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Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management

Overview

Prepare yourself for a successful managerial career in tourism, hospitality or events, where your business acumen and professional abilities result in exceptional tourism experiences.

Tourism contributes billions of dollars to the Queensland economy and employs thousands of people. This active local tourism environment makes the programs at the Business School the ideal forum to learn about this vibrant industry, with the skills you gain applicable in Australia or anywhere in the world.

You'll benefit from UQ's extensive network of industry leaders, many of whom deliver guest lectures and share their perspectives and knowledge, and you'll have the opportunity to establish contacts for the future.

Your study also offers a range of invaluable Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities designed to help you bridge the gap between theory and practice and gain industry experience with tourism and event site visits, the investigation of case studies, and problem-based learning activities.

You'll graduate with an internationally recognised qualification and be ready for success in any number of careers related to tourism, hotel and event management.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5547
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$21984 (indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5547
CRICOS Code
077438M
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at one of the world's top business schools and the only Australian university to offer programs accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation that promotes responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.
  • Advance your expertise through a range of high-level courses so you can specialise in a new field, further your existing knowledge, or explore fresh areas of interest.
  • Work closely with lecturers and tutors currently involved in the industry and gain real-world, hands-on experience behind the scenes at attractions, destinations and events.

23 in the world for hospitality and leisure management

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in the world for hospitality, leisure, sport and tourism

Center for World University Rankings 2017

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Tourism, Hospitality & Event Industries
  • Visitor Management
  • Industry Research and Consultancy
  • Managing Resources in Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Staging manager
  • Events producer
  • Festival officer
  • Resort front office duty manager
  • Marketing director
  • Banquet supervisor
  • Corporate travel team lead
  • Community and sustainability manager
  • Hospitality manager
  • Economic development and tourism officer

Entry requirements

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.

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 language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

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.

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.

Student visas

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 (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $21,984

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

The fee for part-time study is proportionately lower. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

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.

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Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $17,360

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Hotel and Event Management for one semester in 2021. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit