Graduate Certificate in  Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Program code: 5547

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

Half Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)

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 (or part-time equivalent)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
    Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

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.

Learn more about the admissions 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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $16,480
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the approximate 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. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program.

The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Visit Student contributions and tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

Apply now

All domestic student applications for the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

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.
  • Permanent residents will be required to sit an IELTS test if their prior studies were taught in an institution where English was not the language of instruction.

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 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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