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Graduate Certificate in  Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Program code: 5547
CRICOS code: 077438M

Location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Thinking about a career in hospitality, tourism, or events? This program teaches a range of core courses, so you can better understand these rewarding, fast-paced, global industries.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is a six-month (four course) program designed for applicants who have a bachelor's degree in any field, or for applicants who have several years of industry experience.
  • Benefit from a program that touches on real industry issues and balances practical skills with theory. Study four courses that cover key aspects of hospitality, tourism and events, service management and research, design and management.
  • Learn with like-minded professionals. In order to enrol, you need to have either a relevant degree or professional industry experience, which allows you to connect with your fellow students and build your professional networks.
  • On completion, choose to progress to our 32-unit Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management. Because courses in the Graduate Certificate are taken from the master's course list, you can transfer study credits to the higher-level program.

The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is for anyone new to the industry, or anyone with industry experience, who wants to develop their knowledge of these exciting industries.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Business School was the first business school in Australia to be accredited by the pre-eminent ranking bodies AACSB International and EQUIS. UQ was also ranked in the 51-100 bracket in the world for management in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Professional experience

    Link up with industry and the profession

    The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law's award-winning Student Employability Team (SET) helps students develop their careers through internships, mentoring programs, inspirational guest speakers and career planning advice.

  • Fast Facts

    International certification

    UQ is the only university in Australia to be certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The UNWTO promotes responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

  • Professional experience

    Give back and grow your network

    The Community Engagement Program (CEP) gives you opportunities to work on real-life projects with not-for-profit and community organisations. In small groups, you'll apply your classroom knowledge and experience, and develop your leadership and networking skills.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is typically undertaken for development reasons – updating knowledge and skills, career change, career progression, or turning professional experience into a university-level qualification. 

Both domestic and international tourism make substantial contributions to the Australian economy, and there is a diversity of roles available for graduates, across both the public and private sectors.

Graduates typically work in roles spanning business, the arts, sports, culture, and events.

Specific roles might be found in hotels, accommodation management, hotel operations, national and state sporting associations, state and local government sport and recreation departments, the airline industry, the cruise industry, travel agencies or tour operations.

Graduates also work in small hospitality enterprises or take on roles in general hospitality management.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their existing careers – whatever field they currently work in – or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to the Master of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management, which has a more comprehensive study plan, and offers greater professional opportunities.

  • Careers

    Join a growing industry

    Tourism is a key contributor to Australia's economy and generates more than $180 billion in tourism-related expenditure. Deloitte identified tourism as one of the "fantastic five" sectors tipped to take over from mining as the key drivers of growth and opportunity within the Australian economy.

  • Teaching staff

    World-leading academics

    UQ Business School is home to some of the most innovative educators in Australia, who are bound to challenge your thinking. Many also work in consultancy for leading companies, agencies and organisations to help them address the challenges they face.

Summary

  • Program code
    5547
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    Half Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8
  • CRICOS code
    077438M

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 4.00 on a 7 point scale; OR post-secondary study and at least five years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean; OR seven years full-time work experience as approved by the Executive Dean.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,032
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management for one semester in 2019. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester. The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

All international student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is 5547. You'll need this when applying.

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Additional application information

The following supporting documentation is required for all applications. Please ensure that you have included ALL required documentation when you submit your application.

  • Official transcripts of previous studies.
  • Evidence of work experience in the form of a CV. Please ensure that your CV includes your full work history, and outlines the major activities you undertake on a daily basis (if you are applying obo work experience).
  • Evidence of residency status.

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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