tourism industry in Australia is in a constant state of growth, and this course will allow you to become a valuable member of the management of any hospitality outlet by teaching you essential skills such as facility and risk management for hospitality operations, marketing principles, business communication as well as business accounting and finance.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in management could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Manager, Team Leader, Operations Manager, Business Development Manager, Office Manager, Store Manager, Sales Manager, Project Manager, Supervisor.

  • Let's talk price

    Each unit is $2,950, for a total of $47,200 across the 16 units required for this course. Enquire now for payment options.

    FEE-HELP is available to eligible students.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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